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Mentoring of Teaching

The University Center for Teaching and learning offers a wide range of support for faculty and graduate student instructors engaged in teaching roles at the University of Pittsburgh.

Faculty Seminars

Faculty Seminars are educational experiences designed exclusively for faculty. Faculty are experts in their field; however, many faculty may desire an opportunity to delve more deeply into teaching and teaching practice. The intent of Faculty Seminars is to deepen and enrich the teaching practice of faculty by focusing on an aspect of their teaching.


Are you a departmental administrator looking for ways to support your faculty and graduate students in their teaching mission? Are you considering best practices in the preparation of teaching materials for promotion and tenure in your department? Interested in setting up a formal peer-observation of teaching program in your department? Please contact us if you think the Teaching Center can help at

Teaching Partners

The Teaching Partners is a faculty community at the University Center for Teaching and Learning. This program engages faculty from across the University who use the Teaching Center’s resources to support and enhance their teaching practice. The Teaching Partners convene twice per semester and are kept informed about important teaching and technology topics by email and social media during intervening months. All faculty are invited to join the Teaching Partners community.

Graduate Students

The Graduate Student Teaching Initiative offers a number of professional development programs for graduate and professional students in teaching/teaching assistant roles or generally interested in teaching, including the Achievement in Pedagogy program, a 3-credit pedagogy seminar (the University Teaching Practicum), and individual consultations.

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