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University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh is comprised of diverse and vibrant student, faculty, and staff populations. In an effort to sustain and embrace these distinctive qualities, we aspire “to create an inclusive and equitable campus environment – one that welcomes, values and embraces the diverse perspectives of every member of our community,” as stated in Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s, Plan for Pitt (PDF -19MB). To learn more about diversity initiatives from the Office of the Provost, please visit their Diversity & Inclusion web page. Interested parties can also gather additional institutional information at Pitt’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The Teaching Center

The University Center for Teaching and Learning is committed to supporting Pitt students by enriching the experience and knowledge of faculty and TAs with interactive workshops, one-on-one consultations, and other programming that underscores the value of diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching, across all content areas. As reflected in the strategic plan, diversity is a critical component of Pitt’s continued success. The Teaching Center’s role is to help faculty make the best choices for building inclusive learning environments that meet the needs of all students, regardless of their identity, background, ability, and any other factors. The University Center for Teaching and Learning aims to work with faculty to construct syllabi, learning activities, assessments, and educational materials that will provide the space for everyone to excel.

The Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Curriculum


To equip faculty with research-based resources to develop curricula that infuses diversity, equity and inclusion perspectives to create dynamic, relevant and culturally responsive pedagogy.

The curriculum is the heart of the teaching and learning process. Inclusive teaching is essential for preparing faculty with tools to engage an increasingly diverse student demographic. The current social justice concerns and racial climate provides curricula opportunities for faculty to incorporate timely content and discussions in a welcoming environment.

The Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Curriculum (CDEIC) is intentional about the resources that are shared with faculty to fulfill the University’s goal to promote a “community that is vibrant in voice, identity and experience.” The CDEIC provides:

  1. relevant workshops and institutes that incorporate diverse perspectives
  2. current research-based resources that include equity and inclusion approaches
  3. opportunities to conduct research and presentations
  4. ways to build community via collaboration and reflection

If you have feedback or recommendations about future professional development topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion in the curriculum, please feel free to email You can also find DEI resources in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion support hub.

About this page

This page was created to: highlight diversity-related, professional development opportunities offered by the Teaching Center in recent history; share additional diversity and inclusion initiatives and resources at Pitt and other institutions; promote upcoming diversity-related workshops and events at the University Center for Teaching and Learning, and the university at large; and provide resources and expertise to faculty, TAs, and staff that support a flourishing campus climate and excellence in inclusion.

Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum

The Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum celebrate and reward Pitt faculty who have participated in the Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development or in the University Center for Teaching and Learning’s faculty development programs in diversity, and who are making diversity and inclusiveness a part of their teaching practice. Read more about the award and the previous winners.

Attendance at Diversity events since 2015
Individual faculty attending diversity events since 2015
Winners of the Provost's Award for Diversity in the Curriculum
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