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The Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum

2019 Guidelines

The Award

The Provost’s Diversity in the Curriculum Award recognizes a faculty member’s efforts to integrate diversity and inclusion concepts into courses and curricula at the University of Pittsburgh. Up to five awardees may be chosen annually. Each award consists of a $2,000 cash prize. All awardees are honored publicly.

Evidence of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

The Provost’s Diversity in the Curriculum Award recognizes faculty who have taught a modified course or revised curricula to strengthen diversity and inclusion, resulting in changes of impact. These modifications may include such approaches as employing more inclusive and interactive teaching methods, instituting classroom changes to expand students’ cultural awareness and cross-cultural development, communicating equity-minded practices throughout a discipline, or creating more welcoming and inclusive learning environments. Changes can be made in face-to-face, hybrid and online learning environments.

Eligibility

Any full-time or part-time Pitt faculty member who has participated in diversity initiatives at the University may apply for this award. Faculty must have taught the modified course or revised curricula and assessed the impact of those modifications within the last three years.

Previous winners are not eligible. Preference will be given to those who have recently engaged in diversity and inclusion activities offered by the University Center for Teaching and Learning (i.e. the sessions offered during Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development, “Teaching Inclusively” workshops, or the Extended Diversity Experience Faculty Seminar.)

Applications

The application period is closed and winners will be announced soon.

Selection Procedures

The Awards Committee, appointed by the Provost, will evaluate the nominations and recommend a slate of winners to the Provost. The honorees will be announced at the annual Diversity Luncheon on Nov. 19, 2019.

Provost's Award for Diversity in the Curriculum Winners - 2019

Back row, from left: Laurie Kirsch, vice provost for faculty affairs, Lori Delale-O’Connor, Karen Gilmer, Chandralekha Singh and Kevin Binning. Front row, from left: Tuangtip Klinbubpa-Neff; Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd; Erica McGreevy; Paula K. Davis, assistant vice chancellor for health sciences diversity in the School of Health Sciences; and Cynthia Golden, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. (Aimee Obidzinsk/University of Pittsburgh)

The Office of the Provost and the University Center for Teaching and Learning would like to congratulate the winners of Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum for 2019:

  • Karen Gilmer, Department of Theatre Arts, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Tuangtip Klinbubpa-Neff, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • Lori Delale-O’Connor, Center for Urban Education, School of Education
  • Kevin Binning, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Erica McGreevy, Department of Biological Sciences, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Chandralekha Singh, Discipline-based Science Education Research Center, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

The award formally recognizes faculty’s efforts in integrating diversity and inclusion concepts into their course and curriculum. Congratulations, faculty!

Provost Awards Winners - 2018

From left: Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann Cudd, Audrey Murrell, Ray Jones, Michael Goodhart, Lorin Grieve, Christine Dahlin, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity Laurie Kirsch and University Center for Teaching and Learning Director Cynthia Golden

The Office of the Provost and the University Center for Teaching and Learning would like to congratulate the winners of Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum for 2018:

    • Valire Carr Copeland, School of Social Work
    • Ray Jones and Audrey Murrell, Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration
    • Christine Dahlin, Division of Natural Sciences, Pitt–Johnstown
    • Michael Goodhart, Department of Political Science, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
    • Lorin Grieve, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, School of Pharmacy

The award formally recognizes faculty’s efforts in integrating diversity and inclusion concepts into their course and curriculum. Congratulations, faculty!

Provost's Award for Diversity in the Curriculum 2017 winners

Pictured left to right: Cynthia Golden, Director, University Center for Teaching and Learning; Laurie Kirsch, Vice Provost for Faculty Development; Julie Beaulieu, Elizabeth Harkins, Melinda Ciccocioppo, Marnie Bertolet, Abdesalam Soudi, Patricia Beeson, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor.

The Office of the Provost and the University Center for Teaching and Learning would like to congratulate the winners of Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum for 2017:

    • Dr. Julie Beaulieu, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program
    • Dr. Elizabeth Harkins, Pitt Johnstown, Division of Education
    • Dr. Melinda Ciccocioppo, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Psychology
    • Dr. Marnie Bertolet, Graduate School of Public Health, Dept. of Epidemiology
    • Dr. Abdesalam Soudi, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Linguistics

The award formally recognizes faculty’s efforts in integrating diversity and inclusion concepts into their course and curriculum. Congratulations, faculty!

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