Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum

The Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum formally recognizes the efforts of faculty to integrate diversity and inclusion into their courses and curriculum. The award will be presented at the Provost’s Diversity Luncheon in the Fall term. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the University Center for Teaching and Learning, the award recognizes excellence in areas such as updated curriculum, expanded cultural awareness, development of teaching methods that are especially inclusive and interactive, consciously created learning environments that are welcoming and inclusive, and other changes that positively impact aspects of diversity and inclusion in the classroom.

Nominations for the Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum will be accepted between September 7 and October 7, 2018. A selection committee will review applications and recommend award winners to the Provost.

Recipients will be honored at an annual diversity recognition luncheon attended by fellow faculty and university leaders and will each receive a certificate and a one-thousand dollars cash award. Up to three awards will be given annually.

Full and part-time faculty who have participated in the Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development and/or other diversity sessions across campus, and who have made efforts to enhance diversity in the curriculum or create an inclusive classroom environment, may apply or be nominated for the award.

Please use the form below to nominate a colleague or to apply for the 2018 Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum. Applicants must submit a supporting letter from their dean or campus president. The application and materials, including the letters and supporting documents are submitted online. Submit your complete application by Sunday, October 7 to the University Center for Teaching and Learning. If you have any questions, please call or email Dr. Charline Rowland at 412-624-7216 or chr83@pitt.edu.

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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!