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Extended Diversity Experience

Have you been thinking about updating a course to be more inclusive, to incorporate greater diversity, or to promote social justice through your discipline? These are important goals, and yet finding the time and resources to make these changes can be challenging. That’s why the Extended Diversity Experience (EDE) was created.

The EDE is a year-long immersive community of select faculty who work together with teaching consultants, librarians, and their peers to modify, expand, and improve their courses in ways that enrich the learning outcomes of their students. In addition to readings, projects, and interactions with faculty leaders, the EDE Fellows share their experiences with each other with support from across the institution.

An application is required for entrance into the Extended Diversity Experience. To be eligible, individuals must have participated in Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development series (2015-present), and/or diversity initiatives in your college/school/division. Preference will be given to those who have participated in multiple events. Because of the time commitment required for this professional development seminar, the number of faculty participants will be limited no more than 15 persons.

Faculty who are selected for the Extended Diversity Experience must participate in regular meetings throughout the fall and spring terms, to work closely with teaching consultants/instructional designers/liaison librarians on syllabus changes, course content enhancements, and revised classroom activities and assignments, and to share what they learn with colleagues.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Charline Rowland at chr83@pitt.edu in the University Center for Teaching and Learning.

Photos from the Extended Diversity Experience poster session on April 19, 2018.

Provost Patty Beeson speaks to attendees at the Diversity Institute for Faculty Development lunch and poster session hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning, held at the Connolly Ballroom, Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Provost Diversity Institute for Faculty Development lunch and poster session hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning, held at the Connolly Ballroom, Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Laurie Kirsch — Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity — discusses a poster at the Extended Diversity Experience poster session, on April 19, 2018.
Provost Diversity Institute for Faculty Development lunch and poster session hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning, held at the Connolly Ballroom, Thursday, April 19, 2018.

We are pleased to acknowledge the good work of these seven faculty members in the Extended Diversity Experience for 2018-19.

Advance the slides below and click images of the posters for larger versions of the images.

Photos from the Extended Diversity Experience poster session on April 19, 2018.

Provost Patty Beeson speaks to attendees at the Diversity Institute for Faculty Development lunch and poster session hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning, held at the Connolly Ballroom, Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Provost Diversity Institute for Faculty Development lunch and poster session hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning, held at the Connolly Ballroom, Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Laurie Kirsch — Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity — discusses a poster at the Extended Diversity Experience poster session, on April 19, 2018.
Provost Diversity Institute for Faculty Development lunch and poster session hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning, held at the Connolly Ballroom, Thursday, April 19, 2018.

We are pleased to acknowledge the good work of these twelve faculty members in the Extended Diversity Experience for 2017-18.

Advance the slides below and click images of the posters for larger versions of the images.

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