The sixth annual Assessment and Teaching Conference will be held on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at the University Club. All University of Pittsburgh faculty are invited to attend. Visit our website for more information. Registration closes Jan. 23.
Kicking off the spring term was a little bit sweeter this year, as the University of Pittsburgh unveiled several newly renovated learning spaces in Posvar Hall! Head over to our Facebook photo gallery to check out photos from the Open House, and read more about the innovative spaces in this week’s University Times.
The Teaching Center is a central resource for instructional technology. We offer a variety of services to the University community, which include delivering technology to classrooms, lecture video recording, long-term equipment loans, and more. Visit Classroom Services for information on available technology and service options you can utilize this spring.
CourseWeb/Blackboard is scheduled for system maintenance on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at 11 p.m. Downtime is expected to end no later than Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at 7 a.m. CourseWeb will be unavailable during the maintenance period, and made available as soon as the maintenance check is complete.
Two of our Pathways for Faculty programs are open and available for registration: Classroom Assessment and Hybrid and Online Teaching and Learning. Faculty Pathways are educational experiences designed exclusively for faculty, with the intent of deepening and enriching the teaching practice through a specific aspect of teaching. You can register online and find more information on the Teaching Center website.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit a proposal for projects that enhance personalized education for Pitt students. Developing more student-centered approaches to education is critical to enhancing the competitiveness of the University of Pittsburgh in recruiting a diverse population of talented students. Funding ranges from $10,000 (for small-scale projects that can be completed in less than one year) to larger, scalable long-term projects of more than $10,000. Applications are due by January 8, 2018.