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2021 Winners of the Provost's Award for Diversity in the Curriculum

Teaching Center Update for Jan. 21, 2022

Five Faculty Receive the Provost's Award for Diversity in the Curriculum
The Office of the Provost awarded five faculty members with the Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum. The honor recognizes exceptional efforts to incorporate equity and inclusion into existing courses and curricula. Congratulations to:

  • Benjamin Brand, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, German Department
  • Paul T. Harper, Pitt Business
  • Alaina James, School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology
  • Robert Kerestes, Swanson School of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Jennifer White, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Occupational Therapy
Learn more about each award recipient, and the award itself.

2021 Teaching Center Award Winners

Teaching Center Update for Jan. 14, 2022

Teaching Center Recognizes Three with Annual Awards
The Teaching Center would like to congratulate Isis Duncan, instructional media technician, Buck Knauer, assistant manager of academic digital media, and Lindsay Onufer, program manager and teaching consultant, for earning a 2021 Teaching Center award! Lindsay and Buck both earned the Center’s Advancing Educational Excellence Award; and Isis earned the inaugural Early Impact Award. You can read more abut their contributions to teaching and learning in our latest blog entry!

Teaching Center Update for Jan. 7, 2022

Save the Date: Diversity in the Curriculum Awards, Jan. 18
All University community members are invited to attend the fifth annual Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum recognition ceremony on Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. This year's event will be virtual. We will celebrate our faculty members’ efforts to integrate diversity in the curriculum and create inclusive learning environments. We are delighted to have Dr. Yolanda Covington-Ward as the keynote for this year's event. Please save the date—registration information will be distributed next week.

Teaching Center Update for Dec. 31, 2021

Spring Term to Start Fully Remote for First Two and a Half Weeks
In accordance with the Provost’s announcement on Dec. 30, all classes will be fully remote for the first two and a half weeks of the semester. Classes will begin remotely on Jan. 10, 2022. Exceptions to this rule may be made by approval of the dean for programs and classes that need to meet in person. Classes will take place fully in person beginning on Jan. 27, 2022.

Instructor at podium in cavernous classroom with seats filled to near capacity.

Teaching Center Update for Dec. 17, 2021

Large Enrollment Faculty Learning Community
In preparation for spring term Large Enrollment Faculty Learning Community (FLC) programs, we’d love to hear about the topics that interest you the most. If you are a faculty member who will teach a large enrollment course during the spring 2022 term, please complete our FLC survey to help us adapt our program to your needs. The Teaching Center will host three FLC sessions on Feb. 8-9, March 15-16, and April 12-13, from noon-1 p.m. Registration information will be available on our workshops and events page soon.

Pitt Provost Ann E. Cudd

Teaching Center Update for Dec. 10, 2021

On-Demand Workshop: A Conversation with Provost Ann E. Cudd
As part of the Provost's Fall 2021 Faculty Development Workshop Series on Academic and Faculty Leadership, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd discussed her experiences, insights, and recommendations for faculty and aspiring administrators interested in academic leadership. You can view the entire workshops series on our Teaching Center recorded workshops channel.

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