Teaching Surveys begin Monday, April 1, and run through Sunday, April 21. Did you know that you can monitor your response rates in real time through your Teaching Survey dashboard? Also, the Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching offers tips and resources that can help increase response rates and receive quality feedback.
Come outside and enjoy the spring weather with us for this “Walkshop” on April 2 from 10-11:30 a.m. With a special focus on the dynamics of an urban campus rich with resources and influences from around the world, this walking workshop is designed to help instructors consider opportunities to incorporate the physical space of our campus into their learning activities. Attendees will explore what Oakland has to offer and become familiarized with key pedagogical steps to foster successful experiential learning outcomes. Please register online to attend.
We’d like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the 2019 Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium on March 11. The event attracted over 270 professionals from around the region – and internationally — and gathered together talents and expertise from across the entire spectrum of higher education. Special thanks to Dr. Sarah Rose Cavanagh for offering the keynote address, as well as 13 different Pitt faculty members who where involved in the planning or hosting of a conference session.
Earlier this term, Pitt celebrated the 50th anniversary of an event that would forever change the African-American student experience at the University of Pittsburgh. In our latest episode of TC60, we showcase “Say It Loud: The Black Action Society, The Computer Center Takeover, and Transformation at the University of Pittsburgh” event. The Teaching Center's Academic Digital Media team chronicled the event, which is the feature of this month's installment of TC60.
Now is the time to start planning for the spring term Teaching Survey period (April 1 – 21). You can begin preparing now by customizing your surveys or browsing resources on specific topics in the Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching’s question library.
Faculty will receive an e-mail next week regarding more information about the spring term survey period and a link to instructions. In the meantime, think about budgeting class time for students to complete their surveys. Contact OMET for assistance.
To learn how faculty at Pitt are using Open Education Resources (OER), plan to attend the Faculty Perspectives - Open Education Resources Panel Discussion on March 4, 4-5:30 p.m. in the University Club Gold Room. Four Pitt faculty will describe their experiences with adapting, adopting, and/or creating OER for their courses.
Additionally, faculty that want to incorporate more OER into their courses can apply for OER funding through the Office of the Provost by March 20.