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Teaching Center Update for Nov. 13, 2020

Deadline: Provost's Award for Diversity in the Curriculum
Applications must be submitted for the Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum by 11 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15. This award recognizes faculty who have taught a modified course or revised curricula to strengthen diversity and inclusion, resulting in changes of impact. Any full-time or part-time Pitt faculty member who has participated in diversity initiatives at the University may apply for this award. Please encourage faculty who have embraced inclusive teaching practices to submit an application.

Special Edition: Fall 2020 Teaching Surveys Are Open

The Teaching Survey period opened on Monday. Research has shown that the most effective way to increase response rates and quality feedback is to communicate the importance of the survey process to your students. Here are a few tips for faculty during the survey period:

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Teaching Center Update for Nov. 6, 2020

Significant events outside of the classroom may affect your students and their learning experiences. Students may feel anxious, afraid, overwhelmed, and experience physical, psychological, and cognitive symptoms that interfere with their abilities to participate fully and learn effectively. Visit the Flex@Pitt playbook for our list of strategies for teaching during times of crisis to learn about how to best support your students.

Special Edition: Fall 2020 Teaching Surveys

Do You Plan to Add Custom Questions? The Teaching Survey period starts Monday, Nov. 9, and faculty can add custom questions to their surveys by Sunday, Nov. 8. Adding custom questions can help gather critical feedback on specific aspects of your class—especially as we navigate through new modes of teaching and learning. Go to the Teaching Survey dashboard to add questions. For assistance, you can visit our question library for resources like:

  • Questions most frequently added by Pitt faculty.
  • Questions specific to the Flex@Pitt model.
  • Questions about diversity and inclusion.
  • An additional bank with more than 300 potential questions.
Before getting started, read through our instructions on adding questions to your survey.

Teaching Center Update for Oct. 30, 2020

Earlier this week, the COVID-19 Medical Response Office shared shelter-in-place guidance for students. It is important to note that in-person, remote classroom experiences, and all Flex@Pitt teaching and learning options will continue during the shelter-in-place period on all campuses, as outlined in Provost Ann. E Cudd's message to faculty.

Teaching Center Update for Oct. 23, 2020

A new episode of Diversity Digest is now available and it focuses on the University's new course, "Anti-Black Racism: History, Ideology, and Resistance." Faculty who helped create the course share what the course symbolizes for Pitt and what it means to them personally and professionally to be on the committee that designed the course. Additionally, the nomination period for the Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum is now open. This award recognizes faculty who have taught a modified course or revised curricula to strengthen diversity and inclusion, resulting in changes of impact. Any full-time or part-time Pitt faculty member who has participated in diversity initiatives at the University may apply for this award. Please encourage faculty who have embraced inclusive teaching practices to submit an applicationDeadline to nominate is Nov. 13.

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