The Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum 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. The deadline for applications is Nov. 13.
Provost Ann E. Cudd will moderate a faculty panel discussion at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, that explores some of the pedagogical approaches, technologies, and modifications currently in use on our campuses. Join us for this one-hour panel that discusses teaching successes in the Flex@Pitt instructional model. Panelists include:
- Joanne Baird, PhD, Department of Occupational Therapy
- Kristen Butela, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences
- David Sanchez, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Gabby Yearwood, PhD, Department of Anthropology
On Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, the University of Pittsburgh’s Pittsburgh campus is planning to move from Elevated to Guarded Risk Posture. This decision, which is based on the recommendations of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Healthcare Advisory Group (HCAG), is dependent on the continuation of good results next week. The University plans to release more details on its move to Guarded Risk Posture—and the accompanying changes to academic and social life on campus—in the near future. Requirements and guidance that remain in place in Guarded Risk Posture include:
- Wearing face coverings, indoors and out, with very few exceptions.
- Maintaining a proper physical distance of 6 feet or more from others.
- Washing or sanitizing hands frequently.
- Minimizing the number of close contacts outside of roommates, pods and households.