Our newest addition to the Media Creation Lab is a Lightboard that allows you to face forward while writing — giving students a clear view of your written words, speaking, and gesturing. Instead of writing on the board with your back to the camera, you can face forward and not lose momentum as you diagram concepts or illustrations during your lecture. You are welcome to experiment with the Lightboard and any other technology in the Media Creation Lab and you can reserve time using our online form.
The Student Opinion of Teaching Surveys will begin on Monday, April 6, and end Sunday, April 19.
- The survey period will start one week later than normal and run for two weeks instead of three.
- Four questions will be added to all surveys to gather student input about the transition to remote teaching and learning.
- Instructors can add their own personalized questions through April 5.
- Survey results from this term should not be used as part of the 2019-20 annual review process, or submitted as part of a dossier for promotion or tenure for T/TS/AS faculty, unless a faculty member requests them to be included.
We hope that the first day of remote teaching has gone smoothly for you and your students. We wanted to share a few important updates with you and will continue to do so throughout the week. Additionally, we wanted to make you aware that two virtual workshops that we facilitated on Friday are now available for viewing (information below). 1) Please read the message from Provost Cudd to all Pitt faculty members on March 20. The message addresses significant topics like:
- access to faculty offices and labs for instructional purposes.
- guidance for grading.
- thesis defenses and other milestones.
- teaching assistants and teaching fellows.
- academic term dates.
- summer term planning.
- Student Opinion of Teaching Surveys.
- resources for teaching remotely.