The annual Assessment and Teaching Conference will be held on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Faculty are invited to submit proposals for poster sessions that focus on any aspect of teaching, learning, and/or assessment in their teaching practice. Topics should provide examples of innovative teaching, such as classroom strategies, technologies to enhance pedagogy, diversity in the curriculum, or innovative approaches to teaching. Proposal submissions are due by Dec. 20, 2019. Acceptance letters will be sent by Jan. 6, 2020. To submit a proposal, please visit the conference web page.
The Office of the Provost and the Teaching Center are now accepting proposals from Pitt faculty for funding to assist in the redesign of large courses through the Course Incubator project. Funding will be provided to support initial planning and proposal development, as well as development and implementation activities. Pre-proposals are due on Nov. 4, 2019. The goal of the Course Incubator project is to radically redesign large enrollment classes to increase the success of our students. Three grants were awarded in 2018 for strategic changes to large enrollment courses for Chemistry, Biology, and Economics. For more information, visit the Course Incubator page.
Join us on Feb. 4 for a workshop focusing on understanding the needs of Latinx/Hispanic students in dealing with academic and career experiences at Pitt. Panelists will share their experiences in graduate school and discuss how faculty can better accommodate teaching and mentoring styles to meet diverse students' expectations and needs. Please register online to attend.