Spotlight: Teaching and Learning
Spotlight is a new series of short talks that focus on important trends in teaching, learning, and educational technology. The sessions will take a deep dive into a singular topic featuring subject matter experts from across the spectrum of higher education. In our first session on May 6, Drew Davidson, director and teaching professor of the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University, will present an overview of the integration of mixed reality (Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality) in higher education teaching and learning. Visit the Spotlight page to learn more and register to attend.
Studio Arts & Teaching Center Collaborate on Virtual Art Gallery
Lenore Thomas, associate professor and chair of the Department of Studio Arts, woke up with a clear vision: to create an interactive gallery for the 2021 Student Exhibition where visitors could learn about and experience the success of the department’s graduating seniors–without ever setting foot inside the physical gallery. Through collaboration with the Teaching Center, that vision became a reality.
Registration Open: Inclusive Teaching and Why It Matters
The Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development begins May 10, with a panel discussion titled Inclusive Teaching and Why It Matters. This panel features faculty members from across the University who have been recognized for their efforts in integrating diversity and inclusion concepts into their course and curriculum. Featured faculty will share their experiences supporting diversity in the classroom and the impact of receiving the award. This institute was created to offer Pitt faculty the opportunity to increase awareness about diversity and develop skills needed to teach in a diverse, multicultural environment. Events will run through June 4. We will post additional events on our website as they are announced.