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.
In the latest edition of "Headlines," Professor Sam Dickerson and Dr. Sera Thornton discuss the Light Board in the Teaching Center's Media Creation Lab. Dickerson, a faculty member in the Swanson School of Engineering, has worked with the Teaching Center to produce educational video his students are "motivated to watch." Learn more in Headlines!
Join us for a lively presentation about how marginalized people can be a catalyst for social change, and can also serve as powerful teaching agents in our own times and classrooms, facilitated by Dr. Marcus Rediker, Department of History and Senior Research Fellow at the Collège d’études mondiales in Paris.