The Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum formally recognizes the efforts of faculty to integrate diversity and inclusion into their courses and curriculum. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the University Center for Teaching and Learning, the award recognizes excellence in areas such as updated curriculum, expanded cultural awareness, development of teaching methods that are especially inclusive and interactive, consciously created learning environments that are welcoming and inclusive, and other changes that positively impact aspects of diversity and inclusion in the classroom.
Our next Teaching Partners meeting is Friday, March 23, from noon - 1:30 p.m., at the University Club (Ballroom A). Lunch will be provided. This community now contains faculty from as many as 40 different schools and disciplines. You can join the conversation and sign up for the March meeting on our Teaching Partners page.
The Provost's Diversity Institute begins with two events at the Community Engagement Center in Homewood on April 29. Inside-Out: Experiences from the Pitt Prison Education Project (10 a.m.) kicks things off, and facilitates dialogue and education across social differences by co-enrolling students from university and incarcerated settings. Teaching Side by Side (1 p.m.) follows in the afternoon, offering a community-based learning format that brings together college students and community residents or organizations in classes taught by university faculty. Information on these sessions, registration, and more can be found on the Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development web page. Eligible faculty will receive a stipend for attending these sessions.