June is Pride Month! Join us as we explore ways to promote equity in the learning experiences of LGBTQIA+ students and instructors. Many of the celebrations of Pride 2020 have been put on hold until fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic; but summer instruction is not on hold. We can celebrate pride and remember the Stonewall Uprising that Pride commemorates each year in our teaching and learning here at Pitt. Our center is preparing a range of intersectional resources and tools to support instructors who want to incorporate Pride themes. Please check out our Canvas page for LGBTQIA+ inclusion resources and feel free to link to the resources there. We welcome you to reach out with any suggestions you may have for additions to the page.
Provost Ann Cudd has provided additional guidance and direction for the University. Please visit the Office of the Provost’s March 20 message for important updates on:
- Access to faculty offices and labs for instructional purposes
- Guidance for grading this semester
- Graduate classes
- Thesis defenses and other milestones
- Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows
- Academic Term Dates
- Summer Term Planning
- Option to Extend Tenure Clock
- Student Option of Teaching Surveys
- Available resources for teaching remotely
The Teaching Center is a central resource for instructional technology. We offer a variety of services to the University community, which include delivering technology to classrooms, lecture video recording, long-term equipment loans, and more. Visit Classroom Services for information on available technology and service options you can utilize this fall.