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.
To learn how faculty at Pitt are using Open Education Resources (OER), plan to attend the Faculty Perspectives - Open Education Resources Panel Discussion on March 4, 4-5:30 p.m. in the University Club Gold Room. Four Pitt faculty will describe their experiences with adapting, adopting, and/or creating OER for their courses.
Additionally, faculty that want to incorporate more OER into their courses can apply for OER funding through the Office of the Provost by March 20.
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.