The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Biological Sciences set out to enhance a sense of community among students in the Foundations of Biology 1 course during the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. Through this Course Incubator project that utilized stickers, syllabus infographics, and roaming lecturers, faculty found new ways to think about transforming large enrollment classes. Read more about this transformation in the latest edition of the University Times.
The University of Pittsburgh is hosting the kickoff event for the Women in Technology International Conference (WITI) on Wednesday, January 23. Join WITI Pittsburgh for an evening of networking, a panel discussion with technology leaders from the region, and an opportunity to learn more about WITI.
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.