Are you a faculty member interested in incorporating what you learned about diversity and inclusive concepts into your course this year? If so, consider applying for a spot in the Extended Diversity Experience program. This extended professional growth experience will connect you to a cohort of faculty who are interested in diversity, equity and inclusion issues, with liaison librarians who can find and utilize resources related to your teaching interests, and with pedagogy experts who will work collaboratively with you to transform your course. An application is required for acceptance into the program. Visit the Extended Diversity Experience web page for details, and apply online
Dear Colleagues, On Saturday, we experienced an unspeakable tragedy in our city — as one headline read, “a massacre in the heart of Mister Rogers’ neighborhood.” We all know Mister Rogers would remind us of how many caring people there are in the world, and give us his mother’s advice to “look for the helpers.” I hope that in this time of sadness, we can all be helpers to each other. If you are impacted in any way by the tragic events at the Tree of Life Synagogue, please know that the University has resources available on the Pitt Cares: Community Resources page.
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.