We are pleased to offer a new workshop from the Center for Mentoring, entitled Mentoring Faculty: A Facilitated Panel, on Thursday, October 25, starting at noon. This session will address topics such as the role mentoring plays in the career trajectory of faculty, how to be a better mentor, and how faculty can find the right mentors at the right time. Professor Anne Robertson from the Swanson School of Engineering will facilitate the session, hosted in 211 David Lawrence Hall.
The Center for Diversity in the Curriculum is hosting a new workshop: Understanding our Students: Financial Challenges & Instructional Choices. The session will be moderated by Dr. Erika Gold Kestenberg, associate director of Educator Development and Practice at the Center for Urban Education, and Dr. Waverly Duck, urban ethnographer at the School of Sociology's Center on Race and Social Problems.
We hope that the first day of remote teaching has gone smoothly for you and your students. We wanted to share a few important updates with you and will continue to do so throughout the week. Additionally, we wanted to make you aware that two virtual workshops that we facilitated on Friday are now available for viewing (information below). 1) Please read the message from Provost Cudd to all Pitt faculty members on March 20. The message addresses significant topics like:
- access to faculty offices and labs for instructional purposes.
- guidance for grading.
- thesis defenses and other milestones.
- teaching assistants and teaching fellows.
- academic term dates.
- summer term planning.
- Student Opinion of Teaching Surveys.
- resources for teaching remotely.