As we begin a new school year, we are pleased to announce several new resources and services available to the University community. The Mentoring Academy was launched in April to offer faculty the opportunity to participate in a program based on the National Research Mentoring Network curriculum. Trained faculty facilitators will lead the program, which will offer workshops on eight mentoring competencies over four sessions, resulting in a credential for participants. Read about the more new resources in this week's newsletter.
The Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development will take place April 29 - June 12, and offers University of Pittsburgh faculty the opportunity to increase awareness about diversity and develop skills needed to teach in a diverse, multicultural environment. Visit the Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development web page for more information and to register for all or individual sessions.
Dr. Jacques Bromberg, assistant professor in the Department of Classics, teamed up with the Teaching Center to implement 360-degree video into his Pitt in Sicily study abroad program. Learn about the creative spark that led to Dr. Bromberg utilizing this immersive technology, as well as how it positively impacted the student learning experience, in our latest feature story.