News of the passing of Dr. Bernard Fisher, Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a pioneer in the field of breast cancer research, provided a moment of reflection about his legacy and the connection that the University Center for Teaching and Learning had with his incredible work at Pitt. In our latest article, Blaine Walker, manager of academic digital media, reflects on what a privilege it was for our staff to have worked alongside one of Pitt’s pioneering researchers for nearly 20 years.
The Pittsburgh Regional Council on Higher Education [PCHE] has announced an open call for proposals focusing on teaching and learning or educational development for the third annual Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium on Friday, March 27, 2020. Planners are now accepting proposals across four session types from faculty, graduate students, librarians, instructional designers, and others involved in higher education teaching and learning or educational development. Deadline to submit is Friday, Nov. 1.
The Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum recognizes faculty who have taught a modified course or revised curricula to strengthen diversity and inclusion, resulting in changes of impact. Any full-time or part-time Pitt faculty member who has participated in diversity initiatives at the University may apply for this award. Please encourage faculty who have embraced inclusive teaching practices to submit an application. The guidelines for the award and the application form are available on the Provost's Award for Diversity in the Curriculum web page, and the deadline for applications is October 18, 2019.