The Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education [PCHE] is pleased to announce an open call for proposals focusing on teaching and learning or educational development for the 2019 Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium on Monday, March 11, 2019. Organized by PCHE and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, the symposium is a day-long conference for faculty, teaching assistants, and faculty support specialists from colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and its adjacent states.
On Wednesday, June 3, Pitt's Offices of Diversity and Inclusion and Health Sciences Diversity held an emergency town hall to address the turmoil across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death by police in Minnesota. The town hall, entitled "I Can't Breathe: From Agony to Activism," is available on Pitt Diversity’s YouTube channel.
- Read Chancellor Patrick Gallagher's statement on racial injustice and the death of George Floyd.
- Read Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner's message to staff regarding racial injustice.
- The Office of the Provost issued a statement on Pitt's commitment to social justice.
- Read Provost Ann Cudd's message to the Pitt community about police brutality and racist attacks on African Americans.
- The Pitt Police Department issued a statement on the death of George Floyd.
Have you been thinking about updating a course to be more inclusive, to incorporate greater diversity, or to promote social justice through your discipline? These are important goals, and yet finding the time and resources to make these changes can be challenging. That’s why the Extended Diversity Experience was created. If you would like to work with a cohort of collaborative faculty, instructional designers, and librarians to enrich, enhance, or reinvent a course, consider applying for the Extended Diversity Experience. Applications must be submitted by Monday, June 25. There are 12 seats available.