Every instructor has experienced challenges with designing an engaging, rigorous assignment. Whatever your assignment challenge, we’ll help you “hack” it in our workshop on August 15. You will learn about some common assignment challenges and collaborate and receive feedback from colleagues in order to design, redesign, or improve your assignment. Visit the University Calendar to learn more and register.
The Office of the Provost and the Teaching Center are now accepting proposals from Pitt faculty for funding to assist in the redesign of large courses through the Course Incubator project. Funding will be provided to support initial planning and proposal development, as well as development and implementation activities. Pre-proposals are due on Nov. 4, 2019. The goal of the Course Incubator project is to radically redesign large enrollment classes to increase the success of our students. Three grants were awarded in 2018 for strategic changes to large enrollment courses for Chemistry, Biology, and Economics. For more information, visit the Course Incubator page.
Teaching Surveys begin Monday, April 1, and run through Sunday, April 21. Did you know that you can monitor your response rates in real time through your Teaching Survey dashboard? Also, the Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching offers tips and resources that can help increase response rates and receive quality feedback.