Are you a faculty member interested in incorporating what you learned about diversity and inclusive concepts into your course this year? If so, consider applying for a spot in the Extended Diversity Experience program. This extended professional growth experience will connect you to a cohort of faculty who are interested in diversity, equity and inclusion issues, with liaison librarians who can find and utilize resources related to your teaching interests, and with pedagogy experts who will work collaboratively with you to transform your course. An application is required for acceptance into the program. Visit the Extended Diversity Experience web page for details, and apply online
On March 2, our staff will host a Community Engagement in the Curriculum workshop in the William Pitt Union. This serves as a pre-conference event to the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum on March 3. Come learn about opportunities and challenges in doing community engagement work with students and others, and obtain resources that can strengthen networking with community partners. Please register online to attend. Lunch will be provided.
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.