Important Information About Recording Your Classes: In order to facilitate the free exchange of ideas during lectures, if a faculty member intends to record their lecture with student participation, they must advise the students, via e-mail and at the beginning of the lecture, that the lecture, including their participation, is being recorded. Students should not be required to participate in the recorded conversation and should be encouraged to ask questions off-line. Further, the recorded lecture may be used by the faculty member and the registered students only for internal class purposes and only during the term in which the course is being offered. Faculty who have questions should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Consult the University policies for additional information on copyright.
The University Center for Teaching and Learning advises faculty to consider activities that enable continuity of instruction in the event of high student/faculty absenteeism or changes to normal campus operations due to pandemic illness, natural disaster, unsafe conditions, or unforeseen emergencies. During such an event, it is prudent to minimize disruption to the essential processes of teaching and learning, while maintaining the health and safety of the campus community. Please visit our instructional continuity web page for resources that will assist you in continuing instruction in the event of an extended disruption to standard University operations.
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.