The School of Law is now accepting applications for Human Resources Law Online, a new Pitt Online graduate certificate program that tackles the legal issues that sometimes arise in the human resource industry. Classes begin in fall 2019 and will be taught over 40 weeks by Pitt Law faculty and employment law practitioners, with a focus on practical applications of the law within human resources. Learn more about this program on the Human Resources Law Certificate page and contact email@example.com with any questions.
In our latest installment of TC60, we look at the Open Lab @ Hillman, a joint venture between the University Library System and the Teaching Center. This is a new space where users have the opportunity to interact first-hand with immersive and emerging technologies that can enhance teaching and learning. Learn more about the Open Lab @ Hillman and the opportunities it provides in our latest edition of TC60!
On Tuesday, June 8, Chancellor Gallagher and Provost Cudd provided updates on resiliency planning and some further direction for Fall of 2020. As the Chancellor noted, “our classes will rely on a dynamic, hybrid approach to teaching and learning.” For the Fall 2020 term, instructors will need to be prepared to offer both in-person and remote modes of instruction, as social distancing recommendations, and public health concerns can change at any time. We continue to live through a challenging period, but we, the Pitt community, are up to this challenge! The Flex@Pitt model is an instructional model that accommodates in-person and remote instructors and students. Using this model, instructors are encouraged to flexibly leverage face-to-face class meetings with opportunities for remote students to participate. While the University continues with its assessment of learning spaces and determines room capacities and guidelines based on social distancing, we encourage faculty to consider how using video conferencing technology, synchronous online activities, and asynchronous online content can enable engagement for remote and in-person students. Responding to the challenges of the pandemic will take some effort, but together we can do it. Creating your plan now will make it easier to finalize fall course development once all logistical issues have been addressed.