The Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum recognizes faculty who have taught a modified course or revised curricula to strengthen diversity and inclusion, resulting in changes of impact. Any full-time or part-time Pitt faculty member who has participated in diversity initiatives at the University may apply for this award. Please encourage faculty who have embraced inclusive teaching practices to submit an application. The deadline for applications is Nov. 13.
Provost Ann E. Cudd will moderate a faculty panel discussion at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, that explores some of the pedagogical approaches, technologies, and modifications currently in use on our campuses. Join us for this one-hour panel that discusses teaching successes in the Flex@Pitt instructional model. Panelists include:
- Joanne Baird, PhD, Department of Occupational Therapy
- Kristen Butela, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences
- David Sanchez, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Gabby Yearwood, PhD, Department of Anthropology
Bits and bytes from around campus:
- Read about how faculty and students are adjusting to the Flex@Pitt model in last week’s Pittwire article.
- Chancellor Patrick Gallagher addressed challenges and successes of the past year during the Sept. 25 fall meeting of the Board of Trustees.
- The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine announced today that it is operating one of 25 initial sites to test therapies aimed at treating early-stage COVID-19 to keep the illness from becoming severe.
- Pitt IT has released information on a new way for students, faculty, and advisors to access student information ahead of spring 2021 course enrollment.