Join us on June 12 in Posvar Hall for "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Teaching and Learning," the final event of the Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development. Attendees will explore how to approach diversity, equity, and inclusion during the coming academic year. Faculty who were members of the Extended Diversity community in 2018-19 will offer short presentations on their work. Following the presentations will be a book giveaway as well as a poster session where participants can talk one-on-one with the presenters. Please register online to attend.
Special Message from Pitt Information Technology About Zoom: To increase security and privacy, a change will be made to default settings in the University’s Zoom Video Conferencing service (pitt.zoom.us) on Saturday, April 4. This effort is an important step to minimize “Zoombombing,” a practice in which uninvited attendees disrupt a meeting by sharing inappropriate or offensive material. Following this change, only hosts and co-hosts will have the ability to share their screens by default. However, hosts may complete these steps to enable screen sharing for participants on a per meeting basis or change settings to enable participant screen sharing by default for all meetings. Please refer to Pitt Information Technology’s list of Zoom best practices and training resources for additional tips on securing your online meetings. Zoom also offers guidance for protecting virtual classrooms. Please contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) at any time if you have questions or need assistance using Zoom.
The Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development continues in May with a couple of featured workshops:
- May 15: Teaching and Learning Support for International Students and Faculty
- May 28: Women of Color Teaching at Pitt: Resources and Discussion
Visit the Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development web page for more information and to register for all or individual sessions. Faculty on less than a 12-month contract are eligible to receive a stipend. The stipends range from $100 to $250 per session for participating in these workshops. Stipends will be paid at the conclusion of the 2019 Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development.