Deadline Approaching: Provost's Award for Diversity in the Curriculum
Applications for the Provost's Award for Diversity in the Curriculum are due Oct. 15. This award recognizes faculty who have modified their 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.
Returning To In-Person Teaching
All classes on the Pittsburgh campus will begin meeting in person starting on Monday, Sept. 13, unless permission for remote or hybrid delivery has been pre-approved, according to the office of the provost. While we look forward to the return of in-person learning after so much time, it is possible that individual faculty members and students may need to isolate at some points in the weeks ahead should University health guidelines require that. In light of this reality, we have developed a series of suggestions to help you support students who may be in quarantine or isolation—or accommodate your own absence, should the need arise. Please also consider adding a statement to your syllabi inviting students to contact you to discuss arrangements if they are required to quarantine or isolate due to Pitt’s health and safety guidelines.
The Teaching Center is Here to Help You Prepare for Fall Term
As fall term begins, the Teaching Center is available to provide advice, guidance, and assistance for a variety of instructional needs. We can assist with:
- Designing assessments,
- Identifying ways to use Canvas,
- Increasing student engagement and active learning,
- Creating video content,
- Integrating educational technologies into the classroom,