The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Biological Sciences set out to enhance a sense of community among students in the Foundations of Biology 1 course during the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. Through this Course Incubator project that utilized stickers, syllabus infographics, and roaming lecturers, faculty found new ways to think about transforming large enrollment classes. Read more about this transformation in the latest edition of the University Times.
We’d like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the 2019 Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium on March 11. The event attracted over 270 professionals from around the region – and internationally — and gathered together talents and expertise from across the entire spectrum of higher education. Special thanks to Dr. Sarah Rose Cavanagh for offering the keynote address, as well as 13 different Pitt faculty members who where involved in the planning or hosting of a conference session.
The Open Lab at Hillman is a new makerspace for virtual reality exploration, 3D printing demonstrations, and project consultation in Hillman Library’s Digital Scholarship Commons. Along with the Teaching Center’s Open Lab in Alumni Hall, this location is a campus resource to explore emerging technologies and exploratory learning through making. Check out our Open Lab at Hillman video for a peek inside the Open Lab at Hillman and the exciting technologies available for you to explore!