All University of Pittsburgh faculty are invited to attend the 2019 Assessment and Teaching Conference on Friday, January 25. This conference brings together faculty and staff from across the University for a day to discuss the relationship between assessment, student learning, and teaching. Registration is required, so please RSVP online. Additional information, such as timeline and agenda, can be found on the Assessment and Teaching Conference web page.
To learn how faculty at Pitt are using Open Education Resources (OER), plan to attend the Faculty Perspectives - Open Education Resources Panel Discussion on March 4, 4-5:30 p.m. in the University Club Gold Room. Four Pitt faculty will describe their experiences with adapting, adopting, and/or creating OER for their courses.
Additionally, faculty that want to incorporate more OER into their courses can apply for OER funding through the Office of the Provost by March 20.
The University Center for Teaching and Learning advises faculty to consider activities that enable continuity of instruction in the event of high student/faculty absenteeism or changes to normal campus operations due to pandemic illness, natural disaster, unsafe conditions, or unforeseen emergencies. During such an event, it is prudent to minimize disruption to the essential processes of teaching and learning, while maintaining the health and safety of the campus community. Please visit our instructional continuity web page for resources that will assist you in continuing instruction in the event of an extended disruption to standard University operations.