We are pleased to announce that University of Pittsburgh on Coursera is now available. This program allows Pitt students, faculty, and staff to access nearly 4,000 courses offered by Coursera partner institutions at no cost. The courses are non-credit, but successful completion could earn joint credentials from both the universities offering the course and Coursera. The program was designed by the Coursera community to assist colleges and universities with delivering courseware online to help minimize the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on students, faculty and staff. For more information on how to enroll, please visit Pitt Online's page on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Requests for fall midterm course surveys increased 60 percent from the spring 2020 term. Thank you to all faculty who have requested this service through the Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching (OMET). Key Dates:
- Sept. 21-27: Surveys will be available to students.
- Sept. 29: Results will be available to instructors through the Teaching Survey dashboard.
The Office of the Provost announced yesterday that additional in-person classes may be offered on the Pittsburgh campus starting on Monday, Sept. 14. What does this mean for faculty and students?
- Some additional courses may be moving to in-person learning over the next few weeks.
- Students who wish to study remotely may continue to do so.
- Faculty who wish to continue to teach remotely may do so.
- In-person instruction that adheres to proper physical distancing (6 feet) is permitted under Pitt’s Standards and Guidelines on Shared Spaces. The Commonwealth’s guidance also exempts classroom settings used for educational instruction from indoor gathering limitations.