Welcome to TC60, our video blog series where we snapshot what’s happening at the University Center for Teaching and Learning in 60 seconds or less. We’ll add a new webisode every month, highlighting a current event at the Teaching Center.

Have an idea for a vlog entry? Tell us about it at teaching@pitt.edu.

In today’s digital age, the ease of information access has led to some misunderstandings about what constitutes plagiarism, since the concept can be based on cultural norms and assumptions.

To help inform students, the University Center for Teaching and Learning and the University Library System created a self-paced tutorial, “Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism.”

Fall term is underway here at Pitt, and the University Center for Teaching and Learning welcomed more than 300 new faculty and teaching assistants to campus in late August. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Teaching Center has hosted New Faculty and New Teaching Assistant Orientations for more than 20 years.

Pitt Online’s Massive Open Online Course, “Gender and Sexuality: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace,” explains how identity shapes our experiences in the work environment.

Student feedback on teaching is useful, but it’s better to assess teaching effectiveness through a variety of methods. The University Center for Teaching and Learning can help you and your department design a holistic strategy that looks at teaching through multiple lenses.

In March, the Teaching Center joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, affectionately known as SARA. 1,600 institutions have joined, with more added monthly. Learn more in our latest installment of "TC60."