“When we learn something outside the comfort zone, we attempt to acquire knowledge or skills in an area where we’re lacking. Part of the discomfort derives from learning something we anticipate will be difficult. We have no idea how to do it, or we think it requires abilities we don’t…
What is the
Graduate Student Teaching Initiative?
This brief video feature highlights the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative (formerly TA Services), which offers a number of services for graduate students, teaching assistants/fellows, and faculty who supervise and support graduate student teaching.
The University Center for Teaching and Learning
There are a number of new initiatives targeted at faculty for the 2016-17
academic year. Take a look at some of the things we are working on.
Gender and Sexuality: Diversity
and Inclusion in the Workplace
What is gender? What is sexuality? What do we mean by
LGBTQIA? How have our understandings of these terms
changed over time, and what’s the impact on work and
culture? This course is crucial for any profession, and for
understanding the world around us.
Instructional Accessibility @ Pitt
This website offers recommendations and resources to help
you evaluate and improve the accessibility of your course
materials in order to better serve the vibrant and diverse
community at Pitt.
Congratulations to Teaching Center photographer Mike Drazdzinski for being nominated in the 2017 International Color Awards! Mike had four images nominated this year, along with one honorable mention. You can check out his work, and the work of others in this year’s awards, on the Color Awards website!
“Faculty members and graduate student instructors can play a key role in identifying ‘at-risk’ students or, more specifically, students who are likely to fail or perform poorly academically. Factors linked to poor academic performance vary widely, and include mental health status, social anxiety, socio-economic status, insufficient academic preparation, poor study…
Zhiwen Xu Diversity Intern “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” ― Mahatma Gandhi We live in a diverse world. The University of Pittsburgh reflects our whole society on a micro level with students, faculty, staff and visitors from different races, nationalities,…