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.

Facilitating Difficult and Sensitive
Conversations in the Classroom

Pitt Campus Photos to Download

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.

Credentials in Pedagogy for
Pitt Graduate Students

Upcoming Center for Research Computing Workshops

The Center for Research Computing (CRC) is offering a number of workshops in the Spring 2017 term. These hands-on workshops will cover a number of topics, as listed below. Be sure to visit the CRC Spring 2017 workshops registration page to sign up and attend! The workshops will be held…

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Overcoming Barriers to Online Group Work

Online group work is a popular instructional strategy for university courses because of its many benefits. Working in groups fosters student collaboration and provides opportunities for peer-learning and problem-solving. Group work enhances learners’ development of higher-order thinking skills, as they learn how to approach complex and abstract tasks with the…

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Pitt’s New BFF is Named SARA

As online education continues to evolve, so too does the legislation that governs it. Just this month, online education at Pitt received an early holiday gift when Pennsylvania officially joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). You may be wondering: What in the world is SARA, and…

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Facilitating Difficult and Sensitive Conversations in the Classroom

When big events and issues unfold in our world (locally, nationally, and internationally), they naturally spill over into our classrooms. Even if we are teaching a subject that might seem less obviously connected to social issues, connections are often there. More importantly, our students are fully aware of the elephants…

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