Diversity Institute for Faculty Development

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.

Mike Drazdzinski Nominated
in 2017 International Color Awards!

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multimedia services!

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

Learning outside your comfort zone

“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…

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Identifying and helping at-risk students

“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…

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Guidelines for teaching in a diverse classroom

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,…

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