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Open Forums Scheduled for Health Sciences Senior Vice Chancellor, Med School Dean Search

The search committee will hold a series of open forums where members of the University community can share input about this role. All faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are invited to participate.

2019-20 Academic Calendar Includes Extra Day for Winter Recess

With Christmas falling on a Wednesday this year and Christmas Eve traditionally included in winter break, Pitt's administration has approved Monday, Dec. 23, as the first day of winter break for faculty and staff.
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Year of Creativity Fosters Makers' Spark

The Year of Creativity — the sixth "Year Of" — will celebrate the spark that drives academic pursuits and unites the University’s myriad intellectual endeavors.
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Open Educational Resources Funding Awarded to 19 Projects

To support the development of open educational resources, the Office of the Provost funds projects that will enhance the educational experiences of students and enable faculty to customize course materials.
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Six Proposals Receive Provost's Innovation in Education Awards

Ideas ranging from over-the-counter hearing aid certification to instructional design in flipped classrooms are among the six faculty proposals that will receive funding from the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence.

Registration Open for the Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development

The Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development will take place April 29 to June 12 and offers faculty the opportunity to increase their awareness about diversity and to develop skills needed to teach in a diverse, multicultural environment.
Provost Ann E. Cudd

Personalizing Education: Empowering Student Experiences One Grant at a Time

The Office of the Provost awarded its 2019 Personalized Education Grants to a range of initiatives that include improving the first-year student experience, driving civic engagement and offering hands-on learning opportunities.
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Faculty Asked to Vote for Representatives to SVC Health Sciences Search Committee

The election of faculty representatives to the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences Search Committee is currently underway. Online voting through my.pitt.edu takes place March 13-25, 2019.

Faculty Encouraged to Take 2019 Job Satisfaction Survey

All non-clinical, full-time tenured, tenure stream and non-tenure stream faculty are asked to complete the 2019 COACHE survey before it closes in early April to share with administration their level of job satisfaction.
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Questions and Answers: Search for Health Sciences SVC, Dean of Med School

The formation of the search committee for a senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine is underway. Read more about the search process and how you can participate.