Faculty & Teaching

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Classroom schedules and availability, contact tracing, and faculty assessments and evaluations were among the questions fielded in a recent discussion.
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As Pitt instructors prepare their fall classes, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics is calling upon them to schedule a weeklong Black Study Intensive from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 to join in conversation about today’s racial justice movement.
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel turned 60 this month, amid criticism for the way it handles race and racism. Geoffrey Glover from the Department of English offers ways to read the book in the context of today’s social justice movement.
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The Justice Collective is a new, three-year commitment led by School of Education Dean Valerie Kinloch that’s bringing Pitt and the community together in concrete ways to combat racism and revolutionize the educational landscape.
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As the fall semester approaches, schools and departments at Pitt are working to reinvent the usual ways of teaching and learning. Read about the latest developments in Flex@Pitt and how the Swanson School of Engineering is flexing its creative muscles for the benefit of students and faculty alike.
Amanda Godley in a red shirt
A professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Leading in the School of Education with secondary appointments in the Department of Linguistics and the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, Godley will serve as vice provost for graduate studies beginning July 1.
John Wallace in a dark gray suit and white collared shirt, with other people behind him
John Wallace, the David E. Epperson Endowed Chair in the School of Social Work, will serve as vice provost for faculty diversity and development beginning July 1, 2020.
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Gabby Yearwood, lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in anthropology, shares his personal story as a father, son and Black man in America.
Lu-in Wang in a gray shirt in a library
A professor of law focused on ordinary and extraordinary forms of discrimination, Lu-in Wang will serve as vice provost for faculty affairs beginning July 1, 2020.
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With the move to online instruction, making electronic accessibility a priority is not just about accommodating people with disabilities; it’s about considering the broad range of students and their learning styles.