Apply by Oct. 18 for Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum

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For the third year, the Office of the Provost will give $2,000 to up to five faculty members for the Diversity in the Curriculum Awards.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 18.

The Provost’s Diversity in the Curriculum Award recognizes faculty who have taught a modified course or revised curricula to strengthen diversity and inclusion, resulting in changes of impact. These modifications may include employing more inclusive and interactive teaching methods, instituting classroom changes to expand students’ cultural awareness, communicating equity-minded practices throughout a discipline, or creating more welcoming and inclusive learning environments.

Any full-time or part-time Pitt faculty member, with the exception of previous winners, is eligible. Faculty must have taught the modified course or revised curricula and assessed the impact of those modifications within the last three years.

Preference will be given to those who have recently engaged in diversity and inclusion activities offered by the University Center for Teaching and Learning, such as the Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development.

Applications for the award must include a dossier of materials about the course or curricular changes. Find complete details on the Teaching Center website. Applicants also need a letter of support from their dean, campus president, department chair or an associate/assistant dean and two to four letters of support from students who were enrolled in this course

An awards committee appointed by the provost will evaluate the nominations and recommend a slate of winners to the provost. The honorees will be announced at the annual Diversity Luncheon on Nov. 19.

Find out more about the 2017 and 2018 award winners in the University Times.