Sponsored by the Office of the Provost with assistance from the Provost’s Advisory Committee for the Faculty Diversity Seminar and the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education (CIDDE), the annual Faculty Diversity Seminar offers ten faculty members seminar fellowships to redesign their courses to be more inclusive in terms of race and gender. Aside from enhancing your course, faculty members can demonstrate their commitment to improving their teaching, find opportunities to network with other Pitt faculty, and receive a stipend from the Provost’s Office while Pitt-Johnstown VPAA Office covers lodging expenses during the week. During the two-week seminar, fellows read relevant literature, discuss their courses, and draw on the intellectual and practical resources of speakers, selected readings, and local experts. Since 1995, faculty from a variety of disciplines across the University of Pittsburgh have participated in this two-week program. The seminar is generally held in the first two weeks of May.
To be considered by the selection committee, applicants must submit the following information to Dr. Joanne Nicoll at CIDDE, 820 Alumni Hall by mid-February.
Applicants need to submit:
· Curriculum vitae
· Syllabus of the specific course that you will redesign during the seminar
· Cover letter stating why you are interested in participating and why changes in the course you propose would have a significant impactLetter of support from your department chair