Office of the Provost

Faculty Awards

The University of Pittsburgh strives to recognize the efforts and achievements of its faculty. The Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring, the Chancellor's Distinguished Awards for Reseach, Public Service and Teaching, the Diversity in the Curriculum Awards, and the Extended Diversity Experience Certificates of Achievement all promote excellence and innovation across the breadth of the University's faculty.

2018 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring
The Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring annually recognizes outstanding mentoring of graduate students seeking a research doctorate degree.

2018 Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award
The Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award annually recognizes outstanding public service contributions by members of the University of Pittsburgh's faculty.

2018 Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award
The Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award annually recognizes outstanding scholarly accomplishements of members of the University of PIttsburgh's faculty.

2018 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award
The Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award recongnizes teaching excellence by members of the University of Pittsburgh’s faculty.

 

Diversity in the Curriculum Awards

The new Diversity in the Curriculum Awards, inaugurated in the 2017-2018 academic year, celebrate and reward Pitt faculty who make diversity and inclusion a part of their teaching practices. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the University Center for Teaching and Learning, the awards recognize impact and excellence in areas such as updated curriculum, expanded cultural awareness, development of teaching methods that are especially inclusive and interactive, consciously created learning environments that are welcoming and inclusive, and other changes that positively impact aspects of diversity and inclusion in the classroom.

Faculty who have participated in the Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development or in the University Center for Teaching and Learning’s faculty development programs in diversity are eligible to apply for the Diversity in the Curriculum Awards. Faculty award winners are announced at the annual diversity luncheon.

2017 Inaugural Award Winners



Pictured left to right: Cynthia Golden, Director, University Center for Teaching and Learning; Laurie Kirsch, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity; Julie Beaulieu; Elizabeth Harkins; Melinda Ciccocioppo; Marnie Bertolet; Abdesalam Soudi; and Patricia Beeson, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor.

  • Dr. Julie Beaulieu, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program
  • Dr. Elizabeth Harkins, Pitt Johnstown, Division of Education
  • Dr. Melinda Ciccocioppo, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology
  • Dr. Marnie Bertolet, Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
  • Dr. Abdesalam Soudi, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Linguistics

 

Extended Diversity Experience Certificate of Achievement

The Extended Diversity Experience, established in the 2016-2017 academic year, was created to offer University of Pittsburgh faculty the opportunity to increase awareness about diversity and develop the skills needed to teach in a diverse, multicultural environment. Faculty members who are interested in incorporating what they have learned about diversity and inclusivity into a course they will be teaching in the coming year may apply to participate in the Extended Diversity Institute workshop series. This extended professional growth experience connects a cohort of faculty with scholars who are studying diversity, librarians to help locate resources, and with pedagogy experts who work collaboratively to assist faculty in modifying their courses. Faculty who have completed the Extended Diversity Experience are recognized at the annual diversity luncheon.

2016 Inaugural Certificate Honorees



Pictured left to right: Cynthia Golden, Director, University Center for Teaching and Learning; Carol Washburn, Manager, Teaching Support, University Center for Teaching and Learning; Joe Horne, Manager, Teaching Commons, University Center for Teaching and Learning; Marnie Bertolet; Elizabeth Harkins; Maureen Porter; Patricia Beeson, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor; and Laurie Kirsch,Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity.

  • Dr. Marnie Bertolet, Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
  • Dr. Elizabeth Harkins, Pitt Johnstown, Division of Education
  • Dr. Maureen Porter, School of Education, Department of Administrative and Policy Studies
  • Dr. Lorraine Denman, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Department of French and Italian Langauges and Literatures
  • Dr. Mary Rauktis, School of Social Work
  • Dr. Eunice Yang, Pitt Johnstown, Division of Engineering and Computer Science