Innovation in Education Awards

In support of its ongoing mission to further strengthen the role of teaching at the University of Pittsburgh, the Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) annually invites proposals from University faculty for projects that enhance teaching at Pitt and foster new instructional approaches that represent advances over existing methods.

The call for proposals for the Innovation in Education awards is typically distributed in November and proposals are due the end of January. Occasionally, the Provost designates a “theme” for a particular year, suggesting that proposals focus on areas such as flipped classrooms, emerging technologies, creativity, or large enrollment courses. Historically, faculty have not been required to focus on any specific approach or technology (regardless of the theme), and are always encouraged to think broadly about innovations and new approaches in teaching and learning.

The Innovation in Education Awards have been paused for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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2020 Request for Proposals

Please use the following forms to complete your Innovation in Education Awards proposal. Please note that responses require both the RFP and the budget form. Proposals must be submitted to the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity c/o by Friday, January 31, 2020.

Request for Proposals 2020

2020 Budget Form

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