Pitt’s Personalized Education Initiative
Advances in technology and novel approaches to teaching, advising and mentoring continue to shape higher education. The Personalized Education Initiative at the University of Pittsburgh empowers students to discover how they can apply their skills and target the resources that can benefit them most.
Year of PittGlobal
Academic Year 2018–19 will be the Year of PittGlobal. The Call for Proposals online form is available here. Learn more about this and the University's previous year-long observances—including the Year of Diversity (2016–17) and the Year of the Humanities (2015–16).
Interprofessional Center for Health Careers
The Interprofessional Center for Health Careers will be one of the first of its kind devoted to undergraduate health and pre-health interprofessional education, establishing a preeminent educational and advising infrastructure to support undergraduate students interested in health sciences fields.
PittGlobal Analytics and Insight
The University Center for International Studies and Office of the Provost have partnered to develop and release the Pitt Global Analytics and Insight dashboard. With this new online tool, faculty and staff will have a high-level overview of the engagement Pitt has around the world, as well as summaries of student-centric data. Data accessible via the dashboard broadly covers: citizenship locations of international students, destinations for student experiences abroad, inter-institutional international agreements, and language department course offerings and enrollments.
Open Educational Resources
In January 2018, the University of Pittsburgh’s Student Government Board passed a resolution supporting expanded use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and open textbooks as a means to control these escalating costs of course materials. In response to the resolution, and out of an interest in keeping access to course materials as affordable as possible for students, the Provost convened a working group to learn about current practices and trends, and to explore opportunities with open educational resources.
COACHE Survey of Full-Time Faculty
In 2016, Pitt partnered with the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) to administer COACHE’s Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey. Allmost half of Pitt’s non-clinical, full-time tenured, tenure stream, and non-tenure-stream faculty members completed the online survey in the spring.
PACWC's Spotlight on Women Leaders
This program was created by the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns (PACWC) to celebrate, share, and inspire women’s leadership across the University of Pittsburgh.
Pathways utilizes the Education Advisory Board’s (EAB) Student Success Collaborative platform coupled with Othot’s predictive analytics platform in a collaborative effort to support undergraduate students from enrollment to graduation. By combining technology, best practices, and analytics, Pathways helps Pitt leverage data and manage advising and academic support resources to increase retention and graduation.
The University recognizes the responsibility that accompanies the proper management of our resources and welcomes opportunities to communicate with students, families, and other interested members of the community about the achievements of our programs, issues that drive college costs, and the steps being taken to improve programs and contain costs.