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Faculty voices support for mandatory Black studies course, allowing students to recognize religious observances

Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met Wednesday to discuss changes to policy that dictates what material is owned by the University, policies for submitting grievances to the University, and voted to pass the resolution on a required Black studies course and a clarified syllabus statement on religious observances.

By Thea Barrett, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

The Faculty Assembly passed a resolution on Wednesday urging the University to create a mandatory three-credit Black studies course.

Pitt to allow in-person classes if ‘definable benefit,’ remainder to stay online during Elevated posture

Pitt's Faculty Assembly met Wednesday afternoon.

By Rebecca Johnson, Jon Moss, and Alice Tang

September 9, 2020

Provost Ann Cudd said in a Wednesday afternoon email to faculty members that they can apply to teach their classes in person if there is a “definable benefit” to in-person instruction, and if an instructor’s dean or regional campus president approves teaching plans.

Faculty voice concerns as fall semester approaches

Faculty convened via Zoom and voiced numerous, wide-ranging concerns Tuesday afternoon about Pitt’s plans for the fall semester.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 8, 2020

Faculty have raised flags about a lack of shared governance in parts of the process and a lack of information provided by the administration.

‘Failure’ of shared governance in fall term emails, faculty leaders say

Faculty government leaders discuss fall plans during Tuesday afternoon’s Faculty Assembly meeting.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 9, 2020

Faculty government leaders discussed multiple items related to the COVID-19 pandemic at Tuesday afternoon’s Faculty Assembly meeting held via Zoom.

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