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Provost’s office accepting OER grant applications

The University is accepting proposals from faculty until Feb. 19 for projects to adapt, adopt or create open education resources for current course offerings as a part of a series of initiatives run by Provost Ann Cudd’s office to encourage the use of OERs.

By Jon Moss and Benjamin Nigrosh

January 16, 2020

The University is accepting proposals from faculty until Feb. 19 for projects to adapt, adopt or create open education resources for current course offerings.

University Senate discusses teaching innovations

Valerie Kinloch, the dean of the School of Education, discusses the importance of education at the 2018 University Senate Council Plenary meeting. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Janine Faust | Assistant News Editor

March 28, 2018

Pitt faculty, staff and administrators gathered Tuesday afternoon to discuss innovation in teaching and making higher education more accessible to all. About 50 Pitt faculty, staff and administrators attended the University Senate’s 2018 plenary meeting — an annual event held to discuss a pressing to...

Provost to consider SGB textbook plan

Board member Alex Spenceley listens to chair reports during SGB’s public meeting Tuesday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

January 17, 2018

After passing a resolution to help lower textbook costs, Student Government Board President Max Kneis announced Tuesday that Pitt is forming a committee to discuss implementing the ideas. SGB introduced a resolution last week calling on Pitt to expand the use of open education resources like PDF textboo...

SGB calls for textbook cost reduction

Pitt Program Council Special Events Director Zach Linn discusses upcoming events during SGB’s first meeting of the year. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

January 10, 2018

At Student Government Board’s first public meeting of the semester Tuesday night, SGB President Max Kneis introduced and read a resolution calling for the University to expand the use of open educational resources, such as PDF textbooks. “[Textbooks are] just another added cost, so anything we can do ...

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