Professional Development Workshops

All workshops, unless noted, are open to anyone in the Pitt Public Health community. Please register for workshops in advance by pressing the button below.

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Upcoming Professional Development Workshops



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Other Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Mon 4/6 1:00PM - 2:30PM - Event
Interactions and Arrangements with Students Experiencing Mental Health Concerns Professional Development Event
Interactions and Arrangements with Students Experiencing Mental Health Concerns
Mon 4/6 1:00PM - 2:30PM
David Lawrence Hall

A faculty panel featuring Greg Siegel, associate professor of psychiatry, psychology, and clinical and translational science; Christina Newhill, professor of social work; Travis Labrum, assistant professor of social work. Moderated by Linda Tashbook, foreign international comparative law librarian. Part of the Faculty Development Workshop Series | Academics as Leaders.

Tue 4/7 12:00PM - 1:00PM - Event
Essentials of Remote Grading and Feedback (Teaching Center) Professional Development Event
Essentials of Remote Grading and Feedback (Teaching Center)
Tue 4/7 12:00PM - 1:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

This workshop is designed to help faculty understand the essential elements of grading and feedback within the framework of effective and meaningful assessment of student learning. Faculty will leave this session understanding the best practices for teaching what you are grading, and grading what you are teaching.

Tue 4/7 6:00PM - 7:00PM - Event
Creating and Using Rubrics for Remote Delivery Courses (Teaching Center) Professional Development Event
Creating and Using Rubrics for Remote Delivery Courses (Teaching Center)
Tue 4/7 6:00PM - 7:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

Rubrics are versatile, help communicate your expectations to your students, and make grading and giving feedback faster and easier. In this workshop, we will discuss a few different types of rubric, how to strike a balance between creating a rubric that gives students some structure without being too prescriptive, general design best practices, and a how you can use educational technology tools like Blackboard to create and grade with rubrics.

Wed 4/8 10:30AM - 11:30AM - Event
Creating Scaffolded Projects for Remote Delivery Courses (Teaching Center) Professional Development Event
Creating Scaffolded Projects for Remote Delivery Courses (Teaching Center)
Wed 4/8 10:30AM - 11:30AM
** Online/Virtual Event **

In this workshop, which may be of the most interest to instructors teaching small or mid-sized classes, we will review how to create and communicate with students about scaffolded final projects in remote delivery courses, primarily using tools in the Blackboard learning management system.

Wed 4/8 1:00PM - 2:00PM - Event
Assessing Student Learning with Presentation (Teaching Center) Professional Development Event
Assessing Student Learning with Presentation (Teaching Center)
Wed 4/8 1:00PM - 2:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

A course-based presentation is an excellent opportunity for assessing students understanding of the content. Whether in-person or online, students can demonstrate their content knowledge and/or skills in through oral presentations. Instructors will be able to document students’ learning of the materials covered in the course.

Wed 4/8 7:00PM - 8:00PM - Event
Assessing Student Learning with Presentation (Teaching Center) Professional Development Event
Assessing Student Learning with Presentation (Teaching Center)
Wed 4/8 7:00PM - 8:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

A course-based presentation is an excellent opportunity for assessing students understanding of the content. Whether in-person or online, students can demonstrate their content knowledge and/or skills in through oral presentations. Instructors will be able to document students’ learning of the materials covered in the course.

Thu 4/9 1:00PM - 2:00PM - Event
Creating and Using Rubrics for Remote Delivery Courses (Teaching Center) Professional Development Event
Creating and Using Rubrics for Remote Delivery Courses (Teaching Center)
Thu 4/9 1:00PM - 2:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

Rubrics are versatile, help communicate your expectations to your students, and make grading and giving feedback faster and easier. In this workshop, we will discuss a few different types of rubric, how to strike a balance between creating a rubric that gives students some structure without being too prescriptive, general design best practices, and a how you can use educational technology tools like Blackboard to create and grade with rubrics.

Thu 4/9 3:00PM - 4:00PM - Event
Conducting Exams in Blackboard (Teaching Center) Professional Development Event
Conducting Exams in Blackboard (Teaching Center)
Thu 4/9 3:00PM - 4:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

If your face-to-face exams are shifting to online delivery, you may have questions about generating question types, inputting feedback, adjusting settings for the full cohort and for individual students, viewing exam results, communicating expectations and results to students, and controlling the testing environment. In addition to addressing these questions, the workshop will empower you to create exams in the Blackboard (CourseWeb) learning management system and choose an array of appropriate test options. We will also discuss ways to encourage academic integrity and discourage cheating. 

Thu 4/9 6:00PM - 7:00PM - Event
Essentials of Remote Grading and Feedback (Teaching Center) Professional Development Event
Essentials of Remote Grading and Feedback (Teaching Center)
Thu 4/9 6:00PM - 7:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

This workshop is designed to help faculty understand the essential elements of grading and feedback within the framework of effective and meaningful assessment of student learning. Faculty will leave this session understanding the best practices for teaching what you are grading, and grading what you are teaching.

Fri 4/10 10:30AM - 11:30AM - Event
Assessing Student Learning with Presentation (Teaching Center) Professional Development Event
Assessing Student Learning with Presentation (Teaching Center)
Fri 4/10 10:30AM - 11:30AM
** Online/Virtual Event **

A course-based presentation is an excellent opportunity for assessing students understanding of the content. Whether in-person or online, students can demonstrate their content knowledge and/or skills in through oral presentations. Instructors will be able to document students’ learning of the materials covered in the course.

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Questions on Workshops?

Contact Kimmy Rehak with questions about or ideas for workshops. 

Related links

Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development | Sponsored by the Office of the Provost

University Center for Teaching & Learning workshops in three categories: Teaching Support, Educational Technology Services, and TA Services. (formerly known as CIDDE) 

Center for Doctoral and Postdoctorol Career Development's Calendar of Events

Pitt HR Faculty and Staff Development Program

Faculty Certificate in Teaching Excellence 

Student Certification in Teaching Fundamentals 

For other opportunities, including those sponsored by Pitt's Office of Academic Career Development, visit Career Services