Resources for Appointment Stream Faculty

Appointment Stream Faculty Resources

Policies and Procedures

  • Pitt Faculty Handbook (University faculty and academic policies, research administration, faculty compensation and benefits, and academic resources and services) (
  • Dietrich School Gazette (Formal record of council activity, faculty personnel actions, faculty meeting announcements, and faculty grants competition announcements) (
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer Policies and Procedures (All official University policies and procedures, including those regarding: Travel, reimbursement, grievances, personnel, grading, academic integrity, facilities, health, safety, security, and others) (

Professional Development

Instructional Resources

  • Center for Integrating Research, Teaching, and Learning (Pitt-CIRTL) (Based in Engineering and open to all faculty, the Center enhances excellence in undergraduate education through STEM evidence-based teaching practices) (
  • Lynda online technology training videos (Access thousands of training videos through the portal.  For example, try: “Endnote Essential Training,” “Office 365 for Educators,” or “OneNote for Team Collaboration.”)
  • Dietrich School Advising Center (Advisors help undeclared students to explore academic and career goals, understand policies and procedures, and get connected to University resources. The Advising Center works closely with departmental advisors who advise students once they have declared a major.

University Center for Teaching and Learning:

  • Teaching Partners faculty community (Participants meet twice per semester and are kept informed about important teaching and technology topics by email and social media during intervening months) (

Pedagogical Initiatives

  • Innovation in Education Awards (Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence funds projects that enhance teaching at Pitt and foster new instructional approaches) (
  • Dietrich School Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) (Work with students to help them grow as researchers and creative thinkers) (

Mentoring and Sponsorship

  • Center for Mentoring (UCTL) (Will serve as a central resource to support professional excellence by encouraging growth and development of faculty as teachers and scholars) (
  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (On-demand access to mentoring tools and support you need to be successful) (

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