In addition to the FSDP, the University offers many other opportunities to enhance the professional development of Pitt faculty and staff members through a variety of trainings, courses, and workshops.
Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE)
CIDDE supports faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants throughout the university with individual consultations, in-person workshops, and online workshops. For more information, visit cidde.pitt.edu/
Health and Fitness Program
The Department of Health and Physical Activity provides opportunities for faculty and staff to participate in health and fitness classes and to have access to a fitness center with qualified staff to assist with personal fitness goals. For more information on class schedules and fitness facilities please visit http://www.physicalactivity.pitt.edu/healthandfitness.aspx.
Online Learning with lynda.com
Made available by Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD), lynda.pitt.edu is available 24/7 and offers free unlimited access to an online library of technology courses and other professional topics. For more information, visit technology.pitt.edu/help/lynda.html.
Oral Communications Lab
The Oral Communications Lab provides assistance to University of Pittsburgh students, staff, and faculty with organizing speaking presentations, analyzing the needs of an audience, and practicing delivery skills. For more information, visit the Oral Communications Lab website.
The College of General Studies (CGS)
CGS academic programs offer a continuum of educational opportunities: from degree completion, to post-baccalaureate certificates, to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (for adults 55+). For more information, visit cgs.pitt.edu/.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center provides a place for all University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and staff to improve their writing skills. The center is staffed by experienced consultants who have been trained to help others with their writing. The services are free to all University of Pittsburgh affiliates. For more information, visit writingcenter.pitt.edu/.
Health Sciences Library System
The Health Sciences Library System provides workshops on such topics as searching databases, EndNote, data management, and bioinformatics resources. All classes are open to faculty, staff and students of the University of Pittsburgh schools of the health sciences. For more information, visit http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/calendar
University Library System
The University Library System provides workshops on navigating the resources of the library and research-related resources. For more information, visit library.pitt.edu/instruction-services
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