Greensburg’s Ghilani receives PA GOAL award

Jessica Ghilani, associate professor of communication at Pitt–Greensburg, is among the inaugural recipients of a PA Grants for Open and Affordable Learning (GOAL) award.

GOAL provides grants and stipends to “encourage and support faculty in creating, adapting and adopting open educational resources and other zero-cost learning materials for students in institutions of postsecondary and higher education across the commonwealth.” Thirty projects across 23 Pennsylvania institutions were funded. Ghilani is the only recipient of a PA GOAL award in the Pitt system.

She will use the funding to support the creation of materials for her Public Speaking course, a general education requirement for all students on the campus. Ghilani also was selected to present on her project at the 2021 Affordable Learning PA Summit taking place Aug. 17 to 19.