Innovation in Education Awards honor projects that enhance teaching

After a one-year pause, the Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence has awarded a new round of Innovation in Education Awards for 2022. The awards recognize faculty for projects that enhance teaching at Pitt and foster new instructional approaches that represent advances over existing methods. 

This year's call also encouraged faculty to explore ideas that focus on experiential or active learning to support an equitable and inclusive learning environment or technology-enhanced learning.

2022 Innovation in Education Awards

  • Joanne Baird, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, for "Occupational Therapy Near-Peer Facilitation: Learning"

  • Amy Bowser, School of Nursing, Health and Community Systems, for "Development of Competency-based Performance Rubrics Assessing Undergraduate Nursing Students' Clinical Judgment in High-Fidelity Simulation"

  • Reem Hannun, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Geology and Environmental Science, for "Climate Science Ambassadors for the Next Generation: Working with Pitt Students to engage their peers and community about climate change"

  • Karthik Hariharan, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies, for "Virtual Anatomy Permanent Teaching Collection"

  • Prema Iyer, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, for "Bridging the Gap: Game based learning as a strategy to integrate biochemistry principles and clinical concepts in Pharmacy Education"

  • Lauren Jonkman, Pharmacy, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, for "Envisioning Health Justice through Photovoice: engaging health science students in structural competency"

  • Linda O’Reilly, Deitrich School of Arts & Sciences, Biological Sciences, for "Enhancing Student Biochemical Learning through the Gaming of Metabolic Pathways"

  • Amy Williams, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Music, for "Interdisciplinary Performance Laboratory"