Carnegie Mellon University
April 29, 2021

Pavetti Awarded Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellowship

By Jen Potter

Scott Pavetti, ISR Assistant Teaching Professor, has been awarded a Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellowship (PITF) for the 2021-2022 academic year. The award includes a stipend that acknowledges the work required to develop and disseminate new approaches to inclusive and equitable teaching in the classroom. 

The PITF, established in December 2019 to support faculty as they work to create more inclusive classrooms, is one of the Strategic Actions for Confronting Racism and Promoting Equity and Inclusion outlined for the Carnegie Mellon community. The program was designed and implemented by the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation, and is co-funded by the Office of the Provost and a gift from the Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh that funds elements of academic success.

During the year-long fellowship, Pavetti will collaborate with a team of Eberly Center consultants to redesign the Requirements for Embedded Systems course to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, he will be mentored by a faculty member who went through the process this past year.

Pavatti is looking forward to once again working with colleagues at the Eberly Center. “When I joined the faculty this past fall, I came from industry and didn’t have a formal background in education. Alexis [Adams] helped me make the most of what I had planned for the Requirements for Embedded Systems course. I think the Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellowship is going to be another meaningful learning experience for me. I look forward to it and hope for a good result.”