Maureen Porter - Awards

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Maureen Porter

Maureen Porter

University of Pittsburgh
5709 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-7041


  • Chancellor's Affirmative Action Award

    Jun 2009
    The Provost's Advisory Committee on Women's Concerns (PACWC) was created by former Provost Smith in March 1983 to investigate the situation of women at Pitt; identify areas in which the University could improve responsiveness to women's concerns; suggest alternative solutions for perceived problems; and represent woman in all areas of the University, including teaching, research, administration, and support services.

    PACWC seeks to ensure a productive educational and work environment for faculty, staff, and students, particularly in areas related to women's concerns. It focuses on general issues of campus climate and programs as they affect women throughout the University. PACWC seeks to assist the Provost and the University community through its mandate (see By-Laws).

    The committee is broadly representative of all areas of the University community and includes faculty members, staff, administrators, and students. PACWC participates in interviews of candidates for senior academic administrator positions and co-sponsors, with Women's Studies and the Provost's Office, an annual reception welcoming women faculty.
  • Podcasting Program (2 different awards)

    Oct 2008

    My co-presenters and I were distinguished with the award for the Best Presentation at the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association! This generated an invitation to represent Pennsylvania at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in New York City in April, 2009. Once again, our presentation there was wonderfully received to an overflowing room. We received news that were we selected as one of the top three presentations at NCTFL from over 200 selections! Congratulations to all who participated in making the podcasting program a success - from ProWorld Service Corps in Urubamba, Peru to kids, staff, and administrators at the Fox Chapel School district.