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Jessica Ghilani Wins Grant to Create Free Materials for Public Speaking Course

Jessica Ghilani in a black shirt

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 students in her Public Speaking course, a general education requirement for all students on the campus. Ghilani was also selected to present on her project at the 2021 Affordable Learning PA Summit taking place Aug. 17-19.