Thinkfinity (Verizon) Sponsored Grants ($3,500 stipends and up to $10,000 in equipment) from a one-time pool of up to $220,000 is being considered for faculty proposals on STEM, MOOCS, Hybrid curricular development and learning outcome assessment. To read about the process and apply please visit http://www.pace.edu/ctlt/provosts-grants-thinkfinity-initiative-summer-grants
The Pace Library Digital Commons/Digital Repository have been accessed 1,759,613 times (full text access), 629,712 times alone for last year. There are about 4,087 papers to date. This is an ideal site for upload of scholarly and community works and exchanges of novel ideas. Even after a manuscript is published in external journals, its excerpts and link could be uploaded as well. Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations are two other examples to post.
A 50/50 travel match of up to $600 per adjunct faculty per annum is considered for presenting/attending scholarly conferences in the region or the nation. The aim is to enrich students’ teaching/scholarly experience through enhancing pedagogy, integration of instructional technology, contents and learning outcome assessment.
The APAA establishes regular presence on WESTCHESTER CAMPUS, of the Office Academic Affairs in Mortola Library’s second floor and in Kessel 201 (the campus center). Academic resource support, faculty development are particularly the areas of focus for this office.
$120K, allocated by the Student Tech Fee Comm., will be used to install the state-of-the-art audio-sound system in Goldstein Athletic Center; the project is expected to be completed by the summer 2013. The new sound system will ultimately be complemented with a gamut of giant video and large flat screens and synchronized light system, presumably through securing external sponsorships. The current audio system would soon be moved to Willcox Gymnasium.
A reorganizational move, congruent with current strategic implementation, was completed in the library system thereby yielding in streamlined [more user friendly] services, higher efficient and several hundred thousand dollars savings. Capital improvements for creating for students hip social, reading and ideas exchanging ambiance in each library is provisioned.
The new website launched for the Office of Associate Provost for academic Affair (www.pace.edu/apaa), recolonized for its rich informal resources, has received wide positive reviews and constructive feedbacks.