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Best Practices Conference

Student-Faculty-Engagement -- Strengthening the Undergraduate Experience

For a number of years, Pace University has participated in the National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE). NSSE focuses on questions that will provide data on some of the “best practices” in undergraduate education. Over the years Pace has excelled in certain areas and has lagged behind in others when compared to other institutions.  

The Best Practices Conference will inform participants of the various Pace outcomes in the NSSE instruments. What are the areas of Pace’s strengths? What are Pace’s areas of weaknesses? How does Pace compare with other institutions when it comes to student engagement? After the opening session there will be “Engagement Roundtables” which will allow faculty to have discussions with their peers on certain engagement topics and make recommendations to the Provost on how Pace can improve in the area of faculty- student engagement.  The conference will also have student participation so that faculty can hear from students and offer an opportunity to have an exchange of ideas with them.

As of now, the topics to be explored during the “Engagement Roundtables” include:

  • Various Learning Strategies that promote student learning and success (students engaging with course materials)
  • Reflective Integrative Learning Techniques (students personally connecting with course material)
  • Effective Teaching Practices (students understanding course goals and receiving prompt feedback)
  • Student Faculty Interaction (student’s experience with faculty)

The conference will also have student participation so that faculty can hear from students and offer an opportunity to have an exchange of ideas between faculty and students. 

Friday, March 23rd 2018
NYC Campus
Start Time: 9:00am
Rooms: Civic W614

Register for the Best Practices Conference.


Tentative Schedule

Time Workshop Location
9:00am – 9:15am Continental Breakfast & Registration Civic W614
9:15am – 9:30am Welcome & Overview of the Day
Jim Stenerson
Civic W614
9:30am – 10:15am NSSE results and where Pace stands
Karen DeSantis
Civic W614
10:30am – 11:45am Roundtables I Civic W614
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch & Student Panel Civic W614
1:30pm  List of Recommendations Civic W614