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Past Faculty Institutes

The Faculty Institute is a University-wide conference held annually for all Pace University faculty and staff from any campus.

2017 Faculty Institute, held at the New York City Campus 

  • Theme: "Achieving Goals: Challenging Your Students and Yourself"
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 1)Constance Knapp
  • Keynote Address (Day 1): All I really needed to know I learned the first day of each semesterexcept what I needed to know kept changing

2016 Faculty Institute, held at the Pleasantville Campus 

  • Theme: "Examining Literacies Across the Disciplines: Building a Collaborative Community"
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 1)James Purdy
  • Keynote Address (Day 1): Literacies in a Digital World: Approaches to Teaching Tomorrow’s Digital Scholar
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 2)Niki Fjeldal
  • Keynote Address (Day 2): Generation Z!

2015 Faculty Institute, held at the New York City Campus

  • Theme: "Who gets to Graduate from Pace and Why?"
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 1)Christopher Edwards
  • Keynote Address (Day 1): Resources Pace provided during Mr. Edwards undergraduate experience that were valuable and contributed to his success

2014 Faculty Institute, held at the Pleasantville Campus

  • Theme: "Unlearning to Empower Teaching"
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 2): Ken Bain
  • Keynote Address (Day 2): Unkeynote Address

2013 Faculty Institute, held at the New York City Campus

  • Theme: "The Art and Science of Effective Instruction for the Pace Student"
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 1): Kelly Schrum
  • Keynote Address (Day 1): In the Cloud and On the Ground: Practical Approaches to Teaching with Digital Resources
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 2): Hansun Zhang Waring
  • Keynote Address (Day 2): Keynote Session - Understanding the Language of Pedagogy: Insights from Conversation Analysis

2012 Faculty Institute, held at the Pleasantville Campus

  • Theme: "The DNA of Pace University: Collaboration and Innovation"
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 1): Dr. Victor E. Ferrall, Jr.
  • Keynote Address (Day 1): Liberal Arts on the Brink
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 2): Marc Prensky
  • Keynote Address (Day 2): Keynote Address Title

2011 Faculty Institute, held at the New York City Campus

  • Theme: "Looking Back...Moving Forward"
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 2): W. Gardner Campbell
  • Keynote Address (Day 2): Seizing Occasion by the Forelock: The Pace of Change and the Case for Change
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 2): Tamar Lewin

2010 Faculty Institute, held at the Pleasantville Campus

  • Theme: "Diversity: Understanding the Changing Landscape of Learning and Teaching"
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 1): Dr. Carlos E. Cortez
  • Keynote Address (Day 1): Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Nation
  • Guest Speaker (Day 1): Fredrik C. Palm, Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Columbia University
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 2): Dr. Manju Banerjee and Dr. Loring Brinckerhoff
  • Keynote Address (Day 2): Technological Trends in Higher Education for Students with Disabilities and The Changing Postsecondary Landscape for Students with Disabilities

2009 Faculty Institute, held at the New York City Campus

  • Theme: "Courageous Teaching: Rewards & Challenges"
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 1): Cat Greenstreet, M.A., M.Ed. and Ann Myers, Ed.D.
  • Keynote Address (Day 1): The Calling to Teach
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 2): Paul Griffin, Ph.D. and Rostyslaw Robak, Ph.D.
  • Keynote Address (Day 2): Subjective Well-Being, Meaning, and the Teaching Life

2008 Faculty Institute, held at the Pleasantville Campus

  • Theme: "The Ways We Teach. The Ways We Learn."
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 1): Lawrence C. Ragan, Ph.D.
  • Keynote Address (Day 1): Strategies for Surviving and Ensuring Quality Teaching in a Distributed Education Environment
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 2): Joseph White, Ph.D.
  • Keynote Address (Day 2): Pathways to Inclusive Teaching and Excellence in the 21st Century

2007 Faculty Institute, held at the New York city Campus

  • Theme: "Educating through Partnerships: Collaboration Has Its Own Rewards"
  • Keynote Speaker: Robert Fuller
  • Keynote Address: Building a Dignitarian University

2006 Faculty Institute, held at the Pleasantville campus

  • Theme: "Design for Understanding: Sharing Responsibility for Learning"
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 1): Melvin L. Silberman, Ph.D. - Temple University, College of Education
  • Keynote Address (Day 1): Teaching Actively
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 2): Jay McTighe - Jay McTighe & Associates
  • Keynote Address (Day 2): Understanding by Design
  • Photos: Click here for 2006 photos (PPS)

2005 Faculty Institute, held at the New York city campus

  • Theme: "Shaping the Learning Experience: Engaging & Retaining Students"
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 1): Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D. - Teacher's College, Columbia University
  • Keynote Address (Day 1): Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 2): Mark Carnes, Ph.D. - Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Keynote Address (Day 2): Reacting to the Past
  • Photos: Click here for 2005 photos (PPS)

2004 Faculty Institute, held at the New York city campus

  • Theme: "Reflecting on the Classroom: New Designs for Learning"
  • Keynote Speaker: Lion F. Gardiner - Rutgers University, Newark College of Arts and Sciences
  • Keynote Address: Redesigning Higher Education

2003 Faculty Institute, held at the Pleasantville campus

  • Theme: "Teaching Diverse Students: Tools for the Contemporary Classroom"
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 1): Esther Kingston-Mann, Ph.D. - University of Massachusetts at Boston, College of Liberal Arts[1]
  • Keynote Address (Day 1): Diversity and Academic Standards: Allies, Not Adversaries
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 2): Carolyn Jarmon, Ph.D. - The National Center for Academic Transformation
  • Keynote Address (Day 2): Lessons Learned from Effective Course Redesign Using Information Technology
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 3): Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz, Ph.D. - Pace University (Provost and Executive Vice-President 1999-2003)
  • Keynote Address (Day 3): Perspectives on Faculty Development and Diversity

2002 Faculty Institute, held at the Pleasantville campus

  • Theme: "Focus on Learning and Community: Practical Ways to Succeed in a New Environment"
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 1): Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz, Ph.D. - Pace University (Provost and Executive Vice-President 1999-2003)
  • Keynote Address (Day 1): Focus on Learning and Community
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 2): Rena M. Palloff, Ph.D. and Keith Pratt, Ph.D. - Crossroads Consulting Group
  • Keynote Address (Day 2): Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom
  • Keynote Speaker (Day 3): Barbara S. Pennipede - Pace University
  • Keynote Address (Day 3): Focus on Best Practices: Learning and Assessment