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Global Pathways Academic Overview


Curriculum Philosophy

The US university environment is unique in its framework and the expectations it holds of its students. During the Global Pathways program, we will help you become familiar with the structure and help you meet the requirements to matriculate onto your degree. You will study both English language skills as well as academic courses, helping you excel from the very beginning. By the end of your time with Global Pathways, you in-classroom exposure will have prepared you to go on and complete your bachelor's or master's program at Pace University.

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Undergraduate Curriculum

Undergraduate Pathways Curriculum as of Spring 2019 Semester*
  ELI Courses Academic Courses
3 GP Terms 2 ELI 070-level courses UNV 101
ART 215 or RES 106**
ENG Writing/ Composition

Optional electives: 1 MAT course or SCI 150
2 GP Terms 2 ELI 080-level courses UNV 101
ART 215 or RES 106**
CIS 101
ENG Writing/ Composition

Optional electives: 1 MAT course or SCI 150
1 GP Term 1 ELI 090-level course UNV 101
HIS 108
COM 200A
ENG 205
ENG Writing/Composition

Optional electives: 1 MAT course or SCI 150

*Undergraduate curriculum might be subject to change depending on course availability, but students can expect that all undergraduate academic courses taken while in Pathways will be counted towards Pace’s undergraduate core curriculum requirements. Learn more about Pace’s undergraduate core curriculum.

**For undergraduate students with 2 or 3 GP terms, the term in which they take ART 215 or RES 106 may vary depending on course availability.

***Students will have the opportunity to enroll in an optional elective if they meet all other GP course requirements and receive approval from a GP advisor.

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Undergraduate Academic Course Descriptions

ART 215: New York and the Visual Arts. 3 credits.

CIS 101: Introduction to Computing. 3 credits.

COM 200A: Public Speaking (ESL). 3 credits.

ENG 99A - 201A: Aside from the zero-credit ENG 099A course, all ENG writing classes are worth 3-4 credits each.

ENG 205: Introduction to Language and Linguistics. 3 credits.

HIS 108: World History After 1650. 3 credits.

MAT 100 - 131***: 3-4 credits.

RES 106: Religions of the Globe. 3 credits.

SCI 150***: Astronomy. 3 credits.

UNV 101: First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Community. 1 credit.

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Graduate Curriculum

Graduate Pathways Curriculum – Dyson School of Arts and Sciences
  ELI Courses Academic Courses
3 GP Terms 3 ELI 080-level courses + 1 ELI elective determined by ELI Not Applicable
2 GP Terms 3 ELI 091-level courses + 1 ELI elective determined by ELI Not Applicable
1 GP Term 2 ELI 092- level courses 1 Academic course in the student’s major determined by Dyson

 

Graduate Pathways Curriculum – Lubin School of Business
  ELI Courses Academic Courses
3 GP Terms 3 ELI 080-level courses + 1 ELI elective determined by ELI Not Applicable
2 GP Terms 3 ELI 091/086-level courses + 1 ELI elective determined by ELI Not Applicable
1 GP Term 2 ELI 092 - level courses 1 Academic course in the student’s major determined by Lubin*

* Most graduate academic courses are worth 3 credits

 

Graduate Pathways Curriculum – Lubin School of Business GMAT Track
  GMAT Courses ELI Courses
3 GP Terms GMAT Course 2 ELI 080-level courses
2 GP Terms GMAT Course 2 ELI 091-level courses
1 GP Term GMAT Course 2 ELI 092-level courses

 

Graduate Pathways Curriculum – School of Education (MS TESOL)
  ELI Courses Academic Courses
3 GP Terms 3 ELI 080-level courses + 1 ELI elective determined by ELI Not Applicable
2 GP Terms 3 ELI 091-level courses + 1 ELI elective determined by ELI Not Applicable
1 GP Term 2 ELI 092- level courses 1 Academic course in the student’s major determined by School of Education

 

Graduate Pathways Curriculum – Seidenberg School of Computer Information Systems
  ELI Courses Academic Courses
3 GP Terms 3 ELI 070-level courses 1 Academic course in the student’s major determined by Seidenberg
2 GP Terms 3 ELI 080-level courses 1 Academic course in the student’s major determined by Seidenberg
1 GP Term 2 ELI 091- level courses + 1 ELI elective determined by ELI 1 Academic course in the student’s major determined by Seidenberg

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Academic Advising Resources

The Global Pathways team provides comprehensive academic advising to all students in the program to ensure optimum student success and academic progression at Pace University. Advising begins during orientation and continues through Pathways. Students receive additional support through University 101 (UNV 101) classes for undergraduates and academic workshops for graduates.

Undergraduate students take UNV 101 during their first semester. Topics covered include:

  • Study Skills for College Success
  • U.S. System of Higher Education
  • Unique Features of the U.S. Classroom
  • Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Networking Skills

The academic workshops for graduate student cover similar topics tailored to specific needs of the graduate student population.

Academic Advising Services Include Assistance With:

  • Course registration
  • Monitoring academic standing
  • Clarifying academic policies, expectations, and progression
  • Math and English placement tests (undergraduate students only)
  • Providing tutoring services for students who need additional support

Global Pathways Academic Policies

Academic progression and completion of the program are based on the following requirements:

  • Completion Criteria: 2.70 cumulative GPA average or above in all courses within the final Global Pathways term.
  • Progression Criteria: 2.70 cumulative GPA average or above in all courses within any Global Pathways term.

If GPA of 2.70 is not achieved:

  • Probation Criteria: 2.69 and below cumulative GPA average. Students may repeat all courses with a C grade or below. Regular advising and tutoring will also be mandated. A student may be dismissed from Pace University if they are unable to achieve the required 2.70 cumulative GPA average upon completing their probationary term.
  • Dismissal: Students with a 1.0 cumulative GPA or below will be dismissed from Pace University.

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Navigating the Quality Point System

  • Percentages are converted into letter grades by instructors, which are then converted into quality points on a 4.0 scale. Progression calculations are determined using only the quality point system.
  • An “F” in University 101 does not count towards progression calculations.
  • “P” grades in any course are not factored into Global Pathways GPA calculations.
  • Incomplete (“I”) grades are strongly discouraged and may delay your progression. If a student takes an “I” grade at the end of term and does not resolve the grading issue quickly, the student will be suspended for the following semester.

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Attendance Policy

Students are required to maintain a minimum attendance rate of 85% in every English Language class in which they are enrolled.

  • In a 14-week Spring or Fall Global Pathways course that meets 28 times, students are required to attend a minimum of 24 times (85%). Four absences are permitted.
  • In a 12-week Summer Global Pathways course that meets 26 times, students are required to attend a minimum of 22 times (85%). Four absences are permitted.
  • Students who miss between 5 and 30 minutes of a class will be marked "late". Three "lates" in a course equals one absence.
  • Students who miss more than 30 minutes of a class will be marked "absent".
  • Students who may require an extended absence due to extenuating circumstances (such as a personal, family, or medical emergency) must meet with their GP Academic Advisor.

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Grade Appeal Policy

As a general principle, the instructor has sole authority to establish standards of performance and to exercise judgments on the quality of student performance, but in a manner that reflects reasonable and generally acceptable academic requirements. Grades assigned in this fashion are final except as the instructor may wish to review them. No faculty member, administrator, or other individual may substitute his or her judgment of the student’s performance for the reasonable judgment of the instructor.

Students who believe that a final grade received in a course was not determined in a manner consistent with the principle described above may challenge that grade by first arranging, within a reasonable period of time (approximately 10 school days from the time that the student knew or should have known of the final course grade), to meet informally with the instructor to establish a clear understanding of the method by which the grade was determined. Every effort should be made to resolve the matter at the level of the instructor and the student. Students who have difficulty arranging a meeting with the instructor should consult the department chair.

If after meeting with the instructor, the student wishes to continue the grade challenge, the student may appeal in writing (with copies to the instructor and the nn of the school) within a reasonable period of time to the chair of the department that offers the course in question. The statement should clearly state the basis for questioning the grade received in the course. It should be noted that if the chair is the instructor, the appeal is to the dean of the school.

The chair’s decision to have a grade reviewed or not is final. If the chair decides that the method by which the student’s grade was determined was not proper, the chair will apprise the instructor of the basis for questioning the grade and request that the instructor review the grade. If the instructor, for any reason, does not review the grade, the chair will request that at least one other faculty member qualified to teach the course in question review the grade. In the process of such a review, the faculty member(s) is (are) authorized to assign a grade change and may, if necessary, require additional examination of the student’s performance as a basis for the grade change.

Students may, at any point in this appeal process, solicit the advice and assistance of an individual faculty or staff member. This individual’s authority in these matters is limited to mediating the relationship between the student and the instructor and/or chair.

In the case of English Language Institute (ELI) courses, the ELI Director for Academics and Recruitment will be considered the chair and the Assistant Vice President of Continuing Education/Professional Education will be considered the dean.

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Progression Appeal Policy

Similar to the grade appeal policy, students who believe that their progression decision was not made in a manner consistent with the principle described above may challenge the decision by first arranging, within a reasonable period of time (approximately 10 school days from the time that the student knew or should have known of the final course grade), to meet informally with their Global Pathways academic advisor to establish a clear understanding of the method by which the progression decision was determined.

If after meeting with the advisor, the student wishes to continue the progression challenge, the student may appeal in writing (with a copy to the advisor) to a member of the Global Pathways leadership team (AVP of International Division and/or AVP of Continuing/Professional Education) within a reasonable amount of time. The statement should clearly state the basis for questioning the progression decision.

The member of the Global Pathways leadership team will meet with an advisor from the department to investigate and address any issues brought up by the student.

Students may, at any point in this appeal process, solicit the advice and assistance of an individual faculty or staff member. This individual’s authority in these matters is limited to mediating the relationship between the student and Global Pathways leadership team.

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Advisor Contact Information

Martin Molden (Undergraduate)
Phone: (212) 346-1148
Email: mmolden@pace.edu

Mackenzie Lirakis (Academic Director)
Phone: (212) 346-1572
Email: mlirakis@pace.edu

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