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Become a Periclean Faculty Leader

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Pace faculty are invited to apply to be a Periclean Faculty Leader in STEM and Social Science by September 21. Selected faculty will receive an award of $3,500 toward designing and teaching a new or revised course in STEM and social sciences that incorporates a community-based project.

Pace University faculty are invited to apply to be a Periclean Faculty Leader (PFL) in STEM and Social Sciences.

This program is supported by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (AVDF) and The Eugene M. Lang Foundation. As an Periclean Faculty Leader in STEM and Social Sciences, you will design, teach, and assess the outcomes of a new or significantly revised course in STEM and Social Sciences that incorporates a community-based project and developed in collaboration with a community partner.

The course will be taught in Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and/or Spring 2022. PFLs engage in ongoing faculty development opportunities and the campus will receive $3,500 to support the work of the PFL.

Program Highlights:

  • >> Receive an award of $3,500 to advance the goals of the course and address community needs. Funds can be used for community partners, community-based projects, conference presentations, course expenses, faculty support, faculty development workshops, events that bridge the community and classroom, and travel.

  • >> Involve a community partner to develop a course that empowers students to address community needs, thereby strengthening campus/community partnerships.

  • >> Encourage students to address real-world problems.

  • >> Engage in faculty development through consulting with a peer PFL at another institution and pursue other professional activities including presenting at national conferences, publishing articles, and/or organizing symposia.

  • >> Join and collaborate with a national community of civically engaged scholars.

Application Requirements:

  • >> Submit proposal for a new or significantly revised course that incorporates a community-based project.

  • >> The proposed course must:

    • o Be in the STEM or social sciences (courses cross-listed with a STEM or social sciences course are eligible);

    • o Incorporate a community-based project identified in collaboration with a community partner. The community partner must sign-off on the course proposal;

    • o Address one or more of the following grand challenges: Climate Change, Education Access, Immigration, Mass Incarceration, Public Health, Race and Inequality, and Voter Engagement; and

    • o Be taught in Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and/or Spring 2022.

  • >> Submit a CV and Personal Statement.

  • >> Tenure, tenure-track, and full-time faculty who are expected to be at the institution beyond 2022 are eligible to apply.

Please send applications by September 21, 2020. To apply or for more information, email Heather Novak.