Faculty Center Events
Join the Faculty Center for the Best Practices Conference on March 23, and the 17th Annual Faculty Institute on May 17.
Best Practices Conference
New York City Campus
Student/Faculty Engagement: Strengthening the Undergraduate Experience
The Best Practices Conference will inform participants of the various Pace outcomes outlined in the results of the National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE). 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 keynote 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 for an exchange of ideas.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the Best Practices Conference website.
17th Annual Faculty Institute
What is Critical Thinking Today? Expanding Boundaries in Learning
This year's Faculty Institute offers insights into critical thinking and how faculty can deepen critical analysis of the curricula. We will explore pedagogies for expanding critical thinking throughout the disciplines and offer strategies for helping students listen and thoughtfully consider others' points of view, even when those opinions conflict with their own. Additionally, we will examine how critical thinking can help faculty and students navigate the multiple and diverse world views heard in contemporary life.
The Faculty Institute will also seek to explore how expanding the boundaries in the learning experience will improve learning outcomes and foster an enriched collaboration among faculty and our students. Motivating faculty and students to view the world both critically and with an open mind improves and expands learning goals within and outside of the classroom. More importantly, thinking critically about curricula enables faculty to provide a more student-centered, equitable education experience.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the Faculty Institute website.
Seidenberg Professor Zhan Zhang, PhD, was recently awarded a $175,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue research pertaining to wearable technologies for health care workers. Zhang discusses the intersection between health and technology, upgrading health care to the "smartphone stage," and much more.
The Professor Is In: Zhan Zhang
Pace University will open all three campuses for in-person, online, and hybrid classes for the fall semester, with classes beginning in New York City, Pleasantville, and the Elisabeth Haub School of Law on Monday, August 24, 2020.
Fall 2020: Returning to Campus
All faculty and staff are invited to join a conversation about plans for resuming on-campus operations in accordance with New York State guidelines. Join us on Thursday, June 25.
Faculty and Staff Community Briefing: June 25