Faculty Corner: February 2020
Nominations for the Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence are open through February 28! Plus, a faculty grant opportunity in the humanities.
Call for Applications: Mellon Periclean Faculty Leader in the Humanities Program Grant
Pace University faculty are invited to apply to be a Mellon Periclean Faculty Leader (PFL) in the Humanities. As a Mellon PFL in the Humanities, you will design, teach, and assess the outcomes of a new or significantly revised course in the humanities (to be taught in 2021–2022) that incorporates a community-based project. The course will be developed in collaboration with a community partner and address one of the grand challenges of climate change, education access, immigration, mass incarceration, race and inequality, or voter engagement. PFLs engage in ongoing faculty development opportunities and receive an award of $3,500 to support their work.
For more information, please email Interim Director Heather Novak.
The deadline for applications is February 21, 2020.
This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Eugene M. Lang Foundation, Project Pericles, and Pace University.
Kenan Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence
Nominations are now open! Each year, the University selects peer nominated faculty members to receive the Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence in order to recognize exemplary teaching performance by full-time faculty.
The Office of the Provost encourages you to participate in the process of selecting this year's Kenan Award recipients by nominating your colleagues, preferably, one from New York City and one from Westchester.
Nominations are submitted by a full-time faculty member at Pace University, and should include:
- >> A one or two page supporting statement indicating how the nominee meets the criteria should accompany the nomination, along with a signed endorsement from the part-time faculty member’s chairperson and the school/college dean.
- >> A summary of student evaluation results for the previous 8 semesters must be included.
- >> At least one peer evaluation by a full-time department faculty member is strongly encouraged.
Nominations may be submitted via email to the Office of the Provost, with a copy to the appropriate dean. They may also be mailed to the Office of the Provost in a sealed envelope/marked “Teaching Excellence Award for Part-Time Faculty Nominee” with a copy also sent to the dean.
Please submit nominations by 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2020.
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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