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.
Social distancing and keeping pace with your exercise routine can be tough. Join Pace's Health and Wellness Committee for virtual workout classes every week that include kickboxing, yoga, and even a weekly step challenge with prizes.
Pace Yourself to Wellness: Online Edition
To help ease some of the high stress and uncertainty amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, the Counseling Center is checking in with a handy mental health guide, plus we share information about resources available to Pace employees through Cigna.
Coping Emotionally with COVID-19
Worry. Anxiety. Grief. The brain-body response to stress is powerful. Dyson Professor of Psychology Sally Dickerson, PhD, discusses human stress responses and ways to best mitigate potential external stressors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Professor Is In: Sally Dickerson