Professional Development Events
The Faculty Center develops, organizes and hosts various professional development events for Pace University faculty. The events include:
- Academic Portfolio Workshop
- Adjunct Faculty Resources Webinar
- Faculty Exchange
- Faculty Hour
- Faculty Research Workshop
- New Faculty Orientation
- Teaching Technique Workshop
- Write Club
Teaching Through the Age of Disinformation
Zoom | Friday, February 26, 12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Facilitators: Paul Ziek and Kate Fink
Paul Ziek and Kate Fink in the Department of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts offer their perspectives on curbing disinformation in the classroom. The session will include practical advice on engaging with students as well as strategies to encourage media literacy and critical thinking.
Zine Pedagogy Workshop
Zoom | Monday, March 1, 12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Facilitators: Susan Thomas and Kelley Kreitz
Presenters: Elodie Silberstein and Derek Stroup
Are you incorporating zines, small press, artists’ books, or independent publishing materials into your teaching, or considering doing so? Or are you interested in incorporating these materials in your teaching? This workshop will provide an opportunity to share ideas about introducing the history and/or making of zines in your courses. We will discuss past approaches from the library and courses in English, Art, Women’s and Gender Studies, Latinx Studies, Creative Writing, and other programs. We will also identify needs for institutional support of such projects.
The goals of this workshop are to bring together faculty at Pace who are incorporating zines into their teaching to help identify current success stories and needs that might be supported going forward, and to highlight zine pedagogy as an example of what experiential learning looks like at Pace.
Stress Management: A Focus on the Breath
Zoom | Thursday, March 4, 3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Facilitators: Sally Dickerson and Sophie Kaufman
Concerned about burnout? A chance to breathe… At the beginning of the pandemic, we were often in situations in which we were dealing with new, unexpected stressors; and, we developed coping mechanisms for this acute context. However, as the pandemic has continued, the context has shifted to a more chronic condition, with perhaps different – and compounding – stressors emerging. How can we best cope in this continually challenging environment?
In this session, we will talk about the breath – one key aspect that can help us cope and downregulate our body’s response to stressful contexts. The breath is a key component of both meditation and yoga – strategies that can be incorporated either as a longer practice or as a short pause and chance to reset during your day. We will talk about both the science and applications of these techniques, and practice together -- so that you have additional tools to help skillfully cope with the pandemic, other related stressors, and the myriad of other challenges you may be facing.