The DNA of Pace University

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology hosts the 11th annual Faculty Institute on Pace’s PLV Campus, featuring keynote speakers Victor E. Ferrall and Marc Prensky.

Join the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) at this year’s 11th annual Faculty Institute on May 17 and 18 on Pace’s Westchester Campus. This year’s theme, The DNA of Pace University: Collaboration and Innovation, is focused on the development of partnerships between faculty, staff, administrators, and students, as well as the promotion of collaboration among members of the Pace Community.

On day one, keynote speaker Victor E. Ferrall, president emeritus of Beloit College and author, will discuss the challenges facing liberal arts colleges today. Also planned for the day are sessions presented by the Faculty Research Forum, whose goals this year were to increase faculty publication rates and promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and the Pforzheimer Center for Faculty Development, which will share their work from the past year.

The second day of the Institute will be dedicated to addressing the innovations and collaborations currently happening at the University in the forms of interdisciplinary teaching, research, and the use of new technologies. The day’s keynote speaker, Marc Prensky, is an internationally acclaimed writer, speaker, and innovator in the field of education. Additionally, a panel presentation by representatives from each of Pace’s colleges and schools is also planned for the second day of the Institute. The Panel is set to present their own initiatives which best exemplify the theme of Collaboration, Innovation, and Research.

For more information about the Faculty Institute or to attend, please visit www.pace.edu/facultyinstitute.

(i)Tune in to Pace Lectures and More

Lectures on the go? Lessons from the road? Sure! Share your recordings with your students and peers by contributing now to Pace on iTunes U.

iTunes U is a free service for higher education from Apple that provides a means for managing, delivering, and accessing university-related content to all, whether on or off campus.

A new version of Pace on iTunes U has been launched, now featuring recorded lectures and video recordings of campus events, faculty talks, and even digitally re-mastered interviews of Pace College Radio in the 1960s; as well as content featuring Vice President Joe Biden’s Recovery Act Roundtable at Pace, former president Bill Clinton’s Pace Centennial address, the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor’s Pace Law Commencement address, Pulitzer-winning author Junot Diaz, and more.

In addition to new audio and video content, the site features other enhancements, including keyword searching, a subject-based index of recordings and a listing of featured contributors. After months of hard work, CTLT was delighted to launch this new and greatly enhanced version of Pace on iTunes U.

The Pace Community, alumni, and the general public can access Pace on iTunes U at http://itunes.pace.edu. Since the site debuted in October 2008, all recordings have been—and currently are—available to the public and can be downloaded at no charge.

Users can download and play the recordings on their Mac or PC computers or transfer them to an iPod, iPhone, or iPad with just one click; and experience it on-the-go, anytime, making learning from a lecture just as simple as enjoying music.

Pace on iTunes U combines rich new media with innovative teaching and research making it is possible for every Pace faculty member and researcher to effectively and efficiently provide course material to students, colleagues, fellow researchers, as well as the local and global community.

If you have content you’d like to submit, contact Julio Rodriguez, courseware designer and manager of the Pace on iTunes U project, at jrodriguez@pace.edu.