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Global Psychology Day, Faculty Institute, Assessment Workshop Day, and Pace’s Inaugural Retention Conference—get the latest updates and RSVP today!

The semester may be drawing to a close, but there are quite a few events on the slate for Pace faculty and staff. Here’s what’s right around the corner:

Global Psychology Day/Conference
Friday, May 12
9:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
New York City Campus
Student Union, Meeting Room A

Each year, Dyson, the Psychology Department, the John Templeton Foundation, Psi Chi, and the Confucius Institute host a Psychology Conference that features a full day of presentations and poster sessions from undergraduate and graduate students, panel discussions, networking, and keynote speakers, on the NYC Campus. This year’s Global Psychology Day and Conference, running from 9:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m., will feature dozens of poster presentations by students and departments from Pace and local organizations dedicated to psychological research.

The day will be anchored by a panel from 2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. titled “Global Violence Against Women and Girls,” and will feature social psychology pioneer and Pace Professor Florence Denmark, Pace Professor Yvonne Rafferty, PhD, and visiting professors Janel Sigal, PhD, and Carolyn Springer.

For more information and an upcoming schedule of events, visit the Psychology Department's website.

Faculty Institute
May 1617
New York City Campus
Various Locations 

The sixteenth annual Faculty Institute will take place May 1617, 2017, on the New York City Campus. This year’s Faculty Institute will examine different ways to think about achievement, both for ourselves as faculty, and for our students.

The Faculty Institute seeks to explore how goal setting and achievement are realized and to examine how collaboration among faculty, their students, and staff can improve student outcomes at Pace. Explicit discussions of goal setting and goal strivingthe process by which we work to reach our goalscan improve personal and professional success among faculty and their students.

The two-day conference will feature a keynote from Constance A. Knapp, PhD, professor of information systems. She has served as a faculty member at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems since 1985. The keynote session is titled "All I really needed to know I learned the first day of each semester—except what I needed to know kept changing," and will focus on the evolutionary nature of classroom preparedness. 

Registration is still open! Interested parties should fill out the registration form ASAP. For a complete schedule of events, visit the Faculty Institute website

Assessment Workshop Day: Learning Outcomes in Support of the Student Experience
Tuesday, June 13
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus
Willcox Hall

The Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research (OPAIR) will be hosting an assessment workshop day with Student Affairs on June 13 on the Pleasantville Campus.

The workshop is titled “Direct Assessment Techniques of Student Learning Outcomes in Support of the Student Experience,” and will provide participants with an understanding of direct assessment tools and techniques applicable for learning that occurs outside the classroom.

All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend! Secure your spot by RSVPing to Fiana Sandy at

Pace’s Inaugural Retention Conference
Friday, June 16
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus
Willcox Hall

“Going the Extra Mile—Data‐driven, student‐focused retention strategies that work”

Pace’s inaugural retention conference will offer sessions that highlight best practices, evidence of impact, and exciting innovations in retention and student success. Presenters, who will be selected early this month, will explore topics and themes that include:

  • > Predictive Analytics
  • > Targeted Support for Specific Populations
  • > Effective Student Communication
  • > Advisement Infrastructure
  • > Innovative Programming
  • > Financial Literacy Programs
  • > Summer Bridge Programs
  • > Academic Supports
  • > Student Success and Retention Platforms
  • > Four-year Planning
  • > Addressing Systemic Issues
  • > Short and Long Term Strategies
  • > Best Practices for Mentoring Students
  • > Mentoring

The Office of the Provost invites you to learn more on the Retention Conference website. Please contact Adèle MacKinlay ( or Sue Maxam ( with any questions.

School of Education Summer Forum
Thursday, June 29
8:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.
New York City Campus
Bianco Room

The School of Education is proud to present their Summer Forum, which invites students, teachers of all content areas, alumni, and administrators to discuss topics including community engagement, student voice. and inquiry. To learn more and view the schedule of events, visit the School of Education website. RSVPs are due June 1.