The ACE program offers online, volunteer-based activities throughout the year for personal and professional enrichment. The Office of Faculty Advancement will reward and recognize JCESOM faculty who exhibit outstanding academic citizenship with “Academic Citizenship Excellence” points. These points can be earned by attending 30-45 minute sessions available online faculty development sessions.
PACE is a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) formed based on the professional development needs assessment survey conducted by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. The needs assessment covers a wide range of factors, ranging from research, and mentoring, teaching pedagogy to professionalism. From the results, faculty members are grouped into a cohort with similar learning needs in their area of interest. Participants in PACE are offered an annual retreat followed by seminars and collaborative activities during the year to provide learning development of faculty at any rank. Engaging in an active, transdisciplinary learning communities promotes scholarship in the area of faculty interest. Evidence shows that FLCs provide mentoring and support for faculty to investigate, attempt, assess, and adopt new (to them) methods in their scholarly pursuit.