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.
ASPIRE is a program designed to facilitate and improve the writing process for scholarly publications. This active writing program provides editorial support, teaches professional writing tools and techniques, and educates participants on strategies for academic publication.
PACE At Your Own Pace is a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) formed based on the professional development needs assessment survey conducted by the Office of Faculty Affairs. PACE at your own Pace will be delivered in a hybrid-asynchronous format. Part of it will be delivered online (through Microsoft Teams), and the other part will be offered onsite. The hybrid component of the PACE certificate program is meant to provide participants with some flexibility in their learning. The needs assessment covers a wide range of factors, ranging from research, mentoring, teaching pedagogy, and professionalism. From the results, faculty members are grouped into a cohort with similar learning needs in their area of interest. PACE participants are offered an annual retreat followed by seminars and collaborative activities during the year to provide learning development for faculty at any rank. Engaging in 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.