September 5, 2019 | Vol. 9, Issue 1
 
Welcome from the Provost
Welcome back! I hope you found time this summer to rest and reset. You deserved it. I want to thank our faculty for their hard work on scholarship and teaching this summer; your accomplishments reflect positively on all of us.
 
It was a busy summer on campus; we:
  • Celebrated the Class of 2019 and others with a new and growing collection of stories that illustrate how Pacific prepares its students for success.
  • Received our WSCUC reaccreditation action for a term of eight years. All of us send our thanks to the steering committee for its dedication and hard work, and, really, the entire Pacific community is to be commended for its support of and immersion in the WSCUC process.
  • Formally transitioned University College and the Benerd School of Education into a single new unit, the Benerd College.
  • Welcomed new faculty members and new and continuing students back to Pacific.
  • Launched Thriving Tigers Initiative
Last year was a challenging year as we said goodbye to beloved colleagues and friends, but I am convinced that we have much to look forward to as we work together to provide an exceptional learning environment for our students. I appreciate all that you do to support our students and their success in the classroom and beyond. I am certain that our students have a distinct and excellent learning experience in our classrooms and offices, and, having just taught two classes myself last spring, I know how much work it takes to deliver an engaging, Pacific-quality class.
 
As I begin my year as your Interim Provost, I hope you take some time to come by and say hello. I love hearing about how our students, faculty and staff are doing. I learned a lot from the faculty whom I bumped into this summer, and I look forward to collaborating with you to elevate Pacific.
 
Warmly,
Mike
Michael Hunter Schwartz
Interim Provost and Professor of Law
Events
Conversations with Interim President Pallavicini ... More
University Assessment Committee to hold faculty workshops Oct. 4
UAC invites faculty to participate in two workshops facilitated by Swarup Wood, professor of chemistry, CSU Monterey Bay. These workshops address assignment design and critical thinking and can be taken together or separately ... More
Save the Date:  Faculty Showcase and Awards Nov. 7
The Faculty Showcase and Awards reception will highlight recent faculty development leaves and faculty award recipients. Join us Thursday, November 7th from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the DeRosa University Center, Ballroom on the Stockton campus.
Find more Academic Events 
These are just a few of the many Academic Division events coming up this semester.  Find more here . Are you hosting an academic event open to members of the Pacific community? Let them know -  publicize them here !

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