The purpose of the PaCE Fellows Program is to promote and support professional, career, and leadership development for CSU faculty, subject matter experts, and staff through a year-long program. PaCE Fellows spend one year in career development activities based on an individual growth plan created with their supervisor. Activities supported by the program include attending and/or presenting at a professional association conference, individual mentoring/coaching, enrolling in a certificate program, skills and/or knowledge building, and others. At the end of the year, each fellow makes a presentation on how they spent their year and lessons learned.
Applications open spring 2023.
The Edward M. McAleer Awards has been reimagined into PaCE Fellows. The newly aligned vision and purpose of PaCE Fellows is to promote and support professional, career, and leadership development for faculty, subject matter experts, and staff through a year-long program as part of the PaCE Learning and Development Initiative.
CSU faculty and staff may self-nominate or nominate their colleagues for a PaCE Fellowship. There are three award categories:
The final selections will depend upon the nominations received and decision of the PaCE ARC committee.
Each PaCE fellow’s campus department will receive a stipend of $7000 to help cover the cost of participation. Funds may be used for a variety of activities, including attending and/or presenting at a professional association conference, individual mentoring/coaching, enrolling in a certificate program, skills and/or knowledge building activities, etc. Campuses may augment the award with local self-support funds.
The PaCE Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC) reviews each nomination and determines which nominees, if any, to present to the Commission for a vote during a CPaCE Business meeting. PaCE Fellows are selected by the (ARC) based on the nominations received from CSU campuses. The decision is based on a summary and recommendations presented by the PaCE ARC Committee. Awardees in each category are notified via congratulatory communication and will be formally honored and invited to attend a future commission event.
The PaCE Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC) establishes standards and activities within PaCE to recognize excellence in course design, instruction, facilitation, and leadership development for faculty, staff, and subject matter experts serving self-support learners in the CSU. The Committee selects participants according to established guidelines. The Committee also receives individualized career plan updates/presentations from participants and supervisors at the end of the one-year program.