Administration Drexel Center for Academic Excellence A Very Busy Time In February, DCAE Fellow, Susan Epstein, and Associate Director, Dana D’Angelo, began a Peer Review of Teaching program with 12 faculty members from the Physician’s Assistant Program at Drexel. Office of Faculty Affairs 2016-2017 Career Development Awards In February, the Office of Faculty Affairs selected awardees for the 9th cycle of the Career Development Awards (CDAs). The CDAs are designed to help junior tenure-track faculty members increase their exposure to senior colleagues at other institutions who can be collaborators and mentors. Institute for Energy and the Environment Reducing Philadelphia’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 80% by 2050 In November, researchers from the A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment issued a 97-page report to the City of Philadelphia that plots a detailed course for how the city can reduce its emission of greenhouse gasses—with the goal of an 80 percent reduction by the year 2050. Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Effectiveness Assessment Conference Drexel University will host what will be its Third Annual Conference on Assessment. Quality Improvement Quarterly Newsletter Roughly 2,500 years ago, Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant.” Those who know Drexel University understand the truth of those words. Program Alignment and Review Updates The Office of the Provost is committed to an ongoing, comprehensive process to continuously and formally review programs and the overall structure and alignment of instruction and research at Drexel, ensuring that our students are provided optimal education in line with evolving global work force needs. Assessment Workshops The Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Effectiveness is offering 14 workshops this year on topics ranging from Developing or Refining Course Level Outcomes to Direct Assessment of Program Level Outcomes and Course Level Outcomes. Office of International Programs Students Present on Global Challenges at the 9th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges – Sustainability On Thursday, February 25, 2016 the Office of International Programs held its 9th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges focusing on the theme of Sustainability. University Libraries Benefits of ICPSR Membership for Drexel ResearchersAs a member of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Drexel has joined approximately 700 other colleges and universities in the acquisition, preservation, and distribution of social science data. Fourth Annual Celebrating Drexel Authors Event The Office of the Provost and University Libraries will host the fourth annual Celebrating Drexel Authors Event on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 4 - 6 p.m., showcasing the work of Drexel faculty, staff and students who authored or edited books published in 2015. Drexel Smart Initiatives Introducing New Directors of the Drexel Smart Initiatives ProgramThe Drexel Smart Initiatives Program (DSIP) would like to thank co-directors Dr. Shivanthi Anandan and Diana Nicholas for their energetic leadership over the past years. Office of University and Community Partnerships UConnect Launches at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood PartnershipsUConnect is a program born out of a spirit of true collaboration. UConnect is a program of the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement created in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences providing Information, Referral and Follow-up (IRF) services to the local community.