Spring 2016 Faculty Office Hours

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Important Dates for Spring 2016

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Merritt Community Capital Scholarship

The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement is pleased to open the application period for the Merritt Community Capital Scholarship, for one Public Administration Graduate student and two Urban Studies and Planning ​undergraduate students​ for the 2016-2017 school year.  The award for graduates is $9,​434 and undergraduates is $7,000.  The scholarship aims to develop career interests in the field of affordable housing.  Detailed instructions are provided in AcademicWorks, see the links below. 
The Merritt Community Capital Corporation is an Oakland-based nonprofit intermediary ​firm investing in affordable housing developments throughout California.  They have generously agreed to this annual scholarship to support select USP and ​MPA students at San Francisco State University -- a partnership with SF State since 2009.




ABAG's Placemaking Project

The Urban Studies Program and Dr. Ayse Pamuk's USP 680 course played a vital role in the Placemaking Project commissioned by the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG). Dr. Pamuk's students spent an entire semester researching people's experience of places and how places can be designed to attract residents and create thriving communities.  Please visit ABAG's website to view the Placemaking report based on this effort. After the presentation by Dr.  Pamuk's student and submission of their project, ABAG’s Executive Board approved the inclusion of the Placemaking lens in the understanding of Priority Development Areas for Plan Bay Area 2040, their next round of the Sustainable Communities Strategy.  Congratulations to Dr. Pamuk and her students for a successfully project of civic engagement that epitomizes the work of all PACE faculty.  

Important Dates for Fall 2015:

August 24 – First Day of Instruction

August 24-September 4 – Adding Classes via Permission Number

September 4 – Last day for to drop, withdraw classes w/out a “W,” add w/permission numbers, or change classes

September 5-21– Late Add by Exception w/Permission Numbers

September 5 – Withdrawal from Classes for Serious and Compelling Reasons Begins

September 25 – January 2016 Graduation Application Deadline

December 11 – Last day of Instruction

December 12-18 – Finals Week