2023-2024

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Office of Human Resources - Education Sessions

Office of Human Resources - Education Sessions

Dear Faculty and Staff,I am happy to announce that the Office of Human Resources will be offering a variety of upcoming educational sessions. Topics have been selected based on the questions fielded in our department, past feedback we received, and... read more

FY25 budget process

FY25 budget process

​Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,  We are happy to report that all our colleges, schools, and administrative units have submitted their fiscal year 2025 budget recommendations for consideration. Thank you for your dedication and collaboration... read more

Progress update on the full-time faculty salary study

Progress update on the full-time faculty salary study

​​​Dear Colleagues,​I'm pleased to share a brief update on the Full-Time Faculty Salary Study.  On February 7, 2024, the work group presented our progress to Faculty Council, reviewing key points of the study’s methodology.  This... read more

Join us for workshops on Environmental Sustainability, Poverty, and AI

Join us for workshops on Environmental Sustainability, Poverty, and AI

​Are you interested in connecting with other faculty and staff to discuss issues centered on environmental sustainability, poverty or artificial intelligence? If so, please join the Office of Research Services and the Innovation Day 2024 event team... read more

More details on Student Health Insurance Plan

More details on Student Health Insurance Plan

As a part of our Designing DePaul initiative, we are committed to offering affordable health care to all of DePaul’s undergraduate and graduate students. Announced​ last September, all degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students will be required to have active health coverage beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year. 

Invitation: "Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution" virtual keynote

Invitation: "Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution" virtual keynote

​​​Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,​​Last fall, we shared how the Hispanic-Serving Institution Task Force​ was off to a strong start, formalizing DePaul’s commitment to becoming an HSI. Securing this designation remains an important focus area of... read more

Enhancing Campus Safety and Security

Enhancing Campus Safety and Security

​​​​​​​​Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students, ​We hope you’re faring well and staying warm as we make our way through another Chicago winter. Just when we thought we might get away with mild weather this year, January clearly had other plans. As we... read more

Update from Advancement and External Relations Senior Vice President Katie Fraumann

Update from Advancement and External Relations Senior Vice President Katie Fraumann

I am delighted to share some developments in the Division of Advancement and External Relations that underscore our dedication to advancing DePaul’s Vincentian mission and continuing the important work laid out in our Designing DePaul philanthropic road map.​

Staying Safe: Review Important Procedures

Staying Safe: Review Important Procedures

As DePaul begins the winter quarter, Public Safety would like to remind the community about several important resources that help keep the campus safe. Public Safety encourages you to contemplate options for how to respond when you feel unsafe both... read more

Simplification of the FAFSA Application Process: Important Update

Simplification of the FAFSA Application Process: Important Update

We hope this email finds you well. We wanted to share some news regarding the upcoming changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. As many of you know, the FAFSA will undergo a major simplification effort starting in the... read more

FY25 Planning Cycle Meeting Follow Up for Budget Planners

FY25 Planning Cycle Meeting Follow Up for Budget Planners

​Thank you for joining us on Thursday, December 7, 2023, to discuss the Fiscal Year 2025 planning cycle and administrative unit strategic planning process. For those that were unable to attend the meeting, or would like a refresher on what was shared, we... read more

Athletics aligning with guiding principles [for Athletics Senior Leadership]

Athletics aligning with guiding principles [for Athletics Senior Leadership]

​​​​Thanks for your time, discussion and attention yesterday in our senior leadership session. As we close the calendar year with our final meeting of 2023 on Dec. 19, we will also begin reading through the Designing DePaul eBook together (linked in the... read more

Looking back on the fall quarter

Looking back on the fall quarter

Congratulations on a successful fall quarter! The last few weeks of the quarter were busy ones. On Monday, November 20, we held our fourth-ever Driehaus Cup competition. A record-breaking ten teams participated in the competition, judged by guests... read more

Fiscal Year 25 Budget Planning Update for Budget Planners

Fiscal Year 25 Budget Planning Update for Budget Planners

​​​​​​​As you know, one of the Designing DePaul initiatives is a retooling and reimagining of our entire budget and financial planning process. In previous budget planning cycles, by the end of November, units and SRAC would have completed most of their... read more

Update: Transition to Virtual Format for all Budget Blueprint Educational Sessions

Update: Transition to Virtual Format for all Budget Blueprint Educational Sessions

​​DePaul’s Budget Blueprint educational sessions aim to provide valuable insights into the university’s annual budget and finances. In order to meet the growing demand for virtual sessions, the scheduled in-person meeting times will be changed to a... read more

Strategic Planning Insights and Holiday Greetings

Strategic Planning Insights and Holiday Greetings

​​As the holiday season approaches, I extend my warmest wishes to you and your families. I am writing to share updates on the strategic planning processes currently underway in the colleges and schools. A common thread among these plans is the commitment... read more

Retention and graduation rate data resources

Retention and graduation rate data resources

As DePaul moves forward in an ambitious pursuit to eliminate the achievement gap among our student populations, gleaning insights from data is a key part of the journey. Our colleagues in Institutional Research and Market Analytics (IRMA) have built an... read more

Community Meeting for Athletics Facility Project

Community Meeting for Athletics Facility Project

At the beginning of the fall quarter, President Rob Manuel announced an ambitious philanthropic expansion at DePaul encompassing new fundraising goals for both academics and athletics. One of the first waves of fundraising will be dedicated to renovating... read more

Update on the Full-Time Faculty Salary Study Work Group

Update on the Full-Time Faculty Salary Study Work Group

I am writing to provide you with a brief update on the progress of the Full-Time Faculty Salary Study Work Group. The work group, convened by Academic Affairs, includes tenure- and term-line faculty appointed by Faculty Council. Membership:... read more

Update on the Faculty Composition Study Work Group

Update on the Faculty Composition Study Work Group

I am writing to provide you with a brief update on the progress of the Faculty Composition Study Work Group. The expertise and dedication of all our faculty are central to DePaul's academic mission, and understanding the op​timal composition of our... read more

Budget Blueprint Educational Sessions

Budget Blueprint Educational Sessions

​Earlier today, President Manuel shared with you the news about the launch of DePaul's Budget Blueprint website and the introduction of a series of educational sessions to lend more context to our budgeting process and financial performance.​

Title IX Overview

Title IX Overview

​This message is an important overview of DePaul’s policy, response, and resources related to sexual and relationship misconduct and violence, including information about safe and positive options for risk reduction and bystander intervention... read more

Black Equity Initiative Committee holds first meeting

Black Equity Initiative Committee holds first meeting

DePaul is committed to standing in solidarity with the concerns of Black students, faculty and staff. Designing DePaul’s Black Equity Initiative (BEI) formalizes this commitment. The BEI Committee convened on Oct. 26, and we would like to share... read more

Guiding Principles for Speech and Expression

Guiding Principles for Speech and Expression

​​​With the current events taking place in our world, our nation, and our own campus, there are a variety of differing opinions, ideas, and beliefs. The university environment is the ideal place for these differing views to be explored. We acknowledge... read more

An Update on Designing DePaul’s Student Health Insurance Initiative

An Update on Designing DePaul’s Student Health Insurance Initiative

​DePaul’s commitment to supporting students’ academic success and wellbeing is ongoing, and we continually explore ways to address evolving needs. Focusing on student health insurance, a Designing DePaul initiative, emphasizes the importance of... read more

Parking and Shuttle Services

Parking and Shuttle Services

​​​​With the DePaul community’s safety top of mind and our Designing DePaul safety initiative driving us forward, we continue to implement additional measures. Thanks to all who continue providing feedback and ideas on enhancing campus security.We are... read more

Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC) 2023-2024 election results

Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC) 2023-2024 election results

​​I am pleased to congratulate the five adjunct faculty who have been newly elected or re-elected by peers from their school or college to serve on the Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee:  Nathan DeWitt, Gabrielle Simons, Aaron Lefkovitz, Jack Magaw,... read more

Addressing IL Public Act 102-0083

Addressing IL Public Act 102-0083

​​Our faculty and staff play a critical role in the lives of our students, especially when they have a serious need. In an effort to provide support to students experiencing homelessness, and in accordance with IL Public Act 102-0083, DePaul has... read more

Hispanic-Serving Institution Task Force Off to Strong Start

Hispanic-Serving Institution Task Force Off to Strong Start

​​​​​​​Last week, a diverse group of university community members gathered for a Hispanic-Serving Institution Task Force Meeting — reinforcing and formalizing our commitment to becoming an HSI. Securing this designation is a focus area of Designing... read more

A message from John Milbauer, new dean of the School of Music

A message from John Milbauer, new dean of the School of Music

​​​Embarking on a new era at the School of Music, we are eager to showcase the incredible talent of our students and faculty. Our concerts reflect the passion and dedication that create inspiring, moving, and entertaining musical experiences in a wide... read more

DePaul's security and campus benchmarking results

DePaul's security and campus benchmarking results

As DePaul continues to address concerns about campus safety, progress and solutions come in many forms. Bolstering our building security and leveraging advancing technologies are key in our approach.  Last summer, we engaged Jensen Hughes, a global... read more

DePaul's solidarity with migrants - a call to action

DePaul's solidarity with migrants - a call to action

Effective solidarity with those on the margins, in this case those who are forced to migrate in order to survive socio-economic and political upheavals in their own countries, has always been a central priority for our institutional Vincentian... read more

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training for All Public Safety Officers

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training for All Public Safety Officers

Over the course of the last year, we have been actively engaging in conversations with our university community members about campus safety. In response to the feedback we collected through those conversations, combined with a number of recent incidents... read more

Good news on student retention

Good news on student retention

​I’m writing to share some very good news. More of last year’s freshmen returned to DePaul for a second year than at any time since 2013! DePaul’s first-year retention rate for the 2022 freshmen cohort is 87%; that’s an increase of 3 percentage points over the 84% of the past two years.

St. Vincent de Paul Heritage Week

St. Vincent de Paul Heritage Week

Among the many traditions at DePaul, we are close to celebrating a September tradition created around the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul: St. Vincent de Paul Heritage Week. On September 24 – 29th we will celebrate the life and the works of Vincent... read more

Philanthropic Expansion Update

Philanthropic Expansion Update

Few events compare to the start of the academic year. As DePaul University’s 2023–24 academic year surges forward this fall and our campuses churn with activity, the energy, fellowship and passion on display is inspiring! I’m honored to be serving as... read more

Share Your New Revenue Generation Ideas

Share Your New Revenue Generation Ideas

​​Last May, as a complement to the ideas generated in the Designing DePaul sessions, Academic Affairs sought input to inform the work of the Strategic Resource Allocation Committee (SRAC). Specifically, I invited faculty and staff to share ideas... read more

Student Health Insurance Coming Soon

Student Health Insurance Coming Soon

​Dear Stud​ents, Faculty and Staff, At DePaul, our students always come first. We’re committed to supporting the academic success and wellbeing of our students, and we’re excited to announce that starting next fall, DePaul will offer students access to... read more

Join the Conversation: Campus Safety Summit, September 14

Join the Conversation: Campus Safety Summit, September 14

​Dear Facu​lty, Staff and Students, Next week, the university will bring our university community together for a conversation about campus safety and how to design an approach moving forward. We hope you will participate in the Campus Safety Summit,... read more