Adjunct faculty invited to resource fair

Adjunct faculty resource fair 2017
Adjunct faculty members learned about a wide variety of university services and departments at the 2017 Adjunct Faculty Resource Fair. This year’s fair is Oct. 30 at the DePaul Center. (DePaul University/Christine Gramlick)
DePaul offers adjunct faculty a wide array of services and benefits to support them in their roles as members of the faculty. The challenge is in knowing how to access them.

Nearly two dozen DePaul departments and offices will participate in the upcoming Adjunct Faculty Resource Fair to give adjunct faculty the opportunity to become more informed employees, more resourceful teachers, better-equipped problem solvers and, overall, more knowledgeable about the university. The event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 3 - 6 p.m. at the DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Concourse Level. (Free professional portraits will be offered too!) ​

This will be the second resource fair organized and sponsored by DePaul’s Workplace Environment Committee, an elected advisory body that hears, reports and suggests resolutions for workplace issues affecting the lives of adjunct faculty members across the university.

“The goal of the Adjunct Faculty Resource Fair is to provide the adjunct faculty with a true, one-stop shop that puts many of DePaul’s offices and departments in one space,” says Neal Heitz, an adjunct faculty member in the College of Communication and a member of the WEC. “It’s really impressive to see this many departments willing to put so much effort into making sure the adjunct faculty are supported and given the ability to discover the vast resources DePaul has to offer.”

This year’s fair will include tabling from many university units, listed below, as well as presentations and group discussions that were planned in response to feedback to the WEC from adjunct faculty in the past year. The Office of Human Resources will share two presentations on benefits. There also will be presentations to share information on protocol involving challenging student situations and an emergency preparedness presentation from Public Safety.

A photographer from the Office of Public Relations and Communications will be available from 3 - 5:30 p.m. to offer professional portraits to fair attendees. No appointment needed and the price is right - FREE!

Other offices at the Adjunct Faculty Resource Fair include:
  • Academic Advising Support
  • Academic Affairs (academic integrity)
  • Athletic Academic Advising
  • Campus Recreation
  • Career Center
  • Center for Students with Disabilities
  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Dean of Students
  • Division of Mission and Ministry
  • Global Engagement
  • Health Promotion and Wellness​
  • Human Resources (benefits)
  • Information Services
  • Institutional Diversity and Equity
  • Public Relations and Communications
  • Public Safety
  • Steans Center
  • University Bookstore
  • University Library
  • University Registrar
  • University Events
  • University Writing Center