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The AANAPISI program, one of eight federally designated Minority Serving Institution (MSI) programs, was established by Congress in 2007 as part of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. It was expanded in 2008 under the Higher Education Opportunity Act. The AANAPISI program provides grants and related assistance to AANAPISIs to enable such institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals. To qualify for an AANAPISI grant, an institution must have at the time of application, an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least ten percent Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander students. At least 50% of an applicant institution’s degree-seeking students must receive financial assistance under one or more of the following programs: the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study (FWS), or the Federal Perkins Loan. Institutions must first apply for designation of eligibility and be deemed eligible to compete for an AANAPISI grant. Institutions may direct grants toward construction or renovation of instructional facilities, purchase of educational materials, development of faculty and curriculum, and support of student services.
Taskforce Charge: To explore and apply for an AANAPSI designation
Application deadline: Monday, October 11, 2021 at 5pm
Application instructions: Please email Staff Council at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a brief interest statement addressing the following information:
Term & requirements: This committee is expected to meet monthly for 1-2 hours beginning in January 2022 with some independent research and writing as part of the work of the taskforce. All DePaul Staff, full-time and part-time, exempt and non-exempt, are encouraged to apply.
If you are interested, please apply by Monday, October 11, 2021 at 5pm.
The Board of Trustees is convening a staff vetting committee as part of the search process for the next president of DePaul University. There will be several vetting committees, each comprised of a set number of members from their respective constituencies (20 faculty, 20 staff, 10 students). Each vetting committee will have an opportunity to interview the presidential finalists. The 20 staff will be selected at-large from across the university. The vetting committees have four core responsibilities:
The Staff Council Effectiveness Committee will review self-nominations and recommend a slate of 20 candidates for the Staff Vetting Committee.
Application deadline: Monday, October 18, 2021 at 5pm
Term & requirements: This committee is expected to meet monthly beginning in November 2021 with availability to meet with final candidates the week of January 10, 2022. All DePaul Staff, full-time and part-time, exempt and non-exempt, are encouraged to apply.
If you are interested, please apply by Monday, October 18, 2021 at 5pm.
The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity offers the BUILD Diversity Certificate, a professional development diversity certificate available to all DePaul staff and faculty. The certificate program helps participants develop cultural competencies, offering the tools necessary for linking diversity to organizational and work performance, and connecting the university's Vincentian mission of dignity and respect for all individuals to our core operating business principles.
There is a Level 1 certifcate program, as well as an advanced Level 2 certificate. Courses may also be taken individually for those who do not want to pursue the full certificate program.
Detailed information about certificate requirements, course descriptions, and schedules can be found on the BUILD website.
Learn about the variety of certificate programs offered on the Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) website. E-mail email@example.com with any questions not answered on the website.
Connect with other DePaul parents and network on topics related to parenthood. For more information, visit the DePaul Parent Connection website.
Learn about upcoming events and how to join on the DePaul Women's Network website. E-mail DPUWomensNetwork@depaul.edu with any questions not answered on the website.
Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) provides holistic education, support, and resources for individuals to establish and sustain long-term, healthy behaviors, including hosting a number of trainings and workshops open to staff. View their events calendar here.
Staff are invited to use the Idea Realization Lab and attend Idea Realization Lab workshops at no cost.
Staff who are currently managing (or planning to manage) student employees can pursue the Student Employment Manager Certification Program.
Staff may complete the four course training program RecordsU to become an Official DePaul Records Coordinator. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions not answered on the website.
Staff Council serves as the official liaison between staff and other university constituencies by advocating for staff, participating in shared governance, and engaging with staff about issues faced in the workplace. Learn more about Staff Council, its upcoming meetings and events, and annual election information on the Staff Council website.
Did another staff member at the university do something stellar and you want to acknowledge their excellent performance? Submit a "Staff Shout-Out" form to celebrate them and simply acknowledge great work! There is no limit to how many times you can say "You are terrific at your job."An email will be sent to your shout-out nominee. If you are unsure of the recipient's email, you can look them up in the Outlook directory.
Information about values-centered leadership certification and training programs can be found on the Vincent on Leadership training website. E-mail Pat Bombard at email@example.com with any questions.
Learn about Workplace Learning training options on the Office of Human Resources Workplace Learning website. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions not answered on the website.