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If you would like personal consultation on your teaching, Jen O'Brien, Assistant Director for Teaching Support at TLA, is available to meet with you one-on-one to discuss teaching and learning related topics. Consultation topics may include designing courses, exploring new pedagogies, creating effective assignments and lesson plans, and interpreting student evaluations, among other areas of interest or concern. To schedule a consultation, contact Jen O’Brien at email@example.com or x2-6712.
In addition to regular workshop offerings, TLA staff can design specialized workshops to address a teaching and learning related topic relevant to your department or program. These workshops can be tailored to reflect the scholarship of teaching and learning in your field or to focus on a more general topic of interest or concern to you and your colleagues. Please contact Jen O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or x2-6712 for more information or to schedule a workshop.
A SGID is a voluntary and confidential mid-term evaluation tool that allows you to hear from your students in a structured way about how the class is going before the end of the term. During the SGID process, a representative from TLA will come to your class at the mid-point of the quarter to meet with your students in your absence in order to identify what is going well in the course and what could be improved. Following the small-group discussion, the TLA staff member will meet with you to discuss the results of the SGID and to offer feedback and next steps. SGIDs typically take 20-25 minutes at the end of class and should be scheduled by week five or six of the quarter. Please make your request a minimum of one week in advance of the desired date.
If you would like in-depth, constructive feedback on your teaching, TLA can provide a teaching observation for your class. Prior to the teaching observation, you will meet with a TLA staff member to provide background information on your course and identify areas of concern. Following the observation there will be a meeting in which the TLA staff member will provide you with feedback and a confidential written report. Please submit your request at least one week in advance of your preferred observation date. You may do so by contacting Jen O’Brien at email@example.com or x2-6712.
Research librarians are available to help you create assignments designed to meet the changing student needs in information literacy. Faculty members teaching in Lincoln Park may contact Heather Jagman, Coordinator of Library Instruction, to discuss the availability of appropriate resources and research instruction options for your course. If your class meets at the Loop campus, please contact Jessica Guthrie, Assistant Coordinator for Instruction & Online Learning. Library instruction sessions typically meet in our technology equipped library classrooms, but we can also support your students via online research guides, screencasts, and tutorial where appropriate.
Scheduling in-person class visits at least one week in advance is appreciated. Scheduling early will allow us to give you the date and time that fits best with your syllabus.
Research Librarians are available to provide one-on-one support for students who walk up in person or make an appointment for an in-depth consultation. Faculty members are encouraged to send research assignments to Paula Dempsey, Reference Services Coordinator, who will recommend key resources and alert staff to student needs. For everyday library questions, both students and faculty find the AskALibrarian IM chat service convenient and friendly.
Special Collections & Archives provides a forum for students to encounter original documents and primary sources, general instructions in handling and use of collections, and introductions to collections relevant to a specific course. Special Collections and Archives librarians work with faculty to develop structured exercises or research projects which utilize both physical rare volumes and electronic items.
Via Sapientiae collects, organizes, and provides open access to scholarly works produced by the University's faculty, staff, centers and institutes, and students. Via Sapientiae also showcases DePaul's unique Vincentian heritage materials.
For further information about how the library can work with you, please see Information for Faculty.
The Writing Center offers short informational presentations to DePaul Classes. An experienced Writing Center Tutor can visit your class to discuss our services with your students. Instructors should complete the online form to schedule a presentation.
As you plan your courses for next quarter, please consider working with Writing Fellows - a group of highly talented, carefully selected, and extensively trained undergraduates who serve as peer writing tutors in classes all across DePaul University. The Fellows will make thoughtful and extensive revision-oriented comments upon drafts of assigned papers and confer on-on-one for a substantial amount of time with each of your students in an effort to helpthe students make smart, significant revisions to their papers before the papers are turned in to you for a grade. See depaul.edu/writing and contact Matthew Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
UCWbL’s Faculty Development Program Director, Matthew Pearson, is available to consult with faculty one-on-one about a range of topics related to writing instruction. Consultations can focus on effective assignment design, syllabus planning, responding to and evaluating student writing, some combination of these topics, or other topics related to teaching and writing. Matthew can be contacted at email@example.com.
UCWbL offers departments, colleges, or schools customized workshops for faculty on topics related to writing and teaching. Workshops can be designed on topics such as designing effective writing assignments, responding to and evaluating student writing, writing to learn course content, or using Blackboard writing-tools effectively. In addition to these topics, we can discuss other topics for workshops that will help support good writing pedagogy at DePaul.
Dr. Lauri Dietz, the Director of the University Center for Writing-based Learning, is available for one-on-one writing consultations with any DePaul faculty or staff member working on a conference paper, article, monograph, or any other type of writing project. Please contact her with questions or to schedule a meeting.
DOTS is a faculty development program that trains and assists faculty to become successful facilitators of online learning. The program builds online readiness among faculty through an immersive, hands-on experience. Faculty are introduced to online-learning best practices, hands-on innovative use of technology, quality standards for course development across all delivery formats, and are guided through the development of exemplary course sites for online and blended instruction. In addition, the program provides opportunities for faculty to interact with peers with a shared commitment to online learning and to develop a sustainable network of online-ready instructors. For information on the program and application process, visit the DOTS webpage.
FITS offers training sessions and workshops on a variety of instructional technologies. Visit the workshops page for a complete list of upcoming workshops and events.
IDDblog.org is maintained by the Faculty Instructional Technology Services department at DePaul University. The site’s primary goal is to provide information on enhancing instruction through the use of technology. Previous topics have included: Introducing Prezi: Go Fancy for the Right Reasons.
The DePaul suburban campuses have one computer each specifically faculty use. The computer can be found inside of the library on the Naperville, O’Hare, and Rolling Meadows campuses. On the South (Oak Forest) campus, the faculty computer is inside of the general computer lab.
Media Production and Training collaborates with faculty and university departments in developing a learning environment enriched through effective use of technology in the curriculum. MPT provides an array of media-related services to members of the DePaul community, including audio and film production, event photography, and more. Students, faculty, and staff can request MPT's services online.
The Center for Intercultural Programs partners with faculty across the university to provide interactive, experiential, and dialogical experiences in the classroom to enhance students' understanding of diversity relative to curricular content. These workshops and dialogues can be selected from a menu of offerings or can be customized to suit the needs of your students. Requests can be made online or via email by contacting Scott Tharp, Interim Director of the Center for Intercultural Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Howard, the Steans Center's Assistant Director for Faculty Development, is available to meet individually with faculty and instructors considering using service-learning or having decided to do so. Jeff can advise you on how the addition of community service to an academic course can enrich students' learning experiences by offering resources, reviewing your syllabus, suggesting assignments tapping the community service experiences on behalf of course learning objectives, and more. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Jeff Howard.
If you visit DePaul's Survey Resources webpage, you can learn about the surveys that are being administered to DePaul students/faculty/staff/alumni, find results from previously administered surveys, and/or request assistance for conducting your own survey. It's a great way to learn more about DePaul students and reach out to them if you need to conduct a survey at some point. For example, faculty may be interested to see the results of regular Student Pulse polls, which offer a glimpse of students' views of certain topics.
DePaul ENGAGE is a voluntary consortium of departments, programs, and people (students, faculty and staff) at DePaul who are working specifically to engage students in learning and action around socially responsible leadership in the Vincentian tradition. Meetings are held monthly for information sharing and the building of a network of people who share ideas, educational strategies, and resources around this goal. By working together more intentionally, DePaul ENGAGE seeks to develop and implement collective strategies to reach, involve, and impact a greater number of students through various curricular and co-curricular approaches to foster their learning and development as socially responsible leaders. To become a part of this consortium (all are welcome), please contact Mark Laboe at email@example.com.