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Faculty Council discusses Election Day, posthumous degrees at first meeting of the quarter

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer

September 9, 2020

In their first meeting of the new school year, DePaul Faculty Council discussed a variety of motions, including the passing of Election Day as a university-wide holiday Wednesday afternoon.  The meeting was held virtually over Zoom in order to abide by COVID-19 social distance guidelines. Pres...

Faculty Council president: 73 in-person classes fall quarter, online winter quarter ‘expected’

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer

August 19, 2020

Faculty Council President Scott Paeth held a Q&A session Wednesday where the looming topics of course instruction, CARES Act funds, faculty tenure and other matters were discussed.  “This is not another lockdown,” Paeth said about the reopening of campus for Fall Quarter.  Paeth explai...

Faculty Council president, SGA discuss tuition prices, online education

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Theodora Koulouvaris, Staff Writer

August 18, 2020

Faculty Council President Scott Paeth and  the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed tuition prices, improving the university’s diversity profile and the quality of online education for students with disabilities in a cabinet meeting Monday. SGA also discussed its upcoming Civic Engagement a...

DePaul Faculty Council holds impromptu meeting to discuss fall quarter

The statue of John J. Egan, located outside of the Lincoln Park Student Center, wearing a mask.

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer

August 5, 2020

DePaul Faculty Council hosted an impromptu meeting Wednesday discussing what the upcoming fall quarter could look like considering the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Chicago. Members discussed necessary health and safety precautions for returning to campus as well as the continuation of the Pass/D/Fail...

DePaul’s enrollment numbers trending higher than expected: VP of enrollment management

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

June 5, 2020

Though many feared a dramatic decrease in the number of freshmen committing to DePaul, as well as continuing students, the numbers are much better than expected. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, DePaul is generally doing well in terms of projected enrollment for fall quarter, said Soumitra Ghosh...

Administrators, faculty discuss options for fall quarter at DePaul Faculty Council meeting

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

May 7, 2020

DePaul will likely hold on-campus classes in the fall, but with a reduced physical footprint, Provost Salma Ghanem said during Wednesday’s Faculty Council meeting.  Though the university does not yet have a definite answer in regard to fall classes — and likely won’t until June 15 — admini...

DePaul Faculty Council votes to offer ‘pass/fail’ grading option for students

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

DePaul faculty council voted unanimously to allow all undergraduate students to opt into a pass/fail grading system for any and all of their classes this spring quarter. To get a “pass” grade, students must receive a grade of C- or higher.  Grades of D+, D and F will still be reflected under ...

DePaul faculty diversity upsets but doesn’t shock

DePaul faculty diversity upsets but doesn’t shock

Lacey Latch, Print Managing Editor

February 16, 2020

A report released by Faculty Council last week pointed to a notable lack of diversity among full-time faculty, a pattern that students have long been aware of. According to the report, full-time faculty is 61 percent white overall. “I’m not surprised at all, but they could definitely do more outrea...

Page 29: DePaulia editors share takeaways from covering Iowa caucuses

Page 29: DePaulia editors share takeaways from covering Iowa caucuses

Hannah Mitchell and Shane René

February 10, 2020

On this week's episode of Page 29, DePaulia editors who covered the Iowa caucuses share their main takeaways. Then, we go over Faculty Council's latest report on diversity. https://soundcloud.com/page29/page-29-depaulia-editors-discuss-iowa-caucuses-faculty-council-diversity-report

On a campus that promotes diversity, DePaul’s faculty demographics say different

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Lacey Latch, Print Managing Editor

February 9, 2020

A report released Wednesday indicates a staggering lack of diversity among full-time faculty at DePaul, despite the university maintaining that it offers students a campus with diversity at all levels. DePaul uses diversity of students, staff and faculty as a recruiting tool to attract prospective stu...

DePaul Faculty Council discusses diversity, renames art school

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Lacey Latch, Managing Editor

January 20, 2020

DePaul’s Faculty Council spent much of their Jan. 15 meeting addressing concerns regarding diversity and inclusion throughout their ranks. When Valerie Johnson, the chair of the political science department presented her motion to prioritize diversity in the hiring process for Associate Deans, she noted ...

Big raises coming for some DePaul faculty

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Hannah Mitchell and Bianca Cseke

November 11, 2019

DePaul’s Faculty Council met on Nov. 6 to discuss an array of topics affecting the university, including the budget deficit, a new faculty compensation policy, a faculty climate survey, a diversity faculty council and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. University Financial Status: DePaul faces a...

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