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Services to Help Our Students Succeed

One of the things I like best about DePaul is the sheer number of services that are available to our students. Many are focused on helping students achieve academic success: from free software like Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud to writing help at the Writing Center and tutoring in the Learning Commons–and everything else in between–there is […]

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Abolish the Bell Curve

At last week’s Fall Forum on Teaching and Learning, faculty, staff, and students gathered to identify strategies for helping students—particularly DePaul’s large population of first-generation and low-income students—persevere and succeed in college. Jacky Villagomez, a student in Business at DePaul and a speaker on the afternoon panel, suggested that all professors, not just ones teaching […]

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Addressing Student Stress

Throughout the last few weeks I have noticed my students become increasingly stressed. This stress seems to come from a variety of sources: adjusting to living independently, mid-terms/course work, difficulties with time management, lack of sleep, and financial issues. I believe, as educators, it is important to help students cope with stress. We can do […]

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Assessment Certificate Program

Beginning this fall, DePaul will be offering an exciting new professional development opportunity to faculty and staff – the Assessment Certificate Program (ACP)! The ACP is the result of a collaboration between academic affairs and student affairs at both DePaul University and Loyola University Chicago. It will present not just an exciting opportunity to learn […]

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