Thursday, April 6, 2017




Teaching is at the core of what faculty members do at DePaul University. In support of the University’s affirmation of the teaching mission, the College of Education presents annual Excellence in Teaching Awards for Term Faculty and Adjunct Faculty. These awards recognize outstanding and significant achievement in teaching and commitment to the teaching mission.


All College of Education term and adjunct faculty members who have taught at least 6 courses are eligible for consideration. Consideration will be based on the most recent 6 courses taught.

Who May Nominate

Students, faculty, and staff members in the College of Education.


Nominations should be submitted by Friday, April 28 for consideration for the award. Nominations received after April 28 will be considered for the following academic year. The award recipient will be determined in time to be announced at the COE end-of-academic-year celebration.

When You May Nominate

Nominations will be accepted at any time during the year. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following academic year.


 Nominations should be typed in letter form (and signed and dated) detailing reasons why a particular faculty member should be considered for the Excellence in Teaching Award. The nomination letter should not exceed 2 pages.

Attend the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Conference for FREE this summer in Orlando

Graduate Counseling Students,

Would you like to learn more about Career Counseling and attend the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Conference in Orlando, Florida for FREE?

Dr. Becky Michel is seeking graduate counseling students to join a Career Counseling Outreach Team. Over the next year, the team will work with Dr. Michel to develop and provide career groups/workshops at Cara, a non-profit organization in Chicago that provides career/life skill training to adults experiencing homelessness and housing instability ( . Dr. Michel will provide training, consultation, and support to the team.

In addition, four Career Counseling Outreach Team Leaders will be selected to receive advanced training at the NCDA Conference (, including: 
·      Registration to attend the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Conference in Orlando, Florida (June 28-June 30) [valued at $350]
·      Attendance at a Professional Development Institute before or after the conference (June 27 or June 30)  [valued at $150]
·      Roundtrip Flight from Chicago to Orlando [valued at $400]
·      2 nights of shared lodging in Orlando [valued at $400]
·      Note: If selected to attend the NCDA conference, students must become a member of NCDA for $35. (

Students are eligible to apply if they have taken Career Counseling (CSL 454), can commit to developing groups/workshops, and presenting at Cara for at least 15 hours over the next year.  Apply for the Career Counseling Outreach Team by April 19, 2017:

Students will be notified of selection by April 21, 2017.

If you have any questions about the Career Counseling Research Team, please contact Dr. Becky Michel at

TRiO Student Support Services Graduate Intern Advisor

Functional Title:

Graduate Intern Advisor

Date Description Written:

Wednesday September 7, 2011; Revised March 7, 2016


Enrollment Management & Marketing (EMM)/Center for Access and Attainment (CAA): TRIO Student Support Services (Title IV Grant)

Supervisor (Reports to):

Director & Assistant Directors

General Summary:

The Graduate Intern Advisor is responsible for providing one-on-one student-centered holistic academic, career, financial, and personal advising to TRIO SSS program participants. This position is responsible for continuous monitoring of student progress through the use of student records, transcripts, and Degree Progress Reports to ensure that assigned advisees complete classes on schedule, maintain good academic standing, and follow advising recommendations for timely graduation. The Graduate Intern Advisor will report to the Director and Assistant Directors. This position is unpaid and is hosted fall to spring of each academic year (September June).

Principal Duties, Responsibilities, and Other Job Related Information: Responsibilities:

·         (65%) Provides advising information throughout the academic year, maintaining contact with assigned caseload of approximately 30 participants through in-person advising appointments, phone, and email.
·         (15%) Provides overall referral assistance and ongoing communication to internal staff and appropriate campus partners to assist in the retention and graduation of SSS participants.
·         (10%) Identifies and researches suitability of community and scholarship resources that apply to program participants.
·         (5%) Participates in the professional development of participants, program events, and program workshops.
·         (5%) Assists in developing inter-departmental relations (ie: Dean of Students; Financial Aid; DePaul Center; Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning).

Position Requirements:

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants must be a currently enrolled graduate student at DePaul University. Ability to work independently with appropriate use of supervision is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Ability to communicate in writing and orally in English required. Openness to learn and attend trainings in Qualtrics and Student BlueStar/Starfish (if not currently fluent).

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Master’s students in Social Work, Education, Counseling, Public Service, School of New Learning, or Psychology preferred. Knowledge of university resources a plus, or ability to actively research resources available to students. Ability to work independently. Demonstrated ability to work with low income populations a plus. Previous mentoring or advising experience helpful. Bilingual abilities in Spanish helpful.

Hour Requirements/Schedule:

Schedule is Monday Friday ranging from 15-25 hours per week dependent on Graduate Program’s requirements. Position location is Levan 110, 2320 N. Kenmore Avenue, Lincoln Park Campus. Interns will not be required to work weekends, evenings or breaks.

Physical Requirements/Other Notes:

Spend extended periods of time sitting. Numerous professional development opportunities are available: FAFSA training, assessment workshops, etc. Also, opportunities to design/facilitate workshops on professional development, career, self-care, financial literacy, and other helpful topics for students are available.
Disclaimer clause:
“The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. DePaul management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

DePaul Diversity Series

DePaul Diversity Series—Microaggressions in the Classroom: How Educators can Embrace Students’ Unique Identities
Wednesday April 26th 2017 in LPC Richardson Library, Rosati Room 300, 4:00-5:30 pm *register via Handshake

DePaul Diversity Series—Special Education: How to Meet the Diverse Needs of All Students

Monday May 15th 2017 in LPC Richardson Library, Rosati Room 300, 4:00-5:30 pm *register via Handshake

Youth Guidance's Becoming a Man (BAM) Program is hiring BAM Counselors

Youth Guidance's Becoming a Man (BAM) Program is hiring BAM Counselors (males only) - full-time, school-based positions, implementing the BAM Program in Chicago. Contact me directly for questions or send resume to We're hiring for 2017-2018 School Year. Click below to apply!

DSCO Events

Sexual Assault Disclosure Workshop
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Arts & Letters 412
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, DSCO is having an educational event. Come learn how to respond to disclosures of sexual assault and abuse from our students and clients. DSCO will also host a panel of counselors in the mental health, school, and college fields discussing examples of disclosures by clients and students. We have the DePaul Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention Specialist, a counselor from an adult Sexual Violence Support Services clinic, and hopefully a school counselor from the Chicago area to speak to their experiences in their field.

DSCO Day on the Hill
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
7:00am - 8:00pm
Springfield, Illinois

Learn more about how to be an advocate for your profession with a trip down to Springfield to meet with your legislators and advocate for our clients and students. Any interested students need to e-mail DSCO at to sign up. The last day to sign up is Friday, April 7. DSCO was awarded a grant for this event, so we are covering most of the travel costs for this event. We can only take 14 more students, so please e-mail us today! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Advancing Democracy and Justice in Public Education in the Trump/DeVos Era

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 314

The keynote speaker is Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, former Dean of the University of San Francisco, School of Education; formerly at UIC, where he served as professor and coordinator of Asian-American Studies, Chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies, and Interim Co-Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy; Fellow at the National Education Policy Center; and author of many books on education and social justice.

Respondents include:
·         Brandon Johnson, Deputy Political Director, Chicago Teachers Union
·         Cheryl Flores, Director of Youth Services & Community Schools, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
·         Cassie Creswell, Co-executive Director, Raise Your Hand Action

Join us for a discussion about:
• The DeVos Department of Education's policies so far
• The illusion of "choice" as a strategy for school improvement
• Increasing support for public schools - local organizing initiatives
• Advancing an agenda of democracy, equity and justice

Discussion groups will follow the panel.
Registration is required. Please register here.
3 CPDUs available for teachers.

For more information, please contact Diane Horwitz at