Teaching in Today’s Political Climate

Teaching CommonsEach year the Fall Forum on Teaching and Learning brings together faculty from across DePaul’s colleges and schools to connect with one another and share strategies for teaching and learning. The Fall Forum kicks off the academic year with an event focused on pedagogy, complementing the annual Teaching and Learning Conference in the spring.

For more details, please visit the event webpage.

 Friday, October 19 at 9:30am to 3:00pm

 Lincoln Park Student Center, 120 AB 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.​, Chicago, IL


Recommended Cross-Listed Classes

WRD 371/MLS 490, Special Topics: Mentoring Youth in Community Writing Groups

WRD Major Elective; PW Minor Elective

Liberal Studies Junior Experiential Learning 

Jennifer Finstrom, LPC, TTH 11:20-12:50

This course is for any student who is interested in both mentoring young writers and understanding how writing in community functions as an identity-building process. In this class, you will not only have the opportunity to provide extensive online feedback for young writers engaged in imaginative work, but also to occasionally meet them. Course readings will address the value found in writing groups and communities, as well as how to best provide effective feedback. You will also reflect extensively on the intersection of identity, community, and mentoring through writing. This course fulfills the Experiential Learning domain requirement in the Liberal Studies Program and provides an active learning experience as a productive member of a writing community.


WRD 390/MLS 490, Special Topics: Rhetoric and Public Writing

WRD Major Requirement; PW Minor Elective

Liberal Studies Senior Capstone

Professor Jason Kalin, LPC, MW 1:00-2:30

In this section of WRD’s LSP Capstone, we will explore current scholarship that seeks to define *the public* or *publics* and the possibilities for using rhetorical action to explore, understand, and engage in the co-construction of public life with others. We will assume that writing instruction grounded in a conventional understanding of argumentation may not be well suited to changed and changing conditions–those brought about by digital technologies as well as the increasing privatization of interests and institutions once understood to make up the public domain. We will assume as well that public life will increasingly be dominated by questions of power, difference, and representation. The course will function initially like a seminar and later as a practicum: we will expect an initial study of how we might engage meaningfully in public deliberation to inspire a blueprint for individual or collective rhetorical action.

Did you know?

Screen Shot 2018-10-01 at 12.22.45 PMDePaul’s “Student Success” website has information about tutoring and mentoring, advising, wellness & support, technology, and more. There are tutorials on using Desire2Learn (D2L), Digication, Lynda.com, and other, useful software programs. And, if you’re not sure where to get started with any given project or assignment, there’s even an “Explore Your Purpose” tab which serves to inspire and connect you to the tools you need to explore your areas of interest. Explore “Student Success here.

The DePaul Scholarship & FAFSA Awareness Fair

DePaul Central is hosting events this upcoming Thursday (9/27) at the Lincoln Park Campus, and next Thursday (10/4) at the Loop Campus where you can learn about

  • the application process and deadlines for the 2019-20 FAFSA.
  • current scholarships and awards available in Scholarship Connect.
  • tips on navigating Scholarship Connect—and finding external scholarships
  • awards from colleges and departments for internships, travel and assistantships.

There will be free popcorn and swag! For more information, visit depaul.academicworks.com 

FA Scholarship Fair general adv poster

Did you know?

Graduate students (and their spouses and dependents) are offered a discounted membership rate to DePaul’s Rey Meyer Fitness Center at the Lincoln Park Campus. For TheRay$84 a quarter, you can have daily access to cardio equipment, free weighs, a six-lane swimming pool, four-court basketball gymnasium, 1/8-mile jogging track, free specialty group-fitness classes, and more! Learn more about memberships here.

Tuition Insurance Available for Students

There’s no way of foreseeing medical or personal issues that force students to withdraw from classes. If you don’t have proper coverage you could lose some, or all, of the money you have paid. This year, the GradGuard Protection Plan is available for tuition reimbursement in cases of emergency.

By paying one percent of the cost of tuition, the GradGuard Tuition Protection Plan can reimburse your tuition, housing and certain other payments if you need to withdraw in certain cases. If a student withdraws for reasons like a serious illness or injury, mental health disorder or the death of a tuition payer, the student will be reimbursed.

To get a quote or learn more about this optional insurance, call 1 (866) 724-4384 or visit the program website.

Fall Color on the Lincoln Park Quad October, 2014

MALS/IDS Receives New URL Web Addresses, As LAS Restructures College Website

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After a recent change in DePaul University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ website structure, the MALS/IDS Program received new web addresses. To locate the MALS/IDS pages, resources and contact information, viewers should use the following URL links:
The new website not only brings digital changes for MALS/IDS, but also entails new on-line content for LAS graduate students. In particular, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ website directs graduate students to Student Resources and Graduate Student Support. Students looking for information regarding Thesis, Final Project, Independent Study, Internship and Graduation requirements designated by LAS should reference the Graduate Student Support section of the website in addition to MALS/IDS procedures and guidelines located on our respective pages and D2L Community Site (for admitted students).
The program’s former URL addresses should redirect viewers to the updated website, but if the browser fails to do so, then users should utilize the University’s new department-structured website via the new addresses. We apologize for any inconveniences you may encounter. If you have any trouble accessing online forms, documents or general information please do not hesitate to contact our offices; we can help you navigate the updated websites. Despite the changes, we hope you find the new websites efficient and accommodating!