As a university whose first priority is teaching, DePaul offers a variety of resources to support the classroom and online experience, and to help faculty remain up-to-date with best practices so as to continually improve their craft. Everything from basic information for getting started teaching at DePaul, to links for online tools supporting faculty's courses, to opportunities for advancing your skills, as well as offices that can help with particular aspects of faculty practice are available.
While DePaul remains primarily a teaching institution, scholarship in many of its forms - reseach, creative activities, outreach - has been recognized as an important part of academic citizenship and as such is benefitting from increased attention and resources. Scholarship is expected of all tenure-track faculty and is conducted in an extraordinary range of interests at DePaul.
DePaul is a learning community whose vitality depends on the voluntary efforts of the faculty collaborating to promote the common good. All faculty members are expected to participate in the collective life of the university through fulfilling their individual service responsibilities.
Working at DePaul University as a faculty member can be viewed through two different lenses – as a member of the academy and as an employee of the university. Resources addressing each of those two views are offered.