​Composed of accounting, finance, continuing education and technology professionals, the Academic Fiscal Administration (AFA) team provides focused stewardship, analysis, and advocacy to all units reporting to the Provost.  AFA accomplishes its aims by developing strong enterprise-wide relationships and fostering networks of financial and personnel management, training and outreach. The unit proactively partners with senior and executive leadership, serving as a resource to the Provost and all of Academic Affairs, in matters of: policy development; process improvement and implementation; financial modeling; contract review; full-time faculty and staff hiring; space and scheduling; and audit as well as general compliance. AFA further provides coordination around the university's annual  financial planning efforts, including tuition pricing, and also provides financial expertise to aid in linking the strategic plans and budgets of the college/school and service units to the university's overall strategic and financial goals, mission and values.

Academic Fiscal Administration strives to cultivate a collaborative academic business environment in all respects.  Whether supporting an individual unit inquiry or coordinating the monthly Academic Budget Manager Group, the Academic Fiscal Administration team partners with stakeholders to bring about appropriate actions/resolutions regarding academic business matters.​

Focus Areas

 

Budget Planning 

Coordinating the annual academic budget planning process across the more than 20 units that comprise Academic Affairs is the most important priority for the staff in this area.  Tasks related to this function include assistance with budget planning; presentation to the Strategic Resource Allocation Committee (SRAC); periodic confirmations throughout the planning process; serving as support staff to the tuition pricing process; and managing academic financial information for the Provost and various Board of Trustee committees.

Office Location
Loop Campus
22nd floor
55 E. Jackson Blvd. 

Financial Management and Support

Providing financial management guidance and support to areas within Academic Affairs is another central aim for Academic Fiscal Administration.  This unit also serves as a resource to the colleges/schools/units to aid them in linking their strategic plans and related budgets with the University's strategic and financial goals, mission and values.

Office Location
Loop Campus
22nd floor
55 E. Jackson Blvd.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Full-time Faculty Hiring and Faculty Contract Management

People are our most important resource at DePaul, and as such are key to providing the best possible educational experience to our students.  Academic Affairs has a team of professionals dedicated to supporting the academic units through all stages of the faculty hiring process and retention efforts.

Office Location
Loop Campus
22nd floor
55 E. Jackson Blvd.

Full-time Staff Hiring

Staff play an essential role in achieving DePaul's strategic mission.  The hiring and retention of quality staff are the focus of a dedicated team in Academic Affairs as they assist the academic units in their efforts to engage the best individuals for each role in our academic enterprise.

Office Location
Loop Campus
22nd floor
55 E. Jackson Blvd.

Continuing and Professional Education

DePaul's Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) provides adult students with the latest knowledge and practical insights to enhance their professional development and advance their careers.  CPE utilizes the university's close connections and extensive network of instructors and business professionals in the Chicago region to allow students to learn from experienced professionals who incorporate the latest theories with established knowledge.  Programs are offered in financial planning; human resources and training; management; marketing and communications; and law.  Offerings run from short-term seminars to 180-hour certificate programs and are offered at all DePaul campuses as well as onsite at partner organizations.  Formats include in-person, online and combination programs.

Office Location
Loop Campus
10th floor
14  E. Jackson Blvd.

Classroom and Building Space

Supporting the space needs of DePaul's varied academic offerings with the most efficient use of available resources is one of the primary concerns of Academic Fiscal Administration.  Dedicated staff work with academic units to satisfy the needs for both office and classroom space with priority given to those functions and/or units that support the university's academic mission.

Office Location
Loop Campus
8th floor
55 E. Jackson Blvd.