Society of Vincent de Paul Professors > About > Mission


The Society of Vincent de Paul Professors is an organization of faculty at DePaul University whose goal is to enhance the educational mission of the University in ways consistent with its distinctive values, such as Vincentian personalism, social justice, and service. The Society will promote the ideal of the teacher-scholar by:

  • demonstrating in teaching gateway courses in the disciplines, in professional programs, and in the Liberal Studies Program the synergistic relationship between teaching and one’s own scholarship;
  • serving as ambassadors within and outside the University to portray DePaul as an institution where teaching and scholarship inform and reinforce one another;
  • providing mentorship to junior faculty;
  • contributing to University processes of faculty development;
  • engaging students in scholarly and creative work beyond the classroom;
  • promoting scholarship on teaching that inspires and engages other faculty.

Society members have committed themselves to working together on projects in service to the university to further the mission of the Society. Current projects include supporting an educational mission in Haiti, helping to preserve the archives in the mother house of the Congregation of the Mission in Paris, and increasing the visibility of the more than 30 academic honor societies on campus. A complete list of committees, task forces, and action groups is available on the Society’s website under the "Projects".

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