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Academic Continuity and Engagement (ACE)

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During the temporary closure of our physical offices due to Covid-19, ACE is accessible for live questions, referrals, and assistance via a virtual office using Zoom. The virtual office will be staffed Monday-Friday from 9AM to 5PM.  

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Academic Continuity and Engagement (ACE) works to support undergraduate students in their academic goals, success and retention. This is accomplished through peer support programs, strategic communication, data-informed interventions, programs, events and services. The office collaborates with key university and external partners to provide services, resources and programs that address specific retention goals and needs. Specialized efforts involved in these pursuits support student veterans and provide specific, intensive advising and support to this student group.

ACE provides the Student Support Center and the Student Resource Center on the 11th Floor of the DePaul Center (1 East Jackson). The resource center serves as a one-stop resource referral and service desk for students to navigate Student Affairs offices and other university services. All office locations are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Academic Continuity and Engagement (ACE) works to support all undergraduate students in their academic goals, success, and retention. This is accomplished through peer support programs, strategic communication, data-informed interventions, programs, events, and services. The office collaborates with key university and external partners to provide services, resources and programs that address the specific needs. Specialized efforts involved in these pursuits are applied to support Student Veterans and provided specific, intensive advising in that transition and support.

Academic Continuity and Engagement (ACE) accomplishes its goals by:

Advocating
  • Offer a safe space that is welcoming to all students and fights to promote justice, inclusion, equity, and diversity
  • Support and promote students’ academic, professional, and personal growth
  • Coach and mentor students in academic success strategies, time management, personal development, personal strengths, and discernment
  • Support students in strategies to overcome obstacles in goals
Connecting
  • Introduce students to campus resources that support academic excellence
  • Assist with the development of students’ professional communication skills
  • Facilitate opportunities for students to work with campus partners and faculty
Empowering
  • Nurture students resiliency allowing them to confront adversity and demonstrate perseverance in pursuit of their goals
  • Motivate students to take ownership of their education and learn to advocate for themselves along their journey to self-discovery
  • Provide timely information on strategies students can take ownership of to be successful
  • Provide students with opportunities, such as awards & fellowships, internships, and other academic experiences to support the development and pursuit of their goals during and beyond their undergraduate career

From welcoming new transfer students to congratulating new graduates, Academic Continuity and Engagement celebrates our students and provides opportunities for meaningful connections for our entire population and various specific class-year programming. Events and programs are offered regularly to enhance networking opportunities and build a strong student community at DePaul.

Check out the ACE DeHub Page for upcoming events.

Academic support is critical to the mission of Academic Continuity and Engagement. From communication of overall tips and strategies through campaigns, posters, and events to individual outreach and coaching to specific students, ACE offers a number of methods to support all students on their academic goals.

Look for upcoming events on the ACE DeHub page or contact staff using the information below.

Student Achievement and Support works with students to both advocate on their behalf for needs students experience and to also empower students to conduct self-advocacy.

Setup a meeting with your coach (Success Coaching link), mentor (Transfer Peer Mentor link), or contact anyone on our team for assistance.

Programs & Services

Contact

Loop, DePaul Center
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
11th Floor, Room 11017
p: 312.362.6216

Loop, DePaul Center
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
11th Floor, Main Desk
p: 312.362.5411
e: ace@depaul.edu

Loop, DePaul Center
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
11th Floor, Room 11014

Lincoln Park, Student Center room 360
p: 312.362.5656
e: veteransaffairs@depaul.edu

DeHub - Veteran and Military-Connected Student Events 

Staff

Latoya Clark, MEd
Latoya Clark, MEd
  • Student Retention Specialist - Sophomores and Juniors
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Annie Devine, MA
Annie Devine, MA
  • Student Retention Specialist - Transfers and Seniors
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Megan Giedraitis, MS
Megan Giedraitis, MS
  • Assistant Director, Academic Continuity and Engagement (ACE)
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Destinee Guice, MS
Destinee Guice, MS
  • Student Retention Specialist - Sophomore Success Coach
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Larry Melton
Larry Melton
  • Veteran Education Benefits Coordinator
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Flor Reza, MA
Flor Reza, MA
  • Student Retention Specialist - Sophomore Success Coach Program
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James Stewart​, PhD
James Stewart​, PhD
  • Director, Academic Continuity and Engagement (ACE)
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