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A Letter from Acting Dean Alexandra Murphy: Responding to COVID-19

The College of Communication addresses remote courses, advising and general questions during COVID-19

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Dear College of Communication Students,

By now, you have received several messages from the university regarding DePaul’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While moving our university to a remote format was not expected, we are hopeful that this proactive decision will keep everyone in our university community safe and healthy while still providing a quality education and keeping you as on track as possible for your degree progress. These are our top priorities.

With this in mind, we want to reassure you that the College of Communication faculty and staff are way ahead of the curve in terms of technological awareness and preparedness. The same dedicated faculty whom you have come to know and love in your face-to-face courses will be sharing their knowledge and expertise remotely. Your advisors will remain readily available to meet with you virtually and to answer any questions you may have. We are still DePaul, just online.

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​Remote Courses

Our faculty are currently working to adjust their syllabi to these new circumstances. Some of the courses will be more traditional online courses relying primarily on asynchronous teaching, while some will include elements of synchronous sessions (happening in real time using the originally scheduled class period) using platforms such as Zoom.

Prior to spring quarter, you will hear from your instructor. Be sure to check D2L and your email for course-specific information. The University Teaching Commons site also provides a number of resources to help students prepare and succeed in online learning.

Virtual Advising

Your academic advisor is available to assist you via email, virtual appointment or phone call. You may schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor in BlueStar. Please be sure to include in the appointment notes the method by which you would prefer to be contacted. To find your advisor’s contact information, please visit the Academic Advising page.

General Questions

We remain open and ready to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. For any general questions, please email and your question will be directed to the appropriate person.

Alexandra Murphy, Acting Dean
Acting Dean Alexandra Murphy
Please follow the CDC guidelines and stay safe and healthy. We are in this together and are here to support you i​n any way we can.

All my best,
Alexandra Murphy
Acting Dean, College of Communication