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Prepared Written by Joseph P. Schwieterman and Kadee Mullarchy


July 7, 2003


During the 2002-2003 academic year, the Chaddick Institute embarked upoon a variety of initiatives to fulfill the goals specified in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). This report provides a brief summary of our progress toward these goals.

MOA Goals (write a paragraph enumerating or briefly describing each goal)

For brevity, we do not attempt to summarize the various activities of the Chaddick Institute unrelated to the MOA. Readers should also note that Institute director Joe Schwieterman was on academic leave during the autumn and winter quarters.

Create Advisory Committee

An important goal identified in the self-study process was the need to createion of an internal advisory committee consisting of members of the DePaul faculty. This committee is now complete and comprised of the following individuals:

Table 1: Internal Advisory Committee

Susan Cannon, DePaul Real Estate Center

Sarah Elwood, Geography

Liam Henenighan, Environmental Science

Joe Schwieterman, MPS Program

Sara Elwood, Geography

Gloria Simo, MPS Program

Joe Schwieterman, MPS Program

Susan Cannon, DePaul Real Estate Center

John LumpSelf, School of Accountancy, College of Commerce

The All of these internal advisory committee members have all met individually with Institute director to Joe Schwieterman to help develop an agenda for the autumn term. At that time, In September, we will launch quarterly meetings and facilitate undergraduate student involvement through the leadership of committee members Liam Hennigan and Sarah Elwood. The committee will alternate meeting locations between the Lincoln Park and and the Loop Campuses.

We also created an external advisor committee this year that will be separate from our normal interactions with the Chaddick Foundation. This committee consists of the following individuals:

Table 2: External Advisory Committee

Robert J. Boylan, Chaddick Foundation liaison

Jacques Gourguechon, Camiros, Ltd. (; Chaddick Institute Institute Senior Fellow )

Steven Lennet,, Linden-Lenet, Land Design

Laurie B. Marston, Marston Associates

Lolita Sereleas, (SPELLING?),FundConsulting and adjunct DePaul professor

Professors Schwieterman and Simo will also serve on this committee. Each of the external committee members has all performed a variety of tasks for the Institute over the past year. We will hold a twice-annual regular committee meeting in beginning in September.

Seeking Additional External Funding

The Institute has been successful this year in securing new sources of funding. Since conducting the self-study, we have secured several new income-generating projects.

Table 23: Sources Externally Funded

Comprehensive Plan for Village of University Park $20,000

Municipal Evaluation for Lake County, Illinois (May 2003) . $7,500

Study for DePaul University South Campus $7,000

Comprehensive Plan for Village of University Park $20,000

Lake County Solid Waste Evaluation $6,000

Lake Forest Park District Evaluation $3,000

The experience we’ve gained by embarking on these projects has been important to advancing the Institute’s mission and involving students in our workprograms. EEach of these projects areisareis (JOE: proper verb use for “Each” would be “is”, not “are”) essentially a a fee-for-service initiativess. Since last summer, we have had a staff professional, Lolita Sereleas, (SPELLING?) devoting approximately 1/2half (replaced “½”)of her time to the Institute’s special projectsstaff personneprofessionall Lolita Sereleas has devoted approximately half of her time to special projects. We (are able to) reserve use a portion of the funds generated by these projects , however, to support scholarships and part-worktime work opportunities for students. as well as scholarships.

In February of this year, we (who?) our efforts to discussedgenerated our external funds took an unexpectedly positive turnwith the Chaddick Foundation. We began discussing with the This discussion made way for a possible increase in the Chaddick Foundation an increase in their’s annual gift from $48,000 to $95,000. We attend to We describe this grant application, this initiative, which we hope will assures that the Institute will remain on stable financial footing for the next several years, later in the report.

Our desire to bring in externally generated funds in this area took an unexpected positive turn as we began discussions with the Chaddick Foundation in February on a variety of several new projects, which could increase their annual gift of $4850,000 to approximately $905,000. We discuss this initiative, which should assure that the Institute remains on stable financial footing for the next several years, later in the report.

Involving Minority Students

The Chaddick Institute has made progress toward this goalinvolving minority students at DePaulin our program.. Professors Simo and Schwieterman and Simo identified fiveour African- American students in the MPS Program with an interest in urban planning and urban governance, encouraged them to fill out scholarship applications and attend Chaddick events, and three of the four cumulatively earnedawarded three of them $2,2000 in scholarship and work-study support. This money represents about 15 percent of all the funds we award to students annually and about 250 percent of the funds we award to students who are not directly employed at the Institute annually (but only about only about 115 percent of all funds disbursed to students (or recent graduates helping us with ongoing projects) annually). ThisWe acknowledge that 15-20 percent percentage is certainly still still a low on the low minor side but it is an improvement over previous years.

The Institute will be developing more systematic ways to identify worthy minority candidates for funding through the advisory committee. We are hopeful that the students who have already received funding as well as and others minority studentsstudents new to the Institute will apply become good candidates for additional financial support in the autumn term. Moreover, we have discussed with ourt aAdvisory cCommittee (was capital) members strategies for identifying undergraduate minority students during the autumn term.

The MOA item (task) asking that we talk with the Special Assistant to the President on Diversity and to the chairs of several departments in regards to this issue (what issue?) will be complete by September 15, 2003. At that time we will bring our findings to the attention of the advisory committee. We hope task will help us to offer more opportunities for participation to minorities.

We have not yet performed the MOA item asking that we talk with the Special Assistant to the President onn Diversity (“President on Diversity”?) and the chairs of several departments about this issue. We will complete this by September 15, 2003 and bring our findings to the attention of the Aadvisory Ccommittee, which will help us expand our minority participation. , which will help us expand our minority participation.

efforts in this area.

Evaluation of workshops

As recommended in the MOA, we have conducted an audit of our workshops. During February and March, Chaddick staff conducted telephone interviews with 25 twenty-five past participants of our workshops over the past year. We have included a portion of our results in Appendix A. (one paragraph)

The audit proved to be a beneficial exercise and will be useful in a meeting with several of our external advisors in early July. Partially as a result of this assessment, we have also taken steps to have our workshops accredited by the American Planning Association.

Grant Applications

As previously mentioned, the Chaddick Foundation asked us this year to consider submitting a grant application that would effectively give use $457,000 annually in additional funding. (above and beyond their annual gift of around $50,000). We submitted this application in May and received an informal indication that they would accept this proposal in June. They will make a final decision at the September board meeting.

Table 3: New Projects in Supplemental Chaddick Grant

1.  Mobile workshops. The Institute would provide two or three bus tours on technical planning topics.

2.  NA new awards competition for municipal government that demonstrate excellence in planning, zoning, and development control. n.

3.  Study on the need to for Chicago to conduct a land-use inventory.

4.  Study on the utilization of Chicago’s waterway system.

5.  Renewal of funding for the Phyllis Sutker Scholarship (created in 2002).

Our desire tTo take advantage of this opportunity, we have has encouraged us to concentrated largelyheavily on pursuing this more traditional source of funding rather than to pursueing funds from other foundations. We didhave, however, also submitted a proposal to Law Bulletin Publishing Company for a $710,000 grant in the range of $5,000 to $10,000 range forto support onour ongoing workshops and programs. We expect a decision in July, 2003. We also plan to submit other grant applications in the autumn term.

Leadership Opportunities

Gloria Simo served as Institute director during Joe Schwieterman’s (removed “two-quarter”) two-quarter leave during the 2002-2003 autumn and winter quarters; she will continue to serve as assistant director next year. She Dr. Simo (or Gloria--just not “she”) has brought new energy to our efforts to foster student involvement and has encouraged seven graduate students--—the most we have ever had-- —to pursue thesis projects on urban planning themes..—the most we have ever had. For the first time since the creation of the Institute, we have set aside externally generated funds to provide a faculty member (Simo) with a one-course reduction in teaching load.

This year, we welcomed Jacques Gourguechon, a founder of Camiros, Ltd., as our first senior fellow;. Jacques is working closely with us on our professional programs. We are also exploring the possibility of hiring a professional to work four days a week to manage ourthe external projects listed in Table 3 (removed “above”) above.

Finally, o Our technical advisor Laurie Marston will also be assuming a larger role in external-project management next year. We are excited about the possibility that our funding will allow us to further broaden our leadership base.

Broader Student Representation

This year, we launched the Chaddick Student Recognition Reception, which we held at the DePaul Ccenter to honor the thirteen students who received Institute financial support either in the form of scholarship assistance or work opportunities. We also for the first time expanded the number of undergraduates working for the institute to three. At present, we have one Project Connect intern and two part-time paid interns, one of which is both of whom are students in thea PPublic PPolicy major while another is pursuing an International Studies degreeprogram. .

In June, we also awarded small scholarships to two students in the Public Policy program. This brings the number of students in public policy, international studies and geography who received some form of financial assistance to five.

Working with advisory committee members Sara Elwood and Liamn Hennigan, we will recruit undergraduate students more extensively through visits to DePaul classes beginning in next fall, 2003. Our plan is to provide scholarship funding to students in exchange for their willingness to arrange a for a quarterly seminar featuring a planning professional, and hold coordinate other events to enhance the Institute’s visibility among students.

New scholarship pprogram

We launched the Phyllis Sutker Scholarship in October and awarded the $3,000 award to Al Stoneitsch, an MPS Student who has been actively involved in Institute affairs. In late June, we received a check from the Chaddick Foundation to launch the second annual award competition from the Chaddick Foundation.

Integrate more fully into College and University

As described in our self-study report, the Chaddick Institute has had a tendency to expand the institute expanded largely by doing projects with external organizations and units of government rather than by to looking for internal collaboration opportunities. However, over the past year, We we took several important steps over the past year to shift our orientation and contribute more fully add to the life of the university.

First, the Institute embarked upon a major study about of prospective sites for a new South Suburban campus. We presented our preliminary results to William Calzaretta and David Justice in late June. The Institute will take a small financial loss on this project but we feel it is was an important project, worthy of (oura great deal of-CUT) staff time. We expect to have a final report ready in August. time.

Second, we embarked on thetook on the task of promoting a series of events co-sponsored by the Institute, the DePaul Real Estate Center, the Public Services Graduate Program, and the Government Assistant Program (a nonprofit housed at DePaul). These events will begin in the fallautumn term. We are also co-sponsoring a major conference with the DePaul Real Estate Center in November.

Third, we donated $500 to the Dick Meister sService lLearning sScholarship using externally generated funds.

Finally, we have begun (replaced “are embarked on”) a research study on the future of transportation systems in the Chicago metropolitan area that will culminate in a chapter in the book, Next Chicago, being edited by DePaul professor’s John CKoval and Larry Bennett. Our final draft will be readchy in early August.

We also feel that our internal advisory committee if encourage us to embark on projects with other units of DePaul. (This seems obvious…Can you delete this sentence?)

The Chaddick Institute will continue to work toward the MOA goals during the upcoming academic year. We hope to make 2003-2004 ((should be 2003-2004?) to be-CUT) a year of expansion and opportunity for both the students and faculty affiliated with the Institute.


Chaddick Institute 2002-2003 Informal Workshop Series Audit

The Chaddick Institute’s Program Manager administered an informal telephone survey to evaluate the center’s 2002-2003 workshop series. The phone interviews consisted of five main questions with some follow-ups:

1.How1. How might we improve our workshops? Any suggestions or ideas?

2. What do you like most about workshops?

3. What do you like least?

4. What can we emphasize more o? Or do differently?

5. Are there any topics you would like to see?

We contacted thi25rty past workshop participants over a two-month period. Secondly, wWe administered a two-question survey at the last Chaddick Institute workshop to solicit further input from workshop participants (results available on request).

This survey allowed twenty people to offer written suggestions on how the workshops could be improved as well as possible topics that they would like to see covered at next year’s events.