Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University

Faculty Development Center
109 Bruce T. Halle Library
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Email: aavp_fdc@emich.edu
Ph: 734.487.2530


Specify one of these fund codes:
01429 - Bruce K Nelson Faculty Friends Development Fund
02023 - Liggit Family Faculty Development Center Endowment

Campus Resources For Teaching and Learning at EMU

This page is dedicated to providing a list of campus resources that are useful to EMU Faculty/Lecturers, including information that will help when referring students. Also see this general EMU page: Resources and Links for Faculty and Staff. .

  1. Employment, Governance and Logistics
  2. Information Technology
  3. Syllabus Design, Assignment Design and Writing
  4. Research (Grant-Writing, SPSS Software)
  5. Student Personal Needs
  6. Learning Needs
  7. Plagiarism
  8. Making Classes More Relevant
  9. Faculty/Staff Personal Needs

Employment, Governance and Logistics

American Association of University Professor (AAUP)

The Eastern Michigan University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (EMU-AAUP) is the labor union that represents the tenured and tenure-track faculty at Eastern Michigan University.

Eastern Michigan University Federation of Teachers Local (EMUFT)

The Eastern Michigan University Federation of Teachers (EMUFT) is the labor union that represents lecturers at Eastern Michigan University.

Academic Human Resources

Academic Human Resources handles recruitment and hiring of Faculty and Lecturers for EMU. It also supports retention and professional growth of Faculty and Lecturers.

Human Resources - Benefits

Benefits for faculty and staff alike are managed by the Human Resources department (not to be confused with AHR, above). The HR Benefits program enrolls all faculty and staff in benefits programs, processes claims, and administers the tuition waiver program, retirement programs and tax deferred annuity plans.

Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is the representative voice of EMU faculty in all academic matters and university matters that are not the responsibility of the EMU-AAUP. The EMU-AAUP Master Agreement provides for its specific authority.

Eagle OneCard (EMU ID Card)

Location Change! As of Summer 2011, 201 Pierce Hall is the new location of the Eagle Card Services. The Eagle OneCard is the required official University identification card. It acts as the campus community's pass for dining plans, building and event access, and library privileges.

Parking Department

The Parking Department takes care of the EMU parking lots and traffic regulations. Faculty/Lecturer hang tags are supplied by the departments or schools. Contact the Parking Department for information about premium (reserved) parking passes, temporary disabled permits, and violations and penalties. For parking difficulties, see the EMU Parking Department's Parking Solutions page.


Once Faculty/Lecturers contact the bookstore to obtain a password, Faculty/Lecturers may order course materials online through the Follett Online Adoptions page.

Information Technology

Technology Support by College

In addition to IT support, each college has its own technology support staff that does not report directly to IT. The college technology support staff assist with office and classroom technology, and some non-IT computer labs.

IT Help Desk

The IT Help desk supports EagleMail, My.Emich, EMU Wireless, university-owned computers, university-licensed software, and ResNet assistance for students living in the residence halls.

eCollege (EMU-Online or eCompanion)

eCollege is a full-fledged course management system that includes options to upload course readings, links, and videos, a gradebook, threaded discussion, live chat, etc. It can be used simply as a parking place for syllabus and course readings, or as the platform for hybrid or online courses. Demo: http://emuonline.edu//demo40/index.learn Faculty support: http://elearning.emich.edu/Home.aspx

IT Training

Provides training and support for EagleMail suite (email, calendar, etc.), My.emich, and enterprise applications. IT instructional technologists assist faculty using the my.emich interface to use the "Faculty" tab to email a class, upload syllabus and other documents, submit grades, advise students, etc.

eTraining (free self-paced computer courses)

eTraining offers 4,000 online, self-paced, enrichment courses, 6,000 online books, online job aids and online mentoring free to all faculty, students, and staff. Popular courses include Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and access; Adobe Photoshop; Crystal Reports; web Design courses such as Dreamweaver and Flash; Network courses such as Cisco, Unix, Oracle, OSI; IT Certification curriculum and much more. All this is easily accessed with your my.emich username and password.

University Library - Faculty services

The library links each faculty member with a library colleague for consultation on collections and instruction, including the creation of class research guides (see "liaison program"). Services also include reference, interlibrary loan, and course reserves.

Syllabus Design and Assignment Design

Faculty Development Center - Syllabus Checklist

Click here to access the Faculty Development Center's EMU Syllabus Checklist. Also available as a Word Document.

Writing Across the Curriculum

The Writing Across the Curriculum program at Eastern Michigan University strives to develop a cohesive writing experience for students throughout their academic experience at the university. The WAC program helps faculty use writing effectively in their classes, and it assists programs with integrating writing and taking a systematic approach to writing instruction throughout their curricula.

University Library - Instructional Services

The Halle Library strives to develop users' skills in finding, evaluating and effectively using information through a variety of instructional services. In addition to the suite of services that they offer to students, librarians also offer opportunities for collaboration with faculty colleagues.

Research (Grant-Writing, SPSS Software)

SPSS Availability

SPSS is available in all of the IT labs including the ground and first floor PCs of the library, the Student Center lab and the Owen 101 lab. Several departmental labs on campus also have SPSS installed but open hours tend to be quite limited in those labs. A home use license of the current version can be purchased from the emich.onthehub.com and the license runs through the end of July 2015.

Office of Research Development (ORD)

The Eastern Michigan University Office of Research Development (ORD) serves and supports faculty and staff engaged in sponsored activities that promote basic and applied research, public service, teaching, learning, scholarship, and artistic expression.

ORD - Research Compliance

The Eastern Michigan University Office of Research Development (ORD) devotes an area of their website to ethical research compliance. Topics include animal care, conflict of interest, export controls and embargoes, federally funded inventions, human subjects, integrity & misconduct, and research safety.

Faculty Development Center Consultations

FDC staff and associates are available to meet with faculty members to discuss research design, implementation methods, analysis, and draft publications.

ISCFC Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities

ISCFC is an applied research institute that offers pre- and post-grant support to faculty, including networking and support for interdisciplinary projects, peer support to help develop projects from proposal to implementation, assistance with grant design and writing, budget development and data collection. Contact: Directors Claudia Petrescu or Russ Olwell.

Student Needs

Student Intervention Team

The Student Intervention Team (SIT) was formed to address reports of troubling (inappropriate, disruptive, or harmful) student behavior in order to recommend proactive and non-punitive approaches aimed at helping students achieve success. The Team represents a cross section of campus professionals who can address a broad range of student needs. The SIT serves as a central place to report behaviors of concern.

Disability Resource Center

Provides accommodations for students with disabilities, and assists faculty and staff with the implementation of those accommodations. In addition to accommodating students with disabilities DRC provides technical assistance, consultation and training to units across campus and organizations in the community regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Disability Awareness, Inclusion, and Accessibility.

EMU Library Services to People With Disabilities

Student Conduct and Community Standards Office

The mission of Student Conduct and Community Standards Office is to create an effective living and learning environment by designing policies such as the Student Code of Conduct, providing a disciplinary process and conducting programs that foster ethical development, personal accountability and civility toward others.

Autism Collaborative Center

Students should be referred initially to the Disability Resource Center for diagnosis. The Autism Collaborative Center (ACC) is a good resource for faculty wanting to know how to work with autistic/Aspergers syndrome students in their classes.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Provides free individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention for students, consultation to faculty and staff, workshops and educational presentations, and training and supervision to master's and doctoral student counselors.

Office of the Ombudsman

At Eastern Michigan University, the ombudsman helps students resolve concerns, problems, or conflicts with regards to University policies, procedures, and decisions. The ombudsman provides for a confidential and neutral place for students to come to express their concerns. Students work with the ombudsman to identify steps that may be taken to achieve a timely and fair resolution to a problem.

Campus Life: Diversity and Community Involvement

The Department of Diversity and Community Involvement (DCI) offers opportunities for engagement, leadership and learning beyond the classroom. DCI comprises the Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA), the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC), the VISION Volunteer Center, and the Women's Resource Center.

EMU Cash Course for Students

The information here will help EMU students make informed financial decisions throughout their college years and into their professional lives.

EMU Bookstore sells new and used texts, and other items generally found in bookstores. It is located in the Student Center.

University Housing

University Housing provides convenient housing for EMU students, faculty and staff in support of the academic mission. University Housing welcomes EMU faculty members to join in programs to support residential student success and student development: share a meal, sponsor a study session, join a program - the possibilities are endless.

Learning Needs

University Writing Center (UWC)

The Writing Center is a free resource for all EMU students. The Writing Center tutors will work with students on papers for their classes. You may send your students to UWC workshops or work with their staff to design workshops tailored to your class.

Academic Projects Center (APC)

The Academic Projects Center offers one-to-one writing, research, and technology assistance as a collaboration among the University Library, Academic Technology and Computing Services, the University Writing Center, and the Writing Across the Curriculum and First Year Writing Programs. Drop in only.

Holman Success Center

Holman Success Center supports students in the development of skills necessary for their effective performance and positive adjustment to the learning environment. Services include peer tutoring, Supplemental Instructors for certain classes, and the First Year Academic Support Program.

Math Lab

The Developmental Math and Math Placement Center offers support, testing and tutoring services, including class assignment assistance. Temporary office in King, but by the fall it should be on the fourth floor of Pray Harrold. Phone: 487-4474

International Student Resource Center

ISRC is a service of the World Languages Department for international EMU students who need help with their English language for academic assignments. Help is provided for reading and comprehension, listening and note-taking, improvement of grammatical accuracy, compositions, study skills, and conversation. Note, this is not the Office of International Students.


FDC's Plagiarism page

This page provides information for defining plagiarism, understanding the difference between plagiarism and misuse of sources, and includes a note on working with international students.

University Library - Plagiarism (for Educators)

This guide provides information for understanding, discouraging, and detecting plagiarism.

University Library - Integrating Resources (for Students)

This resource is provided by the EMU Library for students. Faculty may choose to direct students to it or use it as the basis for class work or assignments.

Student Conduct and Community Standards Office

The Student Conduct and Community Standards Office provides a disciplinary process and conducts programs that foster ethical development, personal accountability, and civility toward others.

Making Classes More Relevant

Academic Advising Center

Promotes student retention and success by providing academic advising assistance to assigned undergraduate students, as well as faculty and staff of EMU.

Career Services Center

Career Services provides a centralized service to help students plan their careers, develop job-search skills, obtain student employment while attending college, and secure a job upon graduation.

Academic Service-Learning

Academic Service-Learning is a teaching methodology that utilizes community service as a means of helping students gain a deeper understanding of course objectives, acquire new knowledge, and engage in civic activity.

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA)

Formally American Humanics, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations dedicated to educating, preparing and certifying professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations. The NLA also prepares undergraduates for careers with youth and human service agencies, and with families.

Diversity and Community Involvement

The Department of Diversity and Community Involvement (DCI) offers opportunities for engagement, leadership and learning beyond the classroom. DCI comprises the Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA), the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC), the VISION Volunteer Center, and the Women's Resource Center.

Academic Programs Abroad

Information and advising for students on study, work, and other opportunities abroad. APA offers support for faculty-initiated international programs.

Faculty/Staff Health, Fitness and Personal Needs

PEGN Activity Courses

Full-time faculty and staff may use tuition waiver benefit to pay for these courses.


REC/IM memberships available. Faculty/Staff may ask for a free pass to try out the facilities.

Human Resources

Contact the Human Resources office to inquire about counseling and support services. The online Employee Assistance Program,LifeWorks, offers seminars, articles, tips and links to assist with health, emotional well-being, relationships and family, finance, legal questions, and similar topics.

Children's Institute

The Children's Institute provides high-quality care and education for children 18 months through 6 years. A full day program is available for toddlers, and full and half-day programs are available for preschoolers. Flights of Imagination, the summer day camp program at the Children's Institute, offers exciting and varied programs for children entering kindergarten through first grade.

Women's Center

The Eastern Michigan University Women's Center encourages and supports the personal growth, academic enrichment, and professional development of all women on campus.