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


Our services are individually designed to meet your teaching, learning and research needs. We have listed the most common services that we provide below. However, if you would like us to consult with you, your department or college on a different subject, please feel free to Contact Us. None of the FDC staff report to Academic HR, nor do the FDC staff participate in faculty or lecturer evaluations. All services are provided in a strictly confidential manner.


We offer the following services:

Portfolio Reviews

You may bring your teaching portfolio to the FDC for a confidential feedback session. Or you may select specific materials, e.g., an audio or video tape, for review.

Mid-term Student Feedback

If you wish to survey your students for feedback, we recommend using this sample feedback form. Mid-term feedback is useful both to check whether students are learning what you intend for them to be learning (so there will be no unhappy surprises at the final exam, for example), OR to check in on their satisfaction with your teaching style (so there will be no unhappy surprises in the final evaluation forms). If you would like assisstance with your Mid-term Student Feedback you may request a consultation.


Research Consultations

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

  • Research design of descriptive, correlational and experimental studies.
  • Design and evaluation assistance with internal and external proposal development in cooperation with the Office of Research Development.
  • Design and formatting of data gathering instruments, including surveys, observational forms, and interviews.
  • Management of data.
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis, interpretation and presentation of results, including presentation graphics.
  • Feedback on draft articles, texts, or presentations.

Teaching Consultation

Consultation on teaching/learning issues is offered to all faculty & lecturers (individuals, small groups, departments and colleges) on a completely voluntary and confidential basis. Sessions are arranged by appointment only. Teaching consultations may include:

  • Discussion of classroom-related concerns and course evaluations
  • Course, program, or curriculum review and redesign
  • Review of course materials (syllabi, assignments, exams)
  • Observation and feedback on class instruction
  • Developing leadership and/or professional plans
  • Review of teaching portfolios or other faculty evaluation instruments
  • Help with implementing the survey and using the results of Mid-term student feedbacks
Request a consultation.


Instructional computing.During regular business hours faculty and lecturers have access to the computer space in the Faculty Development Center (includes 7 PCs and 3 Macs) with access to printers, coppiers, and a high speed .pdf / slide scanner. A student assistant is available to assist you with questions about the technology and software available in the FDC.

Software Access

There are computers in the FDC that can be used by faculty for data collection and analysis. Software packages include SPSS 22 and Adobe Creative Suite 6.

Technology Training

Part of the FDC mission is to connect faculty and lecturers to other useful offices and resources across campus. Such partnerships help create better development and growth throughout the university.

  • Interactive White Board Training: An Instructional Technologist can provide one-to-one instruction on how to use and maximize the environment offered by an interactive whiteboard, demonstrate the resources available using the SMART Board, as well as attend classes and deomstrate the features and functions of the SMART Board and the Notebook software that is used with the SMART Board. For demos or questions contact Diane Lawrence, 734.497.3995 or email diane.lawrence@emich.edu.
  • i>clickers Training: Benefits and features of using i>clickers include: Automatic grading, accounts for each student in the classroom, reliable, affordable, flexible, and easy to use with PowerPoint, Word, or similar software. The FDC has i>clickers available for checkout. For demos or questions contact Arnold Barr, 734.487.2630 or email abarr@emich.edu.
  • Additionally, the Division of IT offers over 300 courses online in a wide range of topics including: Leadership, Communication, Project Management, Operating Systems, System Technologies, Enterprise Data Systems, Web Design, and Microsoft Office. Log in to Skillport via eTraining: http://etraining.emich.edu/login.cfm. For more IT training options, check this page http://it.emich.edu/training.