Welcome to the The Faculty Development Center (FDC)

The Faculty Development Center provides a centralized place to support the teaching of all EMU faculty, lecturers, teaching GAs, and student success staff.  The FDC promotes excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities in accordance with the core values of respect, inclusiveness, care, and commitment. The Center grounds itself in awareness and support for cultural diversity and community-building.

Resources and Services

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Teaching Spotlights
Read about our newest teaching spotlight and those from this past year. If you know an EMU instructor that you'd like to be recognized, consider nominating an outstanding faculty member!
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Latest Newsletter
Take some time to read our weekly newsletter Happenings at the Faculty Development Center. Each issue features exciting FDC programming and events, blog posts, and much more.
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Program Proposals
We are pleased to invite proposals for significant programming activities during the upcoming summer and fall semesters. Keep an eye out for more information about these upcoming programs!
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Upcoming Events
Stay up-to-date on all the upcoming programs and events that the FDC provides in support of excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities here at Eastern Michigan University.

Happenings at the Faculty Development Center

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Building Student-Faculty Partnerships
The Faculty Development Center aims to rebuild the connections between faculty and students, which have fragmented as a result of COVID-19. This initiative intends to form a learning community, composed of students and faculty, that will work together to identify ways to gain back what we have lost in terms of connection-building and mentorship. 
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Call for Applications - Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The FDC and the Chief Diversity Office are seeking applications for a quarter-time release (or equivalent) Faculty Fellow to play a leading role in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programming for the 2022-23 academic year.
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New Beginnings Conference
To better prepare for the fall semester, we have partnered with the Office of Campus and Community Writing to host the New Beginnings Conference on Thursday, August 25. We are seeking proposals focused on asking participants "Who Do You Want to Be?" during the 2022-23 academic year.

Our Amazing Faculty

Professor Cōlleen O’Brien

"To say that Colleen is amazing would be an understatement. Her work as a professor is immeasurable, and incomparable to any others I've experienced. She constantly ensures her students feel supported."

Meet some of EMU's Outstanding Faculty

Nominate a Faculty Member

Do you know an EMU instructor that should be recognized in our faculty profiles? We're more than happy to feature them in an upcoming Teacher Spotlight.

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher