Educause Center for Analysis and Research
Educause Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) offers research and analytical resources including the following:

Research reports
Member-submitted research
Case studies
Data tables
Maturity and deployment benchmarking indices
Infographics and interactive graphics
Slide decks and presentations
Survey instruments
Go to the Educause website.





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:

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    The FDC currently has 7 computer stations available for computing use. The center is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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    Research Consultations
    FDC staff and associates are available to meet with faculty members virtually 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

    Contact [email protected] to schedule a consultation.

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    A mid-term student feedback session is a great way to gather suggestions from your students while you still have time to implement changes. This service is available to faculty, full and part-time lecturers, and graduate student instructors. 

    The process:

    A Faculty Development Center staff member joins one of your class meetings and, in your absence, gathers responses to feedback questions. The staff member then meets with you to discuss the student responses.  

    *All conversations are confidential.

    Sample Feedback Questions:
    1. What can you, as students, do to make this course even more successful?
    2. What is going well in this class and contributes to your learning?
    3. What could use improvement? If not already obvious, what specific suggestions would you make for change?

    To schedule a mid-term student feedback sessions, please email [email protected]. Spaces fill fast!

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    You may contact [email protected]  to schedule a portfolio review. Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
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    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.

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    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.

    • Classroom Technology  

    Classroom Technology  — Classrooms across campus have been outfitted with technology allowing for a variety of modes of learning. There are instructions and a how-to video on using media carts, which can be found in many classrooms. Faculty can practice using updated classroom technology in room 109B Halle (the Collaboratory of the FDC.)  

    Reserve the room by contacting us at: [email protected] or 734-487-2530.

    • 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 demonstrate the features and functions of the SMART Board and the Notebook software that is used with the SMART Board. For demos or questions contact Sue Procter, Instructional Technologist, Sr, 734.487.4217 or email at [email protected].

    • 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 Sue Procter, Instructional Technologist, Sr, 734.487.4217 or email at [email protected].

    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.

    For more IT training options, go to the EMU I.T. Service Portal.

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