On July 2, 1908, former governor Thomas Jordan Jarvis, considered to be the father of East Carolina University, made the following remark as he broke ground for a teachers training school where Jarvis Residence Hall now stands:
“We can never begin to calculate the value it will be to North Carolina.”
The teachers college, chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly on March 8, 1907, as a two-year normal school, opened its first regular session on October 5, 1909, with 174 men and women students enrolled. The first graduating class received diplomas on June 6, 1911. The years that followed revealed the accuracy of Jarvis’ statement.
Since its inception in 1907, East Carolina has evolved from a teachers training school to a national research university. The student population has grown from 147 to over 25,000. The campus now includes more than 160 buildings in four locations: the central campus, health sciences, athletics, and west research campus. The university’s academic programs are housed in ten colleges and professional schools, including the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
East Carolina University has become the institution that was envisioned by its early leaders, fulfilling its motto, “to serve.” Today’s leadership continues to build upon the foundation laid by Robert H. Wright, the first president of the university:
We will give to the rising generation the purest inheritance of the nation and better preparation than has ever been given to a preceding generation. This school is an expression of that determination; it was built by the people, for the people, and may it ever remain with the people, as a servant of the people.
In North Carolina, all public educational institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees are part of The University of North Carolina. Of the sixteen constituent institutions of the multicampus state university, East Carolina University is the third largest. The University of North Carolina includes Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina School of the Arts, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the University of North Carolina School of Arts, Western Carolina University, and Winston-Salem State University. The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, a residential high school for gifted students, is an affiliated school of The University of North Carolina.
A History of Graduate Education at ECU
In 1929, the East Carolina Teachers College Board of Trustees approved a faculty recommendation that an additional year of study be offered at the college leading to a master of arts degree. In 1933, the first master of arts degree (MA, English) was conferred. During the 1965-66 academic year, the Graduate School was officially formed with the appointment of the first dean, John O. Reynolds. A Graduate Council replaced a pre-existing Graduate Advisory Committee, and was charged with addressing graduate policy matters and with increasing academic standards. By 1969, master’s degrees were offered in a wide range of fields; for example, a sixth year of preparation was available for principals, supervisors, and superintendents. The creation of East Carolina University’s first doctoral programs occurred in 1979. Receiving approval from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, East Carolina University (ECU) established five doctoral programs in basic medical sciences, following the enrollment of the first medical students in the new School of Medicine in 1977. A sixth PhD program in basic medical sciences was established shortly thereafter. In 1998 and 1999, ECU established two interdisciplinary doctoral programs, the PhD in coastal resources management (CRM) and the PhD in interdisciplinary doctoral program in biological sciences (IDPBS).
Since the first master of arts degree was conferred in 1933, ECU graduate studies have expanded to meet the needs of the eastern region and of the state. Today, ECU offers 78 master’s degree programs and 62 graduate certificate programs. In addition, ECU currently offers 16 doctoral programs 5 first professional degrees (AuD, DMD, DNP, DPT, MD), 2 intermediate degrees (CAS, EdS), and is classified among the Doctoral/Research Universities by the Carnegie Foundation.
East Carolina University, a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina, is a public doctoral university committed to meeting the educational needs of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic region. It offers baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional fields, including medicine and allied health disciplines. Dedicated to educational excellence, responsible stewardship of the public trust, and academic freedom. ECU values the contributions of a diverse community, supports shared governance, and guarantees equality of opportunity.
Recognizing that growing economic, social and environmental challenges face individuals, communities and nations, East Carolina University has committed to being the Leadership University by actively preparing graduates for these challenges. Building on our motto and tradition of service, East Carolina defines leadership as a relational process of inspiring, empowering and influencing positive change.
As the Leadership University, ECU commits to:
Fostering Inquiry, Research and Engagement through the work and expertise of faculty, education and training of professionals, exploration of student leadership development and scholarly engagement of discipline experts;
Developing Leadership Capacity through existing strengths and resources and newly developed collaborations; and
Connecting Values and Action by linking our values with strategic action focused on empowering university and community members to enhance their capacity to become leaders.
The mission of East Carolina University is reflected in the motto servire, meaning “to serve.”
East Carolina University will serve as a national model for public service and regional transformation by:
- preparing our students to compete and succeed in the global economy and multicultural society,
- distinguishing ourselves by the ability to train and prepare leaders,
- creating a strong, sustainable future for Eastern North Carolina through education, research, innovation, investment, and outreach,
- saving lives, curing diseases, and positively transforming health and health care, and
- providing cultural enrichment and powerful inspiration as we work to sustain and improve quality of life.
Organization of The University of North Carolina
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors is the policy-making body legally charged with “the general determination, control, supervision, management, and governance of all affairs of the constituent institutions.” It elects the president, who administers The University.
Board of Governors
Peter D. Hans, Chairman
H. Frank Grainger, Vice Chairman
Ann B. Goodnight, Secretary
Term Expiring in 2015
W. Louis Bissette, Jr., Asheville, NC
Fred N. Eshelman, Wilmington, NC
John C. Fennebresque, Charlotte, NC
Thomas J. Harrelson, Southport, NC
James L. Holmes, Raleigh, NC
G. Leroy Lail, Hickory, NC
Mary Ann Maxwell, Goldsboro, NC
W. Edwin McMahan, Charlotte, NC
Hari H. Nath, Cary, NC
David M. Powers, Winston-Salem, NC
Richard F. “Dick” Taylor, Lumberton, NC
Raiford Trask III, Wilmington, NC
Phillip D. Walker, Hickory, NC
Term Expiring in 2017
Roger Aiken, Asheville, NC
Henry W. Hinton, Greenville, NC
Rodney E. Hood, Washington, NC
William Marty Kotis, III, Summerfield, NC
Scott Lampe, Davidson, NC
Steven B. Long, Raleigh, NC
Joan G. MacNeill, Webster, NC
W.G. Champion Mitchell, New Bern, NC
R. Doyle Parrish, Raleigh, NC
Joan Templeton Perry, Kinston, NC
Therence O. Pickett, Greensboro, NC
Robert S. Rippy, Wilmington, NC
Harry Leo Smith, Jr., Washington, NC
J. Craig Souza, Raleigh, NC
George A. Sywassink, Hilton Head, SC
Laura I. Wiley, High Point, NC
Hannah D. Gage, Wilmington, NC
Robert J. Nunnery, Chapel Hill, NC
Officers of Administration
Thomas W. Ross, President
Kevin M. FitzGerald, Chief of Staff
Suzanne Ortega, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Leslie Boney, Vice President for International, Community, and Economic Engagement
Christopher Brown, Vice President for Reseach and Graduate Education
Alisa Chapman, Vice President for Academic and University Programs
Karrie Dixon, Senior Associate Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Ann Lemmon, Secretary of the University
William Fleming, Vice President of Human Resources
John Leydon, Vice President for Information Resources and Chief Information Officer
Drew Moretz, Vice President for Government Relations
Charlie Perusse, Chief Operating Officer
Kimrey Rhinehardt, Vice President for Federal Relations
Thomas Shanahan, Interim Vice President and General Counsel
Joni Worthington, Vice President for Communications
Officers of Administration
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors elects a president, who administers The University of North Carolina.
Thomas W. Ross, President
Jeffrey R. Davies, Chief of Staff
Bart Corgnati, Secretary of the University
Lyons Gray, Senior Advisor to the President
Suzanne Trager Ortega, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Laura Fjeld, Vice President and General Counsel
Joni Worthington, Vice President for Communications
Kimrey Rhinehardt, Vice President for Federal Relations
Charlie Perusse, Vice President for Finance
Vacant, Vice President for Governmental Relations
John Leydon, Vice President for Information Resources and Chief Information Officer
Leslie Boney, Vice President for International Community, and Economic Engagement
Vacant, Vice President for Research
William Fleming, Vice President of Human Resources
Organization of East Carolina University
Each institution has a board of trustees, which holds extensive powers over academic and other operations of its institution on delegation from the Board of Governors.
Board of Trustees
Robert V. Lucas, Chair
Robert Brinkley, Vice Chair
Joel K. Butler, Secretary
Terms Expiring in 2015
Robert G. Brinkley, Charlotte, NC
Edwin Clark, Greenville, NC
Mark Copeland, Dallas, TX
Deborah Davis, Henrico, VA
Carol M. Mabe, Oriental, NC
Bobby Owens, Jr., Manteo, NC
Terms Expiring in 2017
Vern Davenport, Wake Forest, NC
Steven Jones, Raleigh, NC
Max Joyner, Jr., Greenville, NC
Bob Plybon, Greensboro, NC
Danny Scott, Swansea, IL
Terry Yeargan, Willow Springs, NC
Timothy Schwan, President, Student Government Association
Officers of Administration
Each of the sixteen constituent institutions is headed by a chancellor, who is elected by the Board of Governors on the president’s nomination and is responsible to the president.
Office of the Chancellor
Steve Ballard, BA, PhD, Chancellor
Christopher Locklear, BS, MSA, EdD, Chief of Staff
C. Steven Duncan, BA, MT, PhD, Special Assistant to the Chancellor and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Stacie Tronto, BSA, MBA, CIA, CISA, CFE, Executive Director, Internal Audit and Management Advisory Services
Donna Gooden Payne, BA, JD, University Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs
Graduate School Officers of Administration
Ronald L. Mitchelson, PhD, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies
Paul Gemperline, BS, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School
Thomas J. McConnell, BS, PhD, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Belinda P. Patterson, BS, MAEd, EdD, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Robin Ashley, BSBA, MBA, Director of Graduate Admissions
Memberships and Accreditations
East Carolina University (ECU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ECU.
All ECU teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
ECU is also a member of or accredited* by the following organizations:
Academic Common Market
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics*
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.*
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics*
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education*
Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.*
Administration of Accounting Programs Group, American Accounting Association
American Academy of Religion
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance*
American Anthropological Association
American Association for Cancer Research
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy*
American Association of Anatomists
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences*
American Association of School Librarians*
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
American Chemical Society
American College Dance Festival Association
American College Health Association
American College of Sports Medicine
American College Personnel Association
American Council for Construction Education*
American Council of Learned Societies
American Council on Education
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
American Historical Association
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
American Kinesiology Association
American Library Association
American Mathematical Society
American Music Therapy Association
American Philosophical Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Physiological Society
American Political Science Association
American Psychological Association*
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Society for Cell Biology
American Society for Neuroscience
American Society of Allied Health Professions
American Society of Cytopathology
American Sociological Association
Arts Advocates of North Carolina
Association for the Advancement of Health Education/Society of Public Health Educators*
Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, Inc. *
Association for the Care of Children’s Health
Association for Childhood Education International*
Association for Continuing Higher Education
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
Association for Middle Level Education
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Association of Academic Health Centers
Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries
Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering*
Association of American Colleges
Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of College and Research Libraries
Association of College and University Printers
Association of College Unions-International
Association of College and University Housing Officers- International
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning*
Association of Experiential Education
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Association of Higher Education and Disability
Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers
Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Association of Physician Assistant Program
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Association of University Research Parks
Association on Higher Education and Disability
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International*
Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association
Coalition for Academic and Scientific Computation
College and University Personnel Association
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education*
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education*
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs*
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education/Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training*
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education*
Commission on Dental Accreditation*
Committee on Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education
Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education
Cooperative Education Association, Inc.
Corporation for Research and Educational Networking
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Council for Exceptional Children*
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Council for Interior Design Accreditation *
Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
Council of Graduate Schools in the United States
Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association*
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs*
Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions*
Council on Collegiate Education in Nursing
Council on Education for Public Health*
Council on Postsecondary Accreditation
Council on Rehabilitation Education*
Council on Social Work Education*
Council on Undergraduate Research
Educational Leadership Constituent Council*
Educational Standards Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association*
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
Health Education Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs/Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training*
Homeland Security Defense Education Consortium
International Association for Management Education
International Association of Buddhist Studies
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
International Association of Counseling Services
International Association of Performing Arts Administrators
International Association of Tibetan Studies
International Association for Dance Medicine and Science
International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium
International Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
International Dance Education Association
International Parking Institute Congress
International Publishing Management Association
International Society for Hyaluronan Sciences
International Technology Education Association
International Ticketing Association
Joint Commission for Ambulatory and Health Organization*
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Liaison Committee on Medical Education*
Medical Library Association
Music Library Association
National Academic Consortium for Homeland Security
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences*
National Association for Business Teacher Education
National Association for Campus Activities
National Association for the Education of Young Children*
National Association of Campus Card Users
National Association of College Stores
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of College and University Food Services
National Association of College Auxiliary Services
National Association of College Law Enforcement Officers
National Association of Colleges and Employers
National Association of Collegiate Concessionaires
National Association of Dance*
National Association of Educational Procurement
National Association of Foreign Student Advisors
National Association of School Psychologist*
National Association of Schools of Art and Design*
National Association of Schools of Music*
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration*
National Association of Schools of Theatre
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
National Association of Teachers of Singing
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
National Collegiate Honors Council
National Commission for Cooperative Education
National Council for Accreditation of Environmental Health Curricula
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education*
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics*
National Council of University Research Administrators
National Council on Family Relations
National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council*
National Humanities Alliance
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association
National Kitchen and Bath Association*
National Middle School Association*
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
National Recreation and Park Association
National Safety Council
National Strength and Conditioning Association
National Women’s Studies Association
North American Association of Summer Sessions
North Carolina Adult Education Association
North Carolina Alliance of Allied Health Professions
North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research
North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators
North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities
North Carolina Association of Colleges of International Educators
North Carolina Association of Summer Sessions
North Carolina Board of Nursing*
North Carolina Distance Learning Association
North Carolina Honors Association
North Carolina Theatre Conference
National Collegiate Honors Council
North Carolina State Board of Education/North Carolina Department of Public Instruction*
North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Orthopedic Research Society
Planning Accreditation Board of American Planning Association*
Society for College and University Planning
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Society for the Study of Reproduction
Society of Biblical Literature
Southeastern Theatre Conference
Southeastern Universities Research Association
Southeastern Women’s Studies Association
Southern Association of Colleges and Employers
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges*
Southern Association of College and University Business Officers
Southern Building Code Congress International
Southern Conference of Graduate Schools
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)
Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities
The College Board
The Renaissance Group
University Consortium for International Programs
University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development
University of North Carolina Exchange Program
University Risk and Management Insurance Association
Academic Divisions, Colleges, and Schools
Division of Academic Affairs
Academic Library Services and Learning Resources
BB&T Center for Leadership Development
The Honors College
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business
College of Education
College of Fine Arts and Communication
College of Health and Human Performance
College of Human Ecology
College of Technology and Computer Science
Center for Sustainable Tourism
Institute for Coastal Science and Policy
Office for Faculty Excellence
Office of Academic Program Planning and Development
Office of Continuing Studies
Office of Emerging Academic Initiatives
Office of Enrollment Services
Office of Equity and Diversity
Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment
Office of Global Academic Initiatives
Office of Institutional Planning, Assessment and Research
Office of International Affairs
Office of Personnel and Financial Administration
Office of Student Development
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Office of University Registrar
Division of Health Sciences
William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library
College of Allied Health Sciences
College of Nursing
School of Dental Medicine
The Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU
ECU Diabetes and Obesity Institure
Center for Health Disparities Research
NC Agromedicine Institute
Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Office of Innovation and Economic Development
Office of Grants and Contracts
Office for Human Research Integrity
Office of Research Compliance and Administration
Office of Sponsored Programs
Office of Undergraduate Research
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Division of Student Affairs
Assessment, Research and Retention
Campus Recreation and Wellness
Office of the Dean of Students
Student Affairs Administration
Student Affairs Development
Student Affairs Marketing and Communication
Student Involvement and Leadership
Campus and Buildings
The main campus encompasses over 400 acres in an urban setting within the city of Greenville and is convenient to both the downtown area and shopping centers. The campus is a pleasing mixture of architectural styles. The 4.8 million square feet of academic, research, and residence facilities have modern appointments and are well equipped. The Health Sciences Campus, located on 190 acres and occupying over 1.6 million square feet, houses the Brody School of Medicine and is the hub of the university’s health sciences program. The West Research Campus has over 580 acres and is the home for several research and graduate programs.
In the past ten years, the university has received over $226 million for capital improvements from the General Assembly. The university continues to focus resources on a comprehensive program to incorporate new technology into classroom and lab facilities. The university has completed the 2000 Bond Referendum Expansion and Renovation Program in excess of $190 million. Major renovations have been completed in the Old Cafeteria Building and Flanagan classrooms and labs. In 2008, the Carol G. Belk Building renovation was completed and reopened for classroom, laboratory, and office space use. In 2003, the university completed construction of the Science and Technology Building that comprises 270,000 gross square feet of classrooms and labs. Joyner Library houses over one million volumes. Student services continues to improve with renovations to Dining Services facilities, the Croatan and Wright Place, the addition of the North Recreation Fields Complex, and renovations to Scott and Tyler Residence Hall. Student services have been enhanced by the addition of West End Dining in 2005, the Student Recreation Center, and Todd Dining Facility. The new 488 bed College Hill residence hall project completed in 2006 brought suite style residence accommodations. Major renovations have been completed in Jarvis Residence Hall, Jones Residence Hall, and Student Health Services. All residence halls will have sprinklers installed by 2012. The Health Sciences Campus continues to expand with the addition of the Dental School named the Ledyard E. Ross Hall and a new Family Medicine Center and Monk Geriatric Center of 117,000 square feet. Recent growth on the Health Sciences campus has included the additions of the East Carolina Heart Institute in 2008, the Health Sciences Building in 2006, and the Warren Life Sciences Building. The Nursing, Allied Health, Health Sciences Library Building known as the Health Sciences Building at 303,000 square feet became the second largest building ever constructed on campus. The athletic complex continues to grow with the 7,000 seat expansion of the end zone in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium bringing capacity seating to 50,000. Other expansion projects underway include the Minges building addition that will include both men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball practice facilities. Athletics projects that have recently completed include the softball stadium, track & field facility, soccer stadium, and Olympic Sports Teams building. Recent growth to the athletic complex included the addition of Clark LeClair Stadium in 2005, arguably rated as one of the top collegiate baseball facilities in the nation. With an estimated price tag of $11 million, Clark-LeClair Stadium nearly doubled Harrington Field’s capacity of approximately 1,750 (excluding outfield areas). Just beyond the end zone of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, is the state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center, the Murphy Center, opened in 2002.
Campus beautification continues to be a priority with goal of preserving and enhancing the charming character of the campus. Sustainable building designs, practices and policies insures our ability to meet the present needs of the university without compromising our ability to meet the needs of future, as we continue to expand our campus while minimizing the impact to the environment.
J. Y. Joyner Library
Joyner Library is the main campus library at East Carolina University. Joyner offers an abundance of print and online resources, including:
• 1.4 million print volumes
• More than 400,000 electronic books
• 11,000 DVDs and videos
• More than 28,000 CDs and other sound recordings
• More than 60,000 online and print journals and other serials
• More than 400 databases
• 2.5 million pieces of microform
• More than 30,000 maps
• Special Collections, manuscripts, and rare books
Joyner Library has more than 280 computers for use by students. Each is loaded with Microsoft Office Suite, Internet tools, and specialized course-related software. Many of the computers are equipped with scanners; free printing is also available.
Wireless access is available throughout the library. Students may use their own laptops or borrow library-owned laptops for use in the building. In addition to laptops, the library loans e-book readers, video cameras, digital cameras, and other equipment. Equipment is checked out from the Circulation Desk, near the library entrance.
Joyner Library has more than 75 group study rooms, many equipped with large monitors for laptop hookup. Open study space is provided on all four floors of the library; numerous study carrels are available for individual quiet study. Snacks and drinks can be purchased from the library’s Starbucks location or from vending machines.
Joyner’s first floor features the Collaborative Learning Center. A variety of seating styles - booths, lounge chairs, ottomans, and study tables and chairs – offer comfortable options for individual and group research and study. Large computer monitors facilitate group work.
All students registered at East Carolina University, regardless of location, have access to the library’s subscription-based electronic resources. Students can use these resources to find journal articles, read newspapers, and check out e-books without leaving their home or dorm room. Access is provided through the library’s Web site at www.lib.ecu.edu. Student status is verified by Pirate ID and password. In addition, the online Joyner Library catalog can be searched from any location.
The Research and Instructional Services Department offers personal assistance to members of the ECU community (both on-campus and distance learners) who need help with their research and course assignments. Assistance is provided at the research assistance desk, by telephone, text and instant messaging, and via the Ask a Librarian e-mail service. Members of the Research and Instructional Services staff help users identify relevant print and online sources, learn to use these sources, formulate search strategies, find statistical data, and much more. The Research and Instructional Services Department is located on the first floor, at the back of the library. It houses the Reference collection, which includes high-quality print and online reference materials and databases.
Circulation Services include checking materials and equipment in and out, managing print and electronic reserves, and assisting patrons. Students must present an ECU OneCard or distance education student card to check out materials.
Through a worldwide network of thousands of libraries, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) provides ECU students with research materials not available from Joyner Library at no charge – often within days for articles and one or two weeks for loaned items. Articles are delivered via e-mail. Whether the items are owned by Joyner Library or borrowed from another library, distance education students who live outside Pitt County can use Document Delivery to have articles delivered by e-mail and have books and other materials shipped to their home address.
One of the most inviting areas of the library is the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection (Room 3300). The department collects, preserves, provides access to and actively promotes the use of printed and non-print materials pertaining to the state. Holdings include books, broadsides, clipping and vertical files, maps, microforms, periodicals and state documents. The collection emphasizes the history of eastern North Carolina. The department’s Snow L. and B.W.C. Roberts Collection includes more than 1,200 works of fiction set in North Carolina and dating from 1720. A number of these books and scores of historical works from the North Carolina Collection have been digitized for the Eastern North Carolina Digital Library.
The Special Collections Department located on the fourth floor is a major historical research facility and is among the largest such collections in North Carolina. It contains a wide variety of rare and valuable manuscript, archival and published collections with strengths in the areas of maritime and North Carolina history. Among its major subdivisions are the East Carolina Manuscript Collection, University Archives, the Rare Book Collection, Map Collection, Hoover Collection on International Communism, and the James H. and Virginia Schlobin Literature of the Fantastic Collection. The collections are open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. However, all researchers must register, provide current and valid photographic identification, and agree to abide by collection rules to obtain access to collections.
The Teaching Resources Center (TRC) is located on the second floor of Joyner Library. It serves as a resource for students enrolled in the teacher education program at East Carolina University and for educators in eastern North Carolina. The TRC service desk provides research assistance supported by educational reference librarians. With new booths, soft seating, and tables, the TRC makes a great study spot. Resources available in the TRC include NC adopted K-12 textbooks, supplementary K-12 textbooks, textbook correlations, bibliographies, guides, mixed media, professional materials, online resources, K-12 reference materials, easy books, big books, juvenile/young adult fiction, nonfiction and biographies. The Enhancing Teachers’ Classrooms room located in the TRC is designed to assist pre-service teachers and educators in creating and producing quality lesson units. It houses two laminators, two Ellison die cut centers with several hundred die cuts, a poster maker system, vinyl cutter, plaque marker, an artwaxer, a light box, a binding machine, several paper cutters, a Badge-A-Minit button maker and cutter, office supplies and computer workstations with educational software installations and resources. Additionally, the Ronnie Barnes African American Resource Center is housed in the TRC.
The Music Library is located in the A.J. Fletcher Music Center. It offers the same services as Joyner: circulation, reserves, reference assistance, bibliographic instruction, interlibrary loan, photocopiers, and printers. The collection consists of more than 90,000 books, music scores, periodicals, software, and sound and video recordings representative of all types and periods of music. A technology lab with PCs, Macs, and playback equipment for CDs, DVDs, DAT, LPs, videocassettes, mini-discs, CD-ROMs, laser discs, and audiocassettes is available for use by library patrons.
Joyner Library is open extensive hours each week, with 24-hour access before and during exam periods. Hours are posted on the main entrance of the building. Special hours are posted for holidays and semester breaks. The library maintains a recording of current operating hours that may be obtained by telephoning 252-328-4285. Hours are also posted on the Web site at www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/hours.cfm.
William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library
Laupus Library serves the Brody School of Medicine, College of Allied Health Sciences, the College of Nursing, School of Dental Medicine, Vidant Medical Center and Vidant System affiliates. Laupus Library is a unit of the Division of Health Sciences with a mission to connect the Eastern Area Health Education Center (EAHEC) preceptors, health practitioners in eastern North Carolina, and ECU’s health education, research and clinical programs to quality information at the point of need.
The 72,000 square foot library located in the Health Sciences Building on ECU’s Health Sciences Campus has three state-of-the-art Smart classrooms, meeting rooms on all four floors, a teleconference room, 31 small group study rooms, 56 public computer workstations, and collaborative work spaces with access to print and electronic collections, and supportive technology. The Library supports wired and wireless networks and printing, a computer lab with over 40 computers, multimedia production and consultation services, reference services, circulating and historical collections. A book collection comprised of e-books and print volumes totaling over 290,000 titles, and approximately 11,350 print and electronic health sciences related journal titles. Visual programs and anatomical models are available to the university community.
Access Services, located on the 2nd floor of the library, manages circulation of materials, operates a print and electronic reserve collection for course support, and maintains the library’s audiovisual collection including videos, audio cassettes, anatomical models, slides, charts, microfilm, and more. To check out materials and to access the variety of services offered, bring your ECU OneCard or your distance education student card. Access Services is staffed to provide assistance whenever the library is open.
The Information Services Department provides reference services for Laupus Library users. Librarians are available to guide clients to the most efficient and effective means of accessing the library’s resources. Laupus Library liaison librarians are assigned to departments, colleges, and schools in the Division of Health Sciences to provide information services, education programs, collection development assistance and curriculum coordination to faculty, staff and students. Services include tours and orientations for groups or individuals, instruction in expert and evidence based searching, research consultations, and instruction on the use of literature databases and other online resources. Information Services librarians create and maintain online research guides and tutorials to help users better understand and locate the information they need.
Laupus Library can provide access to current health sciences journal literature, up to date textbook information and educational software. With a goal of delivering health-related information when, where and in the format needed by our clients, the library has assembled an extensive array of resources and services. These tools have been successfully used by faculty and students on ECU’s campus, at home and from remote settings around the world.
The Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department provides clients with access to needed materials from outside institutions and provides other libraries with access to materials from Laupus Library’s collections. Document Delivery is a free copy service for ECU faculty, staff, students and Vidant Health staff for materials (articles and books) owned by Laupus Health Sciences Library or Joyner Library. ILL borrowing is a free service for ECU faculty, staff, students and Vidant Health Staff who order articles or books from other institutions. If you are not an ECU faculty, staff, students or Vidant Health Staff please see Policies and Fees for more information on the fees for this service.
Collection Services organizes, manages and maintains Laupus Library materials in all formats to facilitate access by clients on-site and from remote locations. Collection Services is responsible for the quality and consistency of the online catalog which can be accessed at: www.ecu.edu/laupuslibrary/.
As a library collection with a museum component, the History Collections of Laupus Library collects, catalogs, preserves, and displays materials relevant to the history of health care. The Special Collections reading room is located on the fourth floor of Laupus Library for those using these unique collections. Collections include historical materials from medicine, nursing, the allied health sciences, dentistry, pharmacology, and public health. With materials of worldwide interest dating from the 16th into the 21st centuries, the collections include over 6,200 monographs, 200 artifacts, and a growing collection of oral history tapes, transcripts, and videos. There are both circulating and non-circulating sections of the History Collections. Although materials housed inside the History Collections Reading Room are non-circulating, clients may request photocopies of these materials. Document delivery charges apply.
A special focus of the History Collections is primary care practices in eastern North Carolina. The library’s History Collections supports an Oral History Program through which interviews with long-time health care providers are recorded and archived. Some special items in the collections have been digitized and can be found in the East Carolina University Digital Collections. Historical materials relating to minority health care and minority health care professionals are of particular interest to the program. Laupus Library also operates the Country Doctor Museum located in Bailey, NC as part of the history program. The Country Doctor Museum is the oldest museum in the United States dedicated to the history of America’s rural health care.
Located on the second floor, Laupus Library’s Computer Lab contains state-of-the-art technology providing a full range of ources to ECU faculty, staff, and students including over 40 PC’s, 3 iMac’s, 2 high-speed document scanners, a flatbed scanner, a color book scanner, 2 high-volume black and white laser printers, and a color laser printer. Over 40 software titles are available in the computer lab ranging from word processing, spreadsheet, statistical, and presentation software to discipline-specific programs that complement the Division of Health Sciences curriculum.
The Computer Lab is also responsible for loaning out digital camcorders, digital cameras, laptops, iPod touches, and TurningPoint as part of the Equipment Loan Program. The loan program is available to the ECU Division of Health Sciences faculty, staff, and students. Please visit our website for the equipment loan agreement and more information.
Adjacent to the Computer Lab, our Computer Classroom supports the library’s instructional services program and is available for use by the Division of Health Sciences faculty and staff. The classroom is equipped with 32 student computers, an instructor computer, a networked printer, and a dual projection system to assist with software demonstrations. The classroom is also connected to the university’s satellite broadcast network for viewing video teleconferences. Telecommunications equipment is available for large-scale distributed meetings, collaborative work sessions, seminars, lectures, tutorials and training between distant groups.
Multimedia & Technology Services (MTS) is located on the 1st floor of the Brody School of Medicine Building and the 2nd floor of Laupus Library. MTS is responsible for providing multimedia and biomedical communication services to all units of the Division of Health Sciences. Services provided currently focus on AV consultation and support, classroom support, photography, video services, multimedia design and production, videoconferencing, web development, television production and operation of ECU-TV Channel 99. For questions about MTS services, please contact: 252-744-2467.
Laupus Library hours are posted at the main entrance of the library and on our website. Special hours for holidays and semester breaks can also be found on our website. For more information including hours, announcements and detailed descriptions of all library services and collections please visit: www.ecu.edu/laupuslibrary.
Virtual Library at ECU
Joyner Library and the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library electronic resources are available through the VirtualLibrary@ECU. The combined resources of this digital library currently offer more than 270,000 e-books and more than 68,000 e-serials and databases.
Community Outreach Services
Nancy W. Darden Child Development Center
The Nancy W. Darden Child Development Center (NDCDC), located in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations in the Rivers Building, serves as an early childhood model training and research facility for students and faculty. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and licensed by the State of North Carolina as a five-star child care center, the NDCDC maintains high standards in developmentally appropriate programming for children 3 months to 5 years. The NDCDC provides high-quality educational services to support students in Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education, Family and Community Services, Child Life, and Early Intervention. Equipped with observation rooms and audio-visual recording equipment, the NDCDC also functions as a site for student and faculty research open to all departments. Requests for information should be made to the director. Inquiries should be sent to Julie Fowler, Nancy W. Darden Child Development Center (NDCDC), Department of Child Development and Family Relations, College of Human Ecology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; telephone 252-328-6926; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Children’s Developmental Services Agency
The Greenville Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) is a part of the ECU Brody School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and contractually serves as the local lead agency for the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program. The CDSA is one of sixteen regionally-based CDSAs providing a system of early intervention supports and services for infants and toddlers, birth to age three who have, or are at risk for developmental delays and their families. The ITP is a federally mandated program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities ACT, and funded by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
As local lead agency and single portal of entry for birth to three referrals, the Greenville CDSA has primary responsibility for providing multidisciplinary evaluations, determination of eligibility for the program, service coordination for eligible children, and consultation and technical assistance to enrolled service providers providing recommended intervention services for eligible children and their families. The CDSA ensures that evaluation, case management and intervention supports and services are available within the seven county catchment area in the eastern region of North Carolina.
The CDSA serves as a student placement for practicum and internship experience for a variety of academic disciplines including social work, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, nutrition, and child development and family studies.
Requests for further information should be directed to: Children’s Developmental Services Agency, East Carolina University, Irons Building, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; telephone 252-737-1177.
Family Therapy Clinic
The Family Therapy Clinic provides a full range of therapeutic services to individuals, couples, families and larger systems while serving as a training site for students in the master’s degree program in marriage and family therapy and doctoral degree program in medical family therapy. The Code of Ethics of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy regarding confidentiality and the professional practice of marriage and family therapy is rigorously adhered to by all clinic therapists.
Located at 612 East Tenth Street, adjacent to campus, the Family Therapy Clinic is equipped to facilitate observation and supervision and is open twelve months a year. Charges for services at the Family Therapy Clinic are adjusted according to family income. No individual, couple, family is denied services because of an inability to pay. Referrals and requests for information should be made to the Family Therapy Clinic, Department of Child Development and Family Relations, College of Human Ecology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; telephone 252-737-1415.
Navigate Counseling Clinic
Navigating life’s challenges can be difficult. The Navigate Counseling Clinic can help. Our services are individualized to help you relieve stress, improve relationships, choose a career, feel better about yourself, improve your interpersonal skills, and/or address your use of alcohol or other drugs. We take a holistic approach to counseling individuals, families, and groups utilizing evidence-based and innovative interventions on an outpatient basis. Our clinicians are supervised by doctoral graduate students and faculty, whose credentials include licenses as professional counselors, clinical addiction specialists, counselor associates, recreational therapists, and certifications as clinical supervisors, rehabilitation counselors, vocational evaluation specialists, and biofeedback specialists.
Persons eligible for services include ECU students, faculty, and staff, and adult residents of Greenville and its vicinity. A nominal fee, based on a sliding scale, will be charged for services but no eligible persons will be turned away for inability to pay. We are located room 4410 of the Health Sciences Bldg on ECU’s west campus. If you have questions or would like to schedule an initial appointment, please contact us at 252-744-0328 or Navigate@ecu.edu.
Office of Military Programs
The East Carolina University Office of Military Programs provides outreach services to the military installations of North Carolina by delivering courses and degree programs to the Armed Forces community. Memoranda of agreement with the various bases outline the topics, course offerings, and delivery methods of campus-wide programs to the military family.
The Office of Military Programs comprises the Department of Aerospace Studies (US Air Force ROTC) and the Department of Military Sciences (US Army ROTC). Aerospace studies offers a cognate minor and military science offers the professional military education (PME) requirements for the United States Army.
Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic
The purpose of the East Carolina University Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic is twofold. First, it is a clinical training facility for graduate students who are preparing to become speech-language pathologists or audiologists. To accomplish this, graduate students participate in outpatient diagnostic, treatment, and consultative services throughout the academic school year and during the summer session. During these activities, students are under the direct supervision of fully licensed and certified faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Second, the clinic is a service facility for the university students and the surrounding communities in eastern North Carolina. Outpatient diagnostic, treatment, and consultant services are offered for all types of speech, language, balance and hearing disorders, to individuals of all ages.
In addition to the above, the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Program is also a part of the ECU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic. This program is funded by the NC Scottish Rite Foundation. Services provided include complete diagnostic services for children with language disorders, language learning disabilities, and reading disorders.
The clinic is located in the Health Sciences Building, Suite 1310, College of Allied Health Sciences on West Fifth Street. Appointments can be made by calling the Clinic at 744-6104.
Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH)
TEACCH was established by the 1972 General Assembly as a statewide program. TEACCH is administratively located under the Area Health Education Centers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Medical School. TEACCH-Greenville (TG) is in close proximity to the East Carolina University (ECU). The TG works closely with Child Psychiatry Fellows and Developmental Pediatric Residents at the Medical School, the ECU Children’s Developmental Services Agency, and other allied health departments. TG also helps Scott Denton Fellows in the Department of Special Education.
TG provides a specialized service in the diagnosis, treatment, education, and habilitation of persons with an autism spectrum disorder. The center also provides consultation and training throughout a twenty-seven-county area of northeastern North Carolina. One of the goals of the program is to equip professionals and parents with strategies designed to enhance the skills and abilities of each individual with autism. The goal of TEACCH is to allow persons with autism to be accepted and to reach their maximum potential as members of the community. The program serves children, adolescents, adults, and their families.
Students in medicine, psychology, special education, child development and family relations, marriage and family therapy, social work, occupational therapy, and similar departments often participate in observations. GT also offers ongoing training opportunities for a nominal fee. Faculty and staff from the center provide lectures, internships, and practicum experiences. Occasionally there are volunteer opportunities for students.
Inquiries should be sent to John M. Dougherty, PhD, Director, TEACCH-Greenville, South Hall Professional Center, 108-D West Fire Tower Road, Winterville, NC 28590; telephone 252-830-3300 (ext. 225); FAX 252-830-3322.
Division of University Advancement
The Division of University Advancement supports, encourages, and promotes East Carolina University’s academic mission and vision by interacting with alumni, friends and the greater community. Our goal is to engage and connect these constituents with the university to garner support and secure resources that will enhance East Carolina’s unique place in higher education.
University Advancement works to ensure that the university’s philanthropic goals are met, transforming the lives of East Carolina’s students, the citizens of eastern North Carolina, the state and beyond. For more information about the Second Century Campaign, please visit www.ecu.edu/devt.
The East Carolina Alumni Association was created to develop a spirit of cooperation and loyalty among alumni and to promote the general welfare of the institution. The scope of the association, organized by the classes of 1911 and 1912 in June 1912, has grown tremendously as the alumni population has multiplied with a growing ECU. In order to keep pace with a rapidly developing university, the Alumni Association was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1967. Since that time the alumni population has increased from 15,000 to more than 130,000.
Further information concerning programs, services, and memberships may be obtained online at www.PirateAlumni.com or by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations at (252) 328-6072. The Alumni Center is located at the corner of Fifth and Biltmore Streets.
University Development helps raise friends and resources for East Carolina University through major gift officers, corporate and foundation relations, annual giving, planned giving, and donor relations. Together, University Development engages with alumni, donors and friends of ECU in support of the university’s strategic priorities.
Information Technology and Computing Services
Information Technology and Computing Services (ITCS) provides ECU students, faculty, staff and alumni with up-to-date information technology services and support. Visit the New Student Resources Welcome page for a comprehensive list of resources, (www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/welcome/newstudentresources.cfm), policies and guidelines available to new ECU students. The Welcome Web page is frequently updated as emerging technologies and new services are adopted by ITCS and offered to the campus community.
The IT Help Desk offers technical assistance to ECU students regarding software, hardware, and network-related questions through e-mail, telephone or live online chat.
Students can check their ECU Outlook Live e-mail at mymail.ecu.edu. Outlook Live provides a large mailbox and even a built-in chat feature. More information is available at www.ecu.edu/studentemail. The East Carolina Alumni Association, in partnership with the Student Government Association and ITCS provides East Carolina graduates with a lifetime e-mail address that shows graduates’ affinity to their alma mater (https://pirateid.ecu.edu/alumni).
ACE Student Computing Support Center (Main Campus: 108 Rawl Building; Health Sciences Campus: 3330 Health Sciences Building) provides walk-in support for PC and Mac systems, software, network and virus/malware problems. As a certified repair center, ACE also offers additional hardware support and repair (including loaner computers) for students purchasing computers through the ECU Student Stores’ computer program.
While students are not required to purchase a specific computer brand to attend ECU, several academic programs do require or recommend students have access to certain computer specifications in order to complete coursework. Some programs also have specific software requirements, such as AutoCAD or graphics programs. For a list of computer requirements by department, visit the ACE Computer Purchase page (www.ecu.edu/ace).
Students can also visit any one of over 80 computer labs on campus (www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/studentcomputerlabs/). To locate available labs, visit the Campus Labs Web page where a click on any computer icon opens details such as real-time seat availability, phone contacts and building location. Students can also make a reservation with the Virtual Computing Lab and access many required software programs from their home computer to complete class assignments (www.ecu.edu/vcl).
Piratedrive (www.ecu.edu/piratedrive) is an online storage folder created for each student, faculty, and staff. Each folder is password-protected, secure and backed up nightly. Students have 40 GB of space to store course assignments, videos, photos and more. On-campus users access their personal Piratedrive through “My Computer” if they are logged into the Intra domain. It is labeled as the “U” drive. Personal Piratedrive folders are accessible off campus through OneStop or through a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.
All enrolled ECU students are eligible for free Microsoft products (www.ecu.edu/microsoft4students). Through a special license agreement, students can get one of each of the following: Microsoft Office Professional Academic; Microsoft Office for Mac Academic; Microsoft Office Language Pack; and Microsoft Windows Professional Upgrade. A perpetual license allows students to keep the software even after graduation.
While residence halls are networked through a hard-wired high-speed network, ITCS provides a wireless environment for both the main and health sciences campuses, and connecting is as easy as connecting through a browser. . Before accessing the ECU network, students are required to install university-approved antivirus software — provided at no cost to all enrolled students, faculty, and staff — and agree to comply with applicable university IT (information technology) policies (www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/policies) and copyright laws (www.copyright.gov; http://libguides.ecu.edu/copyright; http://www.ecu.edu/filesharing).
ECU’s OneStop Web portal (onestop.ecu.edu) allows students to review financial aid information, register for courses, and look up grades online. You can also look up your ECU ID on the “Tools” page within OneStop.
ECU Mobile keeps students, faculty, and staff connected to East Carolina University from on or off campus. Students can instantly contact other Pirates from the ECU directory, stay-in-the-loop with the latest campus news, keep tabs on ECU Pirate sports, watch videos from recent campus events, check grades, access course content and browse the university’s academic catalogs. Download ECU Mobile from the iTunes Store, Android Market on Google Play, and Blackberry World. Students can also visit m.ecu.edu for mobile browsing.
To support ECU’s distance and online learning, ITCS supports Blackboard and Moodle learning management systems (ecu.edu/cs-itcs/learningtechnologies.cfm). On-the-go students can access course content, check grades, post to discussion forums, view important class announcements, read and download assignments, upload content, and more through Blackboard Learn. With over 300 technology-enhanced classrooms, many faculty record their lectures for online posts. With My Web self-service, students, faculty and staff are able to create their own academic Web space or personal blog.
It’s easy to learn new technologies through our many training opportunities. Sign up with Microsoft E-Learning and choose modules to learn Microsoft Office, Windows 7 and more, while the free SAS/SPSS training prepares users for statistical research. ITCS offers one-on-one consulting, face-to-face classes and online tutorials to help students make effective use of any technology.
By using university IT resources, students accept that they are accessing the university-owned network, and that unauthorized or illegal use of the university network is prohibited. Illegally downloading music, movies and other copyrighted material via file-sharing programs can cost students their network access. Visit www.ecu.edu/filesharing for more information.
ITCS regularly shares security tips on topics such as avoiding identity theft, protecting portable devices and personal information, and staying safe online at www.ecu.edu/sites/securitytips .
To learn more about all on-campus technologies visit the ITCS Web site, which provides a comprehensive look at many of the technology resources and policies for ECU students. Additionally, the ECU Technology Digest e-mail newsletter, Twitter posts (TechatECU), and Facebook posts (facebook.com/ITCSatECU) provides valuable information on upcoming software updates, training opportunities and new technology projects affecting the university community.
Office of Continuing Studies
The Office of Continuing Studies serves as a bridge between the student at a distance and the academic and administrative units of the university. The office respects and understands the unique demands of the lifelong learner and is committed to assuring quality accessible programs and services. The office supports the university in maintaining its leadership role in the areas of distance and technology-enhanced learning both in our region and beyond. The educational and economic development of the citizens of its service area is a focal point for the office. The office partners with the academic and administrative units of the university and the North Carolina Community College System to meet the needs of the education, healthcare, technology, business, industry and military communities.
The Office of Continuing Studies includes the following program areas:
- Campus Summer School
- Continuing Professional Education
- Distance and Extension Education
- Lifelong Learning Program
- Military Outreach
- Summer Study Abroad
- The Testing Center
In order to fulfill the needs of a widely diversified group of students, our undergraduate degree completion programs and graduate degrees are offered online via the Internet. The office also provides noncredit courses, seminars, and workshops to meet continuing professional education requirements. For adults 50 and older who want to continue learning in a relaxed atmosphere, a wide array of class topics is available.
The Office for Equity and Diversity
The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) provides leadership to the university’s efforts to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. The office promotes equity in educational opportunity, programming, and employment and promotes an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion for all members of the university community.
The scope of the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) encompasses institutional equity and diversity functions and involves education, intervention, compliance, consulting, programming, outreach and assessment. Administrators in this office monitor institutional practices in support of the principles of diversity and equity so that these guiding principles are applied and assessed institutionally on administrative, academic, budgetary and strategic fronts. Programs and services of the office are available to faculty, staff, and students and support a sustained diverse and inclusive learning, living and working environment.
ECU’s mission states that the university will serve as a national model for public service and regional transformation by preparing our students to succeed in the global economy and multicultural society and by distinguishing ourselves by the ability to train and prepare leaders.
Office of News and Communications Services
The ECU Office of News and Communications Services, also known as the News Service, tells the story of the university using the Web, social media, print, video and still photography. It acts as a reporting service for the university community as well as handling media relations. The office is in the historic Howard House on East Fifth Street.
The News Service each day publishes on its home page, www.ecu.edu/news/, timely news stories and the latest information on campus events, activities and issues.
The News Service assists reporters preparing stories about ECU. It assists units across the university with getting news and information to the media and on the Web. It prepares and distributes to the media news releases about activities, honors and developments on campus. It provides information about student honors and graduations to newspapers nationwide.
Patent and Copyright Policies
East Carolina University is dedicated to instruction, research, scholarship, engagement, innovation development and the extension of knowledge for the benefit of the public good in an environment that is open to collaboration and publication. Inventions, discoveries and other intellectual assets sometimes arise as a result of the conduct of these activities by university personnel, including students, utilizing university resources which may qualify for intellectual property protection in the form of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and service marks. The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina has determined that patenting, and commercialization of these intellectual assets is consistent with the mission of the university.
To learn more about various forms of intellectual property protection and technology transfer opportunities for graduate students, please contact the Office of Technology Transfer or visit www.ecu.edu/ott/.
Research and Creative Activity
Research and creative activities are essential components of East Carolina University’s mission. Our research and creative activities have received national and international recognition. ECU offers students opportunities to participate in more than 400 externally sponsored research and service projects directed by our faculty. Graduate programs nurture a broad range of research and creative activities from the physical and biomedical sciences to the arts and humanities to community human services projects. Research and creative activities are supported through an extensive network of internal and external resources. Annually, the university secures more than 50 million dollars in research, service, and creative activity grants from private sources and public agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. In recognition of the extent of our research and creative activities, the Carnegie Foundation classifies ECU as a doctoral/research institution.
To learn more about research/creative activity opportunities for graduate students, please contact the graduate program directors, or visit the Division of Research and Graduate Studies Web site: www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/rgs/index.cfm.
Sponsored Journals and Publications
The Engineering Design Graphics Journal is the official publication of the Engineering Design Graphics Division of ASEE. The EDGD publishes the Engineering Design Graphics Journal three times each year: fall, winter and spring. This is the opportunity for members of the EDGD and others to stay current with news of the Division and leading practices and trends in graphics education. For more information, contact Robert Chinn or go to www.edgj.org/index.php/EDGJ .
Explorations in Renaissance Culture is a biannual, multidisciplinary scholarly journal devoted to all disciplines of study in the Early Modern/Renaissance period: literature, history, art and iconography, music, cultural studies, etc. Publishing articles in the English language, our authors hail from around the world. It is fully refereed by a board of established scholars; a double-blind review process is used. In existence since 1974, the journal is edited by Thomas Herron of the Department of English, and is published jointly by the South-Central Renaissance Conference and East Carolina University. For more information, visit the EIRC website at scrc.us.com/explorations.shtml
Global Partners in Education Journal is an international multidisciplinary refereed journal. It publishes refereed research and practice based articles that focus on advancing the knowledge base of global education. The journal features conceptual, empirical research, applied research, and best practice articles dedicated to promoting excellence in teaching and stimulating research and international collaboration in global education. For more information, contact Marion Eppler, Biwu Yang, Jami Leibowitz or Leslie Pagliari, or go to www.gpejournal.org/index.php/GPEJ .
Journal of Case Studies (formerly Annual Advances in Business Cases) was established by the Society for Case Research to provide a continual flow of effective up-to-date cases to promote excellence in case research, writing, and teaching. For more information, contact Leigh W. Cellucci or go to www.sfcrjcs.org/index.php/sfcrjcs .
The Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (JoCI), in the College of Education, is a peer-reviewed, electronic journal that provides a forum for the dissemination of articles focused on research, practice, and related issues relevant to teaching and learning in the Pre K-12 environment. The biannual journal is published electronically at www.joci.ecu.edu.
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice publishes articles which focus on evidence based public health practice and research. The journal is a bi-monthly peer-reviewed publication guided by a multidisciplinary editorial board of administrators, practitioners and scientists. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice publishes in a wide range of population health topics including research to practice; emergency preparedness; bioterrorism; infectious disease surveillance; environmental health; community health assessment, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, and academic-practice linkages. Recognized as the leading practice based public health journal, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has recently published focus issues defining the public health workforce, performance management and bridging the research to practice gap. For more information, contact Lloyd Novick or go to journals.lww.com/jphmp/pages/default.aspx .
The North Carolina Literary Review is published annually in the summer by East Carolina University and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. NCLR publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction prose by and interviews with North Carolina writers and articles and essays about North Carolina literature, history, and culture. NCLR Online, a supplemental electronic issue published in the winter, includes book reviews, literary news, and other content related to the special feature section of the year’s print issue. For more information, contact Margaret D. Bauer or go to www.nclr.ecu.edu/index.html .
North Carolina Libraries publishes articles of interest to librarians in North Carolina and around the world. It is the official publication of the North Carolina Library Association and as such publishes the Official Minutes of the Executive Board and conference proceedings. For more information, contact Diane Kester or Ralph Scott or go to www.ncl.ecu.edu/index.php/NCL
Sedimentology, the international leader in its field, publishes ground-breaking research from across the spectrum of sedimentology, sedimentary geology and sedimentary geochemistry. For more information, contact David Mallinson or go to onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-3091 .
The Small Business Institute Journal publishes scholarly research articles in the fields of small business management, entrepreneurship, and field based learning. For more information, contact Michael L. Harris, Shanan G. Gibson, or William C. McDowell or go to www.sbij.org/ .
Tar River Poetry, an international journal of poetry and reviews, is published twice a year (fall and spring) under the auspices of the Department of English. For more information, contact TarRiverPoetry@gmail.com or go to www.tarriverpoetry.com/ .
University Writing Center
The University Writing Center provides support for all writing in the university, including writing for graduate studies. Graduate students are welcome to visit the UWC to work on coursework, theses, or dissertations. Because of the longer nature of graduate-level writing, however, the UWC recommends that graduate students consider visiting multiple times, working on smaller sections of their work each session. Please keep in mind that the UWC’s goal is writing instruction; this is not an editing service. Graduate students are welcome at all sites of the UWC—first floor of Joyner Library (1015), and in the Health Sciences Building (1504). Students may access additional resources, including the online writing lab for students enrolled in distance education courses, through the University Writing Program Web site, www.ecu.edu/writing.
Dowdy Student Stores, owned and operated by East Carolina University for the convenience and support of the university community, stocks books, course materials, school supplies, computer hardware and software, and other educational tools for students on campus, as well as those taking distance education classes. Dowdy Student Stores also carries an extensive line of imprinted ECU apparel, gifts, and various accessories. The Dowdy Student Stores main store is located in the first floor of the Wright Building on main campus, and its satellite store, called the Brody Medical Bookstore, is located in the Brody Building and serves the health sciences campus.
Additional services include a textbook rental program for numerous in-store and online textbook titles. This textbook rental program can provide a cost savings up to 80% off the new textbook price. Another service provided by the Dowdy Student Stores is the Bookstore Account. The Bookstore Account is tied to the ECU 1 Card, which allows students to place funds in an account, including but not limited to deferred financial aid funds, for purchases in the bookstore including in-store textbook rentals. Dowdy Student Stores also operate a Book Buyback Program for students to sell back textbooks. Dowdy Student Stores contributes profits to scholarship and other university programs and is among the top donors to the General Scholarship Fund.
Online ordering and other information are available through the Dowdy Student Stores Web site (www.studentstores.ecu.edu) or by phone (252-328-6731 or toll-free 1-877-499-TEXT). The Dowdy Student Stores is the only bookstore that is owned and operated by East Carolina University.
For information on East Carolina University’s substance abuse and racial and ethnic harassment policies, as well as information on affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and sexual harassment prevention policies go to www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/grcat/policies.cfm.