Office for Faculty Excellence

Supporting Outstanding Faculty in Their Teaching, Research, & Service through Faculty Development Programming and Consultation. Supporting Student Learning through Outstanding Faculty.


Teaching online Faculty Interest Group information. Click on this image to view the flyer with all details and times. Information for accessing these meetings through WebEx can be found at the links below.

The Spring Teaching Online Faculty Interest Group (FIG) will meet four times over the Spring 2018 semester. Each of these meetings can be accessed virtually via WebEx. Click on the image above for more information about dates and times. To access the WebEx meetings for these sessions, click on the appropriate link below for each date.

February 26 -

If you are new to accessing WebEx meetings, you can find instructions at the link below:

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The ECU Office for Faculty Excellence is offering workshops in statistics and research in the Spring and Summer of 2018. The schedule for these workshops can be found below. For further information, please contact Dr. Hui Bian, Statistics/Research Consultant for the ECU Office for Faculty Excellence (

Click here for the Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule: Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule
Click here for the Summer 2018 Workshop Flyer: Summer 2018 Workshop Flyer

Flipped Classroom Clip ArtInterested in Flipping Your Classroom? 

The ECU Office for Faculty Excellence has compiled a wealth of resources to help you succeed in creating flipped learning activities for your classes. You can find these resources and much more by clicking on the link below.

Flipped Classroom Resources

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Join this monthly discussion of campus initiatives from Academic Affairs and Student Affairs that encourage student success, with ample time to brainstorm concrete strategies faculty, advisors, and student affairs educators can use to help students succeed.

Click here to view the flyer and schedule for the Spring 2018 Sessions



 Best Practices in Teaching Discussion Group Banner - Click links below for flyer informationThis monthly discussion about best practices in teaching will focus on a different issue each month, with ample time to brainstorm concrete strategies instructors can use. 

Join us on the second Friday of each month at noon
for stimulating discussions about best practices for

Click here to view the flyer and schedule for the Spring 2018 Sessions!





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CC BY 3.0, Formatted for web.

closeup of a sunflowerLearn how to envision and carry out personally meaningful caring for students and become acquainted with research-based tools for enacting engaged professional caring in online courses.

Three training modules about Caring in the Digital World are offered by Professor Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF of the ECU College of Nursing and sponsored by the Office for Faculty Excellence.

The two modules "Conveying and Sustaining Caring in Online Classrooms" and "Mindful Communication for Caring Online" address issues related to mindful caring for people who interact with students and colleagues online.

The module "Caring Science, Mindful Practice at Work and Beyond" extends the techniques to other situations.

These training modules are FREE and can be completed by anyone who has access to the Internet, anywhere in the world. ACCESS THE TRAINING MODULES.

East Carolina University faculty can access the modules in Cornerstone under Browse for Training > Academic Affairs > Office for Faculty Excellence.

A Certificate of Completion will be sent to participants who submit a Course Reflection Form within the module after content completion.

Completion of a module and submission of a successful DE Reflection Form will qualify for Faculty Development credit as an OFE DE training activity.

Download the Caring modules flyer.

A Tip for DE Instructors from the Copyright and Course Reserves Workshop

To make ECU Libraries content available to DE students, place the proxy address in front of the regular web address (URL). This way the website will know the DE student is affiliated with ECU. Example:

VIEW the Copyright and Course Reserves Workshop

Energize Your Teaching with Free Online Resources

All ECU faculty members have access to ECU's Group Online Subscription to The Teaching Professor and Online Classroom. These online resources from Magna Publications are available to you at no cost to you. Since 1972, Magna has been a leading provider of higher education professional development resources.

Edited by respected scholar and expert Dr. Maryellen Weimer, The Teaching Professor is a forum for discussion of the best strategies supported by the latest research for effective teaching in the college classroom. A companion publication, Online Classroom, brings advice and inspiration to educators making the transition into distance education.

To access these online resources, you must create an account at Magna Publications. To create an account, you will need an Authorization Code. Email Andrew Horne of the Office for Faculty Excellence to get the code.

What people are saying about these resources:

“Thank you. This has been great resource for my faculty.” – Dr. Xiaoming Zeng, Chair, Health Services and Information Management

“Thank you so much for making access to the Teaching Professor possible. I used to enjoy reading this pithy, but helpful publication years ago and missed having access to it." – Dr. Birgit Jensen, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

“Thank you! We have been getting this for years as Dr. Weimer was instrumental in my doctoral dissertation! Perhaps we could get another small grant to bring her back to campus again. She loves to visit in NC.” – Dr. Annette Greer, Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies

“Thank you! These are very interesting !” – Ms. Susanne Grieve, Maritime Studies