The Bruce K. Nelson Faculty Development Center is dedicated to supporting excellence in teaching and learning at Eastern Michigan University. The Center is proud to offer seminars, workshops, and other events that promote excellence in teaching and scholarly activities, as well as one-on-one consultations in teaching and research. Our services are available to all faculty and lecturers at EMU.
Our goal is to help EMU instructors be as effective as possible in their classroom, in their work with our students, and in their scholarly work. Recent FDC programming has included sessions on flipping classrooms, effectively teaching Honor’s classes, student wellness in the classroom, supporting students on the Autism Spectrum, applying for EMU internal research awards, and grant writing. We are excited to offer a wide array of engaging programming in the upcoming semesters and at our CONNECT conference in February 2022.
When you give to the Faculty Development Center, all funds go directly to supporting the FDC’s events and programming.
"I love the spirit of inter-office cooperation that is present at the FDC. As a Faculty Associate in Graduate Studies and Research, I’ve enjoyed working with FDC staff to develop programs and hold workshops to benefit faculty and their research students in this terrific, collegial space." - Dr. Harriet Lindsay, Professor of Chemistry
"As an Assistant Professor here at EMU the programs within the Faculty Development Center have been instrumental in my early success. The New Faculty Learning Community program helped me to connect with other faculty, learn about EMU programs and culture, and build important skills I use every day!" - Dr. Andrew Mansfield, Assistant Professor of Engineering
"FDC programs have an impact beyond the individual. They benefit students by developing faculty’s teaching methods, and by creating a space of interdisciplinary dialogue and ongoing learning, the FDC strengthens the university and makes us better able to problem solve and innovate." - Dr. Amanda Maher, Assistant Professor of History and Philosophy