ECU Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2001

GENERAL INFORMATION
SECTION 1

MISSION OF EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

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.  The university is 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.

The university’s motto is “servire,” meaning "to serve."  The university seeks to meet that obligation through the interrelated components of its mission: service through education, research and creative activity, and leadership and partnership.

The educational mission is to provide students with a rich, distinctive undergraduate and graduate educational experience. The university is committed to developing each learner's ability to discover, evaluate, and communicate knowledge; to make informed decisions; and to recognize a decision's ethical dimensions. The university also is committed to imparting a sense of citizenship and personal responsibility, fostering lifelong learning, and nurturing an understanding of the interdependencies of people and their environments.

ECU’s research mission serves to advance knowledge, to encourage creative activity, to solve significant human problems, and to provide the foundation for professional practice through the support of basic and applied research.  The university is committed to integrating research and creative activities in the educational experiences of students. It also is committed to enriching culture and being a leader in innovative research applications.

The service mission of East Carolina University, as an institution with a tradition of strong regional ties and public outreach, is to provide leadership and to engage in partnerships supporting public education, health care and human services, cultural activities, and regional development.

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY

East Carolina University is committed to equality of opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

All employment decisions will be made so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.  The university will recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all positions without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  Consistent with this principle, all promotion decisions will be made using valid requirements and all personnel actions (such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, university sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs) will be administered without regard to race, religion, color, creed, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

This policy on nondiscrimination and the Affirmative Action Program of East Carolina University are consistent with and pursuant to the guidelines set forth in Executive Order 11246 and its implementing regulations.  The Affirmative Action Program implements guidelines set forth under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination In Employment Act of 1976, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992.

The university's policy is consistent with NCGS 126-16:  "All State ... agencies ... of North Carolina shall give equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, or handicapping condition to all persons qualified, except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute bona fide occupational qualifications necessary to proper and efficient administration.  This section with respect to equal opportunity as to age shall be limited to individuals who are at least forty years of age but less than seventy years of age.”  It is also consistent with The Code of The University of North Carolina, Section 103:  "Admission to, employment by, and promotion in The University of North Carolina and all of its constituent institutions shall be on the basis of merit and there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, or national origin."

The responsibility for implementation of this plan rests with the chancellor.  The vice chancellors, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, deans of professional schools, departmental chairpersons, and principal administrative directors are responsible for assisting him in implementing these policies.  These responsibilities also include coordination of the university's efforts to comply with all applicable aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992. They will assure that decisions involving recruitment, selection, appointment, and promotion of faculty and staff at all levels are made in a nondiscriminatory manner and in accordance with the goals of the ECU Affirmative Action Plan.

The chancellor has also appointed the EEO officer to coordinate all aspects of the Affirmative Action Plan, initiate programs to assist in reaching the goals of the Affirmative Action Plan, maintain a record system, identify problem areas, monitor progress, and assist faculty, staff, and students to resolve problems.  These responsibilities also include coordination of the university’s efforts to comply with all applicable aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992. 

Any student of East Carolina University who has a complaint of discrimination should follow the procedure outlined in the Student Handbook (The Clue Book).  Current, former, or prospective faculty or staff who have a complaint should follow the procedures outlined in the Faculty Manual or the East Carolina University Business Manual.  The EEO officers will provide information to any individual concerning the appropriate grievance procedures.

Copies of the Affirmative Action Plan are available in Joyner Library, Health Sciences Library, the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, and the Department of Human Resources.

This Affirmative Action Plan will be evaluated annually and a report prepared by the EEO officer for review by the chancellor.  The EEO officer is Taffye Benson Clayton.  The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs is located in 104 Spilman; telephone 252-328-6804.  The associate EEO officer is Amy Waters, whose office is located in the Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center, 901 East Fifth Street, 252-328-1957.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

East Carolina University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

East Carolina University supports the protections available to members of its community under all applicable federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 799A and 845 of the Public Health Service Act; the Equal Pay Act; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974; the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992; and Executive Order 11246, as amended by Executive Order 11375.

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, accommodations of the disabled extend to student programs, employment practices, elimination of physical barriers, and special assistance to disabled students and employees within the university.

This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, readmission, access to, and treatment and employment in university programs and activities, including, but not limited to, academic admissions, financial aid, any services, and employment.

Any student who has a complaint or grievance in regard to his or her rights under Title IX may register an informal grievance in the Office of the Dean of Students.  Any member of the university community desiring information or having a complaint or grievance in regard to these provisions should contact the assistant to the chancellor/EEO officer, Taffye Benson Clayton, 104 Spilman, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC  27858-4353; telephone 252-328-6804 or the associate EEO officer.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION PLAN, POLICY, AND
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE FOR COMPLAINTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual harassment and discrimination are illegal and endanger the environment of tolerance, civility, and mutual respect that must prevail if the university is to fulfill its mission.  East Carolina University is committed to providing and promoting an atmosphere in which employees can realize their maximum potential in the work place and students can engage fully in the learning process.  Further, amorous relations between a student and a university employee who is responsible for supervising or evaluating the student, or between an employee and the person supervising that employee may derogate the merit principle of supervision and evaluation.  This policy is the university’s statement of its intent to prohibit sexual harassment and discrimination and to prohibit amorous relations between the university’s employees and students, and employees and supervisors when these relations create a risk of favoritism.

The following constitute sexual harassment:  making verbal remarks or committing physical actions that propose to people of either sex that they engage in or tolerate activities of a sexual nature in order to avoid some punishment or to receive some reward; singling out people of either sex and creating or attempting to create a hostile university or working environment or otherwise attempting to harm or harming people because of their sex; and continuing verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when the person the conduct is directed toward has  indicated clearly, by word or action, that this conduct is unwanted.

Sexual discrimination consists of actions that subject employees or students to unequal treatment on the basis of their sex.

It is the responsibility of members of the university community to strive to create an environment free of sexual harassment and discrimination and free of unprofessional bias in the supervision and evaluation of students and employees.  It is against the policies of East Carolina University for its employees or students to propose to other employees or students that they engage in or tolerate activities of a sexual nature in order to avoid some punishment or to receive some reward; to create a hostile university or work place environment for an individual or group because of the individual's or the group's sex; to continue verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when the employees or students of the university such conduct is directed toward have indicated clearly, by word or action, that such conduct is unwanted; to engage in consensual amorous relationships with students or other university employees whom the employee is or will be supervising or evaluating; and to subject other employees or students to unequal treatment on the basis of their sex.

Complaints brought against East Carolina University students by East Carolina University students, faculty, staff, administrators, or visitors are governed by the grievance procedures presented in the Student Handbook, Appendix III

Complaints brought against East Carolina University staff by East Carolina University students, faculty, staff, administrators, or visitors are governed by the grievance procedures stated in the East Carolina University Business Manual, Volume 2, Section VIII.

Complaints brought against East Carolina University faculty members or administrators holding faculty status by East Carolina University students, faculty, staff, administrators, or visitors are governed by the grievance procedures presented in the Student Handbook, Appendix III

Any person having a complaint of sexual harassment should contact Taffye Benson Clayton, equal opportunities  officer, 104 Spilman; telephone 252-328-6804.  The associate EEO officer is Amy Waters, whose office is located in the Taylor-slaughter Alumni Center, 901 East Fifth Street, telephone 252-328-1957.

HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY

In North Carolina, all the public educational institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees are part of The University of North Carolina.  East Carolina University is one of sixteen constituent institutions of the multicampus state university.

The University of North Carolina, chartered by the NC General Assembly in 1789, was the first public university in the United States to open its doors and the only one to graduate students in the eighteenth century.  The first class was admitted in Chapel Hill in 1795.  For the next 136 years, the only campus of The University of North Carolina was at Chapel Hill.

In 1877, the NC General Assembly began sponsoring additional institutions of higher education, diverse in origin and purpose.  Five were historically black institutions and another was founded to educate American Indians.  Several were created to prepare teachers for the public schools.  Others had a technological emphasis.  One is a training school for performing artists.

In 1931, the NC General Assembly redefined The University of North Carolina to include three state-supported institutions:  the campus at Chapel Hill (now the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University at Raleigh), and Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro).  The new multicampus University operated with one board of trustees and one president.  By 1969, three additional campuses had joined The University through legislative action:  the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

In 1971, the General Assembly passed legislation bringing into The University of North Carolina the state's ten remaining public senior institutions, each of which had until then been legally separate:  Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Central University, the North Carolina School of the Arts, Pembroke State University, Western Carolina University, and Winston-Salem State University.  This action created the current sixteen-campus University.  (In 1985, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, a residential high school for gifted students, was declared an affiliated school of The University, and in 1996, Pembroke State University was renamed the University of North Carolina at Pembroke through legislative action.)

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.  The thirty-two voting members of the Board of Governors are elected by the General Assembly for four-year terms.  Former board chairmen and board members who are former governors of North Carolina may continue to serve for limited periods as nonvoting members emeriti.  The president of The UNC Association of Student Governments, or that student's designee, is also a nonvoting member.

Each of the sixteen constituent institutions is headed by a chancellor, who is chosen by the Board of Governors on the president's nomination and is responsible to the president.  Each institution has a board of trustees, consisting of eight members elected by the Board of Governors, four appointed by the governor, and the president of the student body, who serves ex-officio.  (The NC School of the Arts has two additional ex-officio members.)  Each board of trustees holds extensive powers over academic and other operations of its institution on delegation from the Board of Governors.

ORGANIZATION OF THE UNIVERSITY
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Benjamin S. Ruffin, Chairman
John F.A.V. Cecil, Vice Chairman
Lois G. Britt, Secretary

Terms Expiring in 2001

Bradley T. Adcock............................................................ Durham

G. Irvin Aldridge............................................................ Manteo

Lois G. Britt............................................................. Rose Hill

John F.A.V. Cecil......................................................... Asheville

Bert Collins................................................................. Durham

Ray S. Farris............................................................. Charlotte

H. Frank Grainger.............................................................. Cary

Helen Rhyne Marvin......................................................... Gastonia

Timothy Keith Moore.......................................................... Shelby

Maxine H. O'Kelley....................................................... Burlington

D. Wayne Peterson......................................................... Pinehurst

Jim W. Phillips, Jr...................................................... Greensboro

John L. Sanders......................................................... Chapel Hill

J. Craig Souza.............................................................. Raleigh

Robert F. Warwick........................................................ Wilmington

J. Bradley Wilson............................................................ Durham

 

Terms Expiring in 2003

J. Addison Bell............................................................ Matthews

F. Edward Broadwell, Jr................................................... Asheville

William T. Brown....................................................... Fayetteville

Angela R. Bryant........................................................ Rocky Mount

William L. Burns, Jr......................................................... Durham

C. Clifford Cameron....................................................... Charlotte

C. R. Edwards............................................................ Knightdale

Peter Keber............................................................... Charlotte

Teena S. Little...................................................... Southern Pines

R. V. Owens III........................................................... Nags Head

Barbara S. Perry............................................................ Kinston

Patsy B. Perry............................................................... Durham

H. D. Reaves, Jr....................................................... Fayetteville

Benjamin S. Ruffin.................................................... Winston-Salem

Priscilla P. Taylor..................................................... Chapel Hill

Ruth Dial Woods............................................................ Pembroke

 

Emeriti Members

James E. Holshouser, Jr.............................................. Southern Pines

 

Ex-Officio Member

Jeffrey L. Nieman

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION

Molly Corbett Broad, BA, MA............................................... President

Gretchen M. Bataille, BA, MA, DA............ Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs

Diana Oblinger, BS, MS, PhD Vice President, Information Resources and Chief Information Officer

Gary T. Barnes, BA, MS, PhD... Vice President, Program Assessment and Public Service

Charles R. Coble, AA, AB, MAT EdD........ Vice President, University-School Programs

Rosalind R. Fuse-Hall, BS, JD........................... Secretary of the University

J. B. Milliken, BA, JD. Vice President for Public Affairs and University Advancement

Richard H. Robinson, Jr., AB, LLB................ Vice President and General Counsel

Judith Pulley, BA, MA, PhD................................. Vice President, Planning

George A. Antonelli, BA, MA, PhD......................... University Catalog Officer

 

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Thomas A. Bayliss, III .................................New Bern, 2003

Phillip R. Dixon, Chairman .................................Greenville, 2001

Charles R. Franklin, Jr., Vice Chairman .................................Elizabeth City, 2003

Michael Kelly .................................Nags Head, 2003

Dan V. Kinlaw .................................Fayetteville, 2001

Willie C. Martin, Secretary .................................Wilmington, DE, 2001

H. E. Rayfield, Jr. .................................Chapel Hill, 2001

Stephen D. Showfety .................................Greensboro, 2003

Betty S. Speir .................................Bethel, 2003

James R. Talton, Jr. .................................Cary, 2001

David Jordan Whichard, III .................................Greenville, 2003

Henry G. Williamson, Jr. .................................Winston-Salem, 2001

Brent Queen, President, Student Government Association .................................Ex-officio

 

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION

Office of the Chancellor

Richard R. Eakin, BA, MA, PhD .................................Chancellor

James LeRoy Smith, BA, MA, PhD .................................Executive Assistant to the Chancellor

Robert J. Thompson, BA, MA, PhD .................................Director of Planning and Institutional Research

Ben G. Irons II, AB, JD .................................University Attorney

Mary Ann Rose, BSN, MSN, EdD ..................................Assistant to the Chancellor

Taffye Benson Clayton, BA, MA .................................EEO Officer

Austin W. Bunch, BAEd, MEd, PhD.................................Assistant to the Chancellor for University Relations

 

Academic Affairs

Richard D. Ringeisen, BS, MS, PhD .................................Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Gary R. Lowe, BA, MSW, PhD .................................Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration and Special Programs

Rita R. Reaves, BS, MA, CAS, EdD .................................Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Program Development

David L. Watkins, BS, DEd .................................Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Joe S. Gaddis, BSBA .................................Assistant Vice Chancellor for Budget and Resource Analysis

Dianna B. Lowe, BA, MA .................................Assistant Vice Chancellor for Personnel

Dorothy H. Muller, BA, MA, PhD .................................Dean, Undergraduate

Studies Dana S. Espinosa, BS, MEd, PhD .........Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Director of Enrollment Management

Thomas E. Powell, Jr., BS, MS, PhD........................... Director of Admissions

Angela R. Anderson, BA, MEd........................................ Acting Registrar

Carroll H. Varner, BS, MA, MBA, PhD............. Director, Academic Library Services

Diana M. Henshaw, BS, MEd, EdD............. Director, Division of Continuing Studies

 

Administration and Finance

Richard Brown, BA, CPA Executive Vice Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

A. Scott Buck, BS Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance–Business Services

George W. Harrell, AA, BSIE, MBA, PhD Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance–Facilities

Stewart A. Mixon, BA, MA............. Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

William S. Robinson, BS, CPA.. Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services

William R. Koch, BS, MSE.................. Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Charles M. Hawkins, MSA, CPA....... Associate Vice Chancellor for Financial Services

 

Health Sciences

James A. Hallock, MD............................ Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences

David C. Balch, BA, MA........... Director, Center for Health Sciences Communication

Patricia S. Pollard, MPA.... Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Personnel

Terry R. Carter, BA. Vice President and Executive Director of the Medical Foundation

Tom Fortner, AB....................... Director, Medical Center News and Information

Susan S. Gustke, MD................................ Executive Director, Eastern AHEC

Gregory L. Hassler, JD............ Associate University Attorney for Health Sciences

Linda M. Ingalls...................... Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences

Thomas G. Irons, MD................... Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences

Ann Jobe, MD.......................... Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences

Christopher J. Mansfield, BA, MS, PhD Director, Center for Health Services Research and Development

Dorothy A. Spencer, PhD........................... Director, Health Sciences Library

Gary R. Vanderpool, BA, MPH Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences Administration

 

Institutional Advancement

James L. Lanier, Jr., BS, MAEd Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and President, ECU Foundation, Inc.

J. Phillip Horne, BA, MA............. Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations

Malcolm W. Woodall, BA, MPM. Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

 

Research and Graduate Studies

Thomas L. Feldbush, BS, MT, MS, PhD Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies

Albert A. Delia, BA Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic and Community Development

Paul D. Tschetter, BA, MA, PhD......... Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Max C. Poole, BS, PhD......................... Associate Dean of the Graduate School

W. James Metzger, BA, MD Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research, School of Medicine

Sam N. Pennington, AA, BS, PhD Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, School of Medicine

Henry O. Stone, Jr., BS, PhD Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies, School of Medicine

Alan A. Schreier, BS, PhD.................... Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

Emilie S. Kane, BS, MS, MSEd....... Associate Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

Martha J. S. Van Scott, BS............................ Director, Technology Transfer

Steven H. Sellers, BS, MAEd....................... Director, Office of Diving Safety

William Queen, BS, MS, PhD..... Director, Institute for Coastal and Marine Resources

Lauriston R. King, BA, MA, PhD Director, Doctoral Program in Coastal Resources Management

 

Student Life

Garrie Moore, BS, MAEd, PhD........................ Vice Chancellor for Student Life

Lathan E. Turner, BS, MAEd, EdD.......... Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life

and Director of Minority Student Affairs

Peter C. Mather, BA, MA, PhD......................................... Associate Dean

and Director, Student Life Research, Assessment, and Testing

James Westmoreland, BA, MEd, MAEd, EdD.................... Director, Career Services

Lynn Roeder, BA, MAEd, PhD Director, The Center for Counseling and Student Development

Frank Salamon, BS......................................... Director, Dining Services

C.C. Rowe, BS, MA, EdS........................ Director, Disability Support Services

Nancy Mize, BS, MA.................................. Director, Recreational Services

William B. Clutter, BA, MS Director, University Unions and Mendenhall Student Center

Carolyn Miller, BS, MS..................................... Director, Residence Life

Vacant............................... Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students

Emanuele Amaro, BS, MBA....................... Director, University Housing Services

Rose Mary Stelma, BA, MA............................ Director, Student Financial Aid

Kay Wilkerson, BS.................................. Director, Student Health Service

Kris M. Smith, BS, MEd, PhD Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life for Special Projects

Michele Myers, BS, MEd                 Director, Adult and Commuter Student Services

Karen M. Kus, BS, MS.......... Director of Orientation and The First-Year Experience

Betty W. Straub, BS, MAT, EdD......... Associate Dean and Director, Health Promotion

Nellie J. Lewis, BS, MAEd. Director, Ledonia Wright African-American Cultural Center

Laura Sweet, BS, MS................. Associate Dean of Students, Panhellenic Adviser

Mary Louise Antieau, BA, MA, JD.... Associate Dean of Students, Judicial Coordinator

 

Athletics

Michael A. Hamrick, BA, MS.................................... Director of Athletics

Henry C. VanSant, BS, MA, PhD.... Associate Director of Athletics for Administration

Rosie Thompson, BS, MAEd.......... Senior Woman Administrator/Director of Compliance

Craig W. Curtis, BS.... Assistant Director of Athletics for Operations and Equipment

Norman A. Reilly, Jr., BA.... Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Information

Lee D. Workman, BS, MS......... Assistant Director of Athletics for Special Projects

Vacant...................... Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Development

Vacant................................ Assistant Director of Athletics for Marketing

Dennis A. Young, BSBA......................... Executive Director of the Pirate Club

 

Information and Technology and Computing Services

Jeffrey C. Huskamp, MS, BS, PhD........................... Chief Information Officer

Woodrow W. Bolton............................................ Director of Operations

Robert L. Hudson, BSBA.................. Director of Information Technology Services

Joe R. Norris, BS..................... Director of Information Technology Consulting

Ernest G. Marshburn, MS, BS, MEd.................. Director of Strategic Initiatives

Pat T. Spain.................................... Director of Administrative Services

Donald D. Sweet, AA, BS, MEd Director of Information Technology Software Development

 

CAMPUS AND BUILDINGS

The main campus encompasses over 390 acres in an urban forest setting within the city of Greenville and is convenient to both the downtown area and shopping centers. With a mixture of traditional and modern architecture, most of the four million square feet of academic, research, and residence facilities have modern appointments and are well equipped. The Brody Medical Science Complex, located on 50 acres, houses the Brody School of Medicine and is the hub of the university's health sciences program.

Since 1993, the university has spent over $150 million for capital expansion.  Joyner Library houses over one million volumes; student services have been enhanced by the addition of Todd Dining Facility and the Student Recreation Center.  Dowdy Ficklen Stadium was expanded by almost 9,000 seats, and the Brody Medical Science Complex has been expanded by the addition of the Warren Life Sciences Building.  Major renovations have been completed on Jarvis Residence Hall, the Wright Place, and the Blount Intramural Sports Complex.  Campus beautification continues to be a priority with the goal of preserving and enhancing the charming character of the campus.

 

COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND DIVISIONS

Division of Academic Affairs

School of Human Environmental Sciences

Academic Library Services

School of Industry and Technology

College of Arts and Sciences

School of Music

Division of Continuing Studies

School of Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies

Graduate School

Division of Health Sciences

Undergraduate Studies

Health Sciences Library

School of Art

School of Allied Health Sciences

School of Business

School of Medicine

School of Education

School of Nursing

School of Health and Human Performance

 

 

Division of Continuing Studies
106 Erwin

The Division of Continuing Studies extends educational opportunities to the people of eastern North Carolina through off-campus classes as well as by administering the university’s summer school, the Weekend University, and the University College.  In order to fulfill the needs of a widely diversified group of people, credit courses, both undergraduate and graduate, are offered at a variety of locations.  To meet other needs of the service area, college-level noncredit courses, seminars, and workshops in special areas are also offered as an integral part of continuing studies.

Off-campus upper-division undergraduate classes 8are offered at selected community colleges in eastern North Carolina. Classes meet during the day and during evening hours.

Graduate and undergraduate extension classes are offered at various locations throughout eastern North Carolina.  In addition, the university offers full degree programs at Elizabeth City State University, on certain community college campuses, and through distance learning technologies.

Off-campus classes and workshops, both credit and noncredit, can be arranged for public school teachers, military and civil service personnel, business and industrial groups, and others who have particular educational needs.

 

University College

Persons admitted through the Performance-Ba 8sde Admission Policy (nontraditional students) are assigned to the University College.  The University College functions to advise nontraditional students until such time as they have satisfied the retention stipulations specified in their letters of admission. (See Section 3, Admission, University College.)

A student assigned to the University College is eligible to transfer either to the General College or to a school or department upon submission of appropriate documents and removal of any deficiencies.  The student's record will be reviewed, and upon acceptance the student will be assigned to the appropriate unit.

 

Weekend University

"Residents of eastern North Carolina can complete selected undergraduate degrees through the Weekend University.  Classes meet one session per week, either Friday evening or Saturday.  Students in the Weekend University may complete a degree by attending only Friday and Saturday classes, but they also have the option of enrolling in weekday and/or night classes.

For information concerning specific programs and courses offered, interested persons should contact the Division of Continuing Studies, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.

 

JOYNER LIBRARY

The main campus library at East Carolina University is Joyner Library, a facility containing over one million bound volumes, more than two million pieces of microform, and 5,961 serial titles.  The newspaper files on microform are extensive and serve as an important library resource.  As a selective depository for United States Government publications, the Joyner Library documents department contains over 896,000 international, federal, and state documents and 97,447 maps.

The East Carolina University Archives , a depository for the university's historical, administrative, and legal records, is located in Joyner Library.

The East Carolina Manuscript Collection is located within the special collections department of Joyner Library.  This repository contains approximately 4,110 linear feet of records.  Holdings of the collection include letters, diaries, speeches, scrapbooks, ledgers, legal and financial records, photographs, and related material dating from 1715 to the present. Active collection development occurs in four basic categories:  North Carolina-related materials, military papers, missionary papers, and tobacco records.

Joyner Library's holdings in education, naval and maritime history, and law reference materials are particularly strong.  Access to information resources is provided by CD-ROM and on line services located in the reference department. 

The library's Teaching Resources Center houses a variety of curriculum resources for preschool through twelfth grade students.

Joyner Library is open 116 hours each week.  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.

The Music Library, a branch of Joyner, is located in the A. J. Fletcher Music Center.  This library houses more than 61,000 items, including books, scores, video and sound recordings, and periodicals.  The library provides reference services, computer searches, a reserve collection, and listening facilities.  The Music Library is open seventy-eight hours each week.

 

WILLIAM E. LAUPUS HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
Brody Medical Sciences Complex

The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library serves as the primary information resource facility for the university's health science programs. Located in the Brody Medical Sciences Complex, the Health Sciences Library contains approximately 145,814 bound or hard copy volumes, the equivalent of an additional 177,015 volumes in microformat, and receives 1,545 periodical and serial subscriptions.

The library is equipped with more than 100 computers available for public use and supports a growing program of electronic information and services. Reference services, bibliographic instruction, class reserves, historical collections, and a state of the art computer lab are also available.  Additional information about library program, services and hours may be found by visiting our website at http://www.hsl.ecu.edu.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTING SERVICES
124 Austin

Information Technology Consulting, a unit of Information Technology and Computing Services (ITCS), provides support for academic education and research through an IBM ES 9000/260 mainframe, SCI Origin 2000, and more than 2,500 IBM and Apple microcomputers.  Campuswide network support services provide access to other universities, the NC SuperComputer Complex, an on line library catalog and bibliographic retrieval system, and numerous mainframe/microcomputer attached laser printers and plotters.  ITCS provides direct faculty, staff, and student consultant support for computer-related course work and research to academic disciplines as well as administrative data processing support with an IBM ES 9000/210 mainframe computer system.  Information about East Carolina University Information Technology and Computing Services may be obtained by writing the CIO, Information Technology and Computing Services, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC  27858-4353.


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