Welcome to East Carolina University
and the New Faculty Orientation Program!
Welcome to an institution with a proud tradition of service and leadership to the people of this region, state, nation and world. We are pleased you made the choice to join our outstanding faculty, and we look forward to your contributions in our continued growth and development as a leader in higher education. You are joining ECU at a time of unprecedented growth, expansion of vital health care programs, the creation of our Honors College, and the emergence of a true Leadership University. We’re glad you are here.
All of us at East Carolina are committed to your success as an educator and a scholar. You will find among our programs and our people the resources to help you realize your aspirations, beginning with New Faculty Orientation scheduled for August 13 – 17, 2012. Our faculty is excellent, and our degree offerings are extensive. We offer more than 103 bachelor's degrees, 76 master's degree programs, 16 doctoral programs, 4 first professional degrees (MD and DMD), and 2 EdS or CAS degrees.
We are a diverse community, and we value the differences inherent in us all. Our student body includes students from 46 states and over 56 foreign countries. Our students include traditional students, adult learners, and learners from a distance. We have invested heavily in technology, so our classrooms and laboratories are on the cutting edge.
The motto of ECU is servire
, to serve. We offer a vibrant community outside the classroom, including a rich variety of social, recreational, and service activities. Last year over 12,000 students worked with 372 community partners to provide over 174,600 hours of volunteerism and service learning not only in Pitt County, but also in 33 other counties, 14 states, and 4 foreign countries. Eighteen students were inducted into the Servire Society in 2011. Faculty taught 62 sections of courses with service learning components, and they were also involved in many hours of departmental, professional, university, and community service activities. We look forward to your contributions to the university and to Eastern North Carolina.
Our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends know what a difference a sense of belonging makes in a community of scholars. The goal of the East Carolina University New Faculty Orientation Program is to support you in joining our university community. You will be oriented to a variety of resources available to you and your students for teaching and learning, research and service. You will be given opportunities to network with other new and experienced faculty who exemplify excellence in all areas. You will be invited to participate in our strong tradition of shared governance and provided information about annual and cumulative review.
We believe you will find a place for yourself at East Carolina. Join us in making East Carolina University an ever stronger leader in teaching, research, and service. Welcome and get ready. Tomorrow starts here.
ECU Tomorrow: A Vision for Leadership and Service
You are joining ECU as we conclude our Centennial. The University was established in 1907 and graduated its first class in 1911. During the last several years, we have undertaken strategic planning to guide us as we begin our second century, and we are currently preparing for our next SACS accreditation visit. Our strategic plan, published in the document ECU Tomorrow: A Vision for Leadership and Service , is helpful in understanding the directions we have chosen for our future.