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:
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.
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
Officers of Administration
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors elects a president, who administers The University of North Carolina.
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
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
Graduate School Officers of Administration
Academic integrity is expected of every East Carolina University graduate student. A student’s instructor or individual graduate advisory committee or an appropriate departmental graduate committee or advisor may initiate actions, in accordance with Faculty Manual procedures, against a graduate student that is believed to have been engaged in academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty includes: cheating, the giving or receiving of any unauthorized aid or assistance, or the giving or receiving of unfair advantage on any form of academic work; plagiarism, copying the language, structure, ideas, and/or thoughts of another and adopting those as one’s original work; falsification, statement of untruth, either verbal or written, regarding any circumstances relating to academic work; and attempting any act which if completed would constitute an academic integrity violation as defined above.
While academic dishonesty actions are taking place against a graduate student, the graduate student may not withdraw from the University, drop a course in which academic dishonesty is suspected, take a comprehensive or final examination for a degree, or submit a thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School.
In the past ten years, the university has spent $356 million for capital improvements. Joyner Library houses over one million volumes; student services have been enhanced by the addition of Todd Dining Facility, West End Dining, and the Student Recreation Center. The health services complex has been expanded by the addition of the Warren Life Sciences Building and the Nursing, Allied Health, and Health Sciences Library Building; the athletic complex has grown with the expansion of Dowdy Ficklen Stadium to a capacity of 45,000 seats and the addition of a state of the art strength and conditioning center, the Murphy Center. Major renovations have been completed on Jarvis Residence Hall, Jones Residence Hall, Student Health Services, and the Wright Place. The new 288 bed College Hill residence hall project brought suite style residence accommodations. The university continues to focus resources on a comprehensive program to incorporate new technology into classroom and lab facilities. The university is completing a six-year capital expansion that will exceed $200 million. In 2003, the university completed construction of the Science and Technology Building that comprises 270,000 gross square feet of classrooms and labs. In 2006 the Nursing, Allied Health, Health Science Library Building at 305,000 square feet became the second largest building ever constructed on campus. Campus beautification continues to be a priority with goal of preserving and enhancing the charming character of the campus.
A map of the university campuses with corresponding building key may be found inside the back cover of this publication. The building key for class schedules may be found following the index of this catalog.
J. Y. Joyner LibraryThe main campus library at East Carolina University is Joyner Library, a facility where students can study alone or in groups, check out books and DVDs, read journals and magazines, use computers, and get help using library materials and databases. The library contains 1.4 million books, more than 2.5 million pieces of microform, and thousands of periodicals. In addition, 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 Circulation Desk is one of the first things patrons see when entering Joyner Library from the plaza. Services here include, but are not limited to, the checking in or out of library materials, receiving help from library staff with locating items, and the answering of questions about the academic research library system and its services. To check out materials and to access the variety of services offered, bring your ECU OneCard or your distance education student card. The Reserve Collection - consisting of materials placed on reserve by professors for their students to check out - is part of the Circulation area. Another very popular service we provide for ECU students, faculty, and staff is the Pull & Hold service. Accessed through the Interlibrary Loan Department’s Illiad system, this service provides patrons with the ability to request materials that are available on the shelf, have them pulled by our staff, and then held at the Circulation Desk for pick-up. Laptops may be checked out at the Circulation desk for use in the Library. The laptops are equipped with the same programs as the lab computers and include a wireless card for Wi-Fi Internet access. If you would like to use the large LCD and plasma screens located in several of the library’s group study rooms to display images from your laptop, Circulation offers remotes, adapters, and instructional guides for check out to ECU students. Video cameras and tripods are also available for checkout to ECU faculty, staff, students and area educators. There is a staff member on duty the entire time the library is open so feel free to stop by for assistance.
Joyner Library is a selective depository for U.S. government publications. It provides access to government documents in many formats, including print, CD-ROM, microform and web. The Government Documents collection also includes web guides, international documents and more than 100,000 maps.
Through a worldwide network of thousands of libraries, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) provides ECU students, faculty, and staff with research materials not available from Joyner Library – often within days for articles and one or two weeks for loaned items. Whether the items are owned by Joyner Library or borrowed from another library, undergraduate distance education students who live outside of Pitt County can use Document Delivery (DD) to have articles delivered by email and to have books and other library materials shipped to their home address. Visit the ILL/DD webpage to learn more and to place requests using the ILLiad system: www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/accesssrv/ill/index.cfm. ILL staff members are happy to demonstrate ILLiad and to explain the ILL process.
Reference Services 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 reference desk, by telephone and instant messaging, and via the Ask a Librarian e-mail service. Members of the Reference staff help users identify relevant print and online sources, learn to use these sources, formulate search strategies, find statistical data, and much more. The Reference Services collection includes high-quality print and online reference materials and databases.Reference Services is located at the back of the library and also offers 120 computer stations, including 6 stations equipped with scanners.
One of the most inviting areas of the library is the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection. 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, for which the library is a full depository. 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 is a major historical research facility. 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. A closed stacks non-circulating facility, it ranks among the five largest such collections in North Carolina. 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 Special Collections Department Search Room is located on the 4th floor of Joyner library. For more information and for access to online finding aids researchers should visit the Special Collections Department website.
The Teaching Resources Center (TRC) serves as a resource for students enrolled in the teacher education program at East Carolina University and for educators in eastern North Carolina. The mission of the Teaching Resources Center is to facilitate teaching and learning initiatives by providing resources and services to educators at all levels. The TRC service desk provides reference and directional assistance supported by educational reference librarians. The following resources are available in the center: NC adopted K-12 textbooks, supplementary K-12 textbooks, textbook correlations, Kraus Curriculum Development Library, bibliographies, guides, mixed media, professional materials, online resources, K-12 reference materials, easy books, big books, juvenile/young adult fiction, nonfiction and biographies. A unique and special service located in the TRC is the Enhancing Teachers’ Classrooms (ETC) room. Designed to assist in creating and producing quality lesson units, the room houses two laminators, two Ellison die cut centers with several hundred die cuts, 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 and is Joyner Library’s only branch. As such, it offers the same services as Joyner: reference assistance, bibliographic instruction, interlibrary loan, and card-operated photocopiers and printers. Microform reading/printing services are provided free of charge. The collection consists of more than 80,000 books, music scores, periodicals, software, and sound and video recordings representative of all types and periods of music. A thirteen station technology lab with PCs 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 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.
The four floors of the 72,000 square foot state-of-the-art library have been designed as space for study, research, communication, collaboration, and educational support. The library’s wireless environment enables users to search the library’s wide array of electronic resources and access full text information. A book collection of over 47,000 volumes and 642 print journal titles, and 90,000 bound journal volumes, along with visual programs and anatomical models is available to the university community. An Information Commons service concept encompasses reference floor computers for searching the literature and producing research papers, a computer lab with curriculum-based software, a computer classroom, two Collaborative Resource Centers for producing high end presentations and group projects, a Multimedia Development Center for editing lectures and access grid teleconferencing for students and faculty.
The Information Services Department offers reference services including one-on-one consultations to compliment library skills classes and library orientations. Laupus Library has a History of Medicine collection where historical and unique books and artifacts focus on the history of health care in eastern North Carolina. Detailed descriptions of the library’s services and collections can be found at http://www.ecu.edu/laupuslibrary.
Both Joyner Library and the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library resources are available through the VirtualLibrary@ECU.
The IT Help Desk (http://help.ecu.edu) offers technical assistance to ECU students, including software support, answers to general technology-related questions, getting connected to the university network and more.
IT Help Desk:
Regular Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
After-Hours Student Support: Sun-Thurs, 24x7; Fri-Sat, 8:00am-8:00pm
Phone Support: 252-328-9866; Toll Free: 1-800-340-7081
Students can access their e-mail by logging into ECU’s Web-based Piratemail, found at http://piratemail.ecu.edu, with their PirateID and passphrase. Piratemail uses an anti-spam tool, called MailMarshal, to help keep your inbox free of unwanted junk mail. You will receive a daily MailMarshal Message Digest that provides a summary of all e-mail tagged as spam. The digest contains links that you can click to release messages. Through MailMarshal (http://spammarshal.ecu.edu), you also have the option of adding e-mail addresses to “safe” and “blocked” lists.
One of your first stops on the ECU Web site should be http://pirateid.ecu.edu, where you can register your PirateID so that you can securely change your own passphrase when necessary. You will be asked to enter an alternative e-mail address (like a Hotmail or Yahoo! account) where you can receive notifications in case you are unable to access your Piratemail account, and select three security questions to which you provide answers you can remember. If you forget your ECU ID, your unique identification number at ECU, you can also look it up at http://pirateid.ecu.edu.
ECU’s OneStop web portal (http://onestop.ecu.edu) enables students to review financial aid information, register for courses, and look up grades. You can also look up your ECU ID on the “Tools” page within OneStop.
A number of ECU’s academic programs require or recommend that their students have access to a computer in order to complete coursework. Students are NOT REQUIRED to purchase a specific computer brand, although they may benefit greatly from purchasing one of the recommended models from the preferred vendors through the ECU Dowdy Student Stores. For more information, visit http://www.ecu.edu/ace.
The ACE program works with hardware and software companies to provide you discount pricing on computers, software and peripherals that can be purchased through the ECU Dowdy Student Stores. The ACE Student Computer Support Center – Austin 101, Main Campus and Laupus Library, Room 3536, Health Sciences Campus – provides technical assistance to students with ACE and non-ACE laptops. For ECU students not enrolled in a requiring program, purchase of a computer is OPTIONAL; however, any student can take advantage of the special pricing and support. For more information, visit http://www.ecu.edu/ace.
Students can visit one of the more than eighty computer labs located across campus to complete coursework, conduct research, or check e-mail. These computer labs are all networked and offer both Macintosh and PC computers. Internet access is also provided through wireless connectivity on campus.
Every student with an active e-mail account has a personal ECU Web site directory with 50 megabytes of space. Your directory name is the same as your PirateID, so the Web address for your personal Web site will be http://personal.ecu.edu/yourPirateID. If you’re interested in learning a program like Adobe Dreamweaver to create your personal Web site, you can complete training modules, free of charge, through ECU’s online anytime learning program. Visit the ITCS Web site at http://www.ecu.edu/itcs for more information on enrolling in the program, and to access tutorials on transferring files to your Web site directory.
ITCS also provides networked storage space – referred to as Piratedrive – for every student with an active e-mail account. Students can store up to 50 megabytes of digital files on their Piratedrive. You can access your Piratedrive by logging into the INTRA domain with your PirateID and passphrase and clicking on “My Computer”. You will notice another drive letter designated as “U:”. This U drive is your Piratedrive and will be available to you from any Windows computer logged into the INTRA domain (including in campus computer labs), and through OneStop.
The Pirate IT Essentials computing newspaper, printed annually and distributed campus wide, is a comprehensive publication that provides details on ITCS resources available to the university community. Additionally, a monthly ECU Technology Digest with valuable information on software updates, training opportunities, and current and future technology projects impacting the university is e-mailed to all students. To minimize service disruptions, ITCS Notifications is e-mailed weekly to inform the campus community of Piratemail, Blackboard, and OneStop downtimes. To access archived ITCS publications, visit the ITCS Web site at http://www.ecu.edu/itcs and click “News” in the horizontal menu bar.
Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the DOE facility that ORAU operates, undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates as well as faculty enjoy access to a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Students can participate in programs covering a wide variety of disciplines, including business, earth sciences, epidemiology, engineering, physics, geological sciences, pharmacology, ocean sciences, biomedical sciences, nuclear chemistry, and mathematics. Appointment and program length range from one month to four years. A comprehensive listing of ORAU programs and other opportunities, their disciplines, and details on locations and benefits can be found in the ORISE Catalog of Education and Training Programs, which is available at http://www.orau.gov/orise/educ.htm or by calling the contact below.
ORAU’s Office of Partnership Development seeks opportunities for partnerships and alliances among ORAU’s members, private industry, and major federal facilities. Activities include faculty development programs such as the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, the Visiting Industrial Scholars Program, consortium research funding initiatives, faculty research, and support programs as well as services to chief research officers.
For more information about ORAU and its programs, contact:
John C. Sutherland, Chairman, Department of Physics
ORAU Councilor for East Carolina University
252-328-2023 or visit the ORAU Home Page at http://www.orau.org.
Taffye Benson Clayton is the assistant to the provost EEO/ADA compliance officer.
The Office of Intercultural Student Affairs and the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center are under the purview of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Equity. More information is available in the appendix.
To learn more about research opportunities for graduate students at ECU, please contact graduate program directors, or visit the Division of Research and Graduate Studies web site: www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/rgs/index.cfm.
The North Carolina Literary Review is published annually by the Department of English 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.
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.