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 23,000. 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
Office of the Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Administration and Finance
Research and Graduate Studies
Information Technology and Computing Services
Academic Divisions, Colleges, and Schools
Procedures governing academic integrity violations are described in the East Carolina University Student Handbook and in the Faculty Manual. Students are encouraged to speak with their professors or contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities if they have questions regarding this policy.
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 additions of the Warren Life Sciences Building, the Nursing, Allied Health, and Health Sciences Library Building, and the East Carolina Heart Institute; 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 Sciences Library Building at 305,000 square feet became the second largest building ever constructed on campus. In 2008 the Carol G. Belk Building renovation was completed and reopened for classroom, laboratory, and office space use. 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.
William E. Laupus Health Sciences LibraryThe William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library is located on ECU’s West Campus in the Health Sciences Building. Laupus Library supports the education, research, and patient care responsibilities of the Health Sciences Division.
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 49,619 volumes and 719 print journal titles, and 92,363 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 teleconferencing for students and faculty.
The Information Services Department offers reference services including one-on-one consultations to complement library skills classes and library orientations. Laupus Library has a History of Medicine collection of historical books and artifacts that 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.
Child Development LaboratoryThe Child Development Laboratory (CDL), located in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations in the Rivers Building, serves as a model teacher training and research facility for students and faculty. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and licensed by the State of North Carolina as a five-star child care center, the CDL maintains high standards in developmentally appropriate programming for preschool children. The CDL provides high-quality educational services (mornings only) to infants, toddlers, and young children and their families while serving as a training site for students in birth through kindergarten teacher education. Equipped with observation rooms and audio-visual recording equipment, the CDL also functions as a site for student and faculty research. Requests for information should be made to the director, ECU Child Development Laboratory, Department of Child Development and Family Relations, College of Human Ecology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; telephone 252-328-6926.
Children's Development Services AgencyChildren’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) is located in the Malene Irons Building. It was formerly named the Developmental Evaluation Clinic (DEC), and was established in 1964 to provide interdisciplinary evaluations of developmentally disabled children. In July 2004, there was a statewide merger of DECs with the Early Intervention Program (Infant-Toddler Program) from the mental health system. CDSA is one of a statewide network of eighteen regional agencies that provide interdisciplinary early intervention services through the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program. The CDSA is the local lead agency for the Infant-Toddler Program (ITP), a federally mandated program (Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Act [IDEA]) serving children (ages birth to three years) with or at risk for developmental disabilities and their families. Lead agency responsibilities include the oversight of the administration of the Infant-Toddler Program; ensuring that evaluation, case management; and intervention services are available within a multi-county catchment area and that children eligible for the program receive recommended services, either through a network of enrolled early intervention service providers, or directly from the CDSA.
The CDSA is the single portal of entry for birth to three referrals to the Infant-Toddler Program (ITP) and has primary responsibility for providing multi- and inter-disciplinary developmental evaluation, determination of eligibility for the program, service coordination for eligible children, and consultation and technical assistance to service providers, and other professionals providing recommended intervention services for eligible children and families.
Clinical areas of expertise include social work, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech/language pathology, nursing, and nutrition. Medical services are also provided by the Department of Pediatrics. The CDSA is involved in training individuals in each of these areas. The program is funded by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Requests for further information should be directed to: Children’s Developmental Services Agency, East Carolina University, Irons Building, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; telephone 252-737-1177.
Family Therapy ClinicThe Family Therapy Clinic provides a full range of therapeutic services to individuals, couples, families and larger systems while serving as a training site for students in the master’s degree program in marriage and family therapy and doctoral degree program in medical family therapy. The Code of Ethics of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy regarding confidentiality and the professional practice of marriage and family therapy is rigorously adhered to by all clinic therapists.
Located at 612 East Tenth Street, adjacent to campus, the Family Therapy Clinic is equipped to facilitate observation and supervision and is open twelve months a year. Charges for services at the Family Therapy Clinic are adjusted according to family income. No family is denied services because of an inability to pay. Referrals and requests for information should be made to the Family Therapy Clinic, Department of Child Development and Family Relations, College of Human Ecology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; telephone 252-737-1415.
Office of Military ProgramsThe East Carolina University Office of Military Programs provides outreach services to the military installations of North Carolina by delivering courses and degree programs to the Armed Forces community. Memoranda of agreement with the various bases outline the topics, course offerings, and delivery methods of campus-wide programs to the military family.
The Office of Military Programs comprises the Department of Aerospace Studies (US Air Force ROTC) and the Department of Military Sciences (US Army ROTC). Aerospace studies offers a cognate minor and military science offers the professional military education (PME) requirements for the United States Army.
Office of Economic DevelopmentThe Office of Economic Development meets strategic regional needs through research, education, and outreach to foster economic growth and improve the quality of life for North Carolinians. OED engages current competencies of the universities to meet existing regional needs and drive investment decisions focused on emerging opportunities. Specifically, OED fosters the convergence of research and outreach to achieve immediate local impacts and pursue economic transformation across the region and beyond.
Revolving Education Around Partnerships (REAP)REAP is a training component of the special education area, College of Education. The program currently serves Pitt County children aged three and four. REAP, established in 1969, provides field placement and internship services for various disciplines on the university campus and community colleges in the area. REAP is located in the Malene Irons Building on the south campus. All referrals and information inquiries should be made to the director, REAP, Malene Irons Building, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; telephone 252-328-6186.
Speech-Language and Hearing ClinicThe purpose of the East Carolina University Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic is twofold. First, it is a clinical training facility for graduate students who are preparing to become speech-language pathologists or audiologists. To accomplish this, graduate students participate in outpatient diagnostic, treatment, and consultative services throughout the academic school year and during the summer session. During these activities, students are under the direct supervision of fully licensed and certified faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Second, the clinic is a service facility for the university students and the surrounding communities in eastern North Carolina. Outpatient diagnostic, treatment, and consultant services are offered for all types of speech, language, and hearing disorders, including dialect and foreign accent reduction services. Speech, language, and hearing screening is also provided to all teacher education students prior to their matriculation to the upper-division level of study.
In addition to the above, the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Program is also a part of the ECU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic. This program is funded by the NC Scottish Rite Foundation. Services provided include complete diagnostic services for children with language disorders, language learning disabilities, and reading disorders.
The East Carolina University Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic maintains a close liaison with the university’s Disability Support Services, providing in-depth diagnostic services for university students in the areas of language proficiency, ability to learn a foreign language, language learning disability, reading/writing learning disabilities, memory deficiency, and other learning deficiencies. The clinic is located in the Health Sciences Building, Suite 1310, College of Allied Health Sciences on West Fifth Street. Appointments can be made by calling the Clinic at 744-6104.
Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH)TEACCH was established by the 1972 General Assembly as a statewide program within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Medical School. The Greenville TEACCH Center (GTC) is in close proximity to the East Carolina University (ECU). The GTC works closely with Child Psychiatry and Developmental Pediatrics at the Medical School, the ECU Children's Developmental Services Agency and other allied health departments. The GTC provides a specialized service in the diagnosis, treatment, education, and habilitation of persons with autism spectrum disorders. The center also provides consultation and training throughout a twenty-seven-county area of northeastern North Carolina. One of the goals of the program is to equip professionals and parents with strategies designed to enhance the skills and abilities of each individual with autism. The goal of TEACCH is to allow persons with autism to be accepted and to reach their maximum potential as members of the community. The program serves children, adolescents, adults, and their families.
Students in medicine, psychology, special education, child development and family relations, marriage and family therapy, social work, occupational therapy, and similar departments regularly participate in observation and training. Faculty and staff from the center provide lectures, internships, and practicum experiences as well as volunteer possibilities for students. Inquiries should be sent to John M. Dougherty, Ph.D., Director, Greenville TEACCH Center, South Hall Professional Center, 108-D West Fire Tower Road, Winterville, NC 28590; telephone 252-830-3300; FAX 252-830-3322.
The Division of Continuing Studies extends educational opportunities to the people of North Carolina through distance education. In order to fulfill the needs of a widely diversified group of students, undergraduate degree completion programs, and graduate degrees are offered online via the Internet. To meet other needs of the service area, college-level credit and noncredit courses, seminars, and workshops in special areas are also offered as an integral part of continuing studies.
A list of distance education programs and courses may also be accessed at www.options.ecu.edu.
Academic regulations and policies, university calendars, and student services described in this catalog are applicable to all students, except where otherwise indicated. The online distance education Web site can be accessed at the Blackboard and academic, administrative, and library services.
From admission to graduation, a system of student support services is available to assist all distance education students. Students have access via email, phone or fax to faculty and staff in key university offices who can offer assistance, answer questions, and provide direction. Contact the student services staff of the Division of Continuing Studies for assistance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. or calling 1-800-398-9275. Division offices are located in the Self-Help Center, 301 Evans Street.
Further information concerning programs, services, and memberships may be obtained online at www.PirateAlumni.com or by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations, Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353, or by visiting the Alumni Center located at the corner of Fifth and Biltmore Streets.
The IT Help Desk (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, piratemail.ecu.edu, with their PirateID and passphrase. Piratemail uses the anti-spam tool, 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 (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 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 pirateid.ecu.edu.
ECU’s OneStop web portal (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 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 – Rawl 108, Main Campus and Allied Health and Nursing Building, Room 3330, 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 www.ecu.edu/ace.
Students can visit one of approximately one hundred 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 Windows computers. Internet access is also provided through wireless connectivity on campus.
Every student with an active e-mail account can request a personal ECU Web site directory. Your directory name will be the same as your PirateID, so the Web address for your personal Web site will be personal.ecu.edu/yourPirateID.
ITCS also provides networked storage space – referred to as Piratedrive – for every student with an active e-mail account. Students can store up to 1 gigabyte 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 is a comprehensive publication that provides details on ITCS resources available to the university community. Additionally, the ECU Technology Digest blog provides valuable information on software updates, training opportunities, and current and future technology projects impacting the university. 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 www.ecu.edu/itcs.
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 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 www.orau.org.
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Equity administers the Equal Employment Opportunity, Discrimination, ADA, Title IX, Sexual Harassment, and Affirmative Action policies. Advertising for employee vacancies and search processes are administered through this office to ensure compliance with EPA and SPA policies and procedures. Other personnel actions are monitored by the office to prevent issues of inequity. Web-based and face-to-face equity and diversity training is available.
Taffye Benson Clayton is the Assistant to the Provost and University Equity Officer and oversees institutional educational and compliance matters regarding equity, access and opportunity.
The ECU Office of News and Communications Services, also known as the News Bureau, tells the ECU story through the mass media and its own publications and broadcasts. The office, located in the historic Howard House on East Fifth Street, strives to increase the public’s knowledge, understanding, appreciation, and support of the university and its work by providing reports on ECU events, activities, research, teaching, service, policies, and people - students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
In addition to assisting media representatives in the preparation of stories about ECU, the office publishes a monthly electronic faculty-staff newsletter, Pieces of Eight, and produces magazines for several units at the university. The office also reports students’ achievements, including academic honors, and graduations, to their hometown newspapers.
The Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (JoCI), sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, is a peer-reviewed, electronic journal that provides a forum for the dissemination of articles focused on research, practice, and related issues relevant to teaching and learning in the Pre K-12 environment. The biannual journal is published electronically at www.joci.ecu.edu.
The North Carolina Literary Review is published annually by East Carolina University 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.
Additional services include a Textbook Reservation Program, which allows students the first opportunity to purchase used textbooks and saves time at the beginning of fall and spring semesters, and a Bookstore Account tied to the ECU 1 Card, which allows students to place funds in an account, including but not limited to deferred financial aid funds, for purchases in the bookstore. Dowdy Student Stores also operate a Book Buyback Program at the end of each term for students to sell textbooks. Dowdy Student Stores contributes profits to scholarship programs and is among the top donors to the General Scholarship Fund.
Online textbook ordering and other information are available through the Dowdy Student Stores Web site (www.studentstores. ecu.edu) or by phone (252-328-6731 or toll-free 1-877-499-TEXT).