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The Bruce K. Nelson Faculty Development Center (FDC) records

Identifier: 02.FDC

Scope and Contents

The The Bruce K. Nelson Faculty Development Center (FDC) records contain materials documenting the administrative and instructional functions of the FDC. These records are divided into two series: ADMINISTRATIVE and INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS. The ADMINISTRATIVE series includes documents such as donor lists, correspondence, annual reports and strategic plans, departmental documents, and requests for proposals for the renovations of 109 Halle Library. The INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS series includes information related to workshops, handbooks, new faculty orientation, and managerial resources. Also included in the records is a Bruce K. Nelson Faculty Development Center bookmark.


  • Creation: 1985-2011
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 2000-2011

Conditions Governing Access

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Biographical / Historical

"The purpose of the Center is to extend a cordial welcome and to provide professional development services to all tenure-track, tenured, and emeritus faculty, full-time and part-time lecturers, and instructional graduate assistants. The FDC supports individuals in reaching their full potential in alignment with the University’s mission." --

The Faculty Center for Instruction Excellence was renamed the Faculty Development Center. In March of 2005, the center was renamed again in tribute to Dr.Bruce K. Nelson's work and in particular his devotion to the needs of faculty. The funds raised in connection with this event have provided for a renovation of the space that the center occupies in the Halle Library. The renovation makes it possible to provide small group technology instruction, flexible seating for small group meetings, and a quiet study/reading area for faculty.


1.0 Linear Feet (2 archive boxes, 1 half size archive box)

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"The [Bruce K. Nelson] Faculty Development Center promotes excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities. The Center grounds itself in awareness and support for cultural diversity and community-building." --

Related Materials

Related materials can be found in the Faculty Center for Instruciton Excellence (FCIE) records (02.FCIE) at Eastern Michigan University Archvies.

Faculty Development Center (FDC) records
Brooke Boyst, Amber Davis
2022 December 22
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197