Department of English at Illinois State University

Faculty/Staff Resource Guide

Departmental Resources

  • Faculty/Staff Commons - The Commons is a central repository for departmental forms and documents and also offers a collaborative work space for online meetings.
  • Digital Reserve - The Department offers faculty a password-protected digital space to securely hold scanned documents and other materials for classes they teach.
  • Department Calendar - Major Departmental events and deadlines are posted on the Calendar.
  • University Academic Calendar - University events are posted on this calendar.

Help with Software and Teaching

Faculty have access to the CAS-IT Web Services (formerly LILT) which offers assistance for using web-based and other technology for teaching and research.

Faculty also have access to the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT), a unit of the university that provides services for  teaching development, basic computer application training, and a variety of pedagogical issues.
 Phone: (309) 438-2542

Milner Library

Through Milner Library, faculty can reserve articles, inter-library loan materials not owned by ISU, and gain access to electronic texts and databases. Milner Library offers a variety of online resources for teachers, see their website for details or contact Jean MacDonald, the English Studies Librarian.

CAS Documents and Forms

The College of Arts and Sciences maintains a Documents and Resources collection for documents relating to the budget and planning process, college committees, ASPT documents, department governance documents, strategic planning, the faculty mentoring program, the college Ombudsperson, support for research, Awards programs, etc.


Technology Assistance

Edit Your Departmental Online Profile

You can securely update your profile, change your picture, upload a syllabus, or upload spreadsheets with grades on the people page.

Manage Your Listserv Subscriptions

Faculty and staff members of the English department are automatically enrolled in two listservs:

To manage your subsciption, click on one of the above links. You will need to log into the ISU listserv site using your isu email address and password.

Get Tech Support - CAS-IT

The College of Arts & Sciences Information Technology Team (CAS-IT) is a university technology service that offers desktop and classroom support. CAS-IT can help you with your office computers, lab computers, and specialty equipment and software.

Click here to Submit a Help Ticket

Get Tech Support in University Classrooms - CTSS

Faculty can also get the assistance of Classroom Technology Support Services (CTSS), the University unit responsible for equipment support in teaching classrooms, laptop checkout, clickers, and distance learning classrooms.
(309) 438-7412

Buy a Computer or Equipment - TechZone

TechZone offers discounts and advice on ordering and purchasing personal computers, software, peripherals, and supplies to all members of the ISU community. TechZone offers the flexibility of both online and in-person shopping services throughout the buying process.
Phone: (309) 438-8334

Start or Continue Your Research

  • Research and Sponsored Programs - Research and Sponsored Programs is the university office responsible for regulating and governing all research activities undertaken by ISU faculty.
  • Statistics Consulting Center
    The Statistical Consulting Center offers advice and assistance for researchers all through the research process.

University Resources for Faculty/Staff

University Services for Student Assistance

ISU has several offices and units for assisting students with both academic and personal issues. Below are listed an overview of the major services the University offers. For more information about services the University offers students, please consult the Division of Student Affairs website.

  • Julia N. Visor Academic Center The Visor Center offers tutoring for most general education undergraduate classes. In addition, they also offer one-on-one writing assistance for any course and a variety of workshops to promote students' academic success. All of the Visor Center's services are free to ISU students.
    Phone: (309) 438-7100

  • Disability Concerns
    The Disability Concerns office works to insure access and equal opportunity for all students across campus.
    Phone: (309) 438-5853

  • Student Counseling Services Student Counseling Services offers a wide variety of assistance to students to help promote and maintain their mental and emotional well being.
    Phone: (309) 438-3655

  • Career Center
    The Career Center offers a variety of services for students both during and after their time at ISU. They offer Job Fairs, Resume Critiques, and other professional services.
    Phone: (309) 438-2200