For Faculty: Curriculum Support
Kresge Library manages course material submission and processing, course reserves, CTools support, and related services.
To contact us about any of the services below, please use our contact form and select the service you would like from the topic options, unless otherwise noted.
Course Materials Submission
Details about submitting materials to be included in coursepacks are emailed to all faculty and support staff 4-6 weeks in advance of the course material submission deadline. The email will include a
"THINGS TO DO" document for each term. Materials may be
emailed or submitted in print to the Kresge Library Circulation Desk, Attn: Debie Gurkin.
Please contact Debie Gurkin if you wish to review your course
materials before they are released for sale.
Please include the following with every course material
A cover page or note identifying:
- The type of material:
- required: traditional copyright course material packet
- required supplemental: sold separate from the traditional packet but contains copyright items
- NOTE: also include cases, copyright items, simulations or any other items that need to be coordinated in the cost of the packet and/or to be provided as electronic or hard copy handouts
- No cost coursepack (NCC): sold separately from the traditional and does NOT include copyright items
- Course name and all section numbers (including cross-listed courses).
- Name, email address, and phone number for all instructors or GSIs. Please identify the course coordinator with an asterisk. Master copies of reserve materials will be returned when the packet is complete.
A citation/table of contents page:
- Identify all items to be included in the course materials. Please identify materials being used for the first time, or for which specific copyright instructions apply. This page will be included in the course materials packet unless specified otherwise.
A clean master copy of electronic files of all items to be included in the course packet, including the title page and copyright/ISBN information. Please submit master copies even if they were used before.
Note: If you are interested in including original or existing video materials in your course materials, or you wish to distribute your materials in an electronic format, please let us know at the time of materials submission.
Course Reserves Submission
The Kresge Library offers both print and electronic reserves services for your classes. Reserves can include Library materials, syllabi, course notes, textbooks or other materials to support your classes and provide your students with equitable access.
To guarantee that print reserve materials will be available in time for class assignments, please submit your requests early, as acquiring a book that the Library does not already own can take several weeks. Kresge Library usually does not purchase textbooks except those published by Ross faculty. Please consider ordering an extra desk copy of the textbook when you place your textbook order; submit this extra copy for reserve if needed.
To place items in the Kresge catalog on reserve,
contact us with the following information:
- Instructor name, email, and phone
- Course and section number(s)
- Number of students in the course
- Publication information
- For books: author, title, edition, publisher
- For articles: author, title, publication, volume, issue, page numbers
- Reserve location
- Any additional notes or special instructions
To submit your own materials, such as print articles, exams, solutions, or personal copies of publications, send items via campus mail or drop them at the Kresge Library Circulation Desk with a print copy of our reserve request form attached.
Most case vendors offer educators access to preview cases and teaching notes. Some require you to register on their website to get educator access. Your librarian liaison or Debie Gurkin can assist you with finding cases, simulations or other curriculum material relevant to your course needs.
Kresge Library has negotiated academic rates with the following popular case vendors:
DVDs for Instructional Use
Instructional DVDs are available to the Ross School of Business Faculty and Staff from the Kresge Library and the Askwith Media Library (part of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library).
Kresge Library-owned video and DVDs collection are typically loaned for 2 hours, but arrangements for longer loan periods (up to a semester) can easily be made when the item is checked out.
Additionally, Ross faculty are encouraged to purchase business-related DVDs through the Kresge Library. Funds are available to support these purchases and librarians are ready to assist you. Contact us about ordering videos for your courses.
The University Library provides a new service to deliver streaming video of films on CTools class websites via the Askwith Media Library. Please reference the links below for additional details on streaming or to search their collection.
Search the Askwith Media Library for videos
Options for Using Film in Courses including copyright information and using screening rooms.
Streaming Video for Instructors
Kresge Library Digital Services staff provide local support for CTools.
For assistance, please email
Primary campus-wide support is provided at CTools headquarters in the Duderstat Center on North Campus. They can be contacted at
Evening Printing/Copying Support
Kresge Library's Evening Printing/Copying Support provides duplication services to faculty when the regular Faculty Support staff is unavailable. Evening Printing Support is available
Sunday through Thursday, 4:30pm-11:00pm, and accepts
all kinds of classroom materials.
Types of Documents Accepted
- Only classroom materials should be submitted for copying
- Staff and student workers will have access to the printing jobs; please do not submit exams or other confidential information for evening printing support services
How to Submit Documents:
- Email them to KBALcurric@umich.edu. Please use the subject line "Faculty Copying"
- Drop them off at the Circulation Desk at Kresge Library and ask for a supervisor
- Pickup from your office as time permits: call 734-764-1375 and ask for a supervisor
When submitting a request, please specify:
- Finishing requirements: standard finishing can be done overnight (single-sided, duplexed, stapling, collating on 8 1/2 x 11 paper).
Other finishing (3 hole punch, etc.) will be included if
- Emergency contact information: Faculty should include an emergency contact phone (cell phone) in case Kresge staff has questions while processing
- Date and time copying needs to be completed/available for pick up at the Kresge Library Circulation Desk
- Please copy appropriate faculty support staff on your
email if needed.
Faculty can arrange one-one instruction sessions, as well as sessions specific to a department or course. Kresge librarians will meet with you to discuss your or students' research needs, and Kresge staff can create custom wiki pages to support your students' projects.
Please contact Sally Ziph
for more information.