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DTC Faculty FAQS

How do I view the results of the Leadership Center teamwork exercises?

Use the faculty portal to the Leadership Center.

How do I add students to teams in a DTC section?

This can be done through Canvas. Segal also keeps track of team memberships. Use the section management tool to update our database.

How do I send a message to the faculty listserv? How do I subscribe or unsubscribe?

If you are a DTC faculty member, you can send e-mail to the faculty listserv at The list archives are available online at If you have questions about the listserv, please contact John Anderson.

Where do I park?

Faculty parking stickers are available from University Police. There are parking lots near the Ford Center and Tech building, but they tend to fill up quickly.

How do I get access to the building and classrooms? What if I have a problem with my access?

Most spaces in the Ford building are accessible during regular business hours. If you teach a class in a Segal classroom (Ford G.201, 205, and 211) after 5 p.m., you will need a programmable Wildcard to enter.

To request access to specific rooms within Ford, complete this form.

If you have a problem with your wildcard access, email

How can I get more information about a client or a project?

Contact Bruce Ankenman for all client and project related questions.

Who should I contact with questions about resources?

IT / Computer

Contact John Anderson

  • Computer hardware and software
  • NU learning management system (Canvas)

Purchasing / Payroll

Contact Amy Schultz

  • Purchasing policy
  • Payroll questions
  • Office resources

Courses / Classrooms

Contact Casey Russell

  • Course registration issues
  • Classroom resources

Clients / Projects

Contact Bruce Ankenman

  • Client or project information

Prototyping and Fabrication Lab

Email prototyping–

  • Segal Prototyping and Fabrication Lab
  • Design and prototyping
  • Materials selection
  • Lab or equipment training

How can I find helpful resources created by previous DTC faculty?

To view suggestions, forms, and tips created by previous DTC faculty, please visit the NuWrite community page for Design Thinking and Communication.


Where can I get copies of the DTC textbooks?

  • The faculty-written DTC textbook is available at Quartet Copies in Evanston. The textbook is also available on Canvas.
  • The graphics text (Lueptow, Graphics Concepts) is available at the Norris Center bookstore.
  • Desk copies of both texts are available for faculty.

Where is the course information for students posted?

We use Canvas, Northwestern’s learning management system, to publish course-related information to students.

When and where does my section meet?

Who should I contact if I have questions about teaching in DTC?

DTC faculty share many ideas about teaching in a collection of materials that has now been added to the "faculty only" course in Canvas.

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