Lecturing to students and administering exams is part of every faculty member's role at Eastern Illinois University, but that doesn't mean their work ends in the classroom. In fact, EIU educators are involved in a great deal of research and creative activity — both independently and in conjunction with the efforts of their students. In either case, these endeavors have proven to not only improve the reputation of the faculty and university, but also to ensure the highest quality of education for their students.