Welcome to the Center for Academic Excellence

The Center for Academic Excellence is the university's lead teaching and learning resource for faculty, staff, and students. It was formed by combining the staff and resources from Learning Technology Services and Faculty and Academic Development into a single, comprehensive center dedicated to growing excellence in teaching and learning and supporting faculty and student success.

Here is a list of all of our Fall 2019 CAE Programming which includes events, workshops and other professional development opportunities.

Teaching, Learning, & Student Success

Teaching, Learning, & Student Success

Learn more about how we support excellence in teaching and learning through course redesign, instructional design, learning communities, and learning technologies.

Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies

Discover how we lead the campus in providing professional development for faculty and staff to increase the integration of learning technologies for teaching, like AsULearn, video conferencing, and web conferencing, as well as online course development.

Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence

Find out more about our professional development that cultivates equity, inclusion, and diversity in the classroom and campus community, including best practices, sample syllabi statements and events that support inclusive practices.

Career Support

Career Support

Explore our programming and support for new faculty, non-tenure track faculty, mid-career faculty, and senior faculty. We support scholarship and research through a wide array professional development workshops and events. 

Leadership Development

Leadership Development

See how we facilitate the planning of professional development that strengthens academic leadership across campus, aids in identifying and developing emerging leaders, and promotes leadership succession planning.

Appalachian Initiatives

Appalachian Initiatives

Find out more about how we support programs, departments, colleges and units across campus that assists the campus community in achieving its goals.

Latest News

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New features in AsULearn
Jul 8, 2019

The mid-May update to AsULearn brought lots of welcomed new features, most notably an improved dashboard and course...

AsULearn, Learning Technologies
Safiya Umoja Noble

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble - Oct. 7
Jul 5, 2019

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Professor at USC & Researcher on Gender and Race Bias in Media, will be presenting a campus talk on Oct.


Introducing H5P
Jun 25, 2019

Last April I posted on the upcoming improvement to the dashboard in...

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Upcoming Events

Aug 27

Mid-Career Faculty: Managing Energy, Not Time

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

This workshop will provide a space to discuss issues mid-career faculty face navigating research, service, and teaching and to create a personal strategic plan that considers how you spend your energy rather than your time on projects/committees. Register and learn more!
Career Development, Career Support & Advancement: Mid-Late Career Programs, Workshops
Sep 3

Instructional Strategies for Large Courses

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

Join us in a discussion of various strategies you can implement to make large classrooms seem small. With the aid of AsuLearn, Google products, apps, and some non-technological solutions, we will work together to devise a strategic plan for your large courses.  Register and learn more! 
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Sep 10

Path to Promotion and Tenure

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

This workshop will provide background information on policy, procedure, and expectations as you move towards promotion and tenure. Register and learn more!
Career Development, Career Support & Advancement: Promotion & Tenure, Retirement, Workshops