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

Sandie Gravett

Experimenting with Video Tools in the Online Classroom
Nov 25, 2019

 As more teachers seek ways to communicate effectively in an online classroom, it seemed appropriate to share a blog post of Dr.

Dr. Safiya Noble - Campus Talk
Nov 6, 2019

On October 7, 2019, Dr.

IDEAx logo

AppState Hosts IDEAx 2019
Sep 30, 2019

Last Friday, AppState hosted the IDEAx conference in our Reich College of Education building.

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Upcoming Events

Dec 16

Faculty Writing Retreat (Day One)

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
421 Belk Library & Information Commons

Whatever your writing goals, working in a group for a focused amount of time can give you the momentum to start, re-organize, or complete a project. During this four-day writing retreat,  there will be opportunities to consult with colleagues from the Office of Research and University Libraries for any funding or research/library services you may need. Click here to register!  The group will meet on the following days from 9:00am-3:00pm: —Monday, December 16, 2019
Special Events, Career Development, Career Support & Advancement: Mid-Late Career Programs
Dec 17

Faculty Writing Retreat (Day Two)

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
421 Belk Library & Information Commons

Whatever your writing goals, working in a group for a focused amount of time can give you the momentum to start, re-organize, or complete a project. During this four-day writing retreat,  there will be opportunities to consult with colleagues from the Office of Research and University Libraries for any funding or research/library services you may need. Click here to register!  The group will meet on the following days from 9:00am-3:00pm: —Monday, December 16, 2019
Special Events, Career Development, Career Support & Advancement: Mid-Late Career Programs
Jan 7

AsULearn Go Pro

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Zoom session (TBA)

We’ll move quickly through a range of topics, from savvy metacourse settings, to a few gradebook tricks, to a better understanding of the relationship between Google and AsULearn -- a veritable treasure trove of ways to reduce your teaching grind. Register and learn more!
Learning Technologies, Learning Technologies: AsULearn Tools, Workshops