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 Spring 2019 CAE Programming, this 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 1

AsULearn Quickstart

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
108 Anne Belk Hall

The Quickstart is a prerequisite introduction, for faculty, to the AsULearn online course management tools. This workshop provides an overview of the AsULearn interface, activities, resources, blocks, and settings. Participants will have the opportunity to practice several hands on course building activities. Register and learn more!
Learning Technologies, Learning Technologies: AsULearn Tools, Workshops
Aug 2

AsULearn Gradebook Makeover

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
108 Anne Belk Hall

his workshop provides an overview of the AsULearn online grade book. Whether you grade with a point system or assign percentage weights to items or categories, this workshop will get you started. Register and learn more!
Learning Technologies, Learning Technologies: AsULearn Tools, Workshops
Aug 8

New Faculty Orientation (Day One)

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
124 Reich College of Education

New Faculty Orientation will be held at Appalachian State University on August 8-9, 2019.  This event will introduce new faculty to the campus community, aid in course development, and provide them with resources for supporting and engaging our Appalachian students. They will have the opportunity to network with fellow new faculty and staff members, current faculty members, and administration. Click here to register
Special Events, Workshops