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.


The Center for Academic Excellence, along with the Inclusive Excellence Team, stands in support of those denouncing the racist policies and practices that have led to systemic injustice and significant racial inequities for generations in our country. With the understanding that teaching cannot be excellent if it is not inclusive, we are committed to programming that examines bias, racism, and privilege in our educational community; seeks to understand the identities and lived experiences of our students and faculty; and promotes inclusive teaching practices for the betterment of all students and for a more just world. 

Online & Hybrid Teaching Support

Online & Hybrid Teaching Support

View our support pages with guides and resources for Online Teaching and Hybrid Teaching , technology basics that will help you Keep Teaching, and considerations and resources for Inclusive Online Teaching. CAE is also offering a series of online workshops to help you get started.

Teaching, Learning, & Student Success

Teaching, Learning, & Student Success

Learn more about how we support excellence in teaching and learning in a variety of delivery options through course design, learning communities, and teaching squares. Use our teaching guides on Course Organization, Assessment of Student Learning, and Student Engagement to help plan your course.

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.

Latest News

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AsULearn Spring 2020 Updates
Jun 8, 2020

The spring update to AsULearn included lots of enhancements and several new features.

AsULearn, Learning Technologies, Systems & Software Development
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Hypothesis Software Pilot - Annotate Online
Jun 1, 2020

Writing in the margins has always been an essential activity for students.

Dr. Susan Colby

Dr. Susan Colby named an ACE Fellow for the 2020–21 academic year!
May 19, 2020

Appalachian State University’s Dr.

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Upcoming Events

Aug 1

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness: The Rewind and Remix

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:00am

Beginning on Saturday, August 1 - Friday, August 21, 2020 A 21-day personal and professional development initiative for non-Black academics to honor the toll of racial trauma on Black people, resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy, and facilitate accountability and collective action. A 21-day space of wellness for Black academics as we prepare for the Fall.
Special Events, Inclusive Excellence, Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community
Oct 23

Inclusive Leadership Retreat

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
137 Grandfather Mountain Ballroom

Registration information coming soon.
Special Events, Inclusive Excellence, Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community