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

Sep 24

Funding Your Research

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

This workshop will provide an overview of the funding agencies likely to fund Appalachian State University as well as opportunity databases and other resources available through the university. Register and learn more!
Research & Scholarship, Office of Research: Grants Resources and Services, Workshops
Sep 24

Faculty Transfer Mentor Training

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
413 Linn Cove, Plemmons Student Union

 During the training, participants will learn about the characteristics and needs of transfer students, the transfer student population at Appalachian, and what you can do to support transfer students and to be a successful transfer mentor. This workshop will be offered during two separate times to accommodate your busy schedules.  Register and learn more!
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Sep 27

Algorithms of Oppression: Book Group

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm
208 Leon Levine Hall

In 'Algorithms of Oppression,' Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Join us to discuss ideas in the book!
Inclusive Excellence, Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community, Workshops