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 2018 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

Inclusive Excellence Team

Appalachian’s Inclusive Excellence Team offers faculty professional development
Aug 30, 2018

As Appalachian State University seeks to strengthen its culture of diversity and inclusion, a professional development initiative for faculty is...

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson on Campus
Aug 18, 2018

The University Forum Lecture Series is excited to announce the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.

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Upcoming Events

Sep 26

Accessibility Showcase 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
420 Parkway Ballroom PSU

Experience hands-on demonstrations of scanning to Google Drive and other accessibility technology, learn about accessibility in AsULearn and campus websites, and get resources for using and creating accessibility. Food will be provided. Click here to learn more
Special Events
Sep 26

Grant Proposals: The Educational or Engagement Research Component

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

In this workshop, we will explore examples of grant RFPs that call for educational research components, share resources for recognizing current research questions in those areas, and consider campus or regional resources for building an appropriate team for such an investigation. Register and learn more!
Research & Scholarship, Workshops
Sep 26

Using Google Team Drive

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
327 Belk Library and Information Commons

Google Team Drive provides a secure repository of files for group access with common ownership. Files saved to the Team Drive belong to all members Register and learn more!
Learning Technologies: Google, Adobe, & Microsoft Tools