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 17

Featured Speaker: Bryan Stevenson

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Holmes Convocation Center

Appalachian will welcome Summer 2019 Common Reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption author Bryan Stevenson to campus on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, when he will give an address at the Holmes Convocation Center at 7:00 pm, including a book signing.  
Special Events
Sep 18

Path to Promotion and Tenure

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

This workshop will provide background information on policy, procedure, and expectations as you move towards promotion and tenure. Register and learn more!
Career Development, Career Support & Advancement: Promotion & Tenure, Retirement, Workshops
Sep 19

Developing Your Research Agenda

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

This brief workshop will serve as an introduction to developing a new research agenda for both new and seasoned faculty members. During this session, we will define "the research agenda" and discuss why it is important and various ways to establish and implement it successfully. Register and learn more! 
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Research & Scholarship, Office of Research: Grants Resources and Services, Workshops