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 2020 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.

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Upcoming Events

Feb 25

Grant Proposal Writing Overview

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

This workshopwill provide an overview of writing a grant proposal, including the essential components required in most grant proposals. We will go over what makes an effective proposal, the abstract, the project description, defining the problem, identifying goals and objectives, and basic budget components. We will also identify common grant proposal writing mistakes and pitfalls. Register and learn more today!
Office of Research: Grants Resources and Services, Workshops
Feb 25

Grant Proposals: Education & Engagement Research

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:45pm
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. Models for contextualizing the research component will be discussed, and examples will be shared.  Register and learn more today!
Office of Research: Grants Resources and Services, Workshops
Feb 25

Creating Rubrics for Assignments

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

Would you like to use rubrics to better evaluate student work and to more efficiently provide feedback?  A rubric is a scoring tool based on the criteria for evaluating the quality of student work. In this workshop, we will learn tools and strategies for creating rubrics and for using rubrics to efficiently grade course assignments. Register and learn more!
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops