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

 

Our office provides several workshops for faculty and staff covering a variety of pedagogical and technological topics, including teaching and learning, teaching and learning with technology, faculty career support, global and civic engagement, the office of research, new faculty seminar series, and Department Chair series.   The CAE Fall 2020 Professional Development Schedule contains registration links, dates/times, and facilitator information for all of our workshops and special events.

 

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.

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Zoom Strategies with Dr. Lindsay Masland
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Now, more than ever, faculty are meeting with students in Zoom, but Zoom fatigue can be real. In this recorded Webinar, Dr.

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Kaltura Media Platform Pilot
Sep 2, 2020

Video and audio media has become an increasingly important tool in higher education, both in the classroom and out.

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AsULearn Spring 2020 Updates
Jun 8, 2020

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

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Upcoming Events

Sep 30

Instruction to Online Writing Instruction

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:00pm
Online in Zoom

Online Writing Instruction (OWI) should be personal, accessible, responsive, and strategic (PARS). This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the principles of OWI with particular emphasis on the PARS model and its effective application across disciplines and online course delivery modes. Click here for more information. 
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Oct 7

Faculty Transfer Mentor Training

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 12:30pm
Online in Zoom

 Mentors have the ability to influence, encourage, and guide transfer students to enhance their academic success. 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. Click here for more information. 
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Oct 9

Inclusive Language and Gender Pronouns

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 1:00pm
Online in Zoom

As campus works to become more inclusive, one of the most important elements is the language that we use. Often heard is a reference to "pronouns", but what are they and why do they matter? During this engaging and interactive session, participants will learn about inclusive language, what pronouns are and how to appropriately ask for and use them, and better understand the importance of this small but powerful statement. Click here for more information. 
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