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 2019 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


What we’re working on in 2019: Mobile AsULearn
Jan 18, 2019

In an effort to meet the evolving needs of our students, our Learning Technology Services department is piloting the use of a mobile app for use...

Online course redesign

Professional Development opportunities for online teaching
Jan 8, 2019

The Center for Academic Excellence is pleased to offer the following professional development opportunities for our Appalachian faculty.

one plus one equals three is a mistake

Learning from mistakes
Oct 29, 2018

He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery. - Scottish author Samuel Smiles

Learning Technologies
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Upcoming Events

Jan 7

Teaching with Moodle MOOC (Self-Paced)

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 1:30pm to Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 2:30pm

The participants in this workshop have signed up to take the "Learn Moodle 3.6" open online course offered through LearnMoodle.net. Participants will work on the course and then meet to discuss progress and share what we've learned. Important: The four-week course starts on January 7th and runs until February 3rd. Register and learn more!
Learning Technologies, Learning Technologies: AsULearn Tools, Workshops
Jan 22

Google Lunch & Learn for Admin Professionals (Tuesday Session)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

This series of one-hour sessions will provide opportunities for sharing information and ideas about using Google Apps for Education. Workshop facilitators will introduce topics and guide discussions to explore the next steps in using Google Apps for more effective work. This workshop series will be held on the following dates: January 22nd; February 12th; March 12th; March 26th; and April 16th. Register and learn more!
Learning Technologies, Learning Technologies: Google, Adobe, & Microsoft Tools, Workshops
Jan 23

How to Use Open Science Science Practices in Your Research

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
327 Belk Library & Information Commons

Across multiple domains of science (social, health, STEM), there has been a movement towards incentivizing “open science practices.” The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to these practices.  Register and learn more! 
Office of Research: Data Analysis, Career Development, Research & Scholarship, Workshops