Welcome to the Center for Academic Excellence

The Center for Academic Excellence is the university's lead teaching and learning resource for faculty and staff.  The CAE is dedicated to growing excellence in teaching and learning and supporting faculty and student success. Our office provides workshops, courses, and resources covering a variety of pedagogical and technological topics in addition to faculty career support. 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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Upcoming Events

Oct 20

Assignment ReDesign

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 3:30pm
Online in Zoom

Do you ever feel frustrated with the quality and/or effort that your student's put into their assignments? Are your students turning in work that does not reflect their full potential or capabilities? In this session, we will learn how to revise an assignment to clearly convey expectations for quality. Join us to learn how to apply simple methods to create more transparent assignments that will increase student success. Click here for more information. 
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Oct 21

Writing to Learn

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 2:00pm
Online in Zoom

Writing to learn refers to a set of ideas and practices regarding the way people use writing as a tool for learning (not just communicating). This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the concept of writing to learn with particular emphasis on the importance of writing-to-learn activities as tools for deepening understanding, extending learning, and developing critical thinking skills across all disciplines. Click here for more information.
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Oct 23

Inclusive Leadership Retreat

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
137 Grandfather Mountain Ballroom

Registration information coming soon.
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