Upcoming Events

Special Events
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Featured Speaker: Bryan Stevenson 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.   09/17/19 7:00pm to 8:00pm Holmes Convocation Center
Campus Talk: Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble Dr. Noble is the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, entitled, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. Dr. Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. 10/07/19 7:00pm to 9:00pm 201AB Blue Ridge Ballroom, PSU
In Pursuit of Justice Documentary Campus screening of In Pursuit of Justice Documentary  10/08/19 7:00pm to 9:00pm IG Greer Auditorium
In Pursuit of Justice Documentary Campus screening of In Pursuit of Justice Documentary  10/16/19 7:00pm to 9:00pm IG Greer Auditorium
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Instructional Strategies for Large Courses Join us in a discussion of various strategies you can implement to make large classrooms seem small. With the aid of AsuLearn, Google products, apps, and some non-technological solutions, we will work together to devise a strategic plan for your large courses.  Register and learn more!  09/03/19 12:30pm to 1:45pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Assignment ReDesign 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? Learn how to apply simple mthods to create more transparent assignments that will increase student success!  Register and learn more!  09/11/19 3:00pm to 4:15pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
FERPA 101 for Staff Do you know what FERPA is, why it is important to be in compliance, and who is protected? Do you want to know what your responsibilities are as a staff member and university employee? Come to this session to learn the basics, participate in some interactive question and answer dialogue, and discuss scenarios related to FERPA situations with students. Register and learn more! 09/17/19 10:00am to 11:30am 201A Price Lake Room, PSU
Developing Your Research Agenda 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!  09/19/19 10:00am to 12:00pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
FERPA 101 for Staff Do you know what FERPA is, why it is important to be in compliance, and who is protected? Do you want to know what your responsibilities are as a staff member and university employee? Come to this session to learn the basics, participate in some interactive question and answer dialogue, and discuss scenarios related to FERPA situations with students. Register and learn more! 09/19/19 2:00pm to 3:30pm 201A Price Lake Room, PSU
Faculty Transfer Mentor Training  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. This workshop will be offered during two separate times to accommodate your busy schedules.  Register and learn more! 09/24/19 12:30pm to 2:00pm 413 Linn Cove, Plemmons Student Union
Faculty Transfer Mentor Training 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.  Register and learn more! 10/09/19 3:00pm to 4:30pm 413 Linn Cove, Plemmons Student Union
Talking Transfers Transfer students bring with them previous coursework, experiences, and varying expectations - learn how you can meet those needs and support their success. In this session you’ll learn more about the demographics and characteristics of Appalachian transfer students, what easy steps you can take to welcome them and help them thrive in your classroom, and you’ll hear from current students about their experience of transferring to Appalachian. This workshop will be offered during two separate sessions to accommodate your busy schedules. 10/22/19 11:00am to 12:30pm 155 Tater Hill, Plemmons Student Union
Talking Transfers Transfer students bring with them previous coursework, experiences, and varying expectations - learn how you can meet those needs and support their success. In this session you’ll learn more about the demographics and characteristics of Appalachian transfer students, what easy steps you can take to welcome them and help them thrive in your classroom, and you’ll hear from current students about their experience of transferring to Appalachian. Register and learn more!  10/22/19 12:30pm to 1:45pm 155 Tater Hill, Plemmons Student Union
Make Your Own Infographic Syllabus Are you looking for a way to translate your long syllabus from pages and pages of information to an easy to read, visually coherent and understandable syllabus for your students? Spend an hour looking at piktochart as a way to create a visually stimulating syllabus that will pay huge dividends with your students! Register and learn more! 10/23/19 2:15pm to 3:15pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Designing Peer Review Students Actually Use If it's so touted by educators as a key classroom strategy, why do students roll their eyes when they see it listed on the syllabus? Learn strategies for designing a peer review setup that will make a difference for both your students and you. Register and learn more! 01/10/20 2:00pm to 3:00pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Inclusive Excellence
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Algorithms of Oppression: Book Group In 'Algorithms of Oppression,' Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Join us to discuss ideas in the book! 09/27/19 2:15pm to 3:45pm 208 Leon Levine Hall
Algorithms of Oppression: Book Group In 'Algorithms of Oppression,' Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Join us to discuss ideas in the book! 09/30/19 3:00pm to 4:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Algorithms of Oppression: Book Group In 'Algorithms of Oppression,' Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Join us to discuss ideas in the book! 10/04/19 11:00am to 12:30pm 201B Table Rock Room, PSU
Campus Talk: Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble Dr. Noble is the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, entitled, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. Dr. Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. 10/07/19 7:00pm to 9:00pm 201AB Blue Ridge Ballroom, PSU
Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Algorithms of Oppression: Book Group In 'Algorithms of Oppression,' Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Join us to discuss ideas in the book! 09/27/19 2:15pm to 3:45pm 208 Leon Levine Hall
Algorithms of Oppression: Book Group In 'Algorithms of Oppression,' Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Join us to discuss ideas in the book! 09/30/19 3:00pm to 4:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Algorithms of Oppression: Book Group In 'Algorithms of Oppression,' Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Join us to discuss ideas in the book! 10/04/19 11:00am to 12:30pm 201B Table Rock Room, PSU
Campus Talk: Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble Dr. Noble is the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, entitled, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. Dr. Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. 10/07/19 7:00pm to 9:00pm 201AB Blue Ridge Ballroom, PSU
Career Development
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Mid-Career Faculty: Managing Energy, Not Time This workshop will provide a space to discuss issues mid-career faculty face navigating research, service, and teaching and to create a personal strategic plan that considers how you spend your energy rather than your time on projects/committees. Register and learn more! 08/27/19 1:00pm to 2:15pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Path to Promotion and Tenure This workshop will provide background information on policy, procedure, and expectations as you move towards promotion and tenure. Register and learn more! 09/10/19 9:00am to 10:30am 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Path to Promotion and Tenure This workshop will provide background information on policy, procedure, and expectations as you move towards promotion and tenure. Register and learn more! 09/18/19 2:00pm to 3:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Mid-Career Women: Post-Tenure Career Paths The purpose of this workshop is to provide a network of support for mid-career academic women. This group will identify issues mid-career women face at ASU and discuss strategies to deal with specific issues of the group as well as systemic issues that impact women.  Register and learn more!  10/18/19 3:00pm to 4:00pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Career Support & Advancement: Promotion & Tenure, Retirement
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Path to Promotion and Tenure This workshop will provide background information on policy, procedure, and expectations as you move towards promotion and tenure. Register and learn more! 09/10/19 9:00am to 10:30am 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Path to Promotion and Tenure This workshop will provide background information on policy, procedure, and expectations as you move towards promotion and tenure. Register and learn more! 09/18/19 2:00pm to 3:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Career Support & Advancement: Mid-Late Career Programs
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Mid-Career Faculty: Managing Energy, Not Time This workshop will provide a space to discuss issues mid-career faculty face navigating research, service, and teaching and to create a personal strategic plan that considers how you spend your energy rather than your time on projects/committees. Register and learn more! 08/27/19 1:00pm to 2:15pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Mid-Career Women: Post-Tenure Career Paths The purpose of this workshop is to provide a network of support for mid-career academic women. This group will identify issues mid-career women face at ASU and discuss strategies to deal with specific issues of the group as well as systemic issues that impact women.  Register and learn more!  10/18/19 3:00pm to 4:00pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Research & Scholarship
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
URC Grant Program Workshop Learn more about preparing competitive URC applications by attending this URC Grant Program Workshop. We will discuss the proposal review process and provide proposal preparation tips for prospective applicants. Register and learn more! 09/11/19 12:00pm to 1:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Developing Your Research Agenda 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!  09/19/19 10:00am to 12:00pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Funding Your Research This workshop will provide an overview of the funding agencies likely to fund Appalachian State University as well as opportunity databases and other resources available through the university. Register and learn more! 09/24/19 10:00am to 11:00am 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
SPIN Database Training This hands-on workshop will provide in-depth training in the Sponsored Projects Information Network (SPIN) database to assist faculty in the search for their own grant funding. Register and learn more! 10/02/19 12:45pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Grant Proposal Writing Overview This workshop will provide an overview of writing a grant proposal, including the essential components required in most grant proposals. Register and learn more!  11/14/19 10:00am to 11:30am 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
BoT International Travel Grants Workshop This workshop will walk you through the Board of Trustees (BoT) International Travel grant proposal guidelines, present tips for writing the project design, and review the university travel guidelines necessary for your research travel planning and budget. Register and learn more! 12/04/19 2:00pm to 3:00pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Office of Research: Grants Resources and Services
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
URC Grant Program Workshop Learn more about preparing competitive URC applications by attending this URC Grant Program Workshop. We will discuss the proposal review process and provide proposal preparation tips for prospective applicants. Register and learn more! 09/11/19 12:00pm to 1:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Developing Your Research Agenda 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!  09/19/19 10:00am to 12:00pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Funding Your Research This workshop will provide an overview of the funding agencies likely to fund Appalachian State University as well as opportunity databases and other resources available through the university. Register and learn more! 09/24/19 10:00am to 11:00am 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
SPIN Database Training This hands-on workshop will provide in-depth training in the Sponsored Projects Information Network (SPIN) database to assist faculty in the search for their own grant funding. Register and learn more! 10/02/19 12:45pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Grant Proposal Writing Overview This workshop will provide an overview of writing a grant proposal, including the essential components required in most grant proposals. Register and learn more!  11/14/19 10:00am to 11:30am 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
BoT International Travel Grants Workshop This workshop will walk you through the Board of Trustees (BoT) International Travel grant proposal guidelines, present tips for writing the project design, and review the university travel guidelines necessary for your research travel planning and budget. Register and learn more! 12/04/19 2:00pm to 3:00pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Workshops
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Mid-Career Faculty: Managing Energy, Not Time This workshop will provide a space to discuss issues mid-career faculty face navigating research, service, and teaching and to create a personal strategic plan that considers how you spend your energy rather than your time on projects/committees. Register and learn more! 08/27/19 1:00pm to 2:15pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Instructional Strategies for Large Courses Join us in a discussion of various strategies you can implement to make large classrooms seem small. With the aid of AsuLearn, Google products, apps, and some non-technological solutions, we will work together to devise a strategic plan for your large courses.  Register and learn more!  09/03/19 12:30pm to 1:45pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Path to Promotion and Tenure This workshop will provide background information on policy, procedure, and expectations as you move towards promotion and tenure. Register and learn more! 09/10/19 9:00am to 10:30am 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
URC Grant Program Workshop Learn more about preparing competitive URC applications by attending this URC Grant Program Workshop. We will discuss the proposal review process and provide proposal preparation tips for prospective applicants. Register and learn more! 09/11/19 12:00pm to 1:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Assignment ReDesign 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? Learn how to apply simple mthods to create more transparent assignments that will increase student success!  Register and learn more!  09/11/19 3:00pm to 4:15pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
FERPA 101 for Staff Do you know what FERPA is, why it is important to be in compliance, and who is protected? Do you want to know what your responsibilities are as a staff member and university employee? Come to this session to learn the basics, participate in some interactive question and answer dialogue, and discuss scenarios related to FERPA situations with students. Register and learn more! 09/17/19 10:00am to 11:30am 201A Price Lake Room, PSU
Path to Promotion and Tenure This workshop will provide background information on policy, procedure, and expectations as you move towards promotion and tenure. Register and learn more! 09/18/19 2:00pm to 3:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222