Workshops and Events

The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) provides and coordinates professional development activities for our faculty and staff across our campus. Professional development happens in a variety of ways on our campus and beyond.

Learn how to create and develop an inclusive and more representative curriculum and an inclusive classroom environment through a variety of mediums including workshopsindividual and group learning sessions, and online resources. 

The events listed here include all campus-wide professional development events that may be of interest to you. You can register for events by visiting the Workshop Schedule.

Feel free to suggest topics for workshops or request training sessions designed for your work group.

Upcoming Events

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.
Nov 13

Inclusive Language and Gender Pronouns

Friday, November 13, 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.