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.

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 Spring 2019 Professional Development Schedule contains registration links, dates/times, and facilitator information for all of our workshops and special events.

Upcoming Events

Oct 22

Talking Transfers

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
155 Tater Hill, Plemmons Student Union

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.
Oct 22

Talking Transfers

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
155 Tater Hill, Plemmons Student Union

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! 
Oct 23

Make Your Own Infographic Syllabus

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

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!
Oct 24

Getting Started with Team-Based Learning

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a structured collaborative learning strategy that emphasizes preparation, application of course concepts, and accountability. This introductory workshop is designed to provide participants with the basics of TBL and analyze how TBL could be incorporated into their course.  Register and learn more! 
Jan 10

Designing Peer Review Students Actually Use

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

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!