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 sevral 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 enagagement, office of research, new faculty seminar series, and Department Chair series.  

The Fall 2018 CAE Workshop Schedule contains registration links, dates/times, and facilitator information for all of our workshops and special events.

Upcoming Events

Sep 27

Maximizing Student Engagement

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

Come learn about Universal Design for Learning strategies to streamline teaching in whatever it is you want your students to learn. Register and learn more!
Sep 28

Maximizing Student Engagement

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

Come learn about Universal Design for Learning strategies to streamline teaching whatever it is you want your students to learn. Register and learn more!
Oct 1

FERPA 101 for Staff

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
137C Attic Window, PSU

Learn the basics, participate in some interactive question and answer and discuss scenarios related to FERPA situations with students. This will be information every staff member should know to minimize the risk of a violation. Register and learn more!
Oct 2

FERPA 101 for Staff

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
169 Three Top Mountain, PSU

Learn the basics, participate in some interactive question and answer and discuss scenarios related to FERPA situations with students. This will be information every staff member should know to minimize the risk of a violation. Register and learn more!
Oct 2

Making Accommodations Easy

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

Participants of this workshop will learn how to identify an Accommodation Plan through ODS, which accommodations require technology, technology options, how to provide extended time via AsULearn assessments, make documents accessible and identify best captioning options for courses. Register and learn more!
Oct 2

Assessment 101 for Administrative and Educational Support Units

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, Classroom 222

This workshop is intended for administrative and educational supportunits with mainly operational outcomes. Participants will revisit the purpose of assessment at Appalachian and discuss the key components to a successful assessment process. Register and learn more!
Oct 8

Curriculum Mapping Programs

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, Room 222

Curriculum mapping is a tool used to create a visual representation of the relationship between a program's courses and/or requirements and the program's student learning outcomes (SLOs). Learn how mapping courses to SLOs can help achieve curriculum coherence and balance. Click here and read more!
Oct 9

Creating Rubrics for Assignments

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

A rubric can be used for reports essays, projects, performances, and presentations. In this workshop, we will learn tools and strategies for creating rubrics and for using rubrics to efficiently grade course assignments.  Register and learn more!
Oct 16

FERPA 101 for Staff

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
226 Linville Falls Rooms, PSU

Learn the basics, participate in some interactive question and answer and discuss scenarios related to FERPA situations with students. This will be information every staff member should know to minimize the risk of a violation. Register and learn more!
Oct 17

FERPA 101 for Staff

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
122 Roan Mountain, PSU

Learn the basics, participate in some interactive question and answer and discuss scenarios related to FERPA situations with students. This will be information every staff member should know to minimize the risk of a violation. Register and learn more!