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

Sep 3

Instructional Strategies for Large Courses

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

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! 
Sep 11

Assignment ReDesign

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

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! 
Sep 17

FERPA 101 for Staff

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
201A Price Lake Room, PSU

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!
Sep 19

Developing Your Research Agenda

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

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! 
Sep 19

FERPA 101 for Staff

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
201A Price Lake Room, PSU

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!
Sep 24

Faculty Transfer Mentor Training

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
413 Linn Cove, Plemmons Student Union

 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!
Oct 9

Faculty Transfer Mentor Training

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
413 Linn Cove, Plemmons Student Union

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!
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!