A Rigorous Student Experience

At Appalachian, student learning and student success come from a challenging academic curriculum, active classroom environments and close collaboration between faculty members and students on scholarly activities. A strong emphasis on undergraduate research, international experiences, interdisciplinary connections and measurable learning outcomes that assess student progress are at the core of Appalachian's academic activities.

Colleges and Schools

Sixteen departments span the humanities, social sciences, and the mathematical and natural sciences.

The Walker College of Business is included in Princeton Review's 2014 edition of Best Business Schools.

The college has one of the largest teacher education programs in the University of North Carolina system. It also houses programs in human development and counseling, leadership, and family and consumer science.

This college comprises the departments of Applied Design, Art, Communication, Military Science and Leadership, Sustainable Development, and Theatre and Dance.

The school offers more than 50 master's and certificate programs and one doctoral program – on the main campus, at off-campus locations and online.

The college positions Appalachian as the premier university for outstanding academic preparation of health and human services professionals.

The school prepares performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors, and music industry professionals.

All undergraduate students begin their education here, through the General Education Program, co-curricular programs and student support programs.

This program attracts students in the top 5 to 10 percent of their graduating high school class.


Memorial Day ceremony held at Appalachian

Appalachian State University will hold a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial on the west side of the Doug...

Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris named dean of the Walker College of Business

Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business after a national search. She begins her ...

New deans named in two colleges at Appalachian

BOONE—Two individuals have been selected for dean positions at Appalachian State University, beginning July 1. They are Phyllis Kloda, College of Fi...

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Announcement

Dear Colleagues:Dean Anthony G. (Tony) Calamai has advised me of his intention to step down as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), effec...

Dr. Timothy J. Smith elected to the UNC Press Board of Governors

Dr. Timothy J. Smith, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, has been elected to serve on the 19-member UNC Press Board of Governors. ...

Appalachian and CCC&TI sign articulation agreement for Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech Language Pathology

An articulation agreement between Appalachian State University and Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) was signed March 30...


Campus Budget Presentations

April 22, 2016
8:00am - 2:00pm
PSU Blue Ridge Ballroom

As a reminder, you are cordially invited to attend all or part of the budget presentations on Friday, April 22 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in 201 Blue Ridge Ballroom inside the Plemmons Student Union.

Please refer to the presentation schedule below. Although most of the day will consist of presentations, I draw your attention to the Question and Answer Session from 10:00-10:30 a.m. The campus community will also have an opportunity following the budget presentations to provide additional input via a dedicated webpage devoted to the 2016 Budget Presentations, housed on the Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning (IRAP) website at http://irap.appstate.edu/budgetpresentations.

For those not able to attend in person, the presentations will be live video streamed at http://streaming.appstate.edu/budget

Thank you for your engagement with this important initiative. In future years we intend to refine this process with input from the campus community.

Budget Presentation Outline
Date: April 22, 2016
Location: 201 Blue Ridge Ballroom – PSU

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation

8:00 – 8:05 a.m.
Introductory Remarks (Provost Darrell Kruger)

8:10 – 8:25 a.m.
University Budget Overview (Tim Burwell)

8:25 – 8:40 a.m.
Business Affairs Overview (Tim Burwell)

8:40 – 8:55 a.m.
University Advancement Overview (Susan Pettyjohn)

8:55 – 9:10 a.m.
Student Development Overview (Cindy Wallace)

9:10 – 9:25 a.m.
Auxiliary Services Overview (Randy Edwards)

9:25 – 9:40 a.m.
Athletics Overview (Doug Gillin)

9:40 – 9:55 a.m.
Academic Affairs Overview (Darrell Kruger)

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Q&A Session and Break

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
CAS Presentation (Tony Calamai)

11:05 – 11:20 a.m.
HSOM Presentation (Bill Pelto)

11:25 – 11:40 a.m.
Library Presentation (Leslie Farison)

11:45 – 12:00 p.m.
FAA Presentation (Glenda Treadaway)

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch Break

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
COB Presentation (Heather Norris)

1:05 – 1:20 p.m.
CHS (Fred Whitt)

1:25 – 1:40 p.m.
RCOE Presentation (Monica Lambert)

1:40 – 2:00 p.m.
Next Steps and Q&A (Provost Kruger)

Faculty and Staff Open Forum Master Plan Listening Session

Friday, April 22, 2016
114 Belk Library and Information Commons

Please come to discuss the next Master Plan for Appalachian State University

Fall 2016 Faculty and Staff Meeting

Friday, August 26, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Reception immediately following. Please hold this date and time on your calendars.