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.
Academic Affairs is responsible for student learning and success, including oversight of the university’s challenging academic curriculum, active classroom environments, and close collaboration between faculty members and students on scholarly activities. Academic Affairs encompasses the degree-granting colleges and 12 other units that support the innovative, interdisciplinary and integrative academic experience for which Appalachian is known. Find out more about how Appalachian prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all https://www.appstate.edu/about/.
Colleges and Schools
Sixteen departments span the humanities, social sciences, and the mathematical and natural sciences.
The college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs and real-world applications with industry.
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.
Office of the Provost Remarks to Faculty Senate – Monday, March 20, 2023
Office of the Provost Remarks to Faculty Senate - Dr. Neva J. Specht Thank you, Louis, and good afternoon. As Provost Norris shared wi...
Provost's Remarks to Faculty Senate - Monday, February 13, 2023
Provost Heather Norris' Remarks to Faculty Senate Good afternoon,In response to your requests, my remarks today will provide an update on the Hic...
Provost’s Remarks to Faculty and Staff - Friday, February 10, 2023
Provost Heather Norris' Remarks to Faculty and Staff Good afternoon. It’s great to see so many of you here today. I appreciate your joining us ...
Provost's Remarks to Faculty Senate - Monday, January 23, 2023
Provost Heather Norris' Remarks to Faculty Senate Good afternoon, and welcome to the start of the Spring semester! I hope the first week of class...
Announcing new QEP director - Dr. Shea Tuberty
Dear Campus Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Shea Tuberty has been named director of App State's 2024–29 Quality Enhancement...