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 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.


Spring 2020 course evaluations

Dear colleagues,We hope you are doing well and staying safe!  Academic Affairs has fielded many questions recently about student evaluations of t...

Resources for Parents Working from Home

Dear colleagues,On behalf of all of us in Academic Affairs, I hope you’re doing well, and staying safe and healthy!  I know that these are chal...

Update: Campus Budget Presentations

Dear faculty, staff, and students,The previously scheduled April 24 Campus Budget Presentations event is being modified this year due to the extenuati...

Dr. Susan Colby one of 38 selected nationally for 2020–21 ACE Fellowship

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s Dr. Susan Colby, director of faculty professional development in the university’s Center for Academ...

Change in Withdrawal Policy

Greetings Faculty, Staff, and Students,   We recently received notice of a revision to UNC Policy 400.1.5(R), Regulation Related to Fostering Und...