Coronavirus Updates

Spring 2020 course evaluations

Please click the link above for an important update concerning course evaluations.

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 challenging times for everyone, and perhaps even more challenging for parents of school-aged children.  While we all continue to adapt to this new normal, we know that parents working from home are faced with some additional challenges. 

 In light of that, Academic Affairs has created a new page to provide some resources for faculty and staff who have recently found themselves working and parenting full-time at home.  The page is housed on the Academic Affairs website, under Resources – see “Resources for Parents Working from Home.”

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 extenuating circumstances in which we find ourselves.  In lieu of the traditional format, Business Affairs and others will provide a budget update to campus. Once the new format has been finalized, we will reach out to you with the details.  

Change in Withdrawal Policy

We recently received notice of a revision to UNC Policy 400.1.5(R), Regulation Related to Fostering Undergraduate Student Success. Among other things, this policy defines UNC System standards for undergraduate course withdrawal and grade replacement. 

A Message from the Provost

Dear Appalachian Faculty, Staff, Students-

I wanted to take a moment to share with you again, that I am thinking of you often during these unprecedented times.  As you know, beginning Monday, March 23, we will resume classes after our SECOND two-week spring break.  While we will not be seeing each other face-to-face - at least not in the same physical location - one thing remains constant.  We care deeply about one another.  And in times of turmoil, we can lean on one another for comfort and support. 

Updates from Academic Affairs - March 17, 2020

We in Academic Affairs thank you for the incredible work you have done over the last week as we have asked you to move your classes to an online delivery method as we finish the Spring 2020 semester.  The stories we have heard of faculty working to provide a quality academic experience for our students and working to help their less technologically savvy colleagues to adapt to this delivery method are truly inspiring.  We wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your work, both the work you have already done, and the work that we know you will continue to do, and to give you some updates on issues we have heard about as we move ahead in these turbulent times.

Faculty Resources: Moving Classes Online Quickly

Colleagues,

I'm thinking about you during these unprecedented times. I know many of you have reached out to your students expressing similar sentiments. I appreciate your care and compassion as we move forward together. Please find a link here to download the guide from the UNC System Office that provides resources for online instruction. These resources are in addition to those found in the App State Center for Academic Excellence's Keep Teaching Guide.

App State coronavirus information 

Find Appalachian State University’s latest updates, resources, prevention tips, travel information and more regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) here.

COVID-19:Maintaining Continuity of Instruction

Greetings Faculty and Staff,

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate media coverage, preparations are taking place on our campus as well as at the System level. The latest information pertaining to our campus is here. This website is updated regularly, so please check back frequently.

 


posted March 18, 2020
amended April 1, 2020

Academic Affairs Hours of Operation

Appalachian State's top priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of all students, faculty, staff and prospective students. As concern about COVID-19 grows, we are working closely with local and state public health agencies, as well as the UNC System, to keep our campus as safe as possible.

We are actively practicing social distancing in our office, which requires an adjustment to our normal hours of operation. We will be available virtually from 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday.