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10 Roadblocks to Supervision

Human Resources Type of course HR Supervisor Development


Core Supervisor Training - In this session, we will discuss the common issues leaders face, how to address those issues, and how to become a more effective leader for your team.

Next class: Thursday, May 9

Next class: Friday, April 26

This workshop will introduce users to Banner Self-Service, Web-Focus Dashboards, and E-print. The main topics covered will include how to access your funds, fund reconciliations, and online budget queries and transfers. The workshop is primarily designed for new departmental administrative staff and includes hands-on instruction and demonstrations.

Next class: Thursday, May 9

Basic CMS Administration

University Communications Type of course Scala (Digital Signage) User Training


This workshop is required for App State users who will be working in the Scala Content Management System (CMS) and managing one or more Scala screens. It must be completed before access to Scala CMS will be granted.

This workshop introduces users to the Scala Content Management System (CMS) at Appalachian. Also appropriate for anyone wanting a refresher.

Next class: Tuesday, April 30

Belk Library - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

A primary mission of the University Libraries is to assist those who pursue knowledge. The tour of Belk Library & Information Commons will present the building's services, study spaces, collections, and technology offerings which support our mission and demonstrate to new campus employees the value of the library to students, staff, faculty, and the community. Join us for this tour of the Belk Library!

Next class: Friday, April 26

Breathing and Meditation Practice

Human Resources Type of course HR Personal Development


Introduction to and practice of the Wim Hof breathing method (30min to 45min). There will be a short description of benefits from the Wim Hof Method of breathwork and meditation.

Following breathwork will be a 10 to 15 min. silent meditation.

Facilitated by Matthew Cooper, Counseling for Faculty and Staff

Next class: Monday, April 22

Campus Ambassador Tour - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Led by Appalachian Student Ambassadors, a select group of student leaders, who give personalized tours of Appalachian's campus to VIP alum, prospective students, and staff. Please join us for this event to hear from passionate students about what they love most about App State.

Please contact Dalton Akos at akosde@appstate.edu if you have any accessibility concerns and we will be happy to accommodate.

Next class: Thursday, April 18

Campus Dining - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Please join us for this delicious Campus Connection event with Campus Dining! Campus Dining is committed to serving the Appalachian community using sustainable practices, creative and intentional menu planning, and constantly engaging in the ever-changing dialogue surrounding food.

Next class: Wednesday, May 15

Chrome River - Emburse Analytics

Banner Finance Type of course App Travel & Expense


Learn about the analytics platform built into Chrome River. Run preapproval and expense reports by department or user to gain detailed view of upcoming travel an expenditures.

Next class: Thursday, April 18

Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Join us for an introduction to Counseling for Faculty and Staff services and learn about the free supportive, therapeutic and educational programs in our department. Meet some of the staff and participate learn about some quick and easy self-care activities.

We'll meet in the front lobby of the University Hall building. University Hall is the building at the end of University Hill Drive (next to Staples), at the top of the hill, just above the Human Resources Building. Anyone with a faculty/staff parking permit can park in the University Hall parking lot.

Next class: Wednesday, May 8

Course Accessibility

Office of Disability Resources Type of course Faculty Training


Enhancing the accessibility of your course and course materials will benefit a wide range of learners. We will review accessibility basics, common accommodations, and learn strategies to ensure online materials are accessible.

Next class: Wednesday, May 1

Join Drs. Jason Lynch & Ashley Carpenter for a comprehensive faculty workshop series based on the recently published book Developing Culturally Responsive Learning Environments, edited by App State's own Dr. Jason Lynch. This four-part synchronous online series is designed to empower faculty members to better understand and address the diverse backgrounds and learning needs of 21st-century college students while fostering cultural competence and enhancing their teaching practices. By the end of the series, you'll be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to create an inclusive and equitable educational experience for all students, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in your courses. Join us on this transformative journey to become a more culturally responsive educator.

Those completing the full four-part series will earn a certificate of completion; however, faculty are welcome to join as many or as few sessions as they wish.

Next class: Monday, April 29

EEODF - What Leaders Need to Know

Human Resources Type of course HR Supervisor Development


As a supervisor at Appalachian State University, you play a critical role in creating and maintaining a safe, equitable, and inclusive work environment for our employees. Part of this role involves upholding Equal Employment Opportunity laws and our University’s commitment to inclusion. In order to ensure that you have the tools you need to fulfill this role, we will be implementing the Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Fundamentals (EEODF) training. EEODF is a mandatory training for all managers and supervisors with North Carolina state agencies and UNC system institutions per G.S. 126-16.1. This training provides a thorough background in EEO law as well as thought-provoking situations to assess and improve your cultural competence in the workplace.

Next class: Wednesday, April 24

Description: Attention all Faculty and Staff! Are you interested in contributing to App State’s mission to create an environment free of discrimination and harassment? If so, you are invited to join Equal Opportunity for an essential session. To discuss employees' obligations for mandatory reporting. You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to accurately receive and report incidents of prohibited conduct and receive resources.

Next class: Thursday, April 18

Health Promotion - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff (HPFS) provides Appalachian State University staff, faculty, retirees, and their spouses/domestic partners with programs and services that help to promote a healthier lifestyle and a better quality of life. Major components of the program include health and fitness, preventive care, and outreach programs. Our facilities are available to all faculty, staff, retirees, and their spouses/domestic partners at no charge.

How to find the "Hidden Gem" (AKA Varisty Gym): If you enter the gymnasium from Rivers Street, immediately upon entering the glass doors, take the stairs (down) to your left (next to the water fountain). There is a "Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff" poster, at the top of the stairs.

If you enter Varsity Gym from the campus side, you are greeted with the Military Science trophy case. Go down the stairs (two flights), pass vending machines (on your left). Walk across the gymnasium floor (short side) toward Rivers Street. Once you are in the lobby, take the stairs (down) to your right (just past restrooms and water fountain).

Next class: Wednesday, May 15

Are you looking for ways to make your assignments more transparent to your students in an effort to help them better achieve your learning objectives? Come find out how the advanced grading options in AsULearn Assignment can help.

The Advanced grading option in the AsULearn Assignment tool gives faculty a wider range of options over the direct grading method. This workshop will explore the creation and use of rubrics and grading guides available in AsULearn's built in assignment tool.

Next class: Monday, April 22

This workshop will provide information and guidance in setting up quizzes in AsULearn that discourage cheating. Participants will also discuss pedagogical practices for online assessment to help promote quality student works, meaningful results, and an overall better learning experience for both students and faculty.

Next class: Friday, April 19

Intro to Scala: Media Design

University Communications Type of course Scala (Digital Signage) User Training


Any App State user can create and share appropriate university-wide messages with campus. Having a Scala system is not required.

This workshop introduces participants to the guidelines for creating and sharing digital slides at App State, including communications planning, slide design standards, and side sharing and distribution.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone who wants to create digital slides for distribution to campus.

Next class: Thursday, April 25

Would you like to learn more about compassion fatigue? The AppState Work/Life Council and Counseling for Faculty and Staff are co-sponsoring a lunch and learn event about "compassion fatigue. " This workshop will define compassion fatigue, discuss how compassion fatigue might be experienced on a college campus, and present some preventive measures and resiliency factors. Beverages and light refreshments will be provided by the ADVANCE grant. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or a snack.
The workshop will be facilitated by Terri Chester, Counseling for Faculty and Staff.

Next class: Wednesday, April 24

McKinney Alumni Center - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

All App State alumni are automatically part of the Alumni Association! Come learn about the programs and support we provide for our nearly 145,000 alumni.

Next class: Thursday, May 16

Mental Health First Aid training (MHFA) is a course designed for individuals interested in learning how to properly support those showing early or worsening signs of a mental health challenge. MHFA training covers anxiety disorders, depression, panic attacks, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.

CETLSS will be offering sessions in person as well as virtually throughout 2023. Do you have a group of 5+? Does your group want to attend a session together instead of individually? Go to the CETLSS Website, Workshops & Programs, and Mental Health First Aid to complete our MHFA Group Registration form, and we will be in contact with you to schedule a session! We are happy to come to your department or host a group training within the CETLSS suite.

*Breaks will be offered during all sessions *Each session will offer a 1-hour lunch break

Next class: Friday, April 19

App State is a nationally recognized leader in global engagement. The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) oversees the university's global engagement activities. Join us in this engaging workshop to learn more about the work of OIED and how you, as an employee, can get involved globally.

Next class: Wednesday, May 8

Onboarding, Why it Matters

Human Resources Type of course HR Supervisor Development


Employee onboarding is crucial for creating a positive employee experience, setting the stage for long-term success, and maximizing the value that new employees bring to the organization. As a leader, it is imperative we understand the benefits of onboarding and how to support new employees during their onboarding journey. Come learn how orientation and onboarding can lead to improved performance, retention, and engagement among new team members.

Next class: Friday, April 19

Vision: This group is intended to be a support network for staff with kids birth to eight years old. It can be challenging to work full-time and parent full-time, so let’s support each other as we chug along on this journey. We hope that this group offers an opportunity for members to share their experiences, recommend resources, celebrate milestones, commiserate about the challenges, and build relationships with other staff who are parents of young children. We hope that this group allows for community building among staff that are in the trenches of dirty diapers, tantruming toddlers, kids learning to read, and never ending laundry. This group is supportive of Queer and non-traditional family types and all parent (or kid) gender identities and expressions.

Intended Audience: Staff members with children between the ages of birth to 8 years.

Meeting Pattern: Bring-your-own lunch meetings from 12:00 - 1:30 on the following days: 3/8 - PSU 169 Three Top Mountain Room 3/15 - PSU 165 Elk Knob Room 4/12 - PSU 165 Elk Knob Room 5/17 - PSU 165 Elk Kno Room

Next class: Friday, May 17

Search Committee Training

Human Resources Type of course HR Supervisor Development


Merit-Based Selection Interviewing Techniques - How to find the RIGHT (Most Qualified) Applicants.
This one-hour workshop reviews strategies to help you find the right person for the job. We start with an overview of Merit-Based Recruitment, discuss interview etiquette, strategies, and techniques, and wrap up with an interactive exercise to put it all into practice.

Next class: Monday, April 22

Test

Information Technology Services Type of course SCCM Training


Next class: Wednesday, May 8

Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

University Sustainability offers many wonderful programs and services to the campus community such as the Free Store, Food Pantry, Campus Gardens, and many sustainable energy initiatives. Join us for this event to learn How You Can Get Involved.

Next class: Wednesday, May 1

UREC - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Please join us for this exciting campus connection at University Recreation (UREC). University Recreation's (UREC) mission is to facilitate an inclusive environment where recreation and wellness opportunities transform, engage, and care for the App State community to enhance student learning and development. This event features a tour of the Student Recreation Center, overview of each facility (Quinn Rec Center, Mt. Mitchell, Bike App, Camp Broadstone and State Farm fields), membership information, and overview of programs and services (aquatics, fitness, sports, and outdoor programs).

Next class: Tuesday, April 23

Using Educational Perks

Human Resources Type of course Teaching and Learning


Interested in taking courses at App State with your FREE tuition waiver benefit? Join us to learn more about enrolling as a non-degree or degree seeking student. Representatives from Human Resources, Registrar's Office, Graduate Admissions, Undergraduate Admissions, and Transfer Admissions and Engagement will be on-site to answer your questions!

Next class: Thursday, April 18

🎉 AsULearn will be upgraded on the morning of Friday, May 17th 🎉

✅ YES, each session WILL be recorded. We'll send the link to the recording to everyone who registers, so sign up even if you think you can't make it!

➡️ Who should attend? Whether you're a seasoned AsULearn user, or new to the platform, this faculty-focused webinar will catch you up on all the great new improvements coming this May.

➡️ What's happening? This summer's upgrade to AsULearn is bringing over 45 exciting new features and improvements to your courses. In this 30-minute webinar we'll demo many of these features and improvements, from streamlined course editing tools and an easier-to-use gradebook, to long-requested features like a simple way to close quiz attempts that are stuck in progress. This session will provide you with the resources and knowledge to get even more out of AsULearn this summer and next fall.

(Hey, just checking: Did we mention indenting is back? And that indented content will also be indented in the Course Index? Because indenting is back, and indented content will also be indented in the Course Index.)

➡️ In this webinar, you will: • Discover the Latest Features: Get an sneak preview of the new functionalities designed to enrich your teaching and learning experience. • Find More Resources: We'll let you know where to find more self-paced, media-rich resources to learn about all the new features before May 17th. • Engage with Experts: Have your questions answered by our knowledgeable team, ready to help you smoothly navigate these changes.

👇 Hey! Click the "More information" link down here to self-enroll in our "What's New in the AsULearn - Summer 2024" resource course.

Next class: Tuesday, April 23

YoMart Shopping Training

Business Systems Type of course YoMart Training


The purpose of this workshop is to introduce users to Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Receipts, and Invoices in YoMart. The workshop is a hands-on workshop designed for administrative staff.

Next class: Wednesday, May 8

YoMart TCM Training

Business Systems Type of course YoMart Training


This workshop looks at creating and submitting Contract Requests and the Contract creation process. The workshop is a hands-on workshop designed for administrative staff.

Next class: Wednesday, April 24