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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, March 14

Arts & Humanities Grant Writing Group

Office of Research Type of course Office of Research


The Arts & Humanities Grant Writing Group will meet regularly via Zoom to create a community of grant writers who are motivated to complete their grant proposals with dedicated writing time, the option of peer review, and guidance from Grants Resources & Services staff. The virtual sessions are hosted by the Office of Research's Proposal Development Specialist.

We will begin each session by setting our goals and discussing needed support. We will then move into breakout rooms for uninterrupted writing time and later reconvene to share updates on our progress.

Next class: Friday, March 1

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, March 7

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: Wednesday, February 28

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, March 1

Best Research Practices

Office of Research Type of course Design and Data Analysis


There are many decision points that could make or break a study. This workshop will provide an overview of the common decision points and how to think through them to develop a publishable project.

Next class: Wednesday, February 21

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: Wednesday, February 21

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, February 22

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, February 21

Cayuse Introduction

Office of Research Type of course Research and Sponsored Programs


In this workshop, users will be navigated through a 30,000-foot overview of Cayuse, the University's new official repository for all sponsored projects. Key features to be reviewed will include the SP Proposal module, Projects vs. Proposals, Approvals & Tasks, Status Categories, Roles for Viewers/Approvers, and how to conduct various searches.

Next class: Monday, March 4

Co-PI's, Contractors-Vendors, and Consultants

Office of Research Type of course Research and Sponsored Programs


Before entering into a relationship with another entity or even preparing a budget under a sponsored project in which another party will provide goods, services, or substantive programmatic work, the nature of the legal relationship must be determined. This is a significant decision because it determines the allocation of responsibilities and influences the appropriate application of indirect costs (IDC), sometimes referred to as F&A costs. This workshop will delve into examples, and checklists for how to identify an entity as a subaward, when working with other Co-PI's, hiring a subcontractor (a vendor,) or when working with a consultant. Please register today for this 1-hour workshop to learn how these entities can relate to your budget and how this information can assist you with successful project management after award!

Next class: Tuesday, March 19

Core Supervisor Training

Human Resources Type of course HR Supervisor Development


Effective leadership is critical for the success of any organization. The primary objective of this leadership development program is to equip attendees with the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools to effectively lead teams, drive organizational growth, and achieve strategic objectives. Over two days, the following topics will be covered: EHS for managers, Payroll, Time & leave, Work-Life Balance, Performance Management Fundamentals, Employee Relations, EEODF Overview, & Class/Comp Review. This program will be offered on a quarterly basis and will require attendees to be present for both days of training.

Next class: Wednesday, March 6

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, February 26

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: Friday, February 23

Faculty Transfer Mentor Training

Transfer Admissions & Engagement Type of course Transfer Faculty Mentors


A Faculty Transfer Mentor is a faculty or staff member interested in developing supportive, academic relationships with prospective and new Appalachian transfer students. Mentors, ideally in the student's area of study, will provide help in understanding the curriculum and the student's remaining required coursework as well as provide guidance, support, and referral to resources that will benefit new students in a new environment. Mentors have the ability to influence, encourage, and guide transfer students to enhance their academic success. During the training participants will learn about the characteristics and needs of transfer students, the transfer student population at Appalachian, and what you can do to support transfer students and to be a successful transfer mentor.

Next class: Tuesday, March 19

Fermentation Sciences - 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!

Join us for this exciting campus connection event to learn about the Fermentation Sciences program, community outreach activities, Pilot Plant for students, and ASCF Service Lab.

LOCATION INFORMATION - If you're facing the main entrance to the building where you would access the student housing, follow the building around to the right and you'll see signs for Fermentation Sciences. Once you see the small parking lot and loading area, you've found it. You'll see the large Fermentation Sciences sign above the portico where the forklift is parked. Come in through those double doors.

Next class: Monday, March 18

For the 2023-2024 academic year, Appalachian State University is furthering its commitment to student success by offering a training program to empower faculty and staff to support student mental health and well-being. Student mental health is a growing issue in college and university communities. In the latest national Healthy Minds Study, 83% of students surveyed reported that emotional and/or mental difficulties have hurt their academic performance.

Sponsored by the UNC System, GUIDE (Guiding Universities in Demonstrating Empathy) is an empathic communications training to empower educators to conduct effective student support conversations — and to identify and engage the appropriate college services when needed.

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in a one-time, three-hour training.

Next class: Wednesday, February 28

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: Friday, March 1

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, February 22

About the Let's Get Started Series:

Let’s Get Started is a series of interactive workshops designed to introduce students, faculty, and staff to concepts that help our campus meet the strategic goal of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through these sessions, we engage in discussion, activities, and reflection that will help us create a welcoming community on campus. We also discuss and practice effective strategies to implement knowledge developed through this series. Participants can expect to walk away from this series with knowledge, skills, and strategies to build and actively sustain a campus community that supports all of its members.

Understanding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: January 24th, 2024, 10-11AM Building Awareness: February 8th, 2024, 1-2PM Exploring Multiple Identities: February 20th, 2024, 3-4PM Unique Perspectives, Unique Experiences: March 6th, 3-4PM Communicating Respect: March 19th, 3-4PM

Register on workshops.appstate.edu OR on https://engage.appstate.edu/organization/diversity/events

Next class: Wednesday, March 6

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: Wednesday, March 20

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: Wednesday, March 6

Join us for an introduction to the office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Emergency Management (EHS&EM). All new employees on campus are required to take this course in support of App State's commitment to campus safety and security. During this session, we'll cover the basics of safety and emergency management on campus and indicate areas where specific position types may have extra responsibilities.

Next class: Wednesday, February 21

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: Wednesday, February 28

Performance Plan and Employee Self-Appraisal

Human Resources Type of course HR Employee Development


This hands-on workshop will provide you with the step by step process for completing an employee self-appraisal. We will also provide tips and strategies for setting goals and giving performance-related feedback. If available, please bring your laptop!

Next class: Wednesday, March 13

This session will discuss the exciting possibilities of our QEP, "Climate Literacy and Response-Ability: Pathways to Resilience" as it relates to civic engagement. If you are a faculty or staff member interested in pursuing the goals of the QEP by engaging students in the community (and often through on-campus civic activity), this session will discuss theoretical and practical ways to do so.

Next class: Wednesday, February 28

App State faculty members are invited to be a part of the spring cohort of service-learning faculty fellows. Participation in the cohort means attending workshops for two days followed by a syllabus-development luncheon. We'll spend the time focused on discussing the foundations of civic engagement, syllabus design, service-learning course objectives, appropriate reflections/writing assignments for service-learning classes, nuts-and-bolts of community involvement and the role of civic engagement in tenure and promotion. Participants receive a small stipend for attending all sessions. Additional support is available for fellows who present on civic engagement or their experience utilizing service-learning at a conference. Space is limited.

The spring cohort meets Tuesday, February 27th and Thursday, February 29th from 8:30AM-3:00PM with a syllabus luncheon from noon-1:00 on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Next class: Tuesday, February 27

The Open Science Movement

Office of Research Type of course Design and Data Analysis


Over the past 10-15 years, many scientific disciplines have been reflecting on their practice of science, including issues like transparency in research. As a result, the Open Science Movement was born in an effort to promote replication and transparency in research across disciplines. This workshop will provide an overview of the foundations of open science and the importance behind its practice.

Next class: Tuesday, March 19

Thesis & Dissertation Formatting Workshop

Graduate School Type of course Thesis and Disseration Workshops


This workshop will provide an overview of the process for Graduate School administrative review and approval of thesis/dissertation manuscripts, provide formatting resources and guides, and offer tips to ensure a speedy review. The workshop is recommended for any graduate student who is currently writing, or anticipates writing, a thesis or dissertation.

Next class: Tuesday, February 27

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, March 6

URC Grant Writing Workshop

Office of Research Type of course Office of Research


This session will workshop a University Research Council Grant proposal draft. Please come with a draft of your proposal narrative, budget and attachments (if you have any). This workshop will not provide an overview of the guidelines and expectations of the program, but instead it will serve as a facilitated opportunity to improve a draft proposal ready for submission or resubmission.

Next class: Wednesday, February 21

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: Thursday, February 29

February Session: In this session, participants will have an opportunity to begin identifying (or revisiting) their core values and examine how those values influence and shape their teaching, research, leadership, and service. If you are working on your annual review or other reviews of your professional portfolio, this session may help you shape the narratives of your academic portfolio.

March Session: In this session, participants will read/view excerpts from teaching philosophy statements, syllabi, assignment guidelines, graded assignments, and LMS sites to analyze how those academic pieces reflect the values of their faculty writers/creators. Then, participants will have opportunities to bring/share/analyze their own teaching evidence to see how those reflect their values.

Next class: Monday, March 4

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, February 21