Learning Communities 


  • Build community in a higher education environment with a focus on and a commitment to the learning of each group member.
  • Promote learning focused on a specific topic, purpose, or initiative selected by the group.
  • Increase collaboration across disciplines, colleges, departments, and units.
  • Learn from diverse perspectives, knowledge, and experiences.    

For more information or to learn how to initiate an AppLC , please visit our AppLC resource site.

Teaching Squares

Online Hybrid & F2F

A teaching square is made up of four faculty, sometimes from different disciplines. The four faculty in each teaching square agree to visit each other’s classes one time over the course of a semester, and then meet to discuss what they’ve learned from their observations. They meet once as a group at the beginning to learn about the process, and then meet again after the observations to discuss what they have learned.

Learn more about Teaching Squares or apply

Faculty Fellows

The Faculty Fellows consists of faculty members representing all ranks and colleges at Appalachian State University. Their goal is not simply to serve as a conduit between the faculty and CETLSS, but to participate in envisioning and implementing faculty development programs in their respective colleges and campus-wide.

 Faculty Fellows Mission Statement and Charter