Success in the New Year
January at Appalachian brings with it new class schedules, New Year's resolutions... and snow and ice. Keeping up with academic obligations and staying safe and healthy can require some support. This is a good time to familiarize - or re-familiarize ourselves with the many resources in place for students, faculty and staff.
If winter weather is on your mind, our Emergency Management team has assembled emergency preparedness resources you can use to plan and prepare. During times in which the university is not operating under normal conditions, you can find the latest information, including weather-related class and work schedule changes, at www.appstatealert.com and on the university homepage.
You can read more about how we make inclement weather-related decisions here.
As we balance academic, work and life challenges, many resources are available:
- The Appalachian Cares website offers a clearinghouse of wellness, health and safety resources. Key resources include: Wellness and Prevention Services, Student Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services. The Dean of Students Office also serves as an important resource for providing students with assistance.
- Academic resources include the Office of Student Success and the Disco Student Learning Center, which offer assistance for students who need a intermittent or regular assistance in meeting their academic goals.
For faculty and staff:
- A wide variety of resources can be found on the Health Promotion, Counseling for Faculty and Staff and Human Resources websites.
- For those who wish to improve job performance or prepare for career advancement at Appalachian, Human Resources also offers professional development workshops and assistance.
The Center for Academic Excellence also offers teaching and learning resources for the entire Appalachian Community, including professional development, best practices and events that support equity and inclusiveness for faculty, staff and students.
Through these and many other resources, the Appalachian Community builds resilience while providing support - an excellent approach to begin a new year.
Best wishes for the holiday weekend, and to those of you participating in Monday's day of service, reflection and education honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I look forward to learning about and sharing your experiences with campus next week.
Sheri Everts, Chancellor