Success in the New Year

Academic excellence, self care and preparation are key
Saturday, January 19, 2019

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 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:

For students:

For faculty and staff:

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.

/s/ Sheri Everts

Sheri Everts, Chancellor