Departments and Programs

Student Development Learning Goals

Appalachian Cares: Ideas, Questions, & Concerns

Division of Student Development

Student development at Appalachian State University integrates both in-class and out-of-class experiences of students. These educational efforts are directed at developing both intellect and character of students. To accomplish this, the University makes available a wide range of educational experiences through programs and activities that complement and support the academic experience in the classroom. Although the primary focus of these activities is to advance student learning, they also provide needed services, support, and recreational opportunities to help students meet the challenges of college and to enhance the quality of student life. The Division of Student Development has been organized to help accomplish these aspects of the University’s mission. Student life is the focus of the programs and activities of the Division.

Please note that the ultimate goal of this site is to be responsive and transparent, but it is important to note that federal law prohibits campus officials from releasing certain information about students.

 

 

MAP-Works

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In early September, students new to Appalachian receive an email about Appalachian’s powerful tool for understanding and supporting students, called MAP-Works. The email invites you to complete a short survey and, if you like, view a detailed report that is all about you.

What will it do for you?
 
MAP-Works empowers you to TAKE CONTROL of your academic and personal future by:
  • Gaining insight about yourself
  • Recognizing gaps between your habits and your desired outcomes
  •  Understanding the pieces that impact your social and academic success
  •  Showing you how to use on campus resources that can help address problems
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Introducing Appalachian Cares

Appalachian Cares is the place for updates about matters of student health and safety, and a place where you can submit questions, concerns or ideas regarding student life at Appalachian. These messages go to staff, who work with leaders across campus to answer your questions. In some cases, it may be appropriate to answer emails privately, in which case you may receive a response if you choose to submit your email address.

Otherwise, answers will be posted on the Appalachian Cares web page on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please note that Appalachian will be transparent to the greatest extent possible, but federal law prohibits campus officials from releasing certain information about students.

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