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Faculty and Staff

Interested in engaging with our office? There are a variety of ways for faculty and staff to get involved with our service and leadership initiatives.

Serve the Community

Looking for ways to connect to the Boone community? We have a rich network of community partners who often seek volunteers to help with their daily operations or special tasks. Consult our database to find a cause that meets your passion area, or contact our office for recommendations. Did you know App State employees are allotted Community Service Leave? Consider how you can maximize your time with a local school, nonprofit or community organization. To learn more about how to request Community Service Leave (opens in a new tab) approval, consult with your supervisor and Human Resources.

Staff who supervise or advise individual students or student groups sometimes find a day of service to be an enlightening, teambuilding experience that helps students learn more about our area while meeting community needs. Contact our staff to learn of local organizations with pertinent needs that could accommodate your group.

Serve as an ASE Learning Partner

Alternative Service Experience (opens in a new tab) allows students to engage in dialogue and service around particular social issues over their academic breaks. All programs are required to have a Learning Partner, which can be faculty, staff or graduate students. The Learning Partner facilitates group discussions/activities and assists students if an emergency arises. Contact [email protected] for more details.

Teach a Leadership Course

The Leadership Studies program offers 7-8 courses a semester focused on leadership topics and developing students' skills in critical thinking, team development, conflict resolution, problem solving, decision making, communication, and consensus building. Adjunct instructor opportunities vary each semester. To learn more about teaching such classses connect with us at [email protected].

Teach a Service-Learning Course

Service-learning courses help students engage with the community and learn key skills that support their curriculum. Faculty and staff may work with Academic Civic Engagement (opens in a new tab) to curate courses with a service component, and incorporate service and civic engagement into their research. Under this office, the Service-Learning Council is a group of dedicated faculty, staff, students and community partners actively involved in service-learning. Collectively, they work to develop and enhance service-learning initiatives at Appalachian. This group also represents the university at state, national, and international conferences. If you're interested in serving with this group, contact [email protected].