BOONE, N.C. — Columbus State University (CSU) in Columbus, Georgia, has awarded $29,186.49 in funding for three Appalachian State University professors to develop and implement a training program for faculty and staff serving as academic mentors and/or coaches to underprepared students attending CSU. The program is designed to improve the faculty and staff’s counseling and intervention skills.
These faculty members are Dr. Hunter Boylan, director of the National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE) at Appalachian and professor of higher education in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies, along with Dr. Patti Levine-Brown and Dr. Stacey Garrett, both of whom are assistant professors in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies. The department is housed in Appalachian’s Reich College of Education.
The training program will be ongoing through August 2018, according to Boylan, with a possible extension of the contract upon satisfactory completion of the initial phase of training.
The grant is administered through Appalachian’s NCDE.
About the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies
The Department of Leadership and Educational Studies at Appalachian State University prepares traditional and nontraditional students to assume educational leadership roles in community colleges, universities, public schools, public libraries and related educational settings through active scholarship, reflection, professional discourse and interdisciplinary programs of study based on the integration of theory and practice. The department offer four graduate certificates, as well as four master’s programs, and educational specialist programs in higher education and administration. Learn more at https://les.appstate.edu/about.
About the National Center for Developmental Education
The National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE), located in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education, provides research, professional development and technical services for developmental educators. NCDE publishes the Journal of Developmental Education (JDE), the official publication of the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE), and coordinates the Kellogg Institute held at Appalachian each summer. Learn more at https://ncde.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.