Mountaineers moving mountains
Stories of how members of the Appalachian Community are adapting to a new normal
In mid-March, Appalachian State University’s faculty, staff and students moved to teleworking, online courses and alternative delivery options for dining and other student services due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19.
Faculty and staff worked to transition in-person events and experiences — such as a fundraising 5K and career resources — to online platforms, and to share ideas for how the Appalachian Community can make the most out of time at home. They have also reported finding new opportunities to enhance teaching and learning through virtual platforms.
Read on for stories of how members of the Appalachian Community are adapting to a new normal.
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The 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 to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.