Coronavirus Update

University College's Hours of Operation

Appalachian State's top priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of all students, faculty, staff and prospective students. As concern about COVID-19 grows, we are working closely with local and state public health agencies, as well as the UNC System, to keep our campus as safe as possible.

As recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), administrators, faculty, and the staff of University College are actively practicing social distancing in our office. With this in mind, we have adjusted our normal hours of operation. Beginning Monday, March 23rd, University College will have an in-person presence from 9:00 am-1:00 pm Monday-Friday. We respectfully ask that you try to conduct any business via phone or Zoom first before coming to our office. We will be available virtually from 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Below are the operating procedures and hours of University College's programs and units:


Aportfolio

The Aportfolio team will be available to faculty and students via email. You may also schedule virtual phone and zoom conferences by appointment between 10 am and 7 pm. Appointments can be scheduled at https://aportfolio.appstate.edu/contact/individual-consultation-request


General Education Program 

PLEASE NOTE:  To assist public health efforts in preventing the spread of COVID-19, our campus office has shifted from in-person to tele-working.  You can reach us during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm) via email at gened@appstate.edu


Testing Center

In support of Appalachian State University's commitment to mitigating the spread of COVID-19, the Office of Testing Services including the Testing Center will be closed effective Friday, March 20, until further notice. Our test providers have been notified of the temporary closure and will be contacting all affected testing candidates for rescheduling.

Our office staff will be monitoring the situation closely and preparing for the resumption of testing when it is safe to do so. Please contact us with any questions you may have about our services by emailing testingsrvcs@appstate.edu or by calling (828) 262-6801.

LSAT - March 30, 2020 (Cancelled): All registrants should have been notified and already rescheduled for a later test administration date. Please refer to lsac.org for additional information.


University Writing Center

As of March 23rd, the University Writing Center began operating online and offers appointments via Zoom during normal open hours, 9 am to 9 pm Monday through Thursday, and from 9 am to noon on Friday.  

To schedule an appointment, visit our website at writingcenter.appstate.edu, send an email to writingctr@appstate.edu, or text or call (828) 476-8644. For questions or more information on writing center services, please contact Beth Carroll, Writing Center Director, at carrollel@appstate.edu.


Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

The Writing Across the Curriculum Program will continue to provide remote support for all writing-related classes and projects. We are available via Zoom, online chat, and email, and we invite you to use and share our Writing About Guidelines and Glossary of Writing Terms with your students. Below is a list of suggested support options, but feel free to reach out to us to discuss ways that we can support your students directly. 

We can help you:

  • Retool a writing assignment to make it workable and relevant to our current reality

  • Retool a non-writing assignment to use writing as a simpler, more accessible mode of online learning

  • Zoom into your class or create a writing-lesson focused video for your class

  • Run a peer review session using Zoom, Google Docs, or your platform of choice

  • Reduce your grading time 

  • Build rubric and grading guides to simplify your life and ease your students’ anxiety

  • Offer documentation workshops or videos for MLA, APA, and CMS. 

Office hours 9 am - 6 pm for faculty and staff

Please contact WAC Director Beth Carroll or Assistant Director Sarah Zurhellen for more information or assistance.