Engagement in the College

The College of Arts and Sciences supports engagement, defined as representing the university to cultivate partnerships and initiatives that address community issues; enhance scholarship, research and creative activities; support curriculum, teaching and learning; and contribute to the public good.  Engagement extends beyond outreach to include mutual benefit to all involved.

CAS Engagement Council

Members of the CAS Engagement Council include:

  • Dr. Tonya Coffey (Physics and Astronomy)
  • Richard Elmore (Philosophy and Religion)
  • Carla Ramsdell (Physics and Astronomy) 
  • Dr. Tracie Salinas (Mathematical Sciences)
  • Dr. Barbara Zaitzow (Government and Justice Studies) 

CAS Engagement Award

The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office announced a new faculty award in 2019 for outstanding accomplishments in Engagement. All faculty (including tenure-track, non-tenure track, part-time and emerita) with at least three years of experience in the college are eligible for the award. The award carries the following recognition: $250 to apply toward engagement activities, such as travel or supplies (materials remain property of Appalachian State University) and a medallion and certificate presented at the college at the annual faculty and staff awards luncheon.

For more about this award or to make a nomination, visit: cas.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/awards/engagement-award.