CAE Faculty Champion spotlight: Dr. Christopher Bartel

Dr. Christopher Bartel

Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy and Religion

The Center for Academic Excellence has enlisted the help of many faculty champions across the campus community to help with workshops and support for the Keep Teaching initiative during the virtual transition of Covid-19. Faculty champions are helping others with transitioning to online delivery; continuing support of faculty and staff within their home department throughout this semester; providing consultations and workshops, as well as assisting faculty with efforts for accessible course content.

"I have been teaching online for a number of years and am particularly interested in finding ways to design the flow of an online course to help students with their time management. As a faculty champion, I have been providing support to my colleagues in the Department of Philosophy and Religion who have all adapted to the online format admirably. I have assisted my colleagues in structuring their online courses, finding the right formats for their planned mode of delivery and troubleshooting some last-minute problems," said Bartel. 


About the Department of Philosophy and Religion
The Department of Philosophy and Religion invites students to explore the world, examine beliefs, understand a diversity of worldviews, and challenge the ideas and values that instruct our lives. The department offers a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies, as well as a minor in both of these areas. Learn more at

About the Center for Academic Excellence
The Center for Academic Excellence is Appalachian State University's lead teaching and learning resource for faculty, staff and students. It was formed in 2016 by combining the staff and resources from Learning Technology Services and Faculty and Academic Development into a single, comprehensive center dedicated to growing excellence in teaching and learning and supporting faculty and student success. Among its services, the center provides support for teaching innovation, the scholarship of teaching and learning, learning technologies and professional development for faculty and staff. Learn more at

Compiled and written by Maddie Seehafer and Ellen Gwin Burnette
April 30, 2020

Dr. Christopher Bartel, Center for Academic Excellence Champion. Photo by University Communications.
Published: Apr 29, 2020 4:17pm