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Curriculum Vitae:

We collect an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) each year from all First Year Seminar instructors of record to ensure that all teaching faculty in FYS possess the appropriate credentials and meet or exceed the minimum requirements of our regional accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  We must have a copy of an up-to-date CV whether you are an EHRA Administrative employee, whether you are full-time or part-time, adjunct or not, whether your FYS course/course proposal was already approved or not, and regardless of the location of the course or mode of delivery.

Faculty who receive a contract to teach through University College or who otherwise teach in no other unit on campus must submit an updated CV by March of the semester preceding the academic year in which they wish to teach so that the University College Department Personnel Committee can credential them to teach.  Faculty members who are already employed at Appalachian and teaching in a home department are credentialed through their own discipline-specific Department Personnel Committee (DPC).  

Your CV must include all educational degrees and certificates you hold, courses taught, and your current title(s).  Here is a list of what should go on a CV.  Please be sure the title/rank you are using on your CV is the one on your current contract (e.g., lecturer, senior lecturer, adjunct instructor, visiting assistant professor, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, artist-in-residence, clinical faculty).

Here is a list of Appalachian State instructor titles and categories.

So please email your current CV to Sheryl Mohn, Program Associate with the General Education Office at

Thank you.


All faculty teaching FYS must submit their current syllabi here each semester.  The purpose of our having all syllabi for all FYS courses is to comply with the Faculty Handbook, which states:

Syllabi for courses taught in the present and previous semester should be on file in the departmental offices and should be made available to students who request them. These syllabi would indicate the structure of courses as they are being or have been taught.

Also as per Faculty Handbook regulations, the syllabus should list the following:

• an explanation of course goals and objectives;

• the name of the text and any other materials required of each student;

• the instructor’s office hours and location of them;

• the instructor’s contact information;

• an explanation of how the grade is to be determined;

•  an explanation of any additional reading, papers, projects and examination which the instructor expects to give or assign; and

• the instructor’s class attendance policy (including the effect of that policy on their final grade).

The syllabus including all of the aforementioned information must be provided to the departmental, program or school office at the beginning of each semester.  Here is a list of best practices in syllabus writing.  You are also welcome to use the ASU syllabus/calendar template coming soon, which includes the current App State course calendar noting state holidays and University breaks.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located on the main floor of Anne Belk Hall, room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Faculty Coordinator of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey

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