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AP Academy Orientation

AP Academy Orientation Dates:

Summer 2021: May 20, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm
Fall 2021: Thursday, July 29, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm
            Saturday, August 14, 9:00am-1:00pm
Spring 2022: Thusday, November 18, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm
                       Saturday, November 20, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm
                 Saturday, January 8, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm

The Office of Academic Services and Engagement (ASE) is devoted to helping adjunct, part-time and temporary faculty become proficient teachers as they engage students inside and outside of the classroom.

The ASE office coordinates the orientation, called AP Academy, where attendees will be acquainted with various aspects of APSU, including campus safety, innovative education technology and technology training opportunities. Throughout the orientation process, participants will learn how to utilize proven approaches and techniques that maximize student engagement, collaboration, and transformative learning opportunities. Participants will also gain a clear understanding of relevant university policies and procedures and become effective referral agents.

Traditionally, the program will conclude with the Welcome Reception; this gathering is designed to reduce the isolation that permeates teaching in higher education institutions, create positive professional relationships, assist adjunct and part-time faculty members to become more effective teachers, and strengthen our efforts to forge significant transformative learning experiences for our students. The Welcome Reception will be resumed after social distancing restrictions are modified. 

This section of the ASE website contains the online orientation portion of the AP Academy process. All new adjunct, part-time, temporary and dual enrollment instructors are required to complete this online portion and pass the corresponding quizzes with a score of at least 70%. Ideally, this orientation process should be completed at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the instructor's first semester teaching.

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If you would like to view recordings of past AP Academy orientation sessions, please use the links below.  

AP Academy Virtual Orientation Zoom Recording - January 7, 2021

AP Academy Virtual Orientation Zoom Recording - August 19, 2020