As a member institution of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Appalachian State University is required to submit a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) as part of the materials necessary for reaffirmation of accreditation. The campus community has chosen “Global Learning: A World of Opportunities for Appalachian Students” as our QEP topic.
The Library’s dedication to international efforts was solidified in The Appalachian State University Library 2008-2013 Strategic Plan.
Under Strategic Direction III: Engagement, the plan included the objective to “Provide students, faculty, and staff with opportunities to learn other cultures, peoples, and systems.” In order to fulfill this objective, the Library is committed to three activities as quoted from the Strategic Plan:
Activity 1. Evaluate our collections to address diversity and coverage of international issues. Develop library collections appropriately, in multiple formats and languages as well as materials.
Activity 2. Inventory our current contribution to a diverse campus climate and organize cultural events, displays, and activities in collaboration with other campus units.
Activity 3. Investigate international exchanges of personnel, resources, and information with other libraries, particularly with Appalachian's partnership institutions.