Pathways to Resilience

Pathways to Resilience enacts App State’s current Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Every ten years as part of our reaccreditation process, we select a new QEP topic — an area of student learning and/or student success that aligns with institutional needs and priorities — for coordinated, campus-wide investment. Our climate literacy QEP builds on our previous QEP: Global Learning

This 5-year university effort will grow students’ climate literacy and agency — confidence in our capacity to respond to climate disruption in ways that reduce harm and improve the well-being of communities, from local to global. We are currently ramping up for this 5-year period, which begins in Fall 2024 and continues through 2029.

Pathways to Resilience reinvigorates Appalachian State University as the vanguard institution advancing local, regional and global engagement in climate resilience, through which students develop as proactive leaders and problem-solvers in the face of climate adversity. Our graduates will be instrumental agents for societal preparedness within their respective fields and will contribute to the resilience, restoration and renewal of environmental, social, and economic systems.

We’re excited about this meaningful work ahead with App State colleagues and students. Read about our team here, and reach out if you are interested in getting involved.