ARRC believes that high-quality professional development opportunities are essential to enhancing research on regional colleges, as well as improving professional practice for campus leaders and administrative staff.


ARRC's professional development activities come in the form of The Kellogg Institute for Training & Professional Development (“The Kellogg Institute”), which offers virtual and in-person training workshops on a range of topics. The Kellogg Institute has a history reaching back more than four decades. Traditionally, The Institute has focused on topics related to developmental education and learning assistance delivered residentially on the Appalachian State University campus during the summer. As a function within ARRC, The Institute is expanding its topical focus, as well as offering virtual and regional site-based delivery. For questions regarding The Institute, please contact Dr. Patti Levine Brown, ARRC’s Assistant Director for Professional Development, at


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ARRC is also available to provide customized training on a contract basis, and we will work with you to understand your training needs and identify appropriate experts in the field. If your organization is looking for workshops targeted to new employee orientation, staff development, student worker training, and various levels of campus leaders, please contact us at so that we may discuss your needs and goals to design the best training experience for you.