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 Professional Development

ARRC Professional Development is the umbrella under which we offer virtual and in-person training workshops on a range of topics. The activities build upon a tradition of summer residential learning on Appalachian State University's focused on developmental education and learning assistance. As a function within ARRC, professional development will have an expanded topical focus, in addition to offering virtual and regional site-based delivery. For questions regarding ARRC Professional Development, 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.