Appalachian State University Annual Reports


This digital collection contains annual report files created by academic and administrative departments and offices within Appalachian State Teachers College and Appalachian State University between 1961 and 1988. The physical collection, containing materials dated between 1961-2010, was created from multiple accessions and predominantly consists of annual reports but also includes additional material related to their creation. While many departments have a report for every year, some may not. For more information, see the guide to the University Annual Reports, 1961-2010, https://appstate-speccoll.lyrasistechnology.org/repositories/2/resources/145.

Appalachian State University Annual Reports: President's Annual Report to the Board of Trustees, for the Year Ending June 30, 1968
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: President's Annual Report to the Board of Trustees, for the Year Ending June 30, 1969
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: President's Report to the Board of Trustees, for the Year Ending June 30, 1970
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Chancellor's Report to the Board of Trustees, for the Year Ending June 30, 1971

1970-71 was a year of many program additions to the Appalachian campus such as the enactment of the Honors Program, the High-Risk program, the Bachelor of Technology, the Appalachian Studies Program, and many Independent Study Programs.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Chancellor's Report to the Trustees, 1971-1972
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: The Chancellor's Report, 1972-1973

Chancellor Wey gives a report of the 1972-73 academic year, the first year that ASU was a part of the University of North Carolina system.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: The Chancellor's Report, 1974-1975

1974-75 marks a year of significant financial challenges for ASU. Many budget cuts had to be made in order to keep the university functioning. Additionally, Cratis Williams stepped in as acting chancellor for Herbert Wey while Wey was conducting a world-wide study of higher education through the Ford Foundation.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Chancellor's Report, 1975-1976

The Chancellor gives a report of the academic year 1975-76 after having traveled around the world. He is very optimistic about ASU's future, having seen the way other universities function internationally.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Chancellor's Report, 1976-1977

Herbert Wey presents the annual report for 1976-77, which brought a decline in student population for the first time in forty years. In addition to many improvements to the campus, ASU began to be more selective in the application process.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Chancellor's Report, 1977-1978

Chancellor Herbert Wey gives an overview of the Student, Academic, and Business Affairs of the 1977-78 school year.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: The President's Report by William Friday, the University of North Carolina, 1977-1978
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Chancellor's Report, 1978-1979

During the 1978-79 school year Appalachian State University acquired Univac computers, introduced multiple master programs including one in Appalachian Studies, improved the music building, allowed for more housing for freshman males, and introduced affirmative action.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Chancellor's Report, 1979-1980

In 1979 the Faculty Development Fund was created by the ASU Foundation allowing for much more funding for faculty research and projects. An emission spectrograph was bought for the Geology Department and the New York Loft continued to be improved. There were many improvements to the campus such as the re-roofing of I.G. Greer and the completion of the stadium.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: The President's Report by William Friday, the University of North Carolina, 1979-1980
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: The President's Report By William Friday, the University of North Carolina,  1980-1981

1980 brought many changes to the Board of Governors. There was an increase in student population, the largest class being freshman keeping with the trend of recent years. The program in Nursing Education was added.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Chancellor's Report to President Friday, the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and the Board of Trustees, 1981-1982

This report discusses the communication revolution and the role that AppalNet has played in communication across campus. The university expresses a desire to have more funds to support the growth of technology on campus. The Chancellor's Scholarships were implemented as were many other scholarships and research grants for students and faculty. The Dark Sky Observatory Project was under-way with new telescopes and a new observation area for astronomy students.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Chancellor's Report, 1982-1983

Chancellor Thomas gives a report on the academic year 1982-1983, which includes an optimistic look to the future as a result of a year-long strategic planning process.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: A Report to President Friday and the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina by Chancellor John E. Thomas, for the Academic Year July 1, 1982 to June 30, 1983

This report discusses the technological revolution and the push to include higher education. There were changes made to availability of Greek housing, improvements to the Student Union, and a review of all the graduate programs that takes place every seven years. Broyhill Music Center was opened and there was a push for Boone to be the summer home for the North Carolina Symphony. Total student enrollment was 10,513.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: A Report to President Friday and the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina by Chancellor John E. Thomas, for the Academic Year July 1, 1982 to June 30, 1983 (Appendix)
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: A Report to President Friday and the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina by Chancellor John E. Thomas, for the Academic Year July 1, 1983 to June 30, 1984

In 1983 the BA in Social Studies was eradicated and replaced by more expansive programs in anthropology, political science, and sociology with multiple foci. The International Education Office added programs in Seoul, and offered seven study abroad programs. Computer resources on campus were expanded. The library accomplished major steps towards moving to an automated library system.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: A Report to President Friday and the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina by Chancellor John E. Thomas, for the Academic Year July 1, 1984 to June 30, 1985

During the 1984-85 year many changes in technology were made including the introduction of the satellite up-link and the usage of microcomputers. Lois Reich donated one million dollars to the university and established the Reich College of Education. The International Studies Office expanded to include programs in Korea and China and the General College program was implemented.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: A Report to President Spangler and the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina by Chancellor John E. Thomas, for the Academic Year July 1, 1985 to June 30, 1986

1985 was the first year that a waiting list had to be put into place because of the increase in admission applications. The Walker College of Business underwent many improvements, the Mountaineer Community was founded, a degree in Applied Physics became available as well as several summer study programs in other countries.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: A Report to President Spangler and the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina by Chancellor John E. Thomas, for the Academic Year July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988

The year 1987 brought many new students to Appalachian's campus, an increase of 1200 despite efforts to increase selectivity called for many changes to be made on campus. Social Work was added as a major as well as improvements to the Anthropology, Foreign Language, Communication, and Mathematics Departments. An Appalachian Summer provided the campus with artistic enrichment and a lot of recognition.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: General College, 1983-1984 (Copy 2)
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: General College, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: ASU Foundation, 1983-1984

This is the 1983-1984 annual report of the Department of Foreign Languages. The report highlights the major accomplishments of the department, including successful study abroad programs in Spain, Germany, Mexico, and Paris, as well as the acquisition of new equipment (TV receivers, VCRs, and a computer) to enhance students' language learning and cultural understanding. The report also mentions some of the major problems faced by the department, such as the need for supervision of the language laboratory. The department is comprised of ten faculty members, including full-time and part-time faculty and those with and without tenure, who teach languages such as French, German, Latin, and Spanish. The report also mentions the teaching assistance provided by several students.
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Department of Foreign Languages, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: College of Fine and Applied Arts, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, 1983-1984 (Copy)
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Department of English, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Development and Public Affairs, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Division of Continuing Education, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Office of Computer and Management Services, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Department of Community Planning and Geography, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Department of Communication Arts, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Department of Chemistry, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Chancellor's Report, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Business Affairs, 1983-1984 (Copy)
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Business Affairs, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: College of Business, 1983-1984 (Copy)
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: College of Business, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Department of Biology, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: College of Arts and Sciences, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Department of Art, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Center for Appalachian Studies, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Department of Anthropology, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Admissions, 1983-1984
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Office of Telecommunications Coordinator, 1982-1983
Appalachian State University Annual Reports: Student Affairs, 1982-1983