The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) uses a colleague-to-colleague model to promote excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. Through one-time and multi-part workshops, professional development events, and special opportunities, we help faculty network with others in collegial settings to develop strategies that promote student success and cross-disciplinary understanding. CAFE is a resource that serves and supports all faculty (part-time, term, tenure track) on all five UAA campuses.Learn More about CAFE
Black History Month
Faculty Development Calendar
Faculty Learning Communities
Optional Write-On-Site: March 1st & 22nd & April 5th
Your Mind at Work: How Understanding Our Brains Can Improve Decision Making & Collaboration in the Workplace
Conversation with the Provost: Community Campus Faculty
Promotion & Tenure Discussion
- the objectives of the evaluation process and expectations of faculty performance,
- information on file preparation,
- ideas about what to include and how to present materaisl, and
- insight into the review process based on the unions' CBAs and our Faculty Evaluation Guidelines.
P&T Files by ePortfolio: Lunch & Learn
Strategies for holding "office hours"
The benefits of "outside of class communication" (OOC) are well documented. Faculty/student interactions positively influence student learning and student persistence (Halawah, 2006; Kuh &Hu, 2001; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005). The online newsletter Faculty Focus recommends several strategies for improving office hours: 1) Schedule office hours at times that are convenient for you AND your students. 2) Solicit student input to determine their best times by circulating a calendar and asking them to initial days/times that don't work for them. 3) Use tools like Doodle or an online scheduling tool like YouCanBook.Me. 4) Make yourself available in alternate locations like a Google Hangout or a table near a campus coffee stand. For more suggestions, check out the February 18, 2015, issue of Faculty Focus. We'd love to hear about your creative strategies for increasing "outside of class communication" (OOC) with students.