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
Karen Andrews, Director of DSS
Universal Design & Access Faculty Fellows Program
Sessions facilitated by Ray Ball, History.
12 Weeks to Your Journal Article
February 8th & 22nd
March 8th & 29th April 12th ADM 143 B
February 1st & 15th
March 1st & 22nd
ADM 143 B
Conversation with the Provost for Mid-Career Faculty
The ongoing series "Conversations with the Provost" is designed to bring specific cohorts of faculty together with Provost Sam Gingerich for candid conversations regarding how things are going and other topics of interest at UAA. This particular session is available to mid-career faculty (generally definted as those who are post-tenure, often associate professors). If you do not fall in this cohort, please note that additional sessions will be available soon.
When: Monday, February 20, 2:30-3:45 PM
Where: ADM 204
Faculty Networking Mixer
CAFE is continuing to offer monthly gatherings designed to give faculty a way to network in an informal, relaxed way. On February 23, we're partnering with CCEL and the Anchorage Museum to offer a chance for faculty to connect with colleagues and community partners. Save the date and watch for additional information.
When: Thursday, February 23rd | 4-6 PM
Where: Anchorage Museum
National Coalition Building Institute Workshop
Open to Students, Staff, & Faculty
The award-winning NCBI Social Inclusion and Equity Workshop is a one-day, experiential process with a series of incremental activities. Your attendance and participation will be recognized by our UAA Chancellor Tom Case with a certificate upon successful completion of the workshop.
This Workshop offers participants the opportunity to:
For questions regarding event details, contact:
Patricia Fagan,PhD email@example.com
When: Friday, February 24, 8:55 AM - 4:15 PM
Where: GHH 105
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.