Coronavirus information

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alaska Anchorage has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Visit the University of Alaska Coronavirus Information website to learn how UAA and the university system are responding to this situation. Find links to communications, policy guidance, resources and information about the university's community restrictions, which apply to all faculty, staff and students. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center remains open at this time to serve UAA students. For information about COVID-19 symptoms and current health recommendations, visit the CDC website and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Instructional Continuity

    CAFE, AI&e, and CCEL are working to support faculty as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing teaching and learning-related resources designed to enable continued work with students. UAA's institutional goal is to continue supporting students as they make progress toward the completion of a course or program in the normal timeframe for the term. Keep things simple, focus on as-yet-unmet learning outcomes, and modify teaching/learning expectations to what is manageable and doable for you and your students.

    Additional Information and Resources


#Pivot is a faculty intensive that will be held virtually May 11-15 to help faculty transition to alternate delivery for summer or fall instruction. 

Learn more about #Pivot


CAFE Events & Faculty Development Opportunities

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UAA/APU Books of the Year Program

 UAA/APU Books of the Year Logo. Includes books from the current Books of the Year theme: Building Community Resilience. Books include: 1. Community Resilience Reader (by Daniel Lerch) 2. This Changes Everything (by Naomi Klein) 3. The Winona LaDuke Chronicles (by Winona LaDuke) 4. Drawdown (by Paul Hawken) 5. Salvage The Bones (by Jesmyn Ward) 6. Threadbare (by Mary Kudenov)

Theme: Building Community Resilience





Teaching & Learning

Although faculty members are experts in a given academic discipline, most receive very little training and development as educators. Faculty development is the means by which faculty develop teaching skills and come to understand the learning process. Through cross-disciplinary onboarding events, workshops, learning communities, conference-style academies, intensives, and peer-led programming, CAFE advocates for, supports the use of, and encourages the critical evaluation of inclusive, evidence-based pedagogies and practices that serve the needs of our diverse community of learners. 


Choron Ryan, term instructor of biological sciences, with her anatomy and physiology class.


Career Support

Whether you've a recent arrival fresh out of New Faculty Orientation or an Associate or Full Professor with a long career who's thinking about what's next, CAFE would be honored to help you grow as a professional in higher education. CAFE offers programming designed to help you improve scholarly writing and productivity, promote your work through your professional ePortfolio, and tackle challenging problems and develop your leadership skills as a Chair or Director of an academic department. We'll be happy to help you review career goals and develop a road map that can take you where you'd like to be.


UAA faculty gather in the Consortium Libarary for an Academic Assessment Retreat.


New Faculty Resources

Whether you're completely new to teaching in higher education or just new to teaching at UAA, CAFE is pleased to be able to support you on this part of your professional journey. We coordinate New Faculty Orientation, provide initial support for part-time faculty via the adjunct faculty portal, and are available for a range of different types of teaching support. The following items represent some key resources for those who are new to teaching at UAA, but if you have questions or need resources not listed, don't hesitate to contact us at (907) 786-4645.

  • New Faculty Orientation
  • Workload Fulfillment | Tenure Track (Under Construction)
  • Workload Fulfillment | Non-Tenure Track (Under Construction)


Spirit on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage.


We Can't Do This Alone!

CAFE accomplishes its work through the development of relationships and active partnerships with collaborators that span the University. Programming currently includes partners like:

 As well as our wonderful team of CAFE Faculty Associates!

Collaborating team members fist bump towards the center of their workspace.


CAFE Calendar