In its second year, the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE)'s pillar leads and faculty fellows are developing and offering a variety of programs and resources to support faculty. While some programs will be single-session workshops, others will be semester- or year-long professional learning.

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Make Your Voice Heard: Faculty Survey to Launch in February 

Over the years UMKC has participated in the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey. Our most recent participation was in 2017. Much has changed at UMKC since that time, and it only seems appropriate that we gather information about faculty perceptions regarding faculty workplace experiences to help inform us about programs and practices that support faculty at UMKC. Be on the lookout for more information soon!


Mid-Career Faculty Development Program

Overview of the Program

The Mid-Career Faculty Development program will provide participants with the resources to develop a strategic plan for advancing their academic careers. Both tenure and non-tenure track faculty are encouraged to apply.

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New Peer Observation Pilot Program

Overview of the Program

This pilot Peer Observation Program will be carried out in the spring 2023 semester. This program is designed to promote teaching development through creation of a collaborative partnership between the faculty member being observed (the Observee) and a trained Observer. Observees can choose to identify a specific area of focus for their observation or ask for a more generalized observation. For the pilot, the courses observed must be offered in the traditional classroom format (face-to-face).  This program includes focused conversations between the trained Observer and Observee along with guided self-reflection activities

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“Not only is Dr. Grieco inspiring, but she pushes me to my full potential. I don’t think I would have done any of this research work if it wasn’t for her." - Victoria Dominguez '22

Victorial Dominguez and Viviana Grieco

Jazz Studies Professor Featured on Grammy-Nominated Album

Carl Allen is the drummer on a record nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble

Championing Evidence-Based Dentistry to Students

Joanna Scott shares love for numbers and helping people

Hall Family Foundation Awards $15 Million to UMKC for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Building

The state-of-the-art facility will position the district as a premier academic medical district and help propel health care equity in the region