In its third 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.

Spotlight on CAFEGlobal

CAFEGlobal is the global initiatives hub dedicated to UMKC faculty. The website provides useful information about global partnerships, research, international award opportunities, faculty-led study abroad programs, and upcoming CAFEGlobal events.



Spotlight on Generative AI in Writing 

“Often Wrong, Never Uncertain”: Large Language Models and AI Literacy

CAFE and the University Writing and Reading Board (UWRB) hosted a panel discussion on the new AI tools and how they can be considered in classrooms and in the workplace. 

View the Panopto recording of the discussion 

“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

New Dean Named at UMKC School of Graduate Studies

Christine Getz experience features overseeing graduate-education success

A Tale of Muscle Disease and Drosophila

Investigating fruit flies to learn about the progression of myotonic dystrophy

UMKC Recognizes Outstanding Faculty Achievements

Annual Faculty Awards honor excellence in teaching, leadership, research and more