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.


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


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.

Learn more about the Program


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

UMKC Music Composition and English Professors Win Fulbright Honors

Blanton and Haber to spend research year abroad

Seven Things You Need to Know About Clancy Martin

Philosophy professor shares life insights and the subject of his latest book