In the inaugural year of the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE), our 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.
First Annual CAFE Conference!CAFE conference logo
May 18th, 2022
The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) will host a virtual conference from 8:30-noon on May 18th. Details and registration will be coming soon.
Another celebratory series of events will be held later that day which will include a ceremony for the presentation of faculty awards from 2021 and 2022 and a keynote address.  Immediately following that, the Provost will host a reception.  We hope you will be able to join us for all of these events!


photo of Todd ZakrajsekFaculty Workshop with Dr. Todd Zakrajsek

From Striving to Thriving: Improving Motivation by Increasing the Joy of Teaching

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May 19th, 2022

“My favorite part is seeing students find success in their future career paths.” — Kelly Cochran

Cassidy Jones and Kelly Cochran

2022 UMKC Faculty Recognition Returns to In-Person Celebration

Award Ceremony Honors Two Years of Faculty Excellence

UMKC Researcher Studying Kansas City’s Zero-Fare Buses

Amanda Grimes receives funding from the Environmental Protection Agency

Another Home Run for UMKC at The K

More than 2,300 degrees conferred at second consecutive spring stadium celebration