The overall mission of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ) is to support and assist Queens faculty in enhancing, assessing, and documenting their own teaching effectiveness and the quality of their students' learning and intellectual development. To those ends, CAFÉ supports and assists faculty in designing and developing curriculum, teaching efficiently, maintaining currency in relevant research and evidence-based good practice, and in applying and contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning and educational research. Read more
The Provost's Lecture series
The Provost's Lecture series, sponsored in partnership with the The Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence and Queens Learning Institute, recently featured Dr. Norris Frederick, the James A. Jones Chair of Philosophy and Religion at Queens. Members of the Queens community, including students, faculty and staff, as well as guests from other universities and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, were on hand to hear Dr. Frederick discuss William James' book Talks to Teachers and "The Science and Art of Teaching."
The series will be a semiannual event featuring distinguished Queens faculty recognized by the Provost for their academic achievements and contributions to their field of study. The lectures are also an opportunity for Queens and the greater Charlotte academic community to connect and engage. The Fall 2014 speaker will be Dr. Robert Whalen, the Carolyn G. and Sam H. McMahon, Jr. Professor of History. In Spring 2015 Queens will feature Dr. Greg Pillar, the William S. Lee Professor of Environmental Science & Chemistry.
In case you missed it, watch the lecture series, featuring Dr. Frederick, on YouTube: http://ow.ly/uUzWO
"If we keep our minds and hearts open to every new appeal and influence we grow constantly in power and consciousness."
- William James, Talks to Teachers