The Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence is committed to all aspects of faculty success, at all career stages. To this end, CAFÉ provides Queens' faculty with technological resources and expert consultation to support diverse teaching and learning strategies; offers training in innovative pedagogical techniques, experiential learning, and classroom strategies; helps faculty gain internal and external support for teaching innovations, scholarship and research; and fosters the development and documentation of assessable outcomes for faculty. Our goal is to be inclusive, collaborative, and responsive; to foster a sense of community among the faculty and to enhance excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and service.
As a full-service faculty development center, CAFÉ strives to design, develop, and deliver innovative programs that stimulate and support advancements in Teaching and Learning, Research and Scholarship, and Civic Engagement and (Global) Service Learning. Through our Educational Technology Unit, we provide support for creative and effective uses of instructional technology, including technology-assisted classroom observation for recording, sharing, and assessing learning experiences. We also offer customizable and confidential 1:1 consultations on all matters pertinent to faculty success.
Throughout the year, CAFÉ will offer a number of high-impact workshops, institutes, and events as well as a few new programs, including: a New Faculty Seminar, Faculty First Fridays, Mentoring Mondays, a SoTL(E) Institute, and a Professional Development Certificate Program. Queens faculty: please visit the MyQueens CAFÉ site for a full description of all events and to access pertinent content.