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​​ Welcome to CAFÉ !


The Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence is dedicated to promoting faculty success across all career stages. CAFÉ offers and organizes:

  • Consultations

  • Collegial conversations

  • Workshops

  • Faculty presentations

  • Faculty work groups or learning communities

  • Facilitation of department or team projects

  • Online resources for self-study

  • Orientation and onboarding to new roles


Confused about MyCourses? The Basics of MyCourses

Friday, September 28, 1:10pm to 2:10pm

Please register here by September 26.

Active Learning Classroom, Knight-Crane Hall Room 0029/28/2018 1:10 PM

Mentoring Lunch for First-Year Full-Time Faculty

Friday, October 5, 12:00-1:00pm

Invitations have been sent to first-year faculty by email.

10/5/2018 12:00 PM

MyCourses: Assignments and Resources

Friday, October 12, 1:10pm to 2:10pm

Please register here by October 10.

Active Learning Classroom, Knight-Crane Hall Room 00210/12/2018 1:10 PM

Advising Workshop: Updates on Academic Policies and Graduate Requirements

All faculty advisors are invited to this important session where we will give updates on academic policies, standings, and graduation requirements.

Monday, October 15, 10:40am to 11:40am 

Please register here

Ketner Auditorium (Sykes lower level)10/15/2018 10:40 AM

Understanding My Students in Mapworks

Mapworks is a software retention tool to assist faculty and staff working with students. Join us to learn how Mapworks can work for you. In this session, we'll focus on:

How to run reports on my students and the ways to use this information as an advisor.

Friday, October 19, 10:40am to 11:40am

Please register here

Knight-Crane 30610/19/2018 10:40 AM
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Laura Lohman, PhD, PMP, SHRM-CP

Director, Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence

Associate Professor of Music


(704) 337-2547


Printing Press Writing Support Has Started! 

If you would still like to join a faculty writing support group, it's not too late! Groups are meeting:

Wednesdays, 3:50-5:00 pm​

Fridays, 9:20-10:30 am

Contact CAFÉ to learn more about joining one of these groups. 

Get CAFE Communications  

CAFE sends email communications to full-time faculty and adjunct faculty highlighting both upcoming in-person support opportunities and timely online resources. If you are a staff member and would like to receive these communications, please contact the CAFE Director at  to be added to the email list.