Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to C​AFÉ!


In support of Queens mission to provide transformative educational experiences that nurture intellectual curiosity, promote global understanding, encourage ethical living, and prepare individuals for purposeful and fulfilling lives, CAFÉ supports the continuous pursuit of faculty excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service at Queens. CAFÉ is committed to delivering the highest quality support for Queens faculty at all career stages through onboarding and orientation, online resources, collegial learning experiences, competitive funding, innovative learning spaces and technology, consulting, and collaborative problem-solving.


CAFÉ will be a trusted partner in instructional development, faculty development, and organizational development efforts involving faculty at Queens. See POD Network to learn more about this framework. ​

​​CAFÉ designs, develops, and delivers:

  • Personalized support through one-on-one consultations

  • Practical online reso​​urces available 24/7 to support full-time and adjunct faculty

  • Workshops, available in person and through videoconferencing

  • Multi-day institutes

  • Orientation and onboarding into new roles

​CAFÉ​ facilitates:

  • Collegial conversations among faculty to share existing expertise and guidance

  • Faculty work groups or learning communities

  • Department or team projects

Ex​plore the many resources available to you through the links below and on the left. And don't hesitate to ask for personalized assistance - we are here to help you as you support our students and our larger Queens community!

Career DevelopmentGetting Started at Queens
Getting Started at QueensIn page navigation
Teaching and LearningTeacher
Practical Resources for TeachingIn page navigation
Research and WritingResearcher
Practical Resources for Research and WritingIn page navigation
Get HelpGet Help
Ask CAFEIn page navigation
CAFE's blogIn page navigation

Online Teaching Resources

Please see the full page on online teaching for the most current available resources, including information about referring students to student support services. ​​

Ongoing Po​pular Resources

Syllabus template (accessible)

Providing Accessible Materials​ ​

Center for Student Success Support Services

Using Portfolium Assignments​​​

Faculty Guide to RingCentral Meetings

Student​ Guide to RingCentral Meetings​

​Class Visitation Report​

Zotero Reference Management Software​



Laura Lohman

Laura Lohman, PhD, SHRM-SCP, PMP

Director, Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence

Professor of Music

(704) 337-2547