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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

CAFÉ also offers faculty important resources in teaching, including the Active Learning Classroom and Digital Studio.


Knight School of Communication students collaborate with Toyo University students in Tokyo in the Active Learning Classroom as part of COM 401 Communication Seminar: Storytelling and the Olympics, taught by Bob Page.


Faculty Spotlight: Bonnie Shishko and Denny Gerwin

Friday, March 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

McEwen 2023/22/2019 1:00 PM

SoTL Book Club

Monday, March 25 2:40 -3:40 pm

Active Learning Classroom, Knight-Crane Hall Room 0023/25/2019 2:40 PM

Printing Press Faculty Writing Group

Tuesday, March 26, 1:30-3:00 pm 

Active Learning Classroom, Knight-Crane Hall Room 0023/26/2019 1:30 PM

Where Do I Go from Here? Better Ways to Guide Your Students through MyCourses This Summer and Beyond

Wednesday, March 27, 10:40 – 11:40 am

Active Learning Classroom Knight-Crane Hall Room 0023/27/2019 10:40 AM

Drop-In Coffee Hour: How to Reach Your Annual, Promotion, or Tenure Goals

Wednesday, March 27, 2:30-3:40 pm

Active Learning Classroom, Knight-Crane Hall Room 0023/27/2019 2:30 PM
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Laura Lohman

Laura Lohman, PhD, SHRM-CP, PMP

Director, Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence

Associate Professor of Music

(704) 337-2547


Applications Now Being Accepted for 2 New Summer Institutes! 

CAFÉ is offering a new SoTL Institute in May 2019 and a new Course Design Institute in June 2019. During each institute, about 10 Queens faculty members will participate in Wednesday on-campus sessions and work on developing their projects during the course of four weeks. SoTL participants will be on track to begin collecting data in Fall 2019 and Course Design participants will be on track to offer fully redesigned courses in Fall 2019. Stipends and lunch will be provided.  For more information, contact Dr. Laura Lohman: