CAFE Virtual Office Hours

We will be hosting open office hours on Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. and on Fridays from 1-2 p.m. This is an opportunity for instructors who have questions to drop in and get assistance.

Join us online via Zoom on Tuesdays and Fridays. Check your email for a secure Zoom link or contact for details. 

CAFE staff are also available to meet online via Zoom by appointment. We’re happy to assist in any way we can. Contact us by email at or by phone at 573-341-6713.

Tips on Teaching & Working Remotely

Need more information on Remote Technologies or teaching onLine? Click Here for information on Zoom, Panopto, Proctoring, Videos, and more.

CAFE Events


 Spring ntt social gatherings

  • Wednesday, April 15 (4:30-6:30) Happy Hour at Hopper's;
  • Monday, May 11 (4:30-6:30) Potluck End-of-Year Celebration (Location TBA)

 During this period of social distancing or self-isolating, it is probably more important than ever to connect with our peers. Each week we will have a virtual happy hour. Pop open a can of Elusive IPA from the Public House (we want to continue to support our local businesses, of course!) or whatever your beverage of choice may be and join us for casual conversation and commiseration.

 Christi Luks is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 Join Zoom Meeting every Wednesday at 5:00   Meeting ID: 966 289 3638

 For connection via phone, dial by your location   +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) - Meeting ID: 966 289 3638


POSTPONED: APRIL 6 - HOW TO WRITE a teaching philosophy

To be rescheduled

Learn About Proctorio During CAFE Office Hours Tuesday, April 7

There will be a walk-through of Proctorio, the proctoring platform that has been adopted by UM System, on Tuesday, April 7, from 10-11 a.m. during CAFE’s office hours.

 Join us online via Zoom. Check your email for a secure Zoom meeting link or contact

Early career faculty forum events

APRIL 15: Digital Literacy for Canvas

Via Zoom - a secure Zoom link with be emailed or contact for details.

Featured Services


eFellows Awards

Five proposals for provost’s eFellows grants, funded by The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE), have been awarded for 2019-2020 as part of a program which promotes innovative and collaborative course design for blended or fully online courses. CAFE provided $20,000 to fund the following five projects:

  • “Course Design: Historical Representation in Video Games (History 4281),” Andrew Behrendt, assistant professor, history and political science, $5,000.
  • “American Literature Since the Civil War, Significant Course Revision and Redesign (English 1222),” Trent Brown, professor, English and technical communication, $2,500.
  • “Philosophy 1115 Introduction to Logic,” Darin Finke, associate teaching professor, arts, languages, and philosophy, $3,500.
  • “CS Software Engineering Capstone Design (CS 4090, CS 4091),” Michael Gosnell, assistant teaching professor, computer science, $4,000.
  • “Course Redesign Computer Engineering 2210 – Intro to Digital Logic,” Robert Woodley, assistant teaching professor, electrical and computer engineering, $5,000.

The provost’s eFellows program provides funding to improve the learning environment while maximizing the physical learning facilities available for instruction. Support is provided by the CAFE instructional designers using best practices for eLearning. Projects will be piloted in at least one course section in academic year 2020, and expanded to additional course sections in the following semesters. For more information about the Provost’s eFellows program, visit