CAFE Events


Go here to check out the Faculty Professional Development Calendar, Fall 2019, including events for tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty, sponsored by the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, the S&T Advising Center, the Academic Support Office, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Chancellor’s Office, the College of Arts, Sciences and Business, and the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE).



4:30 - 6pm, Rolla Public House Brewing Co
Join NTT colleagues for a time of casual conversation at this weekly event.

october 30 - Early career faculty forum - classroom technology

4-5 p.m.
Library 202

Join the CAFE Instructional Designers to learn about a variety of classroom technologies to enhance student engagement. Topice TBD, possibilities include - clickers and lecture capture.

 november 6 - non-tenure track social

9-11am, Einstein Brothers (Havener)

Join NTT colleagues for a time of casual conversation and coffee.

november 13 - early career faculty forum: CAFE Grant Opportunities

4-5pm, Library 202
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Hear about the grant opportunities offered by the CAFE.

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CAFE would like to congratulate the faculty members who received promotion or tenure. Great Job!
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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