About CAFE

As part of an effort to gauge the state of faculty development on the campus, CAFE co-chair Larry Gragg conducted interviews with more than 80 administrators and faculty. The results are available in this report: Gap Analysis on Faculty Development at Missouri S&T. In 2019, the Instructional Design Team (previously Educational Technology) joined CAFE to further the mission of helping faculty succeed as teaching scholars at all stages of their careers.

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To contact the CAFE office, email cafe@mst.edu or call 573-341-6713.

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CAFE Mission

The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence supports, empowers, and educates faculty/instructors to become the most effective educators possible.

CAFE Vision

The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence promotes a student-centric approach to innovative, creative, engaging, and inclusive classroom excellence. We champion improved educational experiences that include the development of critical thinking, communication, leadership, and collaboration at all levels.

Who are we serving?

CAFE serves faculty at all levels, graduate teaching assistants, and staff with instructor roles. 

What are we doing?

CAFE provides the dynamic training and support necessary for faculty members, graduate teaching assistants, and staff with instructional roles.

Why are we doing it?

CAFE exists to invigorate the classroom structure – in-person, online, or hybrid – to improve interactivity and inclusivity and thus student engagement, success, and retention. 

How are we doing it? 

CAFE mentors and assists faculty with all kinds of courses to produce a collaborative, healthy teaching environment that focuses on positive student outcomes and success.