UMSystem Initiatives

CAFE is proud to be a partner in these UM System Initiatives.

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UMSystem Teaching Scholars - UMTS

UMTS is a yearlong faculty development program designed to recognize the integral role of early career UM faculty members in student success. Focused on fostering a commitment to excellent teaching, this program is designed to enhance learning experiences by adopting a scholarly approach to teaching. Faculty participants in the program will acquire new skills and ways of thinking about teaching and will have the opportunity to work in groups or individually on a teaching and learning challenge of their choice. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your skills while expanding your network across disciplines and the four UM universities.



The University of Missouri System has been selected by the National Association of System Heads (NASH) to participate in Scaling Instructional Excellence for Student Success, a strategic initiative focused on improving quality instruction, and ultimately student success, through intentional, high-quality professional development for faculty across our four universities.

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Effective Teaching Practices

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Faculty Guild

Faculty Guild is focused on improving student outcomes by reinvesting in the heart and soul of higher education: faculty.

They offer personalized professional development for faculty based on the research and model developed under the leadership of Dr. Gail Mellow, CUNY college president and 2017 winner of the ACE-administered TIAA Institute’s Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education.