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

Effective Online Teaching Practices

Lumen Circles




Lumen Circles are professional development experiences that use virtual learning communities to connect faculty members with peers and help them hone their expertise as student-centered teachers.

Grounded in evidence-based teaching practices and self-reflection, Lumen Circles work well for any faculty member, in any discipline, and at any stage of career.