Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE)

Fall 2022 Programs & Events

Research, Scholarship, and Career Support

The "CAFE Creates" Writing Group

Date: Wednesdays throughout Fall Semester, 9:00am - 11:00am
Format: Online via Zoom
Overview: This synchronous Zoom writing group will boost your scholarly productivity.

Faculty Learning Community for Research & Scholarship

Date: October - February
Overview: This FLC is for faculty who want to revitalize a research program or consider how to do research with limited resources.

Everybody's Mentor

Lisa Kessler, CAFE faculty associate and retired interim Dean of Agriculture, provides individual, confidential consultation and coaching.

Email Lisa directly to set up an appointment.

Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable Teaching

"Small Teaching Strategies, Important Learning Gains" Series

Date: Various dates, Sept-Dec
Format: Online via Zoom
Overview: Learn practical, research-based strategies that are quickly and easily adoptable.

CHAI Accessibility & Quality Assurance Workshops

Date: Various dates, Nov-Dec
Format: In-person & online via Zoom
Overview: Join our college-based faculty Champions for short, focused sessions that are relevant to making your disciplinary materials and courses more accessible and inclusive.

"Doing the Work" 2.0: Winter Institute on Anti-Racist Teaching & Learning

Date: January 10-12 and 17-18, 2023
Format: In person
Overview: This 5 day in-person institute will build upon the success of CAFE's 2022 Summer Institute on anti-racist teaching and learning.

Save the Dates for Spring 2023

Wall of COOL 2023 Awards Presentation

Date: Apr 21, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm
Overview: Join CAFE as we recognize faculty our COOL faculty who use technology effectively to enhance student learning and success.

CAFE Summer Institute 2023

Date: May & June 2023
Format: Remote (synchronous + asynchronous)
Overview: This multi-week institute will focus on using classroom data to identify areas to improve learning.

The End of Blackboard

Date: June 2023
Format: Online Workshop Recording
Overview: Faculty and staff are encouraged to retrieve their materials and student work from Blackboard before June 2023.

On Your Own Resources

Recommended Reading & Resources

An assortment of useful materials to peruse at your leisure.

Fundamentals of Accessibility

Format: Online via Canvas
Overview: The Fundamentals of Accessibility eCertificate will show you how to get started with incorporating best accessibility practices as an instructor at Cal Poly Pomona; certificate available for completion.

Intro to Teaching with Canvas Course

Format: Online via Canvas
Overview: This course will walk you through the basic steps for using Canvas to offer a good experience for your students.