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The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence is excited to announce the expansion of the CAFE team. Effective Feb. 1, 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. To learn more about the instructional design team and how it can help you with course design or delivery, mid-semester feedback and more, visit the CAFE website.
Together, we are pleased to launch a new pilot program titled Ten Steps for Teaching Success. Modeled after Ten for Tenure at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, this program provides a path for all tenure-track and non-tenure-track professors to demonstrate engagement in continuous improvement of teaching.
There are five required components, to be completed in any order:
• building blocks workshop
• digital literacy lighting rounds
• mid-semester feedback
• Teaching Partners Program or classroom observation
• writing a comprehensive teaching philosophy
Five additional points can be acquired through various activities. Participants will be placed in informal cohorts and have access to a Master Mentor throughout the process. Those who complete the program will receive a signed letter of completion which can be included in their dossier, along with their teaching philosophy, to demonstrate continuous engagement in teaching improvement. A complete description of the pilot program is available on the CAFÉ website. To sign up for the pilot program, complete the online form.
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