The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) is a new resource at Missouri S&T designed to promote the success of S&T faculty as teaching-scholars throughout all stages of their career.

Headed by Chair Larry Gragg and Co-Chair Wayne Huebner, the CAFE was developed by the provost’s office in conjunction with a campus steering committee in spring 2017.

Some of the early tasks of the CAFE have been to determine what the specific challenges are for faculty development at S&T through numerous interviews as well as to research the literature on faculty development and discover best practices at other institutions. The final product of this effort is to be a comprehensive report on conditions at Missouri S&T, and recommendations on how to best enhance faculty development at all stages of career. CAFE resources will be invested to address the identified challenges and opportunities.