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Center for Advancement of Faculty Excellence

The CAFE exists to offer dynamic programs and professional learning opportunities that will help retain and cultivate an engaged, collaborative, and diverse faculty at APSU.


The Center supports faculty at all career trajectories from new faculty to tenured, full professors and with all aspects of being a faculty member to include resources for teaching and research, facilitating collaborations and engaging faculty in fostering a culture of excellence at APSU. 


To be the Trusted Resource for Transformational Educators at APSU.                            To Support the Faculty of Austin Peay State University by providing resources, advocacy, and professional development.

The Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE) strives to support faculty members in teaching, research, leadership, and resources aimed at optimizing student interactions. We achieve our Mission by providing professional development opportunities in the field of teaching and learning, sponsoring conferences, writing book club, instructional and technical information workshops.

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March 2023 Newsletter Published!

Stay informed with the latest information from the Center for Advancement of Faculty Excellence.

Please check out the March 2023 Newsletter for the programs and initiatives listed below:


Faculty Conference 2023 Keynote Speaker

Spring 2023 CAFE Initiatives


The Call for Proposals for the Fall 2023 Faculty Conference and Annual Meeting is now open! This year’s theme is “Cultivating a Culture of Shared Success,” and we will welcome Kevin Gannon, also known as “The Tattooed Professor,” as our keynote speaker. Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit proposals.

Click LINK to submit.

Note: We will begin a rolling review of proposals on April 15 and priority will be given to proposals submitted by April 30. We will begin sending acceptance notifications after April 30. The final submission deadline is June 1.


Call for Proposal - Faculty Conference 2023


CAFE offers teaching consultations upon request of a faculty member. All consultants are senior faculty members who are considered experts in pedagogy, best teaching and learning practices, and content experts. Faculty consultants are NOT part of your formal evaluation process, all consultations are voluntary, formative, and individually conducted.


Click LINK for more information on the consultation topics, format and how to schedule an appointment.



Teaching Consultations March 2023