Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence

Programs & Events

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February 22, 2024

NCFDD: Mentoring 101 Workshop
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Join the CAFÉ on Thursday, February 22nd from 2-4 PM for the NCFDD facilitated workshop, Mentoring 101: How to Get What You Need To Thrive In The Academy. This virtual workshop will welcome campus workshop facilitator Dr. Pamela Yeh. During this workshop, we will explore the challenges of conventional wisdom about faculty mentoring and how those traditional ideas can fail to adequately address faculty needs. Dr. Yeh will introduce a needs-based framework to reimagine mentoring. Participants will have the opportunity to map their current mentoring network and create a plan to expand that network. Register below and contact the CAFE with questions at 



February 27, 2024

Tammy Key Event: Go TEAM! Having Healthy Conflict 
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Learn to increase your skills in dealing with conflict during this interactive leadership workshop with presenter, Tammy Key. This workshop will provide you with a model to increase your capacity to skillfully address emotionally risky issues to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes

Please come to the workshop with a real situation that you can work on.  It can be personal or work-related.  You will have the opportunity to create an action plan to help you approach a your personal situation. 

Lunch will be provided. 


March 4-17, 2024

NCFDD 14 Day Challenge

The challenge is simple: write for at least 30 minutes every day - Monday through Friday - for two weeks. Writing, in this case, refers to any scholarly activity ranging from the spark of a new idea to polishing a near-complete project (article, grant proposal, exhibit, book chapter, etc.). 

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April 5, 2024

NCFDD: Teaching & Time Management
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This interactive session provides academics with concrete skills and
information to enhance their teaching efficiency and effectiveness
while simultaneously opening up new time, energy, and opportunities
for better work-life balance.


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