Volume 27 | April 22 - May 22
2022 Wall of COOL Awards with Special Guest Dr Jose Bowen
Awardees left to right: Kate Ozment, English & Modern Languages; Janel Ortiz, CEMaST; Iman Hemmatian, Management and Human Resources; Berit Givens, Mathematics and Statistics

Just days away! Join CAFE in person or by Zoom as we recognize our 2022 Wall of COOL (Celebrating Outstanding Opportunities for Learning) awardees! Our 2022 Wall of COOL Awardees were selected for their outstanding work in teaching and learning at Cal Poly Pomona. After the awards, stay for our very special (virtual) workshop, “Inclusive Teaching for Everyone: Reaching More Students,” with nationally known educator Dr. José Bowen, author of Teaching Naked (2012), Teaching Change (2021), and the upcoming Inclusive Teaching Techniques: A Short Guide for Everyone. Register today!

Date: Friday, April 22, 2022, 12:30 – 3:00pm
Location: Building 163, Room 1015; or via Zoom
Come and join the 2022 TEA Summit and meet the STEM educators and faculty development professionals to discover the power of mastery learning and specifications grading. We will discuss ways to better support students learning and increase their growth mindset in STEM learning by redesigning the curriculum and the grading system. The TEA training curriculum and teaching showcase will also be shared at this event.

We hope more higher education institutions will join us to encourage STEM instructors to rethink their teaching to better support students' learning needs.

Date: Thursday, April 28th – Friday, April 29th, 2022, 10:00 - 2:00pm
Location: Online
CAFE Summer Institute Doing the Work Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning
The goal of CAFE Summer Institute 2022: "Doing the Work": Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning is to invite faculty to consider together what it means and how to offer a course that goes beyond using generally effective strategies to being anti-racist.

This 21-day remote Summer Institute will have synchronous sessions on Thursdays June 9, 16, 23, and 30, 10:00am-12:00pm. Afternoons from 1:00-3:00pm will feature optional “office hours” for technology help, consultation, and individual feedback. In between meeting days, participants will work on course materials asynchronously.

Participants will receive a $500 honorarium for completion. Books and learning materials will be provided.

We are grateful to Dr. Jose Aguilar-Hernandez (Ethnic & Women’s Studies), who has contributed substantially to the program’s outcomes, content, and activities, and serves as one of our keynote speakers. We also thank Dr. Alejandro Covarrubias and Ms. Audrena Redmond for their review and comments. 
Upcoming Workshops & Events
Last Call for the Academic Leadership FLC

This program provides training and mentoring for faculty interested in exploring various leadership opportunities, including department chair and leading major committees.

Application Deadline: Apr. 11, 8:00am
Format: Hyflex
Self Enroll Courses

Enroll in our series of courses in best practices. They are self-paced, non-facilitated, asynchronous courses available to self-enroll with your Cal Poly Pomona Bronco credentials.

  • Intro to Teaching with Canvas
  • Fundamentals of Accessibility eCertificate
  • Remote Course Design
Ann Loomis
Meet the newest member of CAFE!

CAFE is delighted to introduce Ann Loomis, our new LMS Administrator. You may know Ann from her work as the Associate Director of the Disability Resource Center. Ann brings a wealth of expertise in student support and leadership, along with engineering and library science backgrounds.

Ann will join us on Monday, April 18th. You can find her office inside Studio 6 in Bldg 1-205C.

Join CAFE in welcoming Ann to our team!
Let's Connect
Tel: (909) 869 - 3099
Offices: CAFE staff are working remotely during Spring 2022
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