Productive Summer Planning Workshopclick here to sign up (​)

WHO: Faculty, staff, and graduate students

WHEN: May 20, 2019 10:00-12:00

WHERE: Clark House Conference Room (first floor)

WHAT: Want to have a more productive summer and feel rejuvenated when you begin the fall semester? Join Dr.  Renee Gutiérrez for a workshop based on Kerry Roquemore’s technique for summer planning. A great summer (both working and relaxing) can spring from a few short hours of organizing and thinking. Bring your calendar (and your computer if you like); we’ll supply sticky notes and paper. Learn key strategies for a productive and restorative summer, and work through a proven process to plan your summer.

Professional Portfolio Workshop: click here to sign up​ (​)

WHO:      For (1) tenure-track faculty entering their second year, (2) lecturers, and (3) clinical educators

WHEN:    May 20, 2019  2:00-3:30pm

WHERE:  Clark House Conference Room, first floor

WHAT:    Join Dr. Adam Franssen to learn about the components of your professional file (both university and departmental requirements), the review process and its timeline; and a framework that will help you think about the professional file crafts a narrative (Audience, Context, and Purpose).

Start Write In: click here to sign up (

WHO: Faculty, staff, and graduate students–anyone who has a research or writing program

WHEN: May 21st, 1:00-4:30pm

WHERE: Clark House Conference Room (first floor)

WHAT: A workshop hosted by Dr. Pam Tracy to help you past the obstacles to writing professionally. You’ll learn about how to change your attitude about writing, how to squeeze more writing into a packed schedule, and how to write in community. Bring your computer and a research project (at any stage, from idea to polishing a draft.)

Fridays @CAFE

The Center for Faculty Enrichment is continuing our Fridays (and, two Thursdays) @ CAFE this semester.  The focus of these interactive sessions is on teaching and learning.Our goals are simple– to provide an opportunity for instructors to explore a variety of teaching and learning practices and to share their ideas with colleagues. All sessions are from 3:00-4:30pm.We will provide snacks and drinks.


Teaching Information Literacy: Locating and Evaluating Sources
Friday, February 15th   3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
In this session, we will explore methods for teaching students to locate and evaluate information from multiple disciplines.  Whether you need help incorporating information literacy into a course you already teach, or for a Perspectives – level proposal, this session may be for you.  Bring your syllabus and we will talk about the best ways to incorporate information literacy with your course goals.

Facilitator: Jennifer Beach, Asst. Professor, Research & Instructional Services Librarian
Register for the Information Literacy session @


Teaching Speaking: Nonverbal Delivery Skills
Friday, February 22nd 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Public speaking involves more than effective delivery of the spoken word.  Brush up on some instructional techniques for teaching and assessing essential speaking skills that do not directly involve speaking like eye contact, gestures, movement and more.

Facilitators:     Kris Paal, Asst. Professor, Communication Studies/CAFE Faculty Consultant
                           Ronda Scarrow, Asst. Professor, Theatre/CAFE Faculty Consultant
Register for the Teaching Speaking session @


SPRING 2019 Schedule

Teaching and Facilitating Diversity and Inclusion Topics
Friday, March 1st  3:00-4:30pm
Location TBA
Facilitator: Quentin Alexander, Asst. Professor, Counselor Education/CAFE Faculty Consultant

Teaching Writing: How to Manage the Paper Load
Thursday, March 14 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator: Heather Lettner-Rust, Assoc. Professor, English/CAFE Faculty Consultant

Designing Assignment Rubrics
Friday, March 15 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator: Linda Townsend, Director of Assessment and Pam Tracy, Director, CAFE

Teaching Writing: Using Writing to Teach Course Content
Thursday, March 21 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator: Heather Lettner-Rust, Assoc. Professor, English/CAFE Faculty Consultant

Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT)
Friday, March 22 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator: Adam Franssen, Assoc. Professor, Biology/CAFE Asst. Director

Teaching Speaking: Using Speaking to Teach Course Content
Friday, March 29 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitators:     Kris Paal, Asst. Professor, Communication Studies/CAFE Faculty Consultant
                           Ronda Scarrow, Asst. Professor, Theatre/CAFE Faculty Consultant

Teaching International Students:  Communicating Expectations
Friday, April 5 3:00-4:30pm
Center for Global Engagement Conference Room
Lankford, Room 207
Facilitators:     Deborah Westin, Director, English Language Bridge Program, Center for Global Engagement

Active Learning Activities: The Last Weeks of the Semester
Friday, April 12 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator: Pam Tracy, Assoc. Professor, Communication Studies/Director, CAFE

Diversity and Inclusion Toolbox of Activities for the College Classroom
Friday, April 19 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator: Quentin Alexander, Asst. Professor, Counselor Education/CAFE Faculty Consultant

Pamela J. Tracy Ph.D.
Director, Center for Academic Faculty Enrichment (CAFE)
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Longwood University





CAFE Blogsite

We are in the process of updating our blogsite.  We will continue to add new information and resources. 

Not Just Checking Boxes: A workshop for new advisers

Are you a new academic adviser here at Longwood? Or are you looking for an advising refresher?

Join us to learn: the academic advising philosophies that to benefit students and advisers, academic policies @ Longwood, advising for degree planning (including a DegreeWorks demonstration), and how to advise in two core curricula simultaneously.

When: October 10th, 8:00-9:15am

October 11th, 3:30-4:45pm

Where: Lewis Room (Dorrill Dining Hall)

RSVP by October 5th; click here or go to






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The Dynamic Learning Dialogue is an early to mid-semester evaluation technique that provides instructors with rich qualitative feedback from their students regarding the learning environment in a course. Feedback obtained from a Dynamic Learning Dialogue can be used for focused reflections on one’s teaching to enhance classroom interactions, student learning, and teaching strategies. See below for more information.

Interested faculty members contact CAFE ( to set up an initial appointment


How to Overcome the Perfectionism, Procrastination and Fatigue

That Get in the Way of Your Writing

If you joined the Textbook and Academic Authors’ Association recently, you can access this new webinar–just click on the link. If you didn’t yet join, email for details.

How do you overcome perfectionism, procrastination, and fatigue? Or more concerning, What do you do when you face writing anxiety that goes beyond “normal”? Based on personal experience, studies of post-traumatic stress recovery, and the work of University of Houston professor Brené Brown, this webinar will walk you through the issues underlying these common challenges. Learn practical how-to’s to overcome stressful or traumatic writing/feedback experiences to develop writing resilience and perseverance to achieve your potential.

Because our campus is the “Publish and Flourish” workshop, we receive a one-year Institutional Membership to TAA, a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to helping text and academic authors thrive. Our Institutional Membership covers the membership dues for up to 75 faculty members to join TAA, whether or not you attend the workshop.

We invite you to take advantage of our Institutional Membership and join TAA today. TAA provides you with the key resources you need to succeed as an academic author on topics such as:

  • How to get your writing done efficiently and well
  • How to organize your writing process for maximum productivity and success
  • How to promote your brand and market your work
  • What you need in your contract and what to watch out for

Some of TAA’s most popular resources include:

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Stay connected to the textbook and academic authoring industry, gain inspiration and insight, and expand your authoring knowledge with how-to articles, Tips of the Trade, member profiles, and more.


Increase your productivity, learn new skills, and connect with industry experts who will answer your specific questions on a wide range of textbook and academic authoring and publishing topics.

Presentations on Demand

Listen to more than 100 presentations on demand on topics such as writing, editing, contracts, royalties, taxes, copyright, time management, and more, presented by a variety of industry experts.

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Stay connected to the textbook and academic authoring industry, and gain inspiration.

Click here to join TAA, membership sponsored by your institution.

Click here to renew your TAA membership, renewal sponsored by your institution.

Our TAA Institutional Membership is valid through the anniversary date of the day our workshop is held. If you have any questions about TAA please feel free to contact

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