Many CGU graduates seek academic careers. As future faculty, you positively shape your students’ future paths. The Center for Academic & Faculty Excellence (CAFE) program helps you become an inclusive leader of teaching and learning, connecting you with like-minded faculty who seek to build excellence and foster inclusivity in teaching.

Based on the Scholarship of Teaching (SoTL), the CAFE office helps you develop pedagogical knowledge and skills, whether you are new to teaching or are an experienced educator interested in continuing to grow. We offer workshops, courses, teaching clinics, and individual consulting on all aspects of teaching and learning, including developing teaching philosophy statements, syllabi, and electronic portfolios.

We offer two certificates as well. The Inclusive Excellence in College Teaching Certificate is for graduate students aspiring to teach in formal academic contexts or other leadership work that engages and leads minds will benefit from the certificate. The certificate is offered to all enrolled students at CGU. Alumni can also earn the certificate and take the courses.

The Inclusive Excellence in Professional Practice Certificate is a non-degree certificate program aims to equip Claremont Graduate University students and alumni with the frameworks, theories, systems, and competencies needed for a deep understanding and application of equity and justice-centered practices in their professional careers. The certificate is for CGU scholars who seek recognition for their focus on inclusive professional practice. The certificate has been crafted to address the immediate needs of students in their professional goals and careers.

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Contact Us

Phone: 909-607-6225
Address: 135 E. 12th Street

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M. Gloria González-Morales

Associate Professor of Psychology
Director, Center for Academic & Faculty Excellence

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Shelby Lamar

Associate Director of the Center for Academic & Faculty Excellence

Upcoming CAFE Workshops

Center for Academic & Faculty Excellence workshops are free and open to CGU students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as to the 7Cs community.