CAFE: Center for Faculty Enrichment


The mission of CAFE is to foster a vibrant intellectual community that supports innovative teaching, scholarship, and professional growth.  CAFE pursues this mission with the understanding that a dynamic faculty engages students by integrating learning with 21st century pedagogies.  To this end, it seeks to promote, sustain, and celebrate a climate of open intellectual exchange--an ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue that builds collaborative relationships.


Connections and Learning Communities:CAFE connects faculty to a variety of learning communities to support teaching, scholarship, and professional growth.

On-Time Programming and Resources: CAFE provides resources that are based on faculty need and relevant emerging trends in higher education. CAFE provides on-time programming and resources in formats that are easily accessible.

Infrastructure: As a vital university resource, CAFE invests in a strong infrastructure.

CAFE Resources

For CAFE programs and teaching, research, and leadership resources, click here for the CAFE blogsite.

For new faculty resources, click here for CAFE’s New Faculty @ Longwood blogsite.

 CAFE Signature Programs

Blackwell Talks

The Monday Blackwell Talks is a forum which allows faculty to present developing research and innovative ideas in an informal, friendly environment to their colleagues who then ask questions and provide suggestions and additional ideas.  The goal of Monday Blackwell Talks is to foster a campus environment of collaboration, scholarly interaction and faculty development.

Teaching and Learning Institutes

Each May, Longwood's CAFE hosts a Teaching and Learning Institute.  This day-long workshop focuses on an important trend in higher education.  The Institute is free to all Longwood faculty and staff as well as faculty from other colleges and universities in Virginia.