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The CAFE (Collaborative to Advance Faculty Excellence) is a series of lunchtime conversations about teaching. 

Initiated in the winter of 2013, the CAFE aims to serve Santa Clara faculty by providing a site for regular conversation about teaching practices. In themed discussions on a wide variety of teaching topics, faculty members share what they are doing and explore new ways to foster student learning. Focused on imaginative, effective teaching, CAFE dialogues draw faculty from a range of disciplines, inviting colleagues to learn from each another by sharing essential and emerging tools to nurture and challenge students. CAFE helps facilitate an education that allows students to address real-world problems and serve not only their community, but also the world as competent, conscientious, and compassionate individuals.