Faculty Excellence

The Office of the Provost and the Faculty Affairs team support faculty in their research, teaching, engagement and professional development. Explore our faculty resources.

Highlighted Resources

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Faculty essentials

Find links to Human Resources, MyVita, Canvas, Office of Research Services and more.

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Simple Syllabus

Access our syllabus generator and syllabus training materials.

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Faculty insights

Find UM System faculty collaborators based on research interests and goals.

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FERPA for faculty and staff

Access relevant FERPA information and required trainings.

Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs supports UMKC faculty in all aspects of faculty work and across all stages of their careers. We oversee and support faculty in the following areas. Learn more about our team, and please reach out with any questions you have.

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Explore career-related resources and policies to help you make the most of your faculty experience.

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Learn more about academic hiring processes at UMKC.

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Leaves and support

We strive to create a welcoming workplace that allows you to thrive both personally and professionally. Learn more about your leave options and the other services we provide.

Faculty Development and Recognition

Faculty Affairs offers a variety of development programs and services, as well as recognition for outstanding accomplishments and contributions.

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Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE)

Find faculty resources for teaching and mentoring, research and creativity, service and engagement, faculty life and leadership, and more.

Visit CAFE

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Awards and recognition

Learn more about faculty, staff and UM System awards.

Explore awards and recognition

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Faculty Commons

The Faculty Commons is a shared space meant to be an inspirational escape from the office where faculty can come together over a cup of coffee to connect with one another and share ideas. It can be used as a communal faculty area or booked for faculty presentations, workshops and meetings. The Commons is located on the top floor of Newcomb Hall, adjacent to the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE), and is available with faculty ID card access. 

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Review important communications from the provost and keep up with the latest news and announcements from Faculty Affairs.

Faculty Affairs Newsletter