Center for Teaching Excellence

CAFÉ - Community for Adjunct Faculty Excellence

Welcome to SMU! Adjunct faculty play an important role in supporting SMU’s mission of providing outstanding teaching and learning. Your expertise in the classroom enriches the experience for our students, and your participation in the SMU community enhances campus life for all of us.

To help you and your students flourish at SMU, the Center for Teaching Excellence established the Community for Adjunct Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ). It is designed to address some of the unique challenges for adjunct faculty through an online orientation, teaching and support resources for faculty and students, as well as opportunities for face-to-face engagement.

To request access to the online orientation, email After you receive notification of your enrollment, visit the CAFÉ “course” on Blackboard, SMU’s learning management system.

You may also participate in CAFÉ list serve discussions. Send an email to