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The goal of CAFFE is to provide the necessary tools to generate individual development plans for graduate students and postdocs preparing for academic careers.These plans emerge as faculty advisors engage in “parallel mentoring”, which refers to the concurrent attention to discipline-specific research training and professional preparation for academic careers.





Individuals are graduating with PhD’s without being adequately prepared to become faculty members. It is important to identify ways for disciplines to integrate and collaborate to better utilize institutional resources for better outcomes.

Who benefits from using CAFFE?

Individuals who want to pursue an academic career as a faculty member or anyone who wants to support this endeavor.

Click on the Getting Started link to find out how to use CAFFE!

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