Coffee Meets Teaching

Faculty enjoy exchanging teaching ideas with each other and sharing classroom experiences. Coffee Meets Teaching is a faculty speed dating program that pairs faculty to conduct causal conversions about teaching. The idea was originally created by a faculty member from the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, Jennifer Wong-Ma.

 “We encourage our students to make social connections with their peers – it’s our turn! As a faculty member, I want to continue to receive peer support and grow our teaching skills by connecting with new colleagues across campus.”

How does this program work?

Faculty interested in “dating” another faculty will create a “dating profile” via an online application. The profile indicates your teaching interest and teaching matters you want to discuss with other faculty. Then, meet with all of your potential dating partners speed dating-style to start conversations. All participating faculty will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card from DTEI to continue meeting with your “dates” throughout the quarter. Finally, the group meets again at the end of the quarter, to exchange their dating experiences and share the take away from their conversions.

Create a Teaching Profile

Share your teaching expertise and the topics you are most interested in learning about to be shared with all attendees

Attend our "Speed Dating" Session

Two speed dating sessions will be scheduled in week 3 and week 8 to connect faculty together and talk about teaching interests

Receive a $10 Starbucks Gift Card

Each attendee will receive a Starbucks gift card to continue two of your conversations over the next month

Share Teaching Experiences

Faculty using digital learning tools for teaching are open to sharing tips, tricks and best practices in implementing technology in the classroom

Faculty Participants

Brigitte Baldi

Brigitte Baldi

Information & Computer Sciences

Rachael Barry

Rachael Barry

Biological Sciences

Natalia Chernyshoff

Natalia Chernyshoff

Social Sciences

David Copp

David Copp

Engineering

Myrona DeLaney

Myrona DeLaney

Art - Drama

Barry Goldenberg

Barry Goldenberg

Education

Brandon Golob

Brandon Golob

Social Ecology

Patrick Hong

Patrick Hong

Engineering

Christine King

Christine King

Engineering

Alberto Krone-Martins

Alberto Krone-Martins

Information & Computer Sciences

Joseph McKenna

Joseph McKenna

Humanities

Rudo Mudiwa

Rudo Mudiwa

Humanities

Olga Muranova

Olga Muranova

Humanities

Victorya Nam

Victorya Nam

Humanities

Ana Garcia Vedrenne

Ana Garcia Vedrenne

Biological Sciences

Jennifer Wong-Ma

Jennifer Wong-Ma

Information & Computer Sciences