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Welcome to CAPE – The Center for Academic and Professional Excellence for employees of the College of Southern Nevada!

MissionThe College of Southern Nevada empowers our students and communities to achieve, succeed, and prosper.  The Center for Academic and Professional Excellence (CAPE) supports the mission of CSN  by creating strategic learning and knowledge sharing opportunities for all employees to achieve excellence in performance and engagement.
VisionThe College of Southern Nevada is recognized as a leader among community colleges in fostering student success, shared governance, and performance excellence.  The Center for Academic and Professional Development (CAPE) leads NSHE in Performance Excellence for all employees through changing paradigms to cultivate a culture of lifelong learning.
  • Integrity
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Excellence
  • Academic Freedom
  • Diversity
  • Caring
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Connection
  • Courage

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Evaluation Documents

Academic Faulty Evaluations FAQ

Academic Evaluation Quick Start Guide

Administrative Faculty Evaluation FAQ

Administrative Faculty Evaluation Additional Information

New Employee Required Trainings

* Download the certificate of completion from the training and upload it into the checkpoint.

Who We Are and What We Do.

As a collaborative partner to all College departments, campuses, and employee groups, The Center for Academic and Professional Excellence, better known as CAPE, formulates, designs, and coordinates staff and faculty professional development and training to support the institution’s strategic goals. The purpose of CAPE is to foster a lifelong learning environment, provide opportunities for College service, and develop and facilitate leadership, service excellence, and professional skills training. CAPE focuses on the areas of Leadership, Pedagogy, Compliance, Technology, and People Skills to support the development and maturity of the organizational culture that improves institutional effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability. We are proud to be CSN Coyotes!

CAPE is your partner in the amazing journey of being a lifelong learner. Please take advantage of all the workshops you can attend; get involved in the College community, and set into motion the best plan for achieving your professional and personal goals. As a department in Human Resources, we are supportive of your learning and development and want to help you become your best self for you, your personal community, and the CSN community. As you take courses you will be asked for feedback, you can also send us your necessary feedback in an email through the Contact Us tab. Please visit the CAPE website regularly to see what courses are being offered each month. We look forward to seeing you in class and around campus.

Tell Us What You Need

CAPE is always concerned about the professional development needs and desires of employees. If you have an idea for professional development, please share it with us by emailing CAPE.

If you are a Subject Matter Expert (SME), please consider teaching a workshop for the regular CAPE calendar. You can co-present with another colleague, as well.

Workshop Proposal Form

College of Southern Nevada
CAPE – Center for Academic and Professional Excellence
West Charleston Campus
Sort Code WCE120
6375 West Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
Phone: 702-651-5685    Email CAPE