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The Crown Faculty Center

The Crown Faculty Center supports the central mission of the college: the education of undergraduate students through engaged, dynamic, innovative, and effective teaching. The Crown Faculty Center encourages the development and maintenance of a self-reflective teaching practice for all CC faculty. It also supports faculty scholarship and research, a central part of the liberal arts teacher-scholar model. 

The Crown Faculty Center programs develop teaching throughout the college in a variety of ways, which might include: faculty working on course enhancement; meeting with each other to discuss the ways students learn; thinking about the fundamentals of education in a liberal arts college; developing new approaches, practices, and pedagogies; implementing new technologies in the classroom; reflecting on our growth and practice; and evaluating the impact of teaching on student learning. 

Created through gifts from the Crown family and Edith Gaylord Harper and opened in the fall of 1996, the Crown Faculty Center also serves as a hub for information about faculty development opportunities on campus and in the region, and for current news, events, and publications related to the scholarship of teaching and learning in a liberal arts setting. 

To learn more about this year's events, join the TLC-L listserv by emailing Brett Gray.

ESFR 2019 Save the Date Final

Goals of Day 1: Articulate individually and collectively what an inclusive class does and feels like. What are shared the characteristics? What is particularly to our individual teaching contexts? What challenges are most pressing for our students and ourselves?
Goals of Day 2:
Share and refine practical strategies for inclusive teaching, specifically drawing on what we find is working and addressing our challenges in small active discussions. Formulating action plans: what comes next?

RSVP link coming soon!

Upcoming Crown Faculty Center Luncheons

NEW DATES and LOCATION for the Spring Crown Faculty Luncheon Series: for Blocks 5 - 8, we will move to the Second Friday of the block and be in McHugh Commons.

Lunch will be available from 12 pm and the program will get underway at 12:15 pm. We understand that you'll come and leave as your schedule allows.

As ever, we welcome feedback on Crown programming and also the timing of these blockly events.

Block 8 Crown Faculty Luncheon: JED Campus Initiative & the Equity in Mental Health Framework: Faculty Support & Student Well-Being

Friday, May. 3, McHugh Commons. Buffet open from noon. Program underway at 12:15 pm.

How do we support the well-being and thriving of all our students?  What resources are available on campus for students – and what materials would help us feel better prepared and supported as faculty? Hear from the JED Campus Project ( & CC’s Equity in Mental Health Framework Team.

Please RSVP by Monday, April 29th at the following link: