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The Crown Faculty Center

Block 7 & Block 8 COVID-19 Support

Transition to Remote Instruction Executive Committee:
Jennifer Golightly & Jane Murphy (co-chairs), Traci Freeman, Drew Cavin, Steve Lawson

In close collaboration with colleagues across campus, the Transition Team has created a tiered model of support in this emergency transition to remote instruction. The central hub for these resources is a Canvas site. You may self-enroll here: In this challenging period, we strive to ground our work in Crown’s longstanding priorities of equitable teaching and learning and faculty and student wellbeing.

For more resources on distance teaching, visit the Teaching & Learning Resources page on the Coronavirus Updates & Resources page.

Helpful Resources

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.

Upcoming Crown Faculty Center Luncheons and Workshops

UPDATE: No Crown Faculty Luncheons will be held in-person for the remainder of the academic year.

NEW DATES for the 2019-20 Crown Faculty Luncheon Series: for the coming year, we will move to the Third Thursdays of the block.

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