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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.

Upcoming Crown Faculty Center Luncheons

Join us the second Tuesday of each block to discuss topics pertinent to faculty over lunch. Lunch will be served by noon, with programming beginning at 12:15 p.m. We understand that many of us will be coming from class and some may need to leave closer to 1 p.m. Please come for whatever part you can.

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 12 - 1:15 p.m., Tutt Library Event Space
Critical Liberal Arts: Teaching, Learning, & Mentoring

Join colleagues across campus to ground our year’s work in critical engagement with our mission as a residential liberal arts college. What does this mean for us individually and collectively? How might our reflection and discussion frame our intentions for the year and help our advisees do the same?

Please bring an object, equation, image, experiment, text, musical composition, etc that has been formative in your identity as a teacher and learner and be prepared for lively discussion with colleagues about what in our mission matters to us and how we might share that with each other and our students and advisees. RSVP by noon Friday, Aug 31 at: