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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.

Resources for Teaching in Fall 2020

To access trainings, resources, and workshops on teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the link above.

2020-2021 Crown Faculty Center Series

Third Thursdays, alternating 3:30 PM and 12:15 PM Mountain Time

Open to all faculty and academic staff, these blockly Crown Faculty Center events are designed to support our mission of providing the finest liberal arts education to our students and to support the full lives of faculty at Colorado College.

In 2020-2021, this series partners Crown with colleagues across campus, to give special attention to our new General Education Program, CC’s Anti-Racism Initiative, and how we can support not only our students but also one another during this moment in US and global health and politics.

Block 3, Thursday, Nov 5, 3:30 pm Mountain Time 
Lyrical Questions – Dr. Jane Hilberry

During election week, we invite you to join faculty and academic staff colleagues to experience the Lyrical Questions exercise designed by poet Ross Gay. This exercise involves generative questions, deep listening, and surprising exchanges. Each participant will decide what work-related or non-work-related reflections they share, respecting their own comfort levels. Several of us have found it to be a wonderfully bonding experience for members of a class. We also hope it will create and strengthen bonds among us, during this challenging and fragmenting year. Come for yourself, come to get an idea for building community in this online classroom setting. Creativity and Innovation is generously offering supplies for this activity.

RSVP by Thursday, Oct 29 for a creativity kit: 

Registrants will receive the Zoom link to join this session the morning of the workshop.