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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 and Workshops

NEW DATES for the 2019-20 Crown Faculty Luncheon Series: for the coming year, we will move to the Third Thursdays of the block and be in the Tutt Library Event Space.

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 6: CC100 Critical Inquiry

Lunch: Thursday, Mar. 5, 12 - 1:15 p.m., Tutt Library Event Space
During this luncheon, faculty will engage with the concept of critical inquiry as both an idea and a classroom practice, and will identify potential thematic clusters for their CC100 courses. RSVP at the following link:

Workshop: Friday, Mar. 6, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Tutt Library 105 (Experimental Classroom)
During this interactive workshop, faculty will engage in deep, cross-disciplinary dialogues with one another to better understand the frameworks of practice that exist across and between the divisions. Faculty will also learn various ways of structuring in-class activities, including cross-course convergences, to teach for critical inquiry. Both sessions led by Aaron Stoller and Kat Bell. RSVP at the following link:

Block 7: CC120 - Led by Dr. Noreen Lape, Associate Provost of Academic Affairs & Director of the Writing Program/Norman M. Eberly Multilingual Writing Center at Dickinson College

Lunch: Thursday, Apr. 9, 12 - 1:15 p.m., Tutt Library Event Space
During this luncheon, faculty will be introduced to and engage with frameworks for cross- and interdisciplinary-driven writing instruction. RSVP at the following link:

Workshop: Friday, Apr. 10, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Tutt Library Event Space
During this hands-on workshop, faculty develop lessons, assignments, and overall course structures that support cross- and interdisciplinary-driven writing instruction in the CC120. RSVP at the following link: