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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

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 5 Crown Faculty Luncheon: Frameworks for Creative Process Blocks
Thursday, Feb. 6, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m., Tutt Library Event Space

Have you considered offering a Creative Process block?  Maybe you teach a course that has a strong creative element but are not sure about how that translates into a Creative Process course.  Or maybe you’d like to dream up something entirely new under this designation.  While aligning a course with the creativity designation may seem daunting, many courses already contain elements that can be built upon to fulfill the requirement. This session will address some ways to frame creative process in a block course and provide support for proposing CP courses. 

RSVP by Monday, Nov. 4th here: