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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 2 Crown Faculty Luncheon: CC100/CC120 Generating Course Convergences
Thursday, October 10, 12 - 1:15 p.m., Tutt Library Event Space

Come learn about the opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration in the new sequential CC100 & CC120 classes! This session will begin with a brief Q&A session on the CC100/120 format and proposal process. The bulk of the time will be spent in brief, facilitated, rotating conversations with colleagues where you will imagine possible course topics and creative ideas for course convergences. 

Please RSVP at the following link: