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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, 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 5 - What we do in the classrooms: highlighting creative teaching and learning
Thursday, Feb. 18, 12:15 – 1:45 pm Mountain Time

Join us for the premiere of Creativity & Innovation’s first Faculty Spotlight video featuring professors Olivia Hatton (Molecular Biology), Sarah Hautzinger (Anthropology), and Ryan Platt (Theatre/Dance). This is the first in a new series of video presentations that share the ways in which faculty are integrating creative assignments into courses. A brief panel discussion with faculty featured in the session moderated by the Creativity & Innovation team will follow the presentation of the video.

To attend this session, RSVP at this link.
Registrants will receive the Zoom link to join this session the morning of the workshop.

Last updated: 01/06/2021