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Crown Faculty Programming for Spring 2016

Riley Scholars Lecture Series 
This series features our Riley Scholar colleagues, who have volunteered to give a talk on their research for the campus community. Please come and support them! Each talk will feature an opportunity for feedback and for meetings with students. All talks are free and open to all. 

Block 6: Tuesday, Feb 23 (4:30PM in Max Kade Theatre)

Juliana Novic, Department of Anthropology:  "Things I wished I’d Known Before Applying to Graduate School" 

Crown Faculty Lunches
Crown lunches are an opportunity for the faculty to come together to discuss different aspects of teaching and scholarship at CC. They are held on the second Tuesday of each block, from noon (or shortly thereafter) to 1:15pm, in Slocum Commons.  RSVP to Jenn Sides

Block 6: Tuesday Feb 23 “Pre-major Advising Beyond Course Selection: Critical Conversations" with Traci Freeman, Colket Center Director

In this discussion based workshop, we will explore our goals for advising beyond helping students choose their courses. As a group, we will articulate strategies for engaging students in critical and reflective discussions about their educational experiences at CC.


Upcoming Workshops

Block 6: Friday Feb 19 (3:30-5:30, Gaylord) and Saturday Feb 20 (9:00-5:00, Gaylord) "​Drama games in the classroom"  A workshop with David Farmer 

This workshop will present and practice strategies for using drama games in the classroom - particularly useful as engagement strategies for beginning language learners, but also integral to teaching any content area.  

Crown Scholarship Support

Crown Manuscript Workshops

The Manuscript Workshops are part of the Crown Faculty Center’s initiatives to support and promote productive scholarship at CC. These workshops bring together a CC faculty member and up to three experts in their field for an intensive seminar discussing and revising the faculty member’s manuscript. Over the past five years, the Manuscript Workshops have supported faculty in producing excellent publications in a number of fields. Click here for the 2016 application. Due date is February 19. 

SWARMS: Scholarly Writing and Research Mornings (8:30am-noon on the first two days of each block in Tutt Library Learning Commons)

SWARMS are for any faculty member looking for some quiet research time, a scholarly community, and the chance to get some focused work done. Conversation, coffee, and light breakfast from 8:30 – 9 and quiet work on scholarly projects in our own café-like setting from 9 – 12 after that. Bring whatever you need to get work done in that setting: a laptop, a book, articles you’re reading, a pile of data to crunch. Drop in – no RSVP required.

SWARGS: Scholarly Writing and Research Groups

Do you want to get more research and writing done this year? Last year more than 40 CC writers and researchers participated in small groups of 3-6 people that met regularly to set goals and share progress. Research shows that these kinds of support groups can dramatically enhance scholarly productivity. Last year’s SWARGS reported that the groups were both helpful and fun. If you’re interested in forming or being part of a SWARG, please fill out this form describing your project and group. The Crown Center will help coordinate, find space, and provide funds for snacks or modest lunches.