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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.

2017-18 Crown Faculty Center Luncheon Series

Join us the second Tuesday of each block to discuss topics pertinent to faculty over lunch. Lunch will be served by noon, with programming beginning at 12:15 p.m. We understand that many of us will be coming from class and some may need to leave closer to 1 p.m. Please come for whatever part you can.

Block 1: Critical Approaches to Inquiry
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 12 - 1:30 p.m., Tutt Library Event Space (west side of 2nd floor)
Dr. Aaron Stoller, Director, First Year Experience Program
This session will examine the ways in which inquiry-based pedagogies can be used to teach disciplinary thinking.
Gain a better understanding of how to stage inquiry-based assignments and develop strategies to help students critically evaluate disciplinary structures and practices. Join us for this discussion which relates to proposed revisions to General Education and the FYE Program.
RSVP by noon Friday, Sept. 1 for lunch here:

Block 2: Teaching and Learning with Objects 
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 12 - 1:30 p.m., Taste Restaurant, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
Jessica Hunter Larsen, Director of Academic Engagement, FAC @ CC
What opportunities does the CC / FAC Alliance offer us as teacher-scholars?  Jessica Hunter Larsen and faculty members of last spring’s Visual Cultures Learning Community will share ideas from across the disciplines and answer questions about their experience in the inaugural Visual Cultures Learning Community.
RSVP by noon Friday, Sept. 29 for lunch here: