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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. 

Summer Faculty Teaching and Learning Retreat

Student-Centered Education and the Logic of an Integrated Curriculum from NSO to Capstone

Join us for the Crown Faculty Summer Retreat: May 30th- June 1st, 2017


Join colleagues and campus visitors for three days of lively discussion, exploration, and reflection at the end of the academic year. 

May 30: Theses and Advanced Writing Projects  with Dr. Tracy L. Skipper (Assistant Director for Publications, First Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina)

May 31: Student-Centered Pedagogies  with Dr. Shelly Brown-Jeffy, (Associate Professor of Sociology, UNC Greensboro)

June 1: General Education & Student Engagement with High-Impact Practices  with Dr. Tia Brown McNair, (Chair of AAC&U’s Equity Working Group within the General Education Maps and Markers ).

 Programming in collaboration with the Crown Faculty Center and the Colket Center for Academic Excellence. Stipends for faculty participation.