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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

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 4: Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty
Tuesday, Dec 5, 12 - 1:30 p.m., Tutt Library Event Space (west side of 2nd floor) 
Join us for a discussion of Honor Code violations, the practices of the Honor Council, and what we as faculty might do to support authentic learning and student work.  To date about 35 faculty and 145 students have completed an anonymous survey about the Honor Code and Honor Council at CC.  We’ll share the very interesting results at the Dec 5 lunch and be joined by members of the Honor Council who will also give an overview of Honor Code investigations in recent years.
RSVP by noon, Friday, Dec. 1 for lunch here:

Call for Participants in Spring 2018 Learning Circle:
Good to Great in the CC Classroom

This Circle is a collaborative venture between the Crown Faculty Center, the NEH Professorship, and The Butler Center.  Inspiration for this comes from The Butler Center’s Good to Great programs, collaborative learning communities elsewhere, and feedback that faculty and students would like support to move from awareness of classroom issues to actively addressing these classroom issues.  If you would like to participate in this Teaching & Learning Circle, please complete a short application here, by December 15:

While we may be unable to invite all interested campus members into the first Circle, there will be many opportunities to participate this year and in the future.