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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.

Jean Twenge - Friday, Feb. 23 12:15 - 2:15 p.m., Tutt Library Event Space (201)

The Student Life Division and the Crown Faculty Center are delighted to invite CC faculty to join Dr. Jean M. Twenge for lunch and discussion of the implications of her research for us as faculty at a residential liberal arts college. Friday, February 23, 2018. 12:15 - 2:15 pm. Tutt Library Event Space / Room 201. RSVP by noon, Tuesday, Feb 20 at:

Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 130 scientific publications and 6 books, including iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood. See also her article in The Atlantic, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Senior Associate Dean of Students Rochelle Mason has graciously provided some copies of Dr. Twenge's latest book, iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood. Please visit the Crown Faculty Center Office, Tutt Library 240, to pick up a copy of the book from Brett Gray or Jane Murphy.

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 6: Mid-Block Reflections – Dr. Steve Getty, Director, Quantitative Reasoning Center & Dr. Scott Ingram, Anthropology

Dr. Steve Getty and Dr. Scott Ingram will share a mid-block reflection protocol which they piloted at CC last year.  The TAP protocol (Teaching Analysis Poll) is a key resource of James Madison University’s Center for Faculty Innovation, their equivalent of the Crown Faculty Center.   Please bring your own experiences with mid-block reflections or evaluations.  RSVP by noon, Friday, Feb 23 at: