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.
To access trainings, resources, and workshops on teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the link above.
Third Thursdays, alternating 3:30 PM and 12:15 PM Mountain Time
Open to all faculty and academic staff, these blockly Crown Faculty Center events are designed to support our mission of providing the finest liberal arts education to our students and to support the full lives of faculty at Colorado College.
In 2020-2021, this series partners Crown with colleagues across campus, to give special attention to our new General Education Program, CC’s Anti-Racism Initiative, and how we can support not only our students but also one another during this moment in US and global health and politics.
Block 4, Thursday, Dec. 10, 12:15 pm Mountain Time
Deconstructing Your Discipline: Antiracist Pedagogies and Our General Education Program
Dr. Nana Osei-Kofi (Director of the Difference, Power, & Discrimination Program, Oregon State) returns* to lead a 90-minute online workshop in support of our new general education program and antiracism initiative.
Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on disciplinary practices with their own department or program, engage scholarship on signature pedagogies, and explore implications of CC's antiracism initiative for the teaching and learning process. Participants will leave with concrete strategies for engaging students in disciplinary reflection and a better understanding of how antiracist pedagogies can further our general education goals.
* Dr. Osei-Kofi visited campus in Spring 2018 as part of the Antiracism External Review. Her consultation focused on the curriculum and general education in particular.
RSVP at this link: Registrants will receive the Zoom link to join this session the morning of the workshop.