Our Mission

The Faculty Center at Franklin & Marshall College focuses on faculty development and is specifically dedicated to offering pedagogical and scholarly support as well as building community through informal interaction. 


Faculty Development Opportunities

National Intergroup Dialogue Institute

At this year's Faculty Symposium, our plenary speaker, Amherst College faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Aries, avowed that the course she taught as a result of participating in the National Intergroup Dialogue Institute was the most meaningful experience in teaching in her entire career. In response, several faculty have indicated interest in...

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Consortium for Faculty Diversity

For AY 2017-18, F&M will continue to support recruitment of an Emerging Scholar from the Gettysburg Consortium on Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges.  Use the link below to learn more about the program and to access application instructions.   

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Faculty Center - Faculty Fellow

The Faculty Fellow supports the activities and mission of the Faculty Center. The major responsibility of the Fellow is developing and implementing, in consultation with the Faculty Director, his/her own two-semester project to improve support for faculty research, teaching and/or collegiality at the college.    

Faculty Fellow Call and Application

Arthur Vining Davis Curricular Development and Innovation Award

The goals of AVD grants are broadly defined to support faculty working alone or in a small group to examine, analyze, modify, investigate, develop or innovate around curricular issues. Learn more about this award and the application process.  

AVD Call and Application

Mellon Course Development and Innovation Grant

These grants, part of a larger award to the Faculty Center from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support faculty as they think anew about some aspect of their teaching.  Learn more about this award and the application process.  

Mellon Call and Application

Writing Circles

If you have ever wondered how colleagues maintain their research agenda while teaching-full time or wished you could get together with colleagues to support each other's writing, a Writing Circle might be what you are looking for.

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Faculty Colloquium in the Humanities - Theme

Faculty are invited to submit recommendations for a humanistically oriented theme for a Spring 2017 colloquium, intended to include and appeal to faculty from across the College.  **Deadline for theme proposals extended to Friday, November 18th.

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Faculty Center Resources 
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The Faculty Center offers a variety of resources for faculty, including an impressive collection of more than 120 volumes on wide variety of topics - academic advising, teaching strategies, life on the tenure-track, and advice for Department Chairs. Learn more about available resources in the Faculty Center. 

About the Faculty Center

The Faculty Center is the long awaited, and highly anticipated, culmination of a faculty-driven initiative.  Learn more about the history of our dedicated faculty space, from concept to funding to construction.  

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News and Events 

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Faculty Writers

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Writers House, the Faculty Center and the Writers House are co-hosting Faculty Writers, a series of catered lunch-time events that feature faculty...

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Story 10/7/2014

Make More Mistakes!

You know that feeling you get when you’ve made a mistake? Part embarrassment. Part anxiety. Part annoyance. That uneasiness when your brain says: “Ohh –that wasn’t supposed to happen.” Well, that...

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On What is your Classroom Centered? Students? Knowledge?...

There is accumulating evidence that all four foci are important: students, knowledge, assessment and community. Below is a description of what it means to center your classroom around each. Student...

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Providing Feedback to Students

Typically students get feedback from us through formal assignments at regular intervals throughout the semester: a few lengthy papers, several exams, a project. These assessments (termed summative)...

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Post-Sabbatical Research Talk

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Post-Sabbatical Research Talks feature presentations by faculty members returning from sabbaticals...

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