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 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 

Story 1/26/2015

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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Story 10/7/2014

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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Story 10/7/2014

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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September 04
event 9/4/2015

Faculty Advising: New Student Information Resources and...

Faculty Center

Faculty are invited to join us for a lunchtime discussion with Donnell Butler, Senior Associate...

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September 07
event 9/7/2015

Working with Preceptors

Faculty Center

  Questions about preceptors for classes? In case you are using a preceptor this term or...

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September 09
event 9/9/2015

Canvas Drop-In Support Session

Faculty Center

Drop-in as your schedule allows for assistance with our new course management software -- Canvas....

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September 10
event 9/10/2015

Common Hour: What the Best College Students Do: How to Get...

Mayser Gymnasium

Ken Bain President, Best Teachers Institute, and author of “What the Best College Students Do”...

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September 11
event 9/11/2015

What the Best College Teachers Do: Crafting Your Classroom

Faculty Center

**This event will be held in the Academy Room, SFL 2nd floor** While some people seem to be born...

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