About Academic Affairs
The Provost and Dean of the Faculty is the chief academic officer of the College and oversees Academic Affairs. This includes the curriculum, academic resources, institutes and centers, as well as faculty governance and personnel matters.
Experiential Learning Communities at F&M
Looking toward the future and following the evolving needs of our society in the 21st century, F&M has developed several new faculty-led ventures connecting the liberal arts to the world beyond campus.
Center for Sustained Engagement with Lancaster
"CSEwL" is a hub for generating new avenues of inquiry, initiatives, and research collaborations between F&M and diverse constituencies in Lancaster City and County.
- Creativity, Innovation and the Future of Work
Students need to become experts within academic disciplines and develop cross-disciplinary skills and mindsets. Creativity, Innovation & the Future of Work at F&M gives students the chance to flex their hard-earned academic expertise while gaining invaluable real-world experience addressing complex problems as members of multi-disciplinary teams.
- Entreprenuership at F&M
In the spirit of living up to Benjamin Franklin’s legacy of creating solutions in the service of the public good, F&M has created an initiative centered on entrepreneurship and the spirit of having a positive, lasting impact in the world around us.
- Humanities Initiative
The Humanities Initiative at F&M promotes humanistic inquiry as the core of liberal arts education for the 21st century through initiatives that foster humanistic thought and demonstrate the relevance of the humanities throughout students’ undergraduate experience and faculty members’ intellectual lives.
Supporting Faculty Development & Engagement
F&M faculty have access to a robust set of resources related to teaching, scholarship, and service. The Office of the Provost is dedicated to connecting faculty with people and programs throughout Academic Affairs that can support their personal and professional growth.
Browse the pages below, and please feel free to contact us with questions.
Several initiatives to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at F&M are underway in order to continue offering an excellent liberal arts education for all our students. Our overarching goal is to effect broader cultural change to create an enviroment of inclusion and respect that permeates our campus community.Read more
Called "Connections," our curriculum encourages students to strive beyond traditional boundaries and limits and make connections across what might be considered typical structures of study, between theory and practice, between other students and faculty, and between their liberal arts education and the world.Learn more
Latest Faculty Stories
From his office in Gerhart House to the provost’s office in Old Main to classrooms around the Franklin & Marshall campus, the spirit of Michael Billig looms large.Read More
Whether he’s leading ornithology studies in Latin America or Lancaster, the impact of Franklin & Marshall Professor of Biology Dan Ardia’s research is palpable.Read More
F&M was a pioneering institution in establishing dual teaching posts for faculty couples. Two professors led the vanguard, one helped turn work-life balance into campus policy.Read More