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.


Meet the Provost

Learn more about Provost and Dean of Faculty Cameron B. Wesson. 

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Meet the Staff

Introduce yourself to the staff of academic affairs and discover who to contact for your specific questions or concerns. 

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Initiatives & Accomplishments 

Faculty Accomplishments

Read more about our faculty and their research and scholarship, collaboration with students, awards, grants and more. 

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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.

 

Shared Governance and Community

Faculty involvement in shared governance is crucial to the institutional environment that allows the profession and academic freedom to flourish. Learn more about what this means and why faculty have a responsibility for it. 

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Faculty Center

The Faculty Center offers pedagogical and research support and provides resources to support faculty development, as well as community-building through informal interaction.   

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Office of College Grants

This office supports the scholarly and creative pursuits of faculty, students, and staff, as well as the strategic priorities of the institution through services to help secure grant funding.  

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Research Policies and Practices

Explore the policies and practices created to facilitate faculty research, scholarship, and artistic expression and assist investigators in their creative endeavors, and to provide prudent stewardship of public and private funds.  

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Faculty DEI Initiatives

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. 

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For Current F&M Faculty

This website contains links to the Faculty Handbook and other documents, forms, and resources. 

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Teaching & Curriculum 

Curriculum

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. 

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Academic Centers

Hubs for activity in the arts, environmental conservation, skill development in writing and problem-solving, and survey research, F&M's academic centers provide students, faculty and staff with a range of resources for teaching and learning. 

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Libraries

The Franklin & Marshall College Library is housed in two locations: the Shadek-Fackenthal Library and the Martin Library of the Sciences.  

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Institutional Research

This office oversees F&M's data reporting and assesses the effectiveness of College programs in areas including academics and student achievement, financial resources, student life, and planning. 

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Latest Faculty Stories

Story 7/7/2021

Beloved Professor Earns Distinguished Service Award

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. 

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Dewey Award | Dan Ardia
Story 7/2/2021

Dewey Honoree Seeks ‘Intersection of Science and Society’

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.

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Story 7/1/2021

Geosciences Professor Earns Outstanding Educator Award

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.

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