Office of the Provost
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.
- Entrepreneurship 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.
- Philadelphia Alumni Writers House
The Philadelphia Alumni Writers House is both a hub for creative innovation on F&M's campus and a bridge for students and faculty to the wider world of professional literary arts. Our programs and projects bring students into conversation with dozens of eminent and emerging contemporary writers each year, give them invaluable experience in editing, publishing, and literary activism, and link them to the Lancaster community, where they lead innovative arts programs and teach creative writing to Lancaster schoolchildren.
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.
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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
Franklin & Marshall Government Professor Stephen Medvic was named the new director of the College’s Center for Politics and Public Affairs.Read More
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