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 Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Call for Applications  The Central Pennsylvania Consortium (CPC) has offered to fund 5 individual memberships for faculty from Franklin and Marshall College for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) for one year.      

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Arthur Vining Davis Curricular Development and Innovation Award

**Deadline Extended to January 9, 2017**  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

**Deadline Extended to January 9, 2017**  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

**Deadline Extended to January 9, 2017**  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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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 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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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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Innovation / Creativity Lunch for Pre-Tenure Faculty

Faculty Center

Your scholarship and teaching represents some of the most innovative work on liberal arts campuses,...

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