Resources to inform and enrich the academic lives of our faculty.
Publications and Periodicals
In addition to the books on our library shelves, the Faculty Center subscribes to:
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- The Department Chair
- Diversity & Democracy (AACU)
- Journal on Centers for Teaching & Learning
- Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
- Journal of Faculty Development
- Liberal Education (AACU)
- Peer Review (AACU)
- The Teaching Professor
The Faculty Center is adding to its resource collection in more than print format.
We now have campus licenses for several instructional DVD's from The 20 - Minute Mentor series. Members of the F&M community are welcome to borrow a copy of the DVD from our library. Each DVD also includes printable files relating to the content presented.
How Do I Respond to Wrong (or Not Very Good) Answers?
What is the Best Way to Grade Participation?
What Are the Three Worst Mistakes to Make in the Classroom?
Members of the F&M community may use the link below to access our growing assortment of brief, instructional videos, created by Faculty Center Director, Amy Mulnix. Note that you will need to be logged in to your F&M account to access this folder on Google Drive. Check back to see our list of titles and topics expand!
- How to Make a Screen Recording
Ideas to Share
This Google document is maintained by the Faculty Center. Its goal is to provide faculty looking for advice / resources / mentoring / networking with someone to contact. The spreadsheet has headings for Scholarship, Teaching, Service/Governance, Advising/Mentoring and Work/Life Balance. If you are an F&M faculty member and have experience / perspective you're willing to share, please add your contact information to the appropriate cell. If you are looking for information about an area of your roles at F&M, check out this community resource. If you have suggested additions to the list of topics, please send those to the firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for faculty at F&M extends well beyond the Faculty Center door. We are fortunate to partner with many campus offices to offer additional services to our faculty. We also utilize the many resources available in the Lancaster community and beyond to further enrich Faculty Center offerings.
F&M Campus Resources
Below is a list of currently existing F&M resources, programs, and activities designed to enhance the professional development of the College's faculty. Please be aware that this is a partial list, and it will change as time progresses. If you know of something you believe should be on this list but is not, please contact us.
Central Pennsylvania Consortium: The consortium of F&M, Gettysburg, and Dickinson Colleges provides grants for a variety of activities across the three colleges, such as conferences and workshops.
- College Library: Librarians and staff provide research, instructional and collection development services to faculty in support of their scholarship and teaching. Available resources include 500,000+ print volumes, 125 scholarly databases, thousands of print and electronic journals, the EZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan book and article lending services, and the Ask Us reference services available in person and online. Additionally, the library hosts informal discussions (Coffee and Conversation) with faculty regarding strategies for successfully engaging students in the library research process, and the occasional lecture series Faculty @ the Library.
- Common Hour: F&M holds Common Hour every week, a program where guest speakers come to discuss major issues in today's world. This is similar to events at other institutions, although Common Hour is somewhat uncommon in that it encourages the entire campus community to come together, not just faculty or students.
- Evolution Round Table: A weekly cross-disciplinary discussion group on all aspects of evolution.
- ITS / Innovation Zone: A technology centered space for both students and faculty. Computers, TV screens, and other technological resources come together in one central location for the entire campus to use. Also serves as the hub for ITS. ITS also sponsors many workshops on teaching innovation through technology (iPhones, iPads, clickers, etc.).
- New Faculty Orientation: One-year program designed to give new F&M faculty the tools they need for success at the College. The program begins with a day-long orientation for new faculty members, followed by monthly sessions focused on specific aspects of teaching and scholarship.
- Office of College Grants: Helps faculty seek financial support for research and learning.
- Quantitative & Science Center: Supporting the development of quantitative and science skills throughout the F&M community.
- Summer Workshops: Organized by the Provost's Office to help professors develop or refine general education and interdisciplinary resources.
- Symposium on the Curriculum: Held annually in late-August, the Symposium is a one-day, all faculty gathering and discussion on a topic related to F&M's curriculum.
- Writing Center: A resource for students and faculty to improve their writing; provides individual tutoring for students, seminars for FPS, and can do in-class workshops.
- Writing Across the Curriculum Workshops: Jointly sponsored by the Writing Center and the Faculty Center, this series of workshops is for interested faculty, from all disciplines, on the incorporation of writing into classroom instruction.
Additional Resource Links
Vanderbilt Center for Teaching - Guides: An extensive list of guides on a variety of teaching topics with summaries of best practices and links to other online resources.
University of Michigan - CRLT: Resources page from one of the first teaching and learning centers in the country.
Carnegie-Mellon's Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation: Guide to seven Principles of Teaching & Learning, from one of the leading organizations in learner-centered teaching practices.
"Teaching Talk" - Stanford University's Education Commons Blog: Articles and links to other blogs with a focus on teaching and learning.
ABL Connect - Harvard University's site dedicated to Active and Activity-Based Learning. Resources available include class activities from a wide variety of disciplines, explanatory videos, research findings, as well as links to other web-based resources.
The National Academies Press - This website houses a vast collection of reports and publications, most available as free PDF's, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. These private, nonprofit institutions provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. A few teaching and learning titles we recommend for your pedagogical resources shelf:
Research Corporation for Science Advancement - This website offers a variety of publications on undergraduate research and classroom-based undergraduate research experiences.