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Welcome to the Faculty Commons for Learning and Teaching at Bates College.  We provide programming for the professional development of members of the faculty as teachers, scholars and artists, and leaders in the shared work of the faculty.  We also coordinate the reminders for programming provided by other offices at Bates that provide faculty development programming.  Our mission is to support members of the faculty at each stage of their career as they work to become better in each area of their professional life.  The menu tabs above will lead you to descriptions of and calendars for the different kinds of programs on campus.  You’ll also find tabs for Focus on the Faculty, a publication of the Dean of Faculty’s Office that posts occasional articles, celebrating the life and work of members of the Bates faculty, by our student interns   Finally, be sure to peruse Notes from Away, a blog where we curate articles about teaching, scholarship, leadership, and issues in higher education.