Strategic Engagement

Middlebury’s Strategic Framework emerged from a broad-based community process called Envisioning Middlebury.  The framework provides guidance to make decisions about what initiatives we will develop in the coming years.  Members of the Provost staff supports faculty and staff colleagues in their use of the strategic framework to engage in creating Middlebury’s future. They are available to provide support to individuals and groups that would like to propose new initiatives and ideas. This support includes:

  • Identifying Partners – We may know of someone you can work with to move your idea forward. 

  • Navigating Middlebury – We may be able to help with policies and procedures to facilitate what you want to accomplish.

  • Financial Resources – The provost’s office administers internal funds that can support ideas that align with Middlebury’s strategic framework.

We look forward to hearing your ideas and working with you.  Please contact Lisa LaRose at to arrange a consultation with a staff person from the Provost’s office.

People in the following offices support the strategic framework by working with others across Middlebury.

Leadership and Strategic Development

Provides leadership and strategic development support to Middlebury's people, programs and operations. 

Global Operations

Facilitates international programming and activities in order to expand and take advantage of Middlebury's global network.


Aligns resources and people to support digital fluency and critical engagement with the digital.

Grants and Sponsored Programs

Supports Middlebury's grant-related activities.

Provost's Office Funding Opportunities

Provides financial support for initiatives that advance the strategic framework.