Situated in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research, the Writing Center provides students the opportunity to meet with writing program faculty and peer writing tutors at every stage of the writing process.
Resources for Teaching Writing
The Writing Program supports the teaching of writing by organizing and encouraging College-wide involvement in writing across the curriculum. All academic departments participate in the College Writing Program, offering "writing intensive" courses within the major and in the First-Year Seminar Program. And members of our staff participate in lunch meetings, open to all faculty and instructors, on the teaching of writing.
Middlebury College Writing Rubric
Making appointments with Writing Faculty
Sample Grading Criteria
Participation Grades: The following descriptions provide some thoughts on the grades which might be assigned to your participation. Please recognize that the grades you receive reflect my evaluation of your involvement in class.
1) What is your overall impression of this class so far?
2) What aspects of this class work (especially) well for you?
3) What does not work so well?
4) On a scale from 1-5 (with 5 being the highest), how
would you rank:
a) the amount of what you have learned so far
b) how you feel integrated into the class/ opportunities
c) clearness of instructor's explanations
d) effectiveness of teaching/ learning
Midterm Portfolio Checklist
Grading Criteria for Midterm Portfolio
Adapted from Donald M. Murray, Learning by Teaching
Is there an abundance of information?
Is it specific? Is it accurate? Is it honest?
Is it used effectively to develop and document what the writer has to say?
Assessing Student Writing
Faculty Writing Tutors
Middlebury College students may meet with faculty writing tutors at any stage of the writing process. To schedule an individual appointment with the Writing Program faculty use AccuTrack or drop by the CTLR (Library 225).
Plan ahead by making appointments in advance.
Peer Writing Tutors can work with Middlebury students at every phase of the writing process.
The Paul W. Ward '25 Memorial Prize
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research hosts discussions, round tables, and talks about teaching at Middlebury. We invite interested faculty to join in our discussions about teaching and to attend the events in our Pedagogy Series.