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Teaching and learning are central to the mission of Middlebury College.

Election Outcomes and Implications: Understanding and Engaging the Impact on Students

See the workshop slides, video and other election resources for your classroom during election week.

Middlebury College is a residential learning community that educates students within the tradition of the liberal arts. We emphasize reflection, discussion, and intensive interactions between students and faculty members. We believe that teaching is a craft, a set of skills and approaches that can continually be refreshed and enhanced. CTLR is here to work with all faculty to advance their teaching and scholarship through a wide variety of programs, services, and opportunities.

CTLR Faculty Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Transitioning to Remote Teaching Support from DLINQ

Teaching Information

Tutoring Services Available to Support Your Students

  • All peer and professional tutoring for fall 2020 is remote. Details can be found on the tutoring services page.

Middlebury Institutional Information

Campuswide Faculty Resources


    View a listing of all CTLR faculty and staff contact information.

    Upcoming Faculty Development Events

    • TOHCS: Structuring Online Discussions for Equitable Learning (10/30)

      Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
      Time: 12:30pm - 1:45pm
      Location: Online via Zoom
      Join DLINQ on October 30, 2020 at 9:30-10:45 am Pacific and 12:30-1:45 pm Eastern online via Zoom Whose voices are most often heard in a typical discussion in your classroom? How equitably is that power distributed among the students and instructor? As Shafer (2017) points out,  “Students who are called on over and over may come to view their perspectives as the right perspectives. At the same time, students who are not called on often may begin to perceive their teachers as unfair — and become even less likely to contribute.” Structured discussion protocols, alongside co-created norms of participation, are two practices that can be used to work toward ensuring that participation is equitably distributed among students in your class. In this session, you’ll be introduced to several structured discussion approaches (for ex., Liberating Structures and Virtual Liberating Structures, and Structured Dialogues) that can be adapted for synchronous and asynchronous online discussion contexts. Register HERE

    • Toward an Anti-racist and Equitable Geoscience Community (10/30)

      Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
      Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
      Location: Online
      Please join Geology Department students and faculty on Friday 10/30 at 2:30p as they listen to a selection of speakers talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the geosciences. Small group break-out discussions will follow the speakers. Geoscientists across the world are engaging and committing to intentional transformation as we aspire to end racism and achieve equity by continually reevaluating and adapting to a diverse and inclusive geoscience community. Pre-recorded speakers will expand on these themes, and offer suggestions to spur geoscientists towards ally-ship, accessible practices, and other anti-racist actions to improve our discipline. Please email Prof. Allison Jacobel (ajacobel@middlebury.edu) with any questions. Register below to receive the Zoom link to join.  

    • Practice Scenarios + Responses (11/5)

      Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020
      Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
      Location: Online via Zoom
      Inclusive Practitioners Program: These 90-minute skill-building sessions will each present a series of scenarios that faculty and staff will practice responding to in order to increase their capacity to recognize and respond to microaggressions. (Note: Each session will feature different scenarios, and the scenarios for the fall sessions will be different from the ones included in the summer sessions. Faculty and staff are welcome to sign up for as many practice scenarios sessions as they want.) Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Inclusive Practitioners Program, a continuing education and
      development program. The program is founded on three overarching goals: To provide ongoing opportunities for faculty and staff to engage in critical conversations about campus learning environments and how to intentionally structure those environments in ways that increase equity, inclusion, access and full participation. To foster a community of engaged educators committed to creating and maintaining inclusive learning environments who embrace the opportunity to collectively explore ways to reduce barriers, to individually apply strategies for inclusion, and to process and debrief with colleagues the relative effectiveness and impact of varying approaches. To positively impact the experience of students on campus by applying strategies for inclusion in ways that improve the actual and perceived campus climate across living and learning environments.   For more information or to register please see the program website Inclusive Practitioners Program  

    Faculty Deadlines

    • Spring Semester CCPBL Teaching Assistant Funding Deadline (10/30)

      Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
      Time: All Day Event
      Community-Connected Project-Based Learning: Teaching Assistant Pilot Program A pilot training program for up to 6 student teaching assistants to support faculty in leading Community-Connected Project-Based Learning (CCPBL) courses will take place this coming Winter Term. Faculty interested in having TA support for their community-connected course in Spring 2021 should please complete a brief online application by Friday, October 30, 2020. See more info

    • CCE Academic Outreach Endowment (AOE) Winter and Spring Funding Deadline (10/30)

      Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
      Time: All Day Event
      The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) invites both students and faculty to apply for an Academic Outreach Endowment (AOE) grant for community-connected academic teaching, learning, and research projects. Maximum grants are $4,000, and typically range between $1,000-$3,000. The deadline for applications seeking support for community-based courses and projects for Winter and Spring Term 2021 is Friday, October 30, 2020. See more info and apply

    • Ada Howe Kent Faculty Grants Deadline (11/30)

      Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
      Time: All Day Event
      Ada Howe Kent grants offer funds (ranging between $1,500 and $3,000) to Middlebury faculty who are developing new pedagogical directions, new courses, and research projects focused on teaching and pedagogy that would benefit from such support. All members of the faculty are eligible for Ada Howe Kent grants, which must be used between December 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021. Ada Howe Kent funding, which is awarded on a competitive basis, is designed to promote faculty members’ ambitions in advancing their teaching and their research about teaching and the learning process. The competition is open to a wide range of proposals. This may include, for example: support for attending conferences and workshops related to teaching, funding to develop materials for new courses or new modules in courses, tuition to cover costs for training in a skill or an approach that would advance teaching. Individual faculty members, a team of faculty members, and even faculty comprising a department or a program may submit proposals. Please do keep in mind the current prohibition on College-funded travel. The Academic Administration is especially interested in proposals that stretch the expertise of faculty members, enabling them to offer courses or supervise student projects in areas that are new to them. And this year, we are particularly interested in proposals that advance strategic directions of the College: anti-racist pedagogy, experiential learning, and new ways of highlighting digital and quantitative approaches in the classroom. Applicants should provide a current CV and a brief summary of the project for which support is sought, together with a calendar and detailed budget. All applications should be submitted via this google form, Ada Howe Kent Faculty Grants. The deadline for this call is November 30, 2020. For further information, please contact Jim (adeans@middlebury.edu), Suzanne (dcur@middlebury.edu), or Sandra King (sandrak@middlebury.edu).  

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