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

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

Teaching Resources
Using a syllabus, advising, course-based tutors, Middlebury programs that support teaching and other shared resources.
Development Opportunities
Annual workshop series and retreats, communities of practice, and other opportunities for mentoring and collaboration.
Middlebury funding to support teaching, research and scholarship. OGSP supports external funding opportunities.
Research Support
Working with research assistants for all disciplines, as well as programming supporting scholarship.

CTLR Faculty Updates

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Stories of exciting approaches to teaching by Middlebury faculty and recommended articles, books, and research on teaching and learning.

Upcoming Faculty Development Events

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  • PBL Community of Practice Meeting : Need a lift? Learn about our Pilot w/ PBL Project Assistants (12/6)

    Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    Time: 12:20pm - 1:20pm
    Location: CTLR (Davis Library 225)
    Practitioners of Project-Based Learning gather once a month to share their experiences and support each other in this particular pedagogical endeavor. Please RSVP if you plan to join our PBL Community of Practice meeting. All are welcome. Lunch will be provided. Please register by 12/2 if you will joining us for lunch.      

  • CTLR Faculty/Staff No Program Lunch (12/13)

    Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
    Time: 12:15pm - 1:30pm
    Location: CTLR (Davis Library 225)
    Coming to campus for the faculty meeting? Here is your opportunity to join CTLR and our neighbors in DLINQ for a celebratory lunch as the semester winds down. You will be able to enjoy conversation with each other and the staff of not one, but two offices focused on supporting you and your students. What are you thinking as you take stock of the fall semester and look ahead to 2023? We are eager to listen and plan with you.  All are welcome, but please register for lunch by Friday, December 9th.

  • Writing in Community

    Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
    Time: 9:00am - 11:30am
    Location: McCullough (Mitchell Green Lounge)
    Writing in Community The CTLR is hosting this quiet time for productive writing. As you engage in scholarly and creative work this month, come for food, moral support, and a quiet space to work. Continental and hot breakfast items will be available. Please register by Friday January 6th  

Faculty Deadlines

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  • DFDR UCRF Research Funding Rolling Deadline

    Date: Monday, December 5, 2022
    Time: All Day Event
    The Undergraduate Collaborative Research Fund (UCRF)  through the Dean of Faculty Development and Research (DFDR) is for collaborative research, i.e., for research or artistic projects that are likely to lead to joint presentations or publications with students. We expect to make 10 awards this year with an upper annual limit of approximately $2,500.
    Deadline: Rolling with a final deadline of March 3, 2023 for spring projects.   See more information and a link to the application on the Academic Affairs website at go.middlebury.edu/ucrf.

  • DFDR Individual FRAF Rolling Deadline

    Date: Monday, December 12, 2022
    Time: All Day Event
    The Faculty Research Assistant Fund (FRAF) is for faculty seeking student assistance on the faculty's research projects or course development.

    The Dean of Faculty Development and Research (DFDR) FRAF awards are of two kinds: Departmental: up to $130 per week (approximately 10 hours) with a cap of $2,750 per academic year for longer-term projects, involving multiple faculty members. Deadline: October 3, 2022 and for those starting in the spring semester, March 4, 2023. Individual: up to $2,000 per academic year for short-term, specialized, or unanticipated needs ($1,000 maximum for a single semester). Deadline: Rolling with a final deadline in the fourth week of the spring term. Please note: Faculty holding endowed professorships or in departments with endowed enrichment funds are not eligible for FRAF awards. See more information and a link to the application on the Academic Affairs website at go.middlebury.edu/fraf.

  • Ada Howe Kent Faculty Grant Application Deadline (1/27)

    Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
    Time: All Day Event
    Middlebury faculty are invited to apply for an Ada Howe Kent grant. Funding ranges between $1,500 and $3,000 to support faculty who are developing new pedagogical directions, new courses, and research projects focused on teaching and pedagogy. Projects and expenses must be between October 17, 2022 and September 30, 2023. 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 for travel 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. 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. There will be two rounds of funding. The first deadline will be on Thursday, September 30, 2022; the second will be on Friday, January 27, 2023. Some funding will be reserved for the second round, but applicants are advised to submit for the first deadline if possible. 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. For further information, please contact Jim Ralph or Kathleen Parent.  

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Davis Family Library, Suite 225
Middlebury, VT 05753