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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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  • NER Poetry Reading Group (9/29)

    Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Location: CTLR (Davis Library 225)
    The New England Review (NER) is hosting a poetry reading group for faculty and staff this fall. Join them to discuss US Poet Laureate Ada Limón's book The Hurting Kind. Those who sign up will receive a copy of the book. The group will meet on three Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 pm in the CTLR Suite (Lib 225) on 9/29, 10/27, and 11/10. Come to one session or all three. You are welcome to bring your lunch. The CTLR will provide coffee/tea. To sign up or for questions email Leslie Sainz. Books will be available for pickup in the CTLR.

  • The Dialogic Classroom: Deepening Inquiry in an Intellectual Community

    Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: CTLR (Davis Library 225)
    Can we make space in the classroom for students to develop convictions—to identify what they believe, understand why they believe it, and become willing to share it—while simultaneously inviting them to hold those convictions with humility—with openness, curiosity, and willingness to listen to others? Since 2018, Middlebury faculty have been working with Essential Partners to expand dialogic practices in their classrooms. In this session, join Meg Griffiths and Jennifer West in an interactive session to learn about dialogic practices and how they deepen learning, support open inquiry, and build community. Please register by Tuesday, September 27. Contact Sarah Stroup with questions.

  • October Faculty Breakout Meetings: Building Community Among Faculty (10/4-10/6)

    Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
    Time: 12:20pm - 1:20pm
    Location: Axinn 229
    Sign up for one of three faculty breakout discussions this October. Context and breakout questions below. Register by Sept 29 to help with accurate food counts. Contact facultycouncil@middlebury.edu with any questions.   Tuesday, Oct. 4 - 12:20 - 1:20pm - Axinn 229 - lunch served Wednesday, Oct. 5 - 4:30 - 5:30pm - MBH 216 - refreshments served Thursday, Oct. 6 - 12:20 - 1:20pm - Zoom only, bring your own lunch!   Register below for 10/4 or select a link above for another date/time. A reminder email with the location or Zoom link will be sent the day before.  

Faculty Deadlines

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  • Ada Howe Kent Faculty Grant Application Deadline (9/30)

    Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
    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.  

  • DFDR Departmental FRAF Applications Deadline (10/3)

    Date: Monday, October 3, 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.

  • Conflict Transformation Funding Application Deadline (10/28)

    Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
    Time: All Day Event
    The Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation is offering research funding for scholarly work across Middlebury’s Vermont and Monterey campuses. This call is for projects occurring between January 1 - December 31, 2023. The CT Collaborative invites proposals for grants to support research on the topic of conflict transformation. Applications for this funding cycle will be due by October 28, 2022, via submission through this application form. Results are expected to be communicated by early December 2022. Please reach out to the CT Collaborative with any questions: ConflictTransformation@middlebury.edu.

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Middlebury, VT 05753