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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

  • Development Opportunities including annual workshop series and retreats, communities of practice, and other opportunities for mentoring and collaboration.
     
  • Teaching Resources  such as course-based tutors, shared teaching resources, and a list of programs at Middlebury that support teaching.
     
  • Funding available through Middlebury to support teaching, research and scholarship. OGSP supports external funding opportunities.
     
  • Research Support for working with research assistants is available 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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  • Contemporary Teaching Series - Four Priorities of a Trauma-Informed Classroom with Alex Shevrin Venet (1/19)

    Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
    Time: 12:30pm - 1:45pm
    Location: Online
    Alex Shevrin Venet, author of Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education will continue the Contemporary Teaching Series by speaking about the four priorities of trauma-informed education. In the midst of the collective and global trauma of the pandemic, how should educators be responsive to the suffering of their students? We need more than a checklist to guide the implementation of trauma-informed practice. In this talk, learn about an approach that identifies four key priorities for trauma-informed educators: predictability, flexibility, connection, and empowerment. Each of these priorities responds to a deep need for trauma-affected students and also helps to build a proactive resilience-building environment. Participants will engage in reflection and sharing of practices throughout this interactive talk. This talk is part of the CTLR’s annual Contemporary Teaching Series, which for January 2022 will be focused on holistic,embodied approaches to teaching and learning. Note this event has shifted to a Zoom only. You will receive the Zoom link in your registration confirmation and a reminder email two hours prior to the event.   Speaker Biography Based in Winooski, Alex Shevrin Venet teaches undergraduates at the Community College of Vermont and graduate courses at the Castleton Center for Schools and Antioch University New England. She is also a facilitator for Edutopia. She is the author of the recently published book Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education.

  • Contemporary Teaching Series - Trauma-Informed Practices Workshop with Alex Shevrin Venet (1/20)

    Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
    Time: 12:30pm - 1:45pm
    Location: Online
    Alex Shevrin Venet will continue discussion of Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education in this limited registration workshop. Understanding the need for trauma-informed practice is the first step. Moving on to implementation is a messy and necessary next stage. In this workshop, participants will dig into the Four Priorities framework and identify opportunities for strengthening their classroom practice. The four priorities of predictability, flexibility, connection, and empowerment can be realized in our pedagogy, policies, and practices. Come to this workshop ready to reflect and plan for your upcoming semester. This talk is part of the CTLR’s annual Contemporary Teaching Series, which for January 2022 will be focused on holistic, embodied approaches to teaching and learning. Note this event has shifted to Zoom only. You will receive the Zoom link in your registration confirmation and a reminder email 2 hours prior to the event.   Speaker Biography Based in Winooski, Alex Shevrin Venet teaches undergraduates at the Community College of Vermont and graduate courses at the Castleton Center for Schools and Antioch University New England. She is also a facilitator for Edutopia. She is the author of the recently published book Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education.

  • Contemporary Teaching Series - Trauma-Informed Teaching in Digital Spaces (1/21)

    Date: Friday, January 21, 2022
    Time: 12:30pm - 1:45pm
    Location: Online
    Trauma-informed teaching practices help students to navigate personal trauma, and also help to ensure that learning environments do not become spaces where students experience trauma. What does trauma-informed teaching look like in digital spaces? How might you implement trauma-informed practices in your hybrid or online classes? This session will identify challenges for trauma-informed practices that exist in hybrid and online classes, and provide concrete strategies for addressing these challenges. DLINQ members Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning, and Sarah Lohnes Watulak, Director of Digital Pedagogy and Media, will lead this session. This talk is part of the CTLR’s annual Contemporary Teaching Series, which for January 2022 will be focused on holistic, embodied approaches to teaching and learning. You will receive the Zoom link in your registration confirmation and a reminder email two hours prior to the event.

Faculty Deadlines

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  • Senior Research Project Supplement (SRPS) Deadline (1/24)

    Date: Monday, January 24, 2022
    Time: All Day Event
    Location:
    Students applying for funds up to $1,200 for senior research projects for AY 21-22 need to submit the online application by October 1 or January 24. Applications require a budget, narrative, and a faculty support statement. Project dates need to occur while the student has senior status. Applications up to $350 are accepted on a rolling basis. The last up to $1,200 deadline will be April 15 for funding for summer 2022 and into AY 22-23. See details and a link to the application at go.middlebury.edu/srps.

  • Ada Howe Kent Faculty Grant Application Deadline (1/28)

    Date: Friday, January 28, 2022
    Time: All Day Event
    Location:
    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 for the second round must be between late February and September 30, 2022. 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, 2021; the second will be on Friday, January 28, 2022. 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 (ext. 5320), Grace Spatafora (ext. 5431), or Kathleen Parent (ext. 2207).

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