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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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  • 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  

  • Writing in Community

    Date: Tuesday, January 17, 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 13th  

Faculty Deadlines

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  • 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.  

  • International Travel and Research Fund Second Call Application Deadline (2/26)

    Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023
    Time: All Day Event
    Deadline for second round of International Travel and Research Fund applications is Sunday, February 26. All applications should be submitted via this google form International Travel and Research Fund.  This is a competitive program to support research projects requiring international travel or presentations at international conferences. Each eligible faculty member (faculty who are on tenure-track and tenured appointments, and special appointment faculty who are eligible for election to Faculty Council) may request up to $4000 in support from this fund for travel. A formal application is required. This application should i) include a 1-3 page narrative explaining the request for support (either for a research project or for presenting at—not simply attending—an international conference), ii) an itemized budget, iii) and a summary of the other sources of professional development funding available to the applicant. There will be two calls during this academic year. The deadline for the first review of applications is Friday, October 21And it will be for activity that will take place before March 31, 2023.  A second call will be issued in late January 2023 for a February 26, 2023 deadline for activity running from April 1 to September 30, 2023.  Just a reminder, as a Middlebury employee, you need to follow Vermont and CDC requirements for domestic and international travel. A selection committee will review applications, select the recipients, and determine the appropriate funding level for successful proposals. For the first round, they will notify applicants by mid-November 2022 of the committee's decisions.  For the second, they will notify applicants by mid-March 2023. This program has generous, but not unlimited funding so care should be taken in preparing applications.  In the past, there were many more requests for funding than the number of awards issued. For questions contact Jim Ralph at ralph@middlebury.edu.

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Middlebury, VT 05753