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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 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

    Contact

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

    Upcoming Faculty Development Events

    • Knowing and Respecting Who’s in the Room: A Guide to Using Gender Pronouns (10/26)

      Date: Monday, October 26, 2020
      Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
      Location: Online via Zoom
      Inclusive Practitioners Program: This 90-minute workshop will explore gender, gender identity, gender expression, and how and why to use gender pronouns to increase equity and inclusion. 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  

    • Considering Teaching Modalities for My Spring Classes - A Lunch-Time Discussion (10/27)

      Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
      Time: 12:30pm - 1:20pm
      Location: Online
      We have rounded the halfway point of this fall semester, and many of us are now focusing on which teaching modalities to use for our classes next spring. Please join your colleagues for a conversation about the advantages and challenges of different modalities. The following question will guide our discussion: “What has been my experience this fall with the teaching modality(ies) I selected and how is that experience influencing my thinking about plans for teaching in the spring?” Jim Ralph of CTLR and Sarah Lohnes-Watulak of DLINQ will co-moderate  

    • A Critical Conversation about Students’ Perceptions of Classroom Climate and What that Means for Faculty (10/29)

      Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
      Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
      Location: Online via Zoom
      Inclusive Practitioners Program: This 90-minute workshop will explore some of the factors that impact students’ perceptions of classroom climate, ways faculty can periodically assess how students are experiencing the class, and how intentional outreach and transparency can increase equity, inclusion, access and full participation. 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

    • DFDR Faculty Professional Development Fund (FPDF) Rolling Deadline

      Date: Monday, December 14, 2020
      Time: All Day Event
      The Dean of Faculty Research and Development (DFDR) is accepting applications for the Faculty Professional Development Fund (FPDF) for academic year 2020-21 on a rolling basis. Please see the September 4, 2020 email memo for updates and modifications for this year. For more information and a link to the application see the Academic Affairs website.

    • DFDR Individual FRAF Applications Rolling Deadline

      Date: Monday, December 14, 2020
      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 10 hours/week for longer-term projects, through allocations to departments. Deadline: September 28, 2020 Individual: up to 120 hours per academic year for short-term, specialized, or unanticipated needs (60 hrs. maximum for a single semester). Deadline: Rolling 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.

    Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research
    Davis Family Library, Suite 225
    Middlebury, VT 05753

    ctlr@middlebury.edu
    (802) 443-3131