A view of the Davis Library lobby from the second floor staircase.

CTLR sponsors and cosponsors faculty-focused development opportunities throughout the year.

Annual Faculty Development Workshops

  • Teaching and Writing Retreat (August)
    A two-day, off-campus writing and teaching retreat to explore topics in pedagogy, prepare for courses, and explore issues in higher education.
  • Academic Roundtable (Fall and Spring Semesters)
    A lunchtime discussion series on teaching, learning, and research is held several times a semester. Suggest a topic by emailing ctlr@middlebury.edu
  • Contemporary Teaching in the Liberal Arts Series (January)
    A selection of roundtable discussions and workshops throughout J-term that explore intentional teaching and learning practices. Past topics have included creating inclusive pedagogy, universal design, and contemplative practices.
  • Learning Institute (May)
    Two-days of workshops centered around a theme related to teaching and learning. Past topics have included inspiring students and the science of learning.

Development Opportunities from OIDEI

The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OIDEI) offers programming such as the Inclusive Practitioners Program, Anti-Oppression Reading Group and individual or group consultations.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) provides resources and mentoring for faculty in their academic career development. Middlebury is an institutional member of of NCFDD. Activate your faculty account.

Teaching and Learning Resources

We actively collaborate with faculty to provide Teaching Resources that can help you to design innovative and effective teaching environments and to refine your workload and time management. This in turn impacts students workload and time management through strategic syllabi development.

In addition, in collaboration with faculty, our Learning Resources staff and programming provide prevention and intervention initiatives for students who are at academic risk. We also work one-on-one with students who face challenges related to learning style or learning disabilities.

Clifford Symposium

The Clifford Symposium is annually one of Middlebury’s significant experiences as an intellectual community. Each January groups of faculty submit proposals for the next September event. See the 2021 Clifford Symposium: Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency and other past events.

Collegial Classroom Visits

To foster a culture of professional sharing, interested faculty can sign up to visit another professor’s class and to be visited by that faculty partner in return for observation and feedback. Complete and submit the classroom visit interest form

Communities of Practice, Reading and Working Groups

Intentional pedagogical groups to deepen understanding or share practices. See currently active working groups and the funding page for reading group information.

Upcoming Faculty Development Events

For additional details see the full Faculty Professional Development Calendar and our list of Faculty Development Deadlines


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

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