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Each August, Middlebury College faculty have the opportunity to attend a teaching and writing retreat off campus to explore topics in pedagogy, prepare for courses, and explore issues in higher education.

The 2022 Teaching and Writing Retreat will be Monday, August 29-Tuesday, August 30.

We are delighted to be able to return to the Mountain Top Inn after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus. 

This year’s retreat will continue the tradition of bringing together new and experienced faculty in an informal setting. Our small working groups will give each faculty member a chance to discuss drafts of assignments and syllabi for the coming year. Participants will also attend larger group sessions focusing on pedagogy.

The schedule will also be flexible enough to allow for ample conversation, good food, and recreational opportunities.       

If you would like to attend, please complete this registration form by July 15.

The Mountain Top Inn can accommodate about 30 people overnight for our retreat, and this year there may be space for families. Registering as early as possible will help us reserve the correct number of rooms. 

2022 Teaching and Writing Retreat

2022 Retreat Day 1

Details to be announced.

2022 Retreat Day 2

Details to be announced.

2022 Organizing Committee

Shannon Bohler, CTLR Program Coordinator
Luis Castaneda, Associate Professor of Luso-Hispanic Studies
Michaela Kubacki, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Sarah Lohnes-Watulak, DLINQ Director of Digital Pedagogy and Media
Amy McGlashan, CCI Director of Academic Outreach and Special Projects
Cynthia Packert, Professor of History of Art and Architecture
Bekah Parent, CTLR Center Coordinator
Jim Ralph, CTLR Director, Dean of Faculty Development and Research, Professor of History
Hector Vila, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric

Past Retreats

In 2021, Making Connections to people, places, programs and resources was important after a year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The retreat was held on campus and included presentations by and visits to campus resources.

The 2020 retreat was canceled due to the pandemic.

In 2019, the focus was From Scholarship to Pedagogy: Our Students, Our Culture, and Our Goals. During the retreat, we considered how knowing what students bring into our classrooms—their educational experiences, their backgrounds, their world views, their challenges—can affect our teaching and how we plan our courses.

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