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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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  • Supporting Our Students

    Date: Monday, September 25, 2023
    Time: 12:10pm - 1:30pm
    Location: Online
    How can we bring our best, informed selves to the work of meeting our students’ needs at a difficult time? Come hear from Smita Ruzicka, Vice President for Student Affairs, and staff from the Center for Health & Wellness, about the College’s postvention procedures and best practices for helping our students with the emotions they may be carrying. There will be time for questions and answers and discussion. Drinks and light fare will be provided. Feel free to bring your own lunch to this session and come for as long as you can.

  • Supporting Religious Observance: Religious Holidays and How Students and Employees Participate on Campus (9/26)

    Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location: Online via Zoom
    Engaging and Supporting Diverse Communities Series - Supporting Religious Observance: Understanding Religious Holidays and What they Mean for When and How Students and Employees Participate on Campus  This 60-minute workshop will explore major religious holidays, how they are observed, and what faculty, staff, and supervisors should be mindful of in terms of participation in the classroom and workplace. More Info and Register Inclusive Practitioners Program - A program of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OIDEI)

  • Engaging and Supporting Diverse Communities - Rethinking Our Relationship to Disability (9/27)

    Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
    Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
    Location: Online
    This 90-minute workshop will explore the medical and social models of disability, how each model impacts policies and practices, and ways faculty and staff can reconceptualize disability in order to reduce barriers and increase access, equity, inclusion and full participation. This workshop is part of the Inclusive Practitioners Program by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OIDEI) Register

Faculty Deadlines

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  • Ada Howe Kent Faculty Development Funding Deadline (9/29)

    Date: Friday, September 29, 2023
    Time: All Day Event
    Ada Howe Kent grants for academic year 2023-24 (ranging between $2,000 and $4,000) are for faculty who are developing new pedagogical directions, new courses, and research projects focused on teaching and pedagogy that would benefit from such support. All members of the faculty are eligible for Ada Howe Kent grants.  The funds must be used between October 16, 2023 and September 30, 2024. 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 including, 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, or 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. 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 There will be two rounds of funding. The first deadline will be on Friday, September 29, 2023; the second will be on Friday, January 26, 2024. Some funding will be reserved for the second round, but applicants are advised to submit for the first deadline, if possible. For further information, please contact Jim Ralph (ext. 5320), Grace Spatafora (ext. 5431), or Kathleen Parent (ext. 2207) Ada Howe Kent

  • FRAF Fall Semester Deadline (10/3)

    Date: Friday, October 13, 2023
    Time: All Day Event
    The Faculty Research Assistant Fund (FRAF) is for faculty seeking student assistance on faculty research projects or course development.

    FRAF awards are of two kinds: Departmental: Up to 10 hours/week, (no more than $2,750 for the academic year) for longer-term projects, involving multiple faculty members. Deadline: For projects starting in the fall semester, October 3, 2023; for those starting in the spring semester, March 1 2024.
    Individual: Up to $2,000 per academic year for short-term, specialized, or unanticipated needs, ($1,000 maximum for a single semester). Deadline: For projects starting in the Fall semester applications will be accepted until October 13, 2023.  For projects starting in January or February, applications will be accepted from December 18 through March 1, 2024. Please note: Faculty holding endowed professorships, have start-up funds, or are 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.

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