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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.
Funding
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.

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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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  • 2024 Summer Digital Teaching and Learning Series (8/21-8/23)

    Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2024
    Time: All Day Event
    Location: Online via Zoom
    Join DLINQ for the 2024 Summer Digital Teaching and Learning Series, August 21-23, 2024! This year’s series will have 3 tracks: Using Generative AI in the Classroom Digital Storytelling Designing and Supporting Successful Group Work See the track abstracts for more info. Each track will have 3 sessions; attend all 3 sessions in a track to receive a certificate of completion. Sessions will take place online via Zoom. Pre-register to be notified when the full schedule is released in July!

  • 2024 Teaching and Writing Retreat: “I Wasn’t Trained for This”: How to Build and Benefit from an Inclusive Classroom (8/26-8/27)

    Date: Monday, August 26, 2024
    Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Location: Bread Loaf
    As a member of the Middlebury community, you are deeply committed to reaching every student you encounter, but it’s not so easy to accomplish that goal. This year’s Teaching and Writing Retreat aims to build on recent faculty and staff interest in re-evaluating the College curriculum and sharpening our instructional skills to more effectively meet our talented students where they are and support them in a challenging learning environment. How can inclusive teaching help us and help our students? The retreat begins Monday, August 26 at the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton and continues for a second day on Tuesday, August 27 on the main Middlebury campus. See a full schedule and details on the retreat webpage at go.middlebury.edu/retreat. Please register by Friday August 9th.   

  • 2024 Teaching and Writing Retreat: “I Wasn’t Trained for This”: How to Build and Benefit from an Inclusive Classroom (8/26-8/27)

    Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2024
    Time: 8:30am - 1:15pm
    Location: Bread Loaf
    As a member of the Middlebury community, you are deeply committed to reaching every student you encounter, but it’s not so easy to accomplish that goal. This year’s Teaching and Writing Retreat aims to build on recent faculty and staff interest in re-evaluating the College curriculum and sharpening our instructional skills to more effectively meet our talented students where they are and support them in a challenging learning environment. How can inclusive teaching help us and help our students? The retreat begins Monday, August 26 at the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton and continues for a second day on Tuesday, August 27 on the main Middlebury campus. See a full schedule and details on the retreat webpage at go.middlebury.edu/retreat. Please register by Friday August 9th.   

Faculty Deadlines

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  • NEH Summer Stipend Nomination Deadline (7/26)

    Date: Friday, July 26, 2024
    Time: All Day Event
    Location:
    Middlebury may nominate one member of our faculty for the annual competition for a Summer Stipend sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The stipend provides $8,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing on a humanities project, “advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.” (See eligibility information below). If you would like to be considered for the Middlebury nomination, please email a description of your proposed project** and a current C.V. to the Faculty Development & Research mailbox (adeans@middlebury.edu) by email by Friday, July 26. ** Your project description should be a “draft proposal” in conformance with the NEH summer stipend guidelines (in terms of length, format and content). A selection panel will then choose the College's nominee. The nominee must then submit their final application electronically to NEH by September 18, 2024. The guidelines for the NEH Summer Stipend program are available at the following website: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends    NEH will host a webinar for prospective applicants on Wednesday, July 10 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. describing the program, the application and nomination process, offering writing suggestions, and a providing a Q&A session. Register here.  A recording will be made available after the webinar for those unable to attend. Contact Nick Brightman or Jennifer Bleich at the Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs to see copies of successful NEH Summer Stipend proposals or for other assistance. Eligibility:
    -Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have lived continuously in the U.S. for three years prior to the application deadline, and is open only to those who have not previously held an NEH award in any of its programs for individuals. -Applicants meeting any of the following criteria do not have to be nominated by Middlebury and may apply directly to NEH: non-tenure track faculty or emeritus faculty or non-faculty staff members who will not be teaching during the 2024-25 academic year. Contact NEH to verify your eligibility to apply directly (without College nomination).