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

Communities of Practice

Collaborative development opportunities include Communities of Practice such as Project-Based Learning (PBL) and Ungrading.

Upcoming Faculty Development Events and Deadlines

Faculty Professional Development Calendar 

Event dates and details for campus-wide development opportunities.

Faculty Development Deadlines

Internal campus-wide deadlines for funding, nominations, mentoring programs, RFPs, tutor or research assistant requests, and other development opportunities.

Annual Development Workshops

Teaching and Writing Retreat

A two-day, off-campus writing and teaching retreat to explore topics in pedagogy, prepare for courses, and explore issues in higher education.

Contemporary Teaching in the Liberal Arts Series

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.

Development Resources

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.

Collaborative Opportunities

Clifford Symposium

The Clifford Symposium is one of Middlebury’s significant experiences as an intellectual community each year. In December, groups of faculty submit proposals for the next September event.

Communities of Practice and Working Groups

Intentional pedagogical groups to deepen understanding or share practices. See currently active working groups.

Reading Groups

The funding page contains reading group information.

Institutional Memberships

Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges (AALAC)

Annual workshop series. Faculty can submit proposals for funding and participate in funded workshops. The Dean of Faculty may provide additional funding above FPDF to attend or workshops may provide funding.

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.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Interdisciplinary and field-specific development opportunities and publications for mentored undergraduate research and scholarship. Middlebury is an enhanced institutional member so all faculty, staff or students can join. Activate your membership.


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