The Engaged Listening Project seeks to enhance dialogue in and out of the classroom.  We have designed a new format for visiting speakers, supported the Campus newspaper’s Off-Campus Podcast, and worked with student clubs.  Each semester, a cohort of faculty fellows experiment with new teaching techniques that seek to enhance respectful, wide-ranging discussion.  

If you are interested in building a supportive classroom climate and learning about dialogic tools that have worked with Middlebury students, you might consult:

In addition, please talk to one of the many Middlebury colleagues involved in the EL Fellows program.  The faculty director in 2020-21 is Sarah Stroup (  You can also reach out to current and former faculty fellows (listed here).