Grants Awarded for Faculty Development that Crosses Program Boundaries

provost_finalbannerThe One Middlebury Fund, administered by the Office of the Provost, provides resources that faculty from all Middlebury Programs (the College, the Institute, and the Schools) may use to engage in collaborative curricular, co-curricular, and scholarly endeavors with colleagues in other programs.

This fall, ten proposals received funding to collaborate on a range of projects, from developing a shared pedagogy of intercultural competence across all Middlebury programs, to exploring opportunities for collaboration in the realm of food studies.

Several projects involved faculty from the College or the Institute with schools abroad, from a lecture series with our partner universities in India, to a Spanish curriculum that will take Institute translation and interpretation students to Madrid before beginning their coursework at the Institute.

Individual scholarly endeavors leverage resources at Schools Abroad for research on Chilean archaeology, Brazilian cinema, and Japanese urban sociology, while other awards support the creation of a jazz performance for the 100th anniversary of the Spanish School next summer, and participation in a symposium on chemical and biological warfare through the Center for Nonproliferation Studies.