innovation, invention and distribution

This week’s highlights within and around the Deans’ Seminar include:

Maris spoke on the topic of “Vermont, Silicon Valley, and the Future,” drawing attention in his conclusion to Continue reading


Sprintensive as Transformational Pedagogy – Breakthroughs and Challenges

Our sprintensive-session-springerThursday, April 7th Deans’ Seminar convening featured colleagues from the Sprintensive team. Their FFI-funded curricular experiment takes advantage of block scheduling to drive inter-faculty and cross-curricular integration and collaboration in a feedback-rich learning community for students.

Reflections from each of four faculty members on the challenges and breakthroughs they had personally experienced Continue reading

pedagogy is personal

photo of Midd President Laurie Patton delivering the Inaugural Symposium Keynote Address at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

President Laurie Patton at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies

In Laurie Patton’s Inaugural Symposium Keynote Address she includes a light nudge, a suggestion, a challenge perhaps, or simply a note sounded as way-finding signpost: pedagogy.

“If curriculum can be part of our creativity, then pedagogy cannot be far behind.”

Like many of her premises and provocations that evening, Continue reading