Timothy Spears

Posts by Timothy Spears

More on Turf Battle

We were happy to see the front-page story in today’s Campus on the plan to improve the landscape around Atwater.  The Campus had asked for an exclusive on the story, and we gave it to them. However, we were disappointed … Continue reading

Important Update on Salary Increase Program

After careful review and additional research we have decided not to cap maximum salaries. The SRC/Wage and Salary Committee’s recommendation that we enforce maximum salaries was based on the assumption that caps would free up resources that could be allocated … Continue reading

Five Questions for Luther Tenny

Luther Tenny is Assistant Director of Facilities Services. 1. As Assistant Director of Facilities Services, you are responsible for building and maintaining the College grounds. What is your favorite area of the campus? That’s a tough question because I was … Continue reading

All-Gender Restroom Project

In recent months, Sarah Franco, Special Projects Coordinator, and Jennifer Herrera, Special Assistant to the Dean of the College, have been engaged with a group of students to develop a plan for creating all-gender (also known as gender-neutral) restrooms in … Continue reading

Five Questions for Maria Stadtmueller

Maria Stadtmueller is the Senior College Advancement Writer. She also portrays a certain red-headed dish-thief huntress. 1. As Senior College Advancement Writer, you are responsible for writing web and print materials and working on multimedia projects for Middlebury fundraising and … Continue reading

The Difference Made by Capping the Max: Guest Post by Patrick Norton, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer

As VP for Administration Tim Spears has mentioned on a few occasions, much work needs to be done between now and July 1, 2012 to ensure: (1) that all staff are in their correct band and level and (2) that … Continue reading

More Thoughts About Maxes, Midpoints, Bands, and Levels

A number of people commenting on the salary increase plan have expressed concerns or asked questions about the plan to cap maximum salaries and calculate percentage increases on the midpoint of the salary range. I appreciate all this feedback, and … Continue reading

Five Questions for Grace Spatafora

Grace Spatafora is the Given Professor of Biology and Pre-Medical Science. 1. You tend to invite a lot of students to join you in your research. How is this symbiotic relationship mutually beneficial? I am committed to providing as many … Continue reading

A Note on College Finances and the Pool for Staff Salary Increases: Guest Post by Patrick Norton, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer

Given the questions raised about the College’s financial situation in my recent posts on the staff salary increase program, Patrick Norton provided the following commentary on what the pool for staff raises might look like. ***** While the financial markets … Continue reading

Revising the Staff Salary Increase Program: Implementation

The College will implement the staff salary increase program in two phases over the next 18 months. First Phase This year, all employees who consistently meet expectations or significantly exceed expectations will receive the bi-level percentage increase. However, the percentage … Continue reading