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IRS Announces 2015 Plan Contribution and Benefit Limits

On October 23, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2015. See the chart below for further details. 2014 2015 RETIREMENT PLANS Annual Compensation Limits For … Continue reading

Key Survey Scheduled Downtime on Nov 22 for Upgrade to version 8.6

The following information is important only for individuals having a Key Survey account used to create, distribute, and work with surveys and response data. WorldAPP (our Key Survey host) is excited to announce that your Key Survey / Form.com account will be upgraded to the new software version 8.6. on  Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, between […] Continue reading

Sub Sandwich? No, Try a Subpage or Sidebar Instead! (Updated Drupal/Work Session Schedule)

Do you need to learn how to edit your department’s website?  Would you like to know how to add sub pages, pictures and sidebars?  Our intro class will give you what you need to get started.  We’ll cover the basics of Drupal so you’ll be able to add links, pictures, and a host of other […] Continue reading

Carol A. Moore Scholarship–applications now being accepted!

Vermont Women in Higher Education annually awards a $1,000 scholarship to a woman working in higher education, either faculty or staff, who is successful in her campus role. The scholarship must be used to engage in professional development or academic pursuits … Continue reading

New Mac OS 10.10 (“Yosemite”) Released

Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.x), released on 16 October 2014 and is available as an upgrade for faculty and staff who are currently running Mavericks (10.9.x).  If your machine is running Mavericks (10.9.x) or Mountain Lion (10.8.x) the upgrade will appear automatically in Software Updates under the Apple Menu.  If your machine is running Snow […] Continue reading

Key Survey Mobile App Update Now Available

The following information is pertinent only for individuals having a Key Survey account used to create, distribute, and work with surveys and response data. Message text (excerpt) from WorldAPP’s Customer Care team, dated 10/21/14: New updates for Form.com Mobile v4.0 and Key Survey Mobile v4.0 are now available for download. What’s New: This latest software […] Continue reading

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

There are currently 16 faculty positions, 46 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 1 internal job posting on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites. Employment Quick Links: Faculty Employment Opportunities: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/employment Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs (off … Continue reading

The Week’s Headlines

Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room: Faculty Stories: Roberto Lint Sagarena, American Studies Quoted: Rana Abdelhamid ’15 on Impact of Bill Maher’s Comments on Islam Middlebury College Theatre Presents 1920s Jewish Comedy “Mendel, Inc.” Incoming Student Makes … Continue reading

The Role of Grading

Please join us on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in the CTLR (LIB 225), at 12:15 PM. To many faculty, grading is a necessary burden that accompanies the more invigorating dimensions of teaching.  Grading’s secure place in the academy, however, often … Continue reading

What’s New with Flexible Spending Accounts

Keeping more in your pocket….. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are more compelling than ever now that the government has modified its “use-it or lose-it” rule.  You can now rollover up to $500 of unused Health Care FSA funds at the … Continue reading