Last week Jane Lindholm from Vermont Public Radio visited the Middlebury College Archives to find out more about a recent gift of Civil War letters. To listen to the story and see more images, visit the VPR web site here!
Please join us Friday, December 6, 2013 in the Davis Family Library, room 230 at 12:15 p.m.
Members of the On-line Pedagogy Working Group will discuss their recently completed report that lays out a set of recommendations for how Middlebury should engage the fast-moving world of on-line education. The report will be posted in advance of this session.
Lunch will be served in the CTLR (LIB 225). Please RSVP to email@example.com by noon Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research and Library & Information Services. http://sites.middlebury.edu/roundtable/
In this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff who is working in the Controller’s Office. Please join us as we welcome Shelley to campus!
Shelley Bilodeau joins the Controller’s Office as an Accounts Payable Clerk. She has worked for Middlebury College since July of 2012 in the Controller’s Office and has also worked for College Advancement. Shelley previously worked for The Standard Register Co. and CPC of Vermont.
Shelley lives with her husband Robert on their beef farm in Whiting. They have two beautiful daughters named Britney and Jessica.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Clarissa Parker (Psychology & Neuroscience) has received a 2013 NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation that wholly funds her project titled Genome-Wide Association for Conditioned Fear in the Diversity Outbred Mouse Population. The grant provides materials and supplies for two years of research into genetic influences on fear in mice, which may have implications for anxiety disorders in humans.
Here’s your chance to broaden your horizons and/or develop a new interest! This January is your big opportunity to participate in Winter Term Workshops offered by Student Activities. Be sure to take advantage of this year’s series of non‐credit workshops ‐ open to the entire College community ‐ and make the most of Winter Term. For more information about what workshops are being offered, go to go/wtw and click on the Winter Term Workshop Catalog. Registration begins December 1, 2013 at midnight.
As we near the holiday season, it is time to review procedures regarding time entry during the November and December breaks. Hourly (non-exempt) employees must use specific holiday pay codes to record time during the designated breaks; exempt (salaried) employees do not have to use special codes. The 2013 holiday schedule is:
Thanksgiving Break: 12:01 a.m. Thursday, November 28, through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, November 30
December Break: 5:01 p.m. Friday, December 20 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, January 1 (the College reopens Thursday, January 2, 2014)
Hourly Employees: There are two hourly employees pay codes – Holiday Pay and Holiday Pay Premium – that are used only during the designated holiday periods:
Holiday Pay (HOL): A benefit that is provided by Middlebury College to keep benefit-eligible employees’ pay whole without having to use CTO during designated holiday periods. It is not intended to provide extra pay. HOL, which pays at an employee’s regular hourly rate, is to be entered for normally scheduled hours by non-exempt benefit eligible employees on days during the specified holiday break periods whether or not they work. For the Thanksgiving break, up to two days may be entered, for the December break, up to eight days may be used. Employees who work variable or flexible schedules should coordinate entry of HOL with their supervisor to determine the appropriate number of HOL hours.
Holiday Pay Premium (HPP): A benefit that pays eligible non-exempt employees extra for working during the designated holiday periods. HPP, which pays at time-and-a-half the employee’s base hourly rate, is to be used by all eligible employees for hours worked during the specified holiday break periods. A limited number of part-time non-benefit eligible employees (such as those who work at the Snow Bowl, as the Snow Bowl is open for regular business during the December break) are not eligible for HPP. Please speak with your supervisor or Human Resources if you have questions regarding your status or eligibility for HPP.
Exempt Employees: The Holiday Pay code will be automatically entered for regularly scheduled time; no additional action is required.
For both hourly and exempt employees, standard pay codes (Regular, CTO, etc.) should be used for any time off before the start of the breaks and/or after 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the breaks.
Here is a guide which shows the appropriate time entry action for most situations:
|Who Worked on a Holiday||Who Did Not Work on a Holiday|
|Hourly benefit-eligible staff||Enter Holiday Pay for
any normally scheduled hours AND Enter Holiday Pay
Premium for hours actually worked.*
|Enter Holiday Pay for
any normally scheduled hours.
|Hourly non-benefit-eligible staff||Enter Holiday Pay
Premium for hours actually worked.*
|Hourly non-benefit-eligible staff in positions designated as ineligible for HPP||Enter Regular for hours
|Salaried, exempt staff||No action.||No action. Holiday Pay code will default in during
* Remember to enter hours on the correct shift.
Please contact Human Resources if you have additional questions regarding time entry of HOL or HPP.
There are currently 21 faculty positions, 35 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 5 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.
Employment Quick Links:
Faculty Employment Opportunities: go/faculty-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/faculty-jobs (off campus)
Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs (off campus)
Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.
On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs-sh (off campus)
Thanks to the hard work of the LIS Education and Training team, LIS now offers a help gateway that collects great resources from all corners of our department and makes it easy for you to find what you need. You’re also quite likely to discover some new tools and ways to learn about technology and library resources along the way. Don’t take our word for it — visit go/lishelp and see for yourself. Here are just a few things you can do:
- Search LIS web pages and wiki lore to get answers to your questions.
- Submit a HelpDesk ticket to request assistance or search the FAQ database for answers.
- Find who in LIS can help you.
- Use quick links to access “how to” information tailored to different audiences.
- Check systems status.
- Learn how LIS can help you acquire more technology and library skills.
Season’s Greetings Middlebury Faculty and Staff!
Help sponsor a local child whose family cannot afford to buy presents for the holiday season through the Giving Trees program, in collaboration with the local organization H.O.P.E (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects). Each Giving Tree lists gift ideas for an age-range and gender and this year HOPE will allow parents to choose out of the donated items in a “Holiday Shop” in order to best match gifts with their own children’s interests.
Here’s how to participate:
- You can sponsor a tree by yourself, with a friend, as a department or in another type of group collaboration!
- We ask that you consider spending a minimum amount of $50 per tree – but please don’t let this discourage you from participating! We strongly encourage you to team up with friends and co-workers to maximize the fun and impact of each Giving Tree!
- Do NOT wrap gifts.
- You can pick up a tree (paper cut-out) from the Community Engagement office in 118 South Main on Friday, November 15; Monday, November 18; and Tuesday, November 19 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.!
- Gifts must be brought back to the 118 South Main Street on Tuesday, November 26 between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Take care and have a great Thanksgiving break and upcoming Holiday Season!
Please note a few key changes to this year’s Giving Tree program, in collaboration with HOPE, (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects):
- HOPE is creating a “Holiday Store” that will enable parents to come in and make their own selections. To accommodate this approach, the “Giving Trees” will still work as they have, in that you’ll have a child (boy or girl with corresponding ages), etc., but we won’t be matching specific gifts with specific children.
- The store will open at HOPE for parents by Dec. 2, so we need to collect the gifts before Thanksgiving break (note highlighted dates)!
- Finally, remember that Community Engagement moved this summer; we are now at 118 South Main St., on the corner of South Main and Storrs Ave., behind the Library!
As always, thank you for your support and participation.
Everyone has heard of United Way. Have you ever wondered what United Way really does?
Have you thought, “What does United Way have to do with me?” , “How/why would I get involved?”, “Is it going to cost me money?”
Involvement can take many forms; it may be through volunteering, through advocating, or maybe giving. Middlebury College is a large community within the larger community of Addison County; we will talk about the many ways that you can be an integral part of the amazing and hard work going on in the non-profit sector of our community and how to get started.
Please join us on November 22 or 25 in Axinn 100 at noon and find out! We will answer those questions and more. Yes, United Way does have something to do with you and there is a reason for you to be involved!
Bring your lunch. We’ll provide dessert.
More information about United Way of Addison County can be found at their website.