As part of an effort to improve communication among faculty and staff, and at the same time reduce the number of all-campus e-mails, LIS and Communications have set up MiddPoints Weekly, a website for news and announcements. All faculty and staff can make college-related announcements via MiddPoints. Once a week, on Monday mornings, a “digest” version of the content will be sent to faculty and staff via e-mail, with links that take them back to the full text of the announcement. It’s our hope that use of this new tool will cut down on the number of individual news and announcement e-mails, and thus help reduce clutter in everyone’s inbox.
Please note that Middlebury’s new and much-improved “Calendar of Events” continues to be the place to share information on coming events.
To post an announcement, go to http://go.middlebury.edu/announce/, (go/announce if you’re on campus). You will be asked to log in, using your regular Middlebury user name and password, and then you can add a new post to the site. Directions are found at the page called “Using MiddPoints Weekly.”
We suggest that you take a look at some of the existing posts to get a sense of what should be included in the title for each post. We recommend a very brief description, and if your post is targeted at just one audience (faculty or staff), please click on the button that identifies the audience.
Note that posts will not be viewable to the public until they’ve been approved by Communications Office staff.
While we are not turning off people’s ability to send out all-faculty, all-staff e-mails — with permission, respectively, from Alison Byerly and Drew Macan — we do hope that people will find using MiddPoints Weekly to be an efficient way to share news of interest to faculty and staff. If you have questions about using the new website, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.