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Staff Council meeting – Wednesday, May 14, 2014

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STAFF COUNCIL

Agenda

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Crest Room

 9:00 a.m. Open meeting and introductions

9:05 a.m. Approval of minutes

  • April 2014 Meeting

9:10 a.m. Committee Reports

  • Community Council
  • HR-6
  • Publicity and Events Committee
  • Safety and Environment Committee
  • Election Committee
  • Staff Development Committee
  • Compensation Committee
  • Web Prioritization Committee

9:30 a.m. Old Business

  • Discuss plans for Ice Cream Social
  • Staff code of conduct

10:00 a.m. New Business

  • JusTalks
  • Discuss doing a survey soon
  • Workload issues and not being able to take time off
  • Monthly/Quarterly coffee, or breakfast for staff

10:30 a.m. Adjournment

Staff Council regular meetings are open to all Middlebury College staff members. Staff members should let their supervisors know if there is a particular meeting they wish to attend. Supervisors will seek to find a positive balance between addressing operational needs and support staff requests to attend these meetings.

Staff Council Meeting Wednesday, April 9th

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 9th. Our guest speaker this month is Mike Thomas, Associate Vice President for Finance & Assistant Treasurer.

 MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STAFF COUNCIL

Agenda

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Crest Room

9:00 a.m. Open meeting and introductions

9:05 a.m. Guest Speaker Mike Thomas

9:35 a.m. Approval of minutes

  • March 2014 Meeting

9:40 a.m. Committee Reports

  • Community Council
  • HR-6
  • Publicity and Events Committee
  • Safety and Environment Committee
  • Election Committee
  • Staff Development Committee
  • Compensation Committee
  • Web Prioritization Committee

10:00 a.m. Old Business

  • Employee “Perks” Update.
  • Retirement Transition Update
  • Boston Trip details

10:15 a.m. New Business

  • Updating the MCSC webpage
  • Set ice cream social date

10:30 a.m. Adjournment

Learning lunch on the Digital Liberal Arts – Tuesday March 11, 12:15

Over the past decade, digital technologies have suffused every corner of liberal arts education, from in-class instruction to student life to faculty research to campus infrastructure. One important impact of this digital shift has been that technologies that had previously been more common within sciences and narrow specialized disciplines, now have been adopted both across the teaching curriculum and within scholarly research in all disciplines, especially the humanities. We see this technological turn as part of a movement that some have called the Digital Liberal Arts.

Rebekah Irwin, LIS’s Director of Special Collections and Archives, will help us better understand the Digital Liberal Arts at Middlebury. Please bring your lunch and join us!

Tuesday, March 11

12:15 pm at the Mitchell Green Lounge in McCullough

Staff Art and Craft Exhibit – March 15th; 1-4 p.m.

Browse and enjoy works of art and craft created by Middlebury College staff members. Exhibitors will include Maura Clancy with handmade baskets; Cheryl Burnham and Arabella Holzapfel with hand-knit and beaded items; Wayne Darling with rustic furniture; Sandy Bonomo with quilts; and Amy Holbrook, Jonathan Dow, and EJ Bartlett with visual works. Wine, beer, and appetizers will be served. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Staff Council and the Office of the President of Middlebury College. Free. For more information, click here.

Learning Lunch – Preview of the Academy Awards!

Get a different perspective on the Academy Awards – from Ali Salem ’16, a student in the Film and Media Culture program! Bring your lunch and join us in the Crest Room, at 12:15 on Monday, February 24th for another of Staff Council’s Learning Lunches. (Please note this is a location change since a previous MiddPoints post.)

Staff Council Meeting

We hope you are able to join us on Wednesday, February 12th for our monthly Staff Council Meeting.    We also would like  to remind you all about our upcoming events:

  • Civility Learning Lunch also on Wednesday, the 12th, at 12:15 in LIB 230
  • Craft and Art Show in March.  We are looking for talented folks who would like to display their creations.  If you would like to help us plan this event, or future events, feel free to contact us.   We hope to see you on February 12th at our next meeting.

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STAFF COUNCIL

Agenda – Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Crest Room

 9:00 a.m. Open meeting and introductions

9:05 a.m. Approval of minutes, January 2014 Meeting

9:10 a.m. Committee Reports

  • Community Council
  • HR-6
  • Publicity and Events Committee
  • Safety and Environment Committee
  • Election Committee
  • Staff Development Committee
  • Compensation Committee
  • Web Prioritization Committee

9:20 a.m. Old Business

  • Office Moves Feedback
  • NEO Schedule
  • Boston trip to Fenway Park

9:30 a.m. New Business

  • Wellness fitness programs, can they be offered after work as well as during lunch hour?
  • Tuition benefit questions for dependents and staff

10:00 a.m. Brain Storming for wants/needs in the coming months

10:30 a.m. Adjournment

Civility conversation – Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 12:15, LIB 230

Our “Learning Lunch” on civility was postponed and has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, February 12th, at 12:15 in LIB 230.

What is civility, exactly? How can we foster civility in a vibrant college community with wide-ranging opinions, yet make meaningful progress on issues we care about?

James Davis, Professor of Religion and author of “In Defense of Civility”, will host a conversation that we hope will be attended by staff and faculty members. Please bring your lunch and join in!