New Employee

fullsizerenderMIIS welcomes Galen Anderson, one of two Presidential Fellows with the Ron and Jessica Liebowitz Fund for Innovation, who began working from the Monterey campus this fall. Galen graduated from the College (’11.5) and received her graduate degrees (MPA and International Education Management) from MIIS in 2015.  She also attended Language Schools and Schools Abroad, worked as a staff member at the College before coming to MIIS. For her practicum (and subsequent as a staff member) at MIIS last year, she coordinated the successful launch of the Sprintensive program — a pilot project that offers DPP students the opportunity to spend a semester taking a sequence of intensive four-week courses.  This week Galen organized her first outreach session on the Fund for Innovation, which featured updates on funded projects and information on how to apply for support from FFI.

Weekly Web Updates – September 19, 2016

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Fixed a web server configuration setting that was causing the WordPress Jetpack Site Stats graphs to break on the plugin’s main page.
  • Students who drop a course are now properly removed from both the course and section groups in the associated Canvas site.
  • The Middlebury shield favicon will now display in browser tabs when looking at PDF files on the site, instead of the old “M” favicon.
  • The Kurogo Mobile sites (m.middlebury.edu, portal.middlebury.edu, m.miis.edu, students.middlebury.edu, and facstaff.middlebury.edu), the Online Directories, Course Catalogs, and Athletics site now have the correct Google Tag Manager code on them.
  • Social media icons in stories on the MIIS website will now always begin on a new line.
  • The in-page sidebar on basic content posts on the MIIS website now also displays on sub-sites using the “blue” theme.
  • The Athletics History Wall in the Peterson Family Complex now authenticates to flickr in order to pull in a more complete set of the images.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Upcoming Webinar Sept 23

The CLS application is now open! To learn more about the program and application, you can join the webinar scheduled on Friday, September 23rd, 3pm EST- Wednesday- General CLS Informational Webinar w/alumna Noelle Little. This will be a general ‘launch’ webinar explaining the goals of the program, highlighting resources available  and providing some tips for applicants. […]

Notes for Core Team Septembr 13, 2016

Google Hangout

  • Took some time to get the meeting going, meeting was not showing up in some people’s Hangout dashboard
  • Sean showed Joe how to park a Hangout url, we will use that from now on

Canvas LTI Governance

  • Joe shared Bill K’s feedback with the rest of the ACTT
  • Requests should be submitted to ATG/DLC/ODL by faculty, requests should be shared with the ACTT
  • ATG/DLC/ODL members will evaluate the LTI
    • Test installation
    • Confirm utility with requestor
    • Check use of student data by the LTI
    • Complete the SaaS if necessary.
  • ACTT will confirm completion of the evaluation, and will evaluate for the sub-account and platform levels.
  • A flowchart of the process is available here.
  • Q: Can we create a list of LTIs and where they are in the process?
    • A: yes. Let’s start with a spreadsheet, then see if that is adequate
  • Q: Do we know what LTIs have been installed already?
    • A: yes. Canvas can export an LTI report. Joe will run the report and share it.
  • Attendance tool was disabled, it creates conflicts with the gradebook. We’ll collect requests, examine the feature, and maybe address the conflict with education for the following semester.

Web Conferencing/Adobe Connect Replacement

  • Bob, Sean and Joe met with Petar and Mack to discuss a plan for looking at 4 services in a short amount of time. The hope is we can either eliminate a few, or identify one that is noticeably better than the others.
  • In one meeting the Extended Team and other guests will spend 10-15 minutes in each services, test features, then jump to the next service.
  • The invitation will be shared on the All Things Digital Slack channel, as well
  • Interested faculty can join via invitation.
  • Plan is to do this at the Extended Team meeting on October 4th.
  • Bob, Sean, Petar, Mack and Joe will design a detailed plan on October 3rd, Joe will share out with the meeting invitation.
  • We will have an open In-progress Project meeting on October 11th to discuss the results.

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WomenSafe Volunteer Training – Begins 9/21

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WomenSafe is now accepting applications for volunteers! Help to make your community a more just and safe place to live.

WomenSafe is a community organization that serves people across the gender spectrum who experience sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking. Volunteer your time, talents and energy for tasks like answering the hotline, speaking to community groups, assisting in planning events or helping with administrative duties. The organization is also seeking volunteers to help educate and raise awareness, assist with court advocacy and childcare as well as monitor supervised visitation.

Mark your calendars! The annual training begins September 21, 2016.

For more information or an application, call 802-388-9180 or email info@womensafe.net.

The application can also be found online.

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