Professional Development Opportunities (MIIS)

Tuesday, October 31 9:00 – 11:00 am

Self-Leadership and Managing Your Energy

McCone Boardroom

Facilitator: Sheila Cameron, Director of Organizational Development, Office of the Provost


In this workshop we will review definitions of self-leadership and energy in the context of our everyday work and explore five practical approaches to “stay charged” and “in charge “of ourselves:

  • Choose a Growth Mindset
  • Avoid the Drama Triangle
  • Shift the Gossip Habit
  • Focus on your Points of Power
  • Practice an Attitude of Gratitude

Register for the Workshop (space is limited)

News from the Office of Digital Learning


Are you curious about what the Office of Digital Learning is up to? As always, we provide our readers with a weekly series on our blog called This Week in ODL where the inquisitive mind can easily find updates on the projects, news, and developments underway at our office. We invite you to click here for a complete listing of our weekly updates. And don’t forget to check our Projects page where you can find descriptions and links to our many projects.


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There will be open information sessions on October 23rd and 24th for employees to learn more about Flexible Spending Accounts.  The presentations will be available via WebEx. Limited space is available for those in Vermont who prefer to participate in person. Please register in Google Forms.

Monday, October 23: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Location: Davis Library 201 or to access the meeting virtually please see below
Information Session. Benefits eligible employees unfamiliar with the flexible spending plans may attend this session to learn about health and dependent care flexible spending accounts.

WebEx: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212, Access Code: 580-093-021

Tuesday, October 24
: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Location: Sunderland Room 122 or to access the seminar virtually please see below
Workshop, for existing enrollees.  This is a hands-on workshop to learn how to log on, navigate, and submit claims via the portal or the mobile app.

WebEx: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211, Access Code: 877-105-533

If you have questions about your 2017 Flexible Spending Accounts, feel free to reach out to customer service at MyCafeteriaPlan at (937) 865-6500 or toll free at (800) 865-6543.  You may also contact Nancy Lindberg or Franklin Daniel in Human Resources at 802-443-3372.

For more information about Middlebury’s flexible spending benefits, please visit

Benefits Open Enrollment Coming Soon!

 Please mark your calendars – the annual open enrollment period for Middlebury’s health and welfare benefit plans will be held from November 1st through the 14th. All benefits-eligible employees are required to complete the on-line process during this window so please watch your email on November 1st for instructions and benefit details.  If you will be out of town and will not have access to the internet during the open enrollment period please contact Human Resources at 802-443-3372 before November 1st to make alternate enrollment arrangements.  Meanwhile, to reduce pressure on yourself during the open enrollment period consider beginning the process of estimating your flexible spending account elections now, so that you are ready to go when open enrollment starts.

-Benefits Team

E4 Health October Service Flyer- Breast Cancer Awareness


  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women – one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • One woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes – it’s the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year.
  • While these statistics are frightening, it’s important to keep in mind that over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today – and one of the goals of Breast Cancer Awareness month is to see this number rise.

Knowledge is power, and there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Early detection is the best protection. Millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to regular screenings and improvements in the quality and number of treatment options.

Whether you or a loved one has been impacted personally or you’re seeking information. E4 Health can help. Call or log on to access a wide array of supportive services including:

  • Referrals to local doctors and specialists, community resources, and support groups
  • 24/7 telephonic access to counselors and face-to-face counseling referrals
  • Support coping with both the emotional and physical side effects of treatment
  • Guidance for best supporting loved ones with cancer
  • Strategies to facilitate communication and joint decision making among couples and families
  • Free consultations pertaining to legal and financial issues
  • Identification of charitable organizations and financial assistance programs
  • Research on government, community-based, and private resources
  • Hundreds of articles, tip sheets, and online resources

e4health administers the College’s EFAP program.  To access their comprehensive web site, with many tools and articles, go to the e4health web site.
Username:  middlebury college
Password:    guest
Or call them at: 800-828-6025
(phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Systems Maintenance this Thursday, October 19th, 2017

During our regular 5am – 7:30am EST maintenance window we have the following activities scheduled:


  • There will be a brief network outage at the following VT campus locations. Network outages will include wired and wireless connectivity, and last up to 10 minutes each.
    • Battel Hall, Le Chateau, Pearsons Hall, Ross Tower, LaForce Hall, Carr Hall, Prescott Hall, Ridgeline Suites, and Ridgeline Townhouses


We appreciate your patience as we continuously strive to keep our systems functioning optimally.



Middlebury Information Technology Services