Moodle Maintenance on Friday, March 6th, 2015

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From Remote-Learner:

In order to increase the resilience and reliability of our cloud platform we will be conducting network maintenance on 3/06/2015 between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., EST. During this time sites will be unavailable for extended periods of time.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve your experience.

Sincerely,

Remote-Learner Technical Support

Middlebury Top Producer of Fulbrights!

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A shout out to all those excellent Fulbright applicants who helped make Middlebury a top producer of Fulbrighters for 2014-15! We have 12 grantees this year, pursuing research or teaching English all over the globe–Columbia, Germany, Spain, Russia, Brazil, China, Jordan, India, Poland and Ecuador. Rising seniors and young alumni, now is an excellent time […]

Upcoming Fellowship Meetings: Feb 26, March 5, March 12

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Join me on those dates to learn more about fellowships for rising seniors and young alumni! Here’s the schedule: Overview of Fall Fellowships (British, Watson, Fulbright), Thursday, February 26, 6:30-7:30 pm in Hillcrest 103 Preparing a Nomination Application for the British Scholarships: Thursday, March 5, 6:30-7:30 pm in Hillcrest 103 Preparing Proposals for the Fulbright and Watson: Thursday, Thursday, March 12, […]

Benefits Information

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Middlebury College’s Health Plan has a “Coordination of Benefits” provision that requires CBA Blue to maintain information on file regarding other insurance coverage you or your dependents may have.  Annually CBA Blue sends out a Coordination of Benefits form that all enrolled employees must complete to ensure proper processing of your health insurance claims.  You should receive the form from CBA Blue within the next few days.  Please be sure to complete it and return it to them as instructed.  This form is required for all enrolled employees (even if you and your dependents do not have other insurance).  This information is necessary for proper processing of your claims in a timely manner.  Failure to provide accurate information on other coverage may result in serious financial consequences.

Employing Middlebury Students this Summer

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You may be thinking about employing a Middlebury College student to work in your department this summer. What a great opportunity for both you and the student! The student can learn important skills (or enhance those they already have) that they will use throughout their life – customer service, time management, conflict resolution, verbal and written communication skills, and so on.

The Student Employment Office Web page has been updated to reflect this summer’s procedures and policies http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/seo/summer.

Please familiarize yourself with these policies so you are well informed and can provide information to the student(s) you hire.

 

Academic Roundtable, March 10, 2015 – Managing Technology in the Classroom

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The Academic Roundtable meets on Tuesdays in the lounge of the CTLR from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
As the number and type of devices students bring to class has proliferated, faculty have had to wrestle with how to manage this new reality of students showing up with phones, tablets, and laptops. In addition, students are impacted by their fellow students. In this session, we’ll hear from faculty who are wrestling with this challenge, as well as from students whose views represent a range of positions.

Faculty discussing their classroom technology policies and practices will include:
Alison Stanger, Political Science
Helen Young, Biology
Student panelists include:
Phil Bohlman ’17
Cate Costley ’15
David Ollin Pesqueira ’17
William Weightman ’17
You may wish to read Clay Shirky’s ” Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away” at

Interested in an international career in human rights, social justice, and poverty alleviation? Come have a chat with the new MIIS Dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management!!

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   About the Dean:  Associate Professor Kent Glenzer was appointed dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management in January 2015. Glenzer serves as the academic leader overseeing the school’s degree programs in Business Administration (MBA), International Education Management, International Environmental Policy, International Policy and Development, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, and Public Administration […]