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Peggy Nelson awarded supplemental NSF funding

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Peggy Nelson (Sociology-Anthropology) has received an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Supplement to the National Science Foundation grant awarded last summer to Peggy and a collaborator from Wellesley, titled Social and Biogenetic Factors of New Forms of Families. This additional funding creates an unusual research training experience by covering  travel expenses and wages for a student to accompany Peggy and her collaborator to conduct interviews during Spring Break and after the semester ends.

The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

Faculty Stories: Jamie McCallum, Sociology

Paging Dr. King

Faculty Stories: Jessica Teets, Political Science

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HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 18 faculty positions, 46 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 2 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/employment

Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs (off campus)

Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.

On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs-sh (off campus)

Contemporary Teaching in The Liberal Arts – Winter Term Series

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Lunch will be served at each event in the Center for Teaching, Learning & Research 12 – 1 pm. Please RSVP using the sign up form at least two days in advance of the event. Thank you.

Monday, January 5th 2015 11:00-12:00

Liberal Arts in Flux: the 21st-Century Landscape

The academy faces many challenges: financial, demographic and pedagogical. The liberal arts landscape is changing.This session will be a discussion of how these pressures are shaping teaching and learning and how the liberal arts in general and Middlebury, in particular, can best build on their strengths as they move forward. This session will serve as an introduction to the entire series.

Thursday, January 8th 2015 11:00-12:00 

Classroom Discussion Part I: The Art of Engaged Academic Conversation

In this session we will explore three methods to deepen and unify discussion in the classroom: using informal writing assignments to help students prepare, encouraging students to take responsibility for both initiating and shaping discussion, and facilitating a conversation that incorporates and extends individual comments.

Monday, January 12th 2015 11:00-12:00

Teaching with (and about) Digital Technologies

How can students engage critically with technology in the classroom? How can digital assignments further pedagogical goals? Join Jason Mittell (FMC), Carrie Anderson (HARC), and Alicia Peaker (DLA) for a discussion of these questions, and some practical examples of implementing digital technologies in the classroom.

See our full schedule here: http://sites.middlebury.edu/ctlrprogramming/

The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

Middlebury College Accepts 280 Early Decision Applicants

Middlebury Voices in the News: Democrats and Obamacare, Unionizing Adjuncts

Studying Privilege and Poverty

Bridging Disciplines with Digital Liberal Arts

Green Dot’s Bystander Training Session Enhances Middlebury’s Efforts to Prevent Sexual Violence

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

There are currently 17 faculty positions, 42 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 4 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/employment

Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs (off campus)

Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.

On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs-sh (off campus)

The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

Quoted this Week: Alumna Training Afghan Girls to Become Leaders

Middlebury Signs on to ‘Real Food’ Challenge

Middlebury to Inaugurate New Athletics Hall of Fame

Colophon: Where Do Fanatics Come From?

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