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2014 Spring Pedagogy Series

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Online Identity Part 1 - Tuesday, June 3, 10:30 am – noon  in Wilson Media Lab, LIB 220

With every click, post, tweet, checkout, like, search, digg, friend, tag and other activities we have created a record of our time spent interacting with web sites that are viewable from anywhere in the world. What do our web sites and social media activity say about us? This workshop will explore the meaning that others give to our digital identities, and present some strategies for managing our identities in the digital space. NOTE: Attendees must be comfortable with having their name searched for.

Noon – Lunch served in CTLR, LIB 225


Designing Effective Presentations - Wednesday, June 4, 10:30 am in LIB 230

Presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi) is perhaps the most common technology used in the classroom by both instructors and students.  Yet faculty often feel constrained by the software, and students voice frustration about PowerPoint becoming the focus of a class. In this session, we will discuss ways of making presentations more effective through the stages of preparation, design,and delivery. 

 11:20 – 12:00 pm – Wilson Media Lab & LIB 230

In the second half of this session, we invite you to submit slides from your presentations that you’d like to improve or are dissatisfied with. Shel Sax, Joe Antonioli, and Heather Stafford will be available for individual consultations to help with conceptual and technical issues.  If you are interested, please forward a representative presentation that you’d like to discuss to Shel Sax (sax@middlebury.edu).

Noon – Lunch served in CTLR, LIB 225


Beyond PowerPoint - Wednesday, June 4, 1:30 – 3:00 pm in Wilson Media Lab, LIB 220

New software and mobile devices provide the person at the front of the room with more options for presentations. This tech demo will look at applications that take us beyond the PowerPoint deck and mobile devices that can support our ventures into untethered pedagogies.

Noon -Lunch served in CTLR, LIB 225


■Online Identity Part 2 – Electronic Portfolios – Friday, June 6, 10:30 am – noon in Wilson Media Lab, LIB 220

What do you find when you Google . . . yourself? Put what you’ve learned about your online identity into practice as we work on constructing a digital presence through the use of an eportfolio. This is a hands-on workshop where participants will learn how Middlebury’s instance of WordPress can be used to construct a professional web presence.  In preparation for this session participants may want to collect text and media files to include in the web site design process. No level of WordPress expertise is required —  just a creative spirit!

Noon – Lunch served in CTLR, LIB 225

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 6 faculty positions, 51 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 1 internal job posting on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

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

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:

Middlebury Sees Increase in Students Choosing to Attend

Commencement Preview

College Hires Couple for Muslim Chaplaincy Post

College Grants Tenure to Four Faculty Members

Monterey Institute Grants 278 Degrees to Students from 40 Countries

Presidential Search Underway

College Makes Progress on Emergency Planning and Preparedness

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Remembering Carl Alan Peabody

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Members of the Middlebury College community are invited to join Carl Alan Peabody’s family in a celebration of his life on Saturday June 21, 2014 at the Kirk Alumni Center from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Carl joined the College in 1962 as assistant manager of the College Store and held the position of manager of the store from 1964 until his retirement in 1994. Carl passed away on October 11, 2013. Come share your stories of Carl.

College Counseling Workshop Sponsored By Admissions Office

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College Counseling Workshop

The annual “Applying to College” workshop sponsored by the Admissions Office is scheduled for Friday, June 6, 2014 at McCardell Bicentennial Hall. High school age children and grandchildren of Middlebury alumni, faculty and staff as well as students from Vermont high schools are invited. Preference is given to juniors in high school. This program gives an overview of the general selective college application process and does not focus on Middlebury College. Areas covered are: the college application process: 1) choosing a college; 2) how to visit a college; 3) how a college admits its class; 4) financial aid; and 5) understanding the common application–a hands on session.

Individual afternoon appointments can be scheduled with Student Financial Services.

A group information session about Middlebury College will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. followed by campus tours at 2:30 P.M.  Register Here for Info Sessions and Tours

Registration deadline: May 29, 2014.

Details here: Learn More About The Workshop

Register Here for Workshop

The 2014 Feminist of the Year Awards

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A time-honored tradition, the Feminist of the Year Awards took place on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the annual GSFS/Chellis end-of-the-year fest in the backyard of Chellis House. These awards honor people who have made outstanding contributions to and shown great leadership in improving the status of women and/or fostering gender equity in the Middlebury College community. This year, 24 people were nominated: Marianne Anderson, Lily Andrews, Jeanne Bartlett, Luke Carroll Brown, Sally Caruso, Veronica Coates, Rebecca Coates-Finke, Andrew Catomeris, Rebecca Crochiere, Anna Flinchbaugh, Joanna Georgakas, Elli Itin, Maddie Orcutt, Jackie Park, Xhesika Pasholli, Alex Strott, Angie Walker, and Sade Williams in the student category; Shannon Bohler-Small, Barbara McCall, and Stacey Reardon in the staff category; and Suzanne Gurland, Harshita Kamath, and Roberto Lint Sagarena in the faculty category.

The jury had to make hard decisions and select among all the worthy nominees. In the end, Veronica Coates ’14, Jackie Park ’15, and Alex Strott ’14.5 won the Student Feminist of the Year Award. Veronica was chosen because of her long history in organizing and participating in feminist events on campus and for her “grounded non-judgmental presence even as she speaks hard truths in the classroom.” Jackie garnered the award for her tireless efforts to create a more inclusive community at Middlebury through student organizations such as Women of Color and the Queer Studies House and for “living out her passion for feminism every day.” Alex received the award because over the past two years she has made consistent efforts to integrate intersectional feminist topics into the campus conversation through the student organization Feminist Action at Middlebury by organizing events such as the poetry slam “Sister Outsider.” A resident and organizer at the Queer Studies House, Alex also is a trained MiddSafe advocate, serving as a resource for anybody who has been affected by sexual assault.

Shannon Bohler-Small garnered the Feminist of the Year Award in the staff category. Since she started working at Middlebury six years ago, Shanon has been the staff representative of Vermont Women in Higher Education. This organization aims to foster connections among women in various sectors of higher education and promotes women’s leadership. Shannon has made great efforts to encourage staff and faculty members to attend VWHE’s annual two-day conference and many participants have remarked on the useful and inspiring nature of the event.

Harshita Kamath from the Religion Department was chosen as the faculty Feminist of the Year. Harshita has been an energetic and central member of the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, playing major roles in organizing the feminist pedagogy workshop and the Gensler Symposium. Congratulations to all the nominees!

LIS Workshops: find summer reading, movies, & more + website development

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LIS Workshop:  Library Services & Resources at Middlebury

Wed, 5/28,  2:00 – 3:00 pm  Davis Family Library 105 Computing Lab (lower level)

We’ll introduce you to library services and resources available to Midd users and show you how to search MIDCAT, the library catalog, and Summon (our “search everything” tool) to discover resources like books, articles, films, eBooks, audiobooks, and more.  Learn how to access news and popular magazines online as well as find online resources aimed at all ages.

Website Maintenance Work Session

Thu, 5/29,   1:00 – 2:30 pm  Davis Family Library 105 Computing Lab (lower level)

Do you maintain a website in Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki (wiki), or Moodle?  Bring your work to this session and we’ll have staff on-hand to help you with any questions as you update or create your site.  This is not a formal workshop; we will answer questions and problems as they come up.  Work sessions will be staffed on a rotating basis by representatives from each of the following areas:  Web Application Development, Curricular Technology, and User Services.

Sign up online or visit http://go.middlebury.edu/lisworkshops to view the full workshop schedule.