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HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 19 faculty positions, 49 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)

The Week’s Headlines

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

Dispatch from Rwanda – Part 1

Conference to Focus on the Sophomore Experience, Potential Careers

J-term Scenes: Warhol Video Preview

Social Entrepreneurship and the Future of Global Health to Be Topic of Symposium January 22–24

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

1/19 Peace [with Justice] Walk

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Submitted on behalf of the student Volunteer Service Organization

Peace [with Justice] Walk

Jan 19 | 7:15pm at Meet in the Library Atrium

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and in light of the recent events, we invite staff and faculty to join the Volunteer Service Organization in a Walk for Peace with Justice. The walk precedes the concert in Mead Chape​l. Questions? Contact vso@middlebury.edu.

Blood Drive Thursday 01/22

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Atwater Commons is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a Blood Drive in the Wilson Hall of McCullough Social Space on Thursday 01/22 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. As a special gift, presenting donors will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card!

Walk-ins are welcome, however if you would like to make an appointment to expedite the donation process, please visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

When: Thursday, January 22nd from 11:00am – 4:00pm

Where: McCullough Wilson Hall (Social Space)

Please direct any questions to atwater_announcements@middlebury.edu.

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Thank You!

Middlebury Maple Run – Exciting Opportunity to Work on those New Years’ Resolutions

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Trying to figure out how in the world to meet your new year’s goal to get in shape, lose some weight, or try something new?  Or looking for extra motivation and accountability?  The organizers of the Middlebury Maple Run have just the strategy!  New this year – create a two-person, half-marathon relay team of a student paired with a staff or faculty member. You’ll get the same price as an all-student team of $50. Don’t delay – find a student partner today and register here!

Contemporary Issues 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 19, 2015  11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Classroom Discussion Part II: Navigating Controversial Topics

When controversial or difficult topics become central parts of classroom conversations they are likely to engage student’s deeply held preconceptions and convictions and may arouse powerful emotional responses. These exchanges may become heated, but a thoughtful, well‐facilitated discussion can have many benefits as students get the opportunity to learn from their peers and explore new ways of understanding the world. Moreover, the encouragement of mutual respect during the course of disagreement can encourage students to feel more confident as they enter into difficult conversations in the future.


Thursday, January 22, 2015  11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Adventures in Team Teaching Across the Disciplines

What are the benefits and challenges of team teaching across the disciplines?  Andi Lloyd, Chris McGrory Klyza, Tim Spears, and Steve Trombulak will offer perspectives on their own recent experiences with this form of teaching.   Their perspectives will frame a discussion about innovating as teachers and pursuing the full potential of a liberal arts education.


Monday, January 26, 2015  11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pedagogical Challenges in Online Education

Ian Grimmer, a Senior Lecturer in modern European intellectual history and the director of the Integrated Humanities Program at the University of Vermont, will discuss the dramatic shift to online education in UVM’s summer session and some of its many implications for teaching practices in view of the differences in the online environment.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hybrid Learning and the Liberal Arts

Bryan Alexander, writer, futurist and Senior Researcher at the New Media Consortium, will address some of the issues surrounding hybrid learning and its impact on the academy. Before hybrid, we spoke of an opposition between traditional, face-to-face learning and wholly online, or distance education.  We will soon consider learning as existing along a continuum of different levels of technological integration; all will be considered learning.

What powers this transformation?  First, a set of technological innovations, widely adopted: mobile, social, and rich media computing.  Second, the growth of open content and access to scholarly publication.  Third, demographic shifts, as digitally familiar cohorts age into college faculty and administration.

 

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

Digital Media Bootcamp 2015

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Please sign-up for sessions at http://sites.middlebury.edu/ct/digital-media-bootcamp-2015/

If the session you would like to attend is filled, please contact Joe Antonioli via email jantonio@middlebury.edu

 Online Identity: Your Story to the World @ 1pm

Date: January 19, 2015

Instructor: Joe Antonioli – 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 online identities, and present some strategies for managing our identities in the digital space. NOTE: Attendees must be comfortable with having their name searched for.

 

Portfolios Using WordPress @ 2:45pm

Date: January 19, 2015

Instructor: Heather Stafford – WordPress is best known as a blogging platform, however its flexibility and ease of use also makes it a great option to use to display your digital work. Join us as we explore the best way to configure WordPress as a showcase for your expertise. Participants should come prepared with some ideas and materials that they wish to highlight.

 

Moodle and WordPress @ 2:45pm

Date: January 20, 2015

Instructor: Joe Antonioli – Most course sites at Middlebury are built using either Moodle or WordPress, here we will look at the features and benefits of both services.

 

Exploring SecondLife and 3D Virtual Worlds @ 1pm

Date: January 21, 2015

Instructor: Joe Antonioli – Yes, Middlebury has an island. This workshop will introduce participants to 3d virtual spaces, and their place in education.

 

Crafting Digital Narratives with Scalar @ 2:45pm

Date: January 21, 2015

Instructor: Alicia Peaker – From non-linear storytelling to rich, scholarly annotations, this workshop will encourage new ways of thinking about writing in digital environments. Using a web application called Scalar, you will begin to craft a media-rich digital narrative. Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways. (scalar.usc.edu)

 

Adobe Illustrator @ 1pm

Date: January 22, 2015

Instructor: Mack Roark – In this workshop, you will learn to use basic editing tools and some fundamental design concepts. The workshop is taught as though it were a class teaching students to design a poster for a class or seminar. It is the same instruction that participants in the Spring Student Seminar receive.