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United Way of Addison County Emerging Leaders Program

Shared on behalf of United Way of Addison County

Come watch the Super Bowl this Sunday with the Emerging Leaders of Addison County on the 13 ft screen at the Marquis Theater and learn about the VT Brew Arena Football team coming to Middlebury! Kick off is at 6:30 PM. Come early as the kitchen will be open and participate in the Pool. We will be offering two different Super Bowl pools for you to participate in.  Both will offer great prizes for you, which includes drinks, passes and more!

Please RSVP on Eventbrite to this event as there is a space limit. (don’t worry….it is free to attend!) Contact Linnea at the United Way of Addison County for more information: Linnea@unitedwayaddisoncounty.org.  

Live Financial Forum: Tax Theme

February 27, 2020 | 9:00 AM (PST) & 12:00 PM (PST) |  Register Here.

Join us on Thursday, February 27th for our next Live Financial Forum! Our panel of money coaches will answer your questions live as well as some pre-submitted questions on any financial topic. Since we are in the middle of tax season, this forum’s theme will be Taxes. We will have a member of our tax team available to answer your tax-related questions. Log into the webinar to hear our panel address financial questions and concerns from people across the country.

Note:  If you register and cannot attend, a recording of the webinar, along with a copy of the session presentation and handouts, will automatically be sent within 24 hours.

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You work hard for your money, but is your money working hard for you?

When it comes to our finances, we always wonder if we are making the right moves, and searching for answers can feel overwhelming.

Middlebury College provides all employees access to financial well-being thru My Secure Advantage (MSA).

MSA helps you make the most of your hard earned dollars!  When it comes to living a financially stress-free life, every decision you make adds up.  Through MSA, employees and their covered dependents can work with a personal Money Coach and utilize website services to make financial stress a thing of the past.

What’s Included

  • 90 days (per calendar year) of personalized money coaching with a personal, confidential, unbiased, and guilt free Money Coach.  Coaches don’t sell products or services: their only job is to provide expert guidance and improve your financial life.
  • Guidance on financial topics, goals, challenges, or questions.  Whether you’re getting by, digging out, or saving big, connecting with a Money Coach to discuss options, identify issues, and build out a plan can only help.

Work with MSA to tackle questions like “Should I be saving more or paying down debt?” “When will I be able to retire, and how much do I need?” “What type of portfolio is best for me?” “How do I balance enjoying life now with saving for the future?” and more.

  • Online tools include videos, calculators, articles, and budgeting software to help you stress less and save more.

Questions?  Learn more about MSA here. To get started, sign up, and schedule your first appointment with a Money Coach call 888-724-2326.

Supporting Students through Challenges: 4-Week Workshop Series for Faculty & Staff

Join Maddie Hope, Middlebury’s Mental Health Promotion Specialist for a 4-week, 75 minute workshop series will help participants to support students struggling with overwhelming emotions. Workshop participants will be trained in: recognizing and describing mental health concerns, understanding ineffective and effective coping strategies for mental health challenges, responding to students with empathic listening skills, and making effective referrals to support services as needed.

Workshop Dates:

  • Wednesday March 4th 10:30-11:45am
  • Wednesday March 11th 10:30-11:45am
  • Wednesday March 18th 10:30-11:45am
  • Wednesday April 1st 10:30-11:45am

All sessions will be hosted in the Coltrane Lounge in Adirondack House (location pending confirmation).

Register at: go/supportingstudentsmidd

Space is limited to 25 participants

Presenter Contact Information:
Madeline Hope, Assistant Director of Health and Wellness Education
mhope@middlebury.edu
802-443-5389

Different Worlds display at Davis Family Library

For J-term, the Davis Family Library is hosting a display of science fiction, fantasy, and other works of speculative fiction by authors from diverse cultural backgrounds. If you’re looking for something a bit less elf-y to help you while away the rest of January, we’ve got you covered.

Read more about the development of this display on the Middlebury College Libraries blog.

Annual Performance Summary (APS) Process for Staff

As we begin the new year, Human Resources would like to offer you resources to prepare for the Annual Performance Summary (APS) process.  Performance evaluations for staff members take place between January 1 and March 31 of each year.  The APS form for 2020 remains the same as in previous years.  (You may recall that planning was begun last year to update the process incorporating campus feedback received through the institution-wide employee engagement survey and opportunities to utilize the new Oracle HCM module.  Those plans continue as we make advances in our implementation efforts.  While the module will not be ready for this year’s evaluation cycle, we will continue to provide updates for the coming year.)

Below, please find links to the form, helpful tools and guides to support the APS process, and an on-line audio training presentation that will help you prepare whether you are a supervisor or individual contributor.  New employees and supervisors are encouraged to view the recorded presentation.  For those who have attended the training sessions offered in past years, you may find this to be a convenient refresher. 

http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/hr/staffandfaculty/evals (Vermont campus)

https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/offices-services/human-resources/employee-resources  (MIIS)

All completed and signed evaluations should be scanned electronically and sent via email to hr@middlebury.edu.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Thank you,

Laura and Cathy

Laura Carotenuto
AVP for Human Resources, Central Administration
(802) 443-2012

Cathy Vincent
AVP for Human Resources, Academic Administration
(802) 443-5624

Making Tax Returns Less Taxing .

February 11, 2020 | 9:00 AM (PST) & 12:00 PM (PST) |  Register Here.

You work hard for your money, but is your money working hard for you?

When it comes to our finances, we always wonder if we are making the right moves, and searching for answers can feel overwhelming.

Middlebury College provides all employees access to financial well-being thru My Secure Advantage (MSA).

MSA helps you make the most of your hard earned dollars!  When it comes to living a financially stress-free life, every decision you make adds up.  Through MSA, employees and their covered dependents can work with a personal Money Coach and utilize website services to make financial stress a thing of the past.

What’s Included

  • 90 days (per calendar year) of personalized money coaching with a personal, confidential, unbiased, and guilt free Money Coach.  Coaches don’t sell products or services: their only job is to provide expert guidance and improve your financial life.
  • Guidance on financial topics, goals, challenges, or questions.  Whether you’re getting by, digging out, or saving big, connecting with a Money Coach to discuss options, identify issues, and build out a plan can only help.

Work with MSA to tackle questions like “Should I be saving more or paying down debt?” “When will I be able to retire, and how much do I need?” “What type of portfolio is best for me?” “How do I balance enjoying life now with saving for the future?” and more.

  • Online tools include videos, calculators, articles, and budgeting software to help you stress less and save more.

Questions?  Learn more about MSA here. To get started, sign up, and schedule your first appointment with a Money Coach call 888-724-2326.

Gartner Research Campus Access for Faculty, Staff, and Students

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Are you interested in the most current and cutting edge information about technology? Are you researching or looking to invest in new technology and want industry-leading research to help you make the decision? Is your department looking to teach current IT-related topics? Do you need in-depth insights across all facets of technology – including communications, telecom, mobile, digital business, AI, Internet of Things (IoT), and cyber-security?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be interested in Middlebury’s access to the Gartner Campus Access Research service.  Gartner is a leading information technology research and advisory company that provides easy-to-understand summaries of complex ideas and extensive, in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis for a variety of IT topics.   

Middlebury’s subscription to Gartner includes access to both Gartner Magic Quadrants and Hype Cycles. 

  • Magic Quadrants help you get educated quickly about a market’s participants, maturity, and direction.  Magic Quadrants focus on the subtle differences between vendors in markets that are highly mature or newly emerging, and map vendor strengths against your specific need.
  • Hype Cycles are based on graphic representations of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications which help discern technology hype from what’s viable
  • Special Reports are time-sensitive research reports focused on critical issues in technology. 
  • Regularly updated Complimentary Research selections of cutting-edge research from Gartner analysts
  • Webinars that can help you to build impactful, transformative strategies, based on real-life examples

Students can benefit by using Gartner to find research for assignments, learn where IT is headed and how it will shape our world, discover an area of interest, or even get ideas on careers. Gartner’s research enriches the educational experience by providing timely, objective real-world examples and content.

Faculty: Gartner Campus Access research enables professors to bring timely, objective real-world examples and content to the classroom, enriching the educational experience. 

Staff can access information on how to improve infrastructure, validate technology decisions, analyze trends in the industry, and understand best practices.

Gartner’s Campus Access research is licensed for use and is accessible to Middlebury College faculty, staff, and students at no cost.   To access Gartner, go to http://go.middlebury.edu/gartner.  Access is through Single-Sign-On (SSO) so you will need to authenticate using your Middlebury username and password.