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News from the Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry

Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry


Are you curious about what the newly unified Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry (DLINQ) is up to? We provide our readers with a weekly blog series published on Tuesdays called This Week in DLINQ where the inquisitive mind can easily find updates on the projects, news, and developments from staff in our Middlelbury, Vermont and Monterey, California based offices. We invite you to visit our “About” page to learn about our mission and the January 2018 launch of the Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry. Click our “Blog” page for a complete listing of our weekly updates. And check our “People” and “Projects” pages where you can find descriptions and links to our areas of work, and connect with us.

Recent News

DLINQ has an active blog and website. We hope to count you among our regular readers! Catch up on recent news and updates in case you missed them:

Updated 2018 Federal Tax Withholding Tables

Updated 2018 Federal Tax Withholding Tables

The IRS issued updated Federal withholding tax tables as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Many employees will see an increase in their next paycheck issued in February. The IRS is currently working to revise the Form W-4 and the tax withholding calculator. The links below provide information related to the new Act.



 Please note: Middlebury College cannot offer tax advice or guidance.

 Payroll Office, Middlebury


Middlebury 101 with Melissa Sorenson

Wednesday, February 21 | 10:00 – 11:00 am | MG 102

Middlebury 101 

Session Facilitator: Melissa Sorenson

Whether you are new to the Institute, or still getting acclimated to the many pieces of our organization, come learn more about the amazing network of Middlebury programs and locations around the world.

This session is designed for MIIS employees in that it will primarily focus on the other branches of the Middlebury enterprise and how they connect to Monterey. We will also delve into some of the structures and groups that work across our entire organization. You can submit questions ahead of time, but we will also save time for questions at the end of the session.

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Gratitude At Work: Lessons from Berkeley

Creating a culture of appreciation was the culminating session at a recent UC Berkeley ‘Greater Good Science Center‘ event on gratitude and well-being at work.

logo - Gratitude and Well-being at Work conference

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An exploration of both the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of gratitude practices, the sessions took an increasingly practical focus as the day progressed:

  • What is gratitude, and why practice it at work? (theoretical frameworks & research) 
  • How to get started:  Debunking myths, overcoming barriers (existing programs, in context) 
  • Putting gratitude into practice (small-scale, practical activities) 
  • Building cultures of gratitude and appreciation (momentum & long-term organizational change) 

Participation in this event was made possible by the Monterey Mindfulness at MIIS Working Group, and we will be sharing the experience through a face-to-face campus event in Monterey and via the Mindfulness at Middlebury site.

Got questions?  Want to dive in?

Contact sarah.springer@middlebury.edu to receive a one-time update when resources for learning about and putting these ideas into practice are available.

MIIS CAPP Launches Three New Photo Exhibits with a Purpose

If you are based at our Monterey campus or visiting, we encourage you to check-out three new exhibits sponsored by the MIIS Committee on Art in Public Places.

The McCone atrium features the work of local photographer, Oliver Klink, and his exhibit on glacier ice melt “55 inches.” Klink’s work has been featured in National Geographic.

Thanks to a grant from PhotoWings, MIIS CAPP was able to continue to explore our connection to the local community with six metallic prints from the latest Middlebury Magazine. These photos are on display in the Holland Center.

The Casa Fuente’s largest classroom, 434, includes three small exhibits featuring the Monterey community including students in action completing an agriculture survey in Salinas as well as photos taken in our beloved Big Sur and on the Monterey Bay.

Learn more about these exhibits and our plans for a student art exhibit on the CAPP Projects Page.

MIIS CAPP is also excited to welcome our Middlebury College colleagues Pieter Broucke and Richard Saunders for a site visit and cross-campus collaboration plan in early 2019 thanks to One Middlebury funding.

Streamlined Productivity Webinar with Porter Knight

Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 4:15 – 5:45 pm EST/1:15 – 4:45 pm PST (90 minutes)

Sign-up: Click here to register and view details

The hours in a day are finite yet the demands on your time seem limitless. How can you effectively get your work done when you’re pulled in so many different directions? This workshop will put you back in charge of your day so you can get organized, be effective, and focus on what’s important. You’ll learn time management tricks, strategies to stay on top of email, and ways to communicate your tasks and priorities to others.

Join us for this lively and interactive program. You’ll leave with tools you can put in place immediately to get more done with less stress.

*To join the webinar, you will need a computer with the Zoom software downloaded and an internet connection.

  • You can create a Zoom account for yourself at any time by visiting go/zoom, clicking sign-in, and logging in with your Middlebury credentials.  Monterey users will need to use their full @middlebury.edu address.
  • More details on how to join the webinar will be sent before the session.