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Winter Term Workshops: 2014

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Here’s your chance to broaden your horizons and/or develop a new interest! This January is your big opportunity to participate in Winter Term Workshops offered by Student Activities. Be sure to take advantage of this year’s series of non‐credit workshops ‐ open to the entire College community ‐ and make the most of Winter Term.  For more information about what workshops are being offered, go to go/wtw and click on the Winter Term Workshop Catalog.  Registration begins December 1, 2013 at midnight.

Workshop Offering: Organize Yourself & Work Better with Others

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Presented by: Porter Knight, Productivity Vermont

Monday October 28, 2013,  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Location: Middlebury campus, space to be determined

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Workshop Overview

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 focus on what’s important.  You’ll learn:

  • The one tool you need to make every day sane
  • Six steps to managing flow of paper and data
  • The real problem with email and how to conquer it
  • Five strategies to counteract the myths of time management
  • Three components of a “balanced” schedule

Once you’ve mastered your own productivity, how can you best interact with others?  Getting results is what matters.  But productive communications is more than getting people to do what you want – it’s a two-way street that requires thought and skill. We’ll teach you strategies to:

  • Manage expectations with two magic words
  • Hear and be heard every time
  • Cope with interruptions
  • Say “No” effectively
  • Minimize conflict and maintain your cool

 Join us for this lively and interactive program.  We’ll include time for discussion so that you can plan how best to apply these ideas.  You’ll leave with tools you can put in place immediately for a more effective and peaceful work day.

*Though there is some new material, this workshop includes most of the core components that Porter Knight has presented in past years and in other formats, including:  GEARS of Organizing, RRRIPP through paper, RRRIDD yourself of email, TrueTime Planning.

*What’s in this session that is also in the Stress, Neuroscience & Productivity session: small reference to brain function, point of the decision, balanced scheduling, and dealing with conflict.

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Questions? Contact Sheila Cameron scameron@middlebury.edu or x5190

Liaison Discussion: Curricular technology update

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Topic: Curricular technology update. Led by Joe Antonioli.
Who’s Invited: All liaisons and anyone who might be interested!
Who’s “Required”: Primary liaisons, please try to attend if you can. Sorry in advance for any conflicts.
Where and when: Wednesday, September 18, 10-11 am. Wilson Media Lab.

Description:
The spring workshop was so useful that we asked Joe for a fall workshop! Joe will provide updates on curricular technology including a demo of the SansSpace online language lab.

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“Liaison Discussion Section” meetings address research and/or technology topics of interest to liaisons. They can be conversations, or presentations, or both. They take place most often on the 3rd week of the month, but in order to allow people who work different hours to attend, they’re sometimes scheduled for different days/times.

Research Data Managment Implemenation Workshop, March 2013

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A Research Data Management Implementation Workshop was held on March 13-14, 2013, with Alison Darrow (SRO) and Wendy Shook (LIS) attending selected webcasts.

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Take away points:

  • There is a lot of energy behind data management, and many good standards and tools being developed, but the field is in a constant state of flux.
  • Despite that energy, there is significant frustration. Funding agencies are providing objective outcomes, but not implementation guidance. They are waiting to see what consensus comes from the field, while users and providers are looking for some kind of direction or expectation from funding agencies to get them started. (I’d like to point out that this is a tremendous opportunity for the data management community to contribute to standards and best practices!)
  • There is emphasis on big data, in part due to volumes produced and dollars consumed, but that emphasis leaves smaller implementations feeling isolated, even though small data are valuable assets that require as much attention as big data do.
  • A variety of data management models were discussed, each with staunch proponents, but I expect the reality to be custom approaches taking the most useful element of each model.

An excellent collection of position papers are available at https://rdmi.uchicago.edu/page/submitted-experience-and-position-papers

 

Last Chance — LIS Open Workshops Wind Down for the Summer

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It’s not too late to join us for a workshop (in English!) before Language Schools begin. Visit go/lisworkshops to view the last of our advertised open sessions. Youll find a Drupal introduction that covers basic web site maintenance skills, as well as another opportunity to learn how to access and use lynda.com Middlebury’s fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills, including photography finesse.

Lynda’s recently added courses include such varied topics as “Managing Teams,” “Designing a Book,” and “Up and Running with Windows 8.” Watch a single video or work through an entire course, but be warned its addictive.

Please note that we do continue to offer “by request” group training during the summer months, staff and classroom space permitting; kindly send your request with details to helpdesk@middlebury.edu.

Middlebury College Admissions Office Annual College Counseling Workshop

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Middlebury College will offer its free annual College Counseling Workshop, sponsored by the college’s admissions office, on Friday, June 7 , at McCardell Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way off of College Street (Route 125). The event is open to the public — high school age children of Middlebury alumni, faculty, and staff are invited, as are students from Vermont high schools. Preference is given to high school juniors. The program gives an overview of the general selective college application process and does not focus on Middlebury College. The workshop is from 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and covers five areas: how to choose a college; how to visit a college; how a college admits its class; financial aid; and understanding the common application.

Following the final presentation, workshop participants may schedule individual afternoon appointments with Middlebury’s Student Financial Services office. Any students who are interested specifically in Middlebury College may join a group information session at 1:30 p.m. Campus tours will take place at 2:30 p.m. Parents are invited to all activities.

Registration for the free workshop is required, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, May 28 For a complete schedule and to register, visit College Counseling Workshop. Contact the admissions office at aap@middlebury.edu with questions.

Middlebury College Admissions Office Annual College Counseling Workshop

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Middlebury College will offer its free annual College Counseling Workshop, sponsored by the college’s admissions office, on Friday, June 7 , at McCardell Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way off of College Street (Route 125). The event is open to the public — high school age children of Middlebury alumni, faculty, and staff are invited, as are students from Vermont high schools. Preference is given to high school juniors. The program gives an overview of the general selective college application process and does not focus on Middlebury College. The workshop is from 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and covers five areas: how to choose a college; how to visit a college; how a college admits its class; financial aid; and understanding the common application.

Following the final presentation, workshop participants may schedule individual afternoon appointments with Middlebury’s Student Financial Services office. Any students who are interested specifically in Middlebury College may join a group information session at 1:30 p.m. Campus tours will take place at 2:30 p.m. Parents are invited to all activities.

Registration for the free workshop is required, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, May 28 For a complete schedule and to register, visit College Counseling Workshop. Contact the admissions office at aap@middlebury.edu with questions.