Videoconferencing Success Stories

Over the past two years, videoconferencing has been used more and more across our campus, and by our larger community all over the globe! 

The numbers

  • In the last year and a half, we've helped with more than 250 videoconferences, in a variety of settings. Faculty, staff and students are using permanently installed equipment, portable carts and videoconferencing software on their own laptops to connect with others across the world.
  • More than 150 people have installed the videoconferencing software.

The success stories

In class

  • In the Spring of 2014, students at the Middlebury campus collaborated with students studying at Middlebury's Schools Abroad in Paris, Moscow and Spain. 
  • The DML program during our Language Schools 2014 had classes at Middlebury and Monterey learning from each other and from professors at both locations, using our videoconferencing equipment in RAJ.
  • The Portuguese School in 2014 brought in an expert from Brazil for a series of lectures, all using the Polycom software.

Professional development and collaboration with colleagues

  • Faculty attend and collaborate in VGN conferences using one of our portable videoconferencing cart.

Internships, networking

  • FoodWorks: In Summer 2013 and 2014 (two years in a row!) a group of students at Middlebury collaborated with another group of Midd kids in Louisville, Kentucky. PS: You can check out their blog here.
  • We've brought in various experts from DC, thanks to our Middlebury in DC Office and videoconferencing. PS: See some more success stories from DC.

Staff training

  • HR held a series of training sessions from Middlebury for Monterey. Much faster, more affordable and carbon neutral than flying across the country!

Recurring or one-off meetings

  • The Office of Planning and Assessment, Finance and other offices across campus hold meetings with people at Monterey, DC and other countries using videoconferencing. 

Candidate searches

  • The Chaplain's Office used the Polycom software during a series of candidate interviews in Spring 2014.
  • Several academic departments used videoconferencing in the search for top-notch faculty.