Middlebury

Commencement Information for Faculty

 

Faculty in Robes

Luncheon for Seniors & Guests

The luncheon in honor of the Senior Class will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015. All seniors and their guests are invited to attend. Faculty are invited to attend as well.

Commencement Exercises

Commencement exercises will take place on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. on the central campus lawn (in the vicinity of Munroe and Voter Halls), rain or shine. Please come prepared all weather conditions, and wear shoes appropriate for damp, grassy terrain. All Middlebury faculty members are encouraged to participate in the Commencement exercises. Those planning to attend should dress in academic regalia.

Faculty may robe and store belongings in Old Chapel 206. The faculty procession will form promptly at 9:30 a.m., on the east side of Old Chapel on the diagonal sidewalk between Warner and the Library. The faculty procession will face Old Chapel.

Commencement Faculty Marshals are appointed in February.  Two Faculty Marshals and the department chairpersons (or their designates) will lead the faculty procession. Emeriti faculty will follow, and then the remaining members of the teaching faculty. Seats for faculty will be provided on the flanks of the stage facing the platform, and Commencement programs will be available at the back of each tent. Members of the faculty will be seated by the Faculty Marshals.

Commencement Luncheon

After the Commencement exercises there will be a luncheon on Mead Chapel Lawn for graduates and their guests. All faculty and their spouses and partners are invited. In the event of inclement weather, the luncheon will be held in dining halls.

Ordering Regalia

The College pays the rental fee for caps, gowns, and hoods for non-tenured faculty. Tenured faculty are required to pay for rental or purchase.

The College Store offers an interest-free loan program to make the purchase of academic regalia affordable. This program is open to all faculty, tenured or non-tenured. See the order form for further information.

Please submit your order to the College Store by Friday, April 24, 2015 via email to hebert@middlebury.edu.



Miscellaneous Policies

1. ENTERTAINMENT ALLOWANCE
Each FYSE has a course enrichment budget of $250.  In addition, the program provides $100 for social interactions with seminar students.  Requests for reimbursements should be submitted to the director of the first-year seminar program.

2. PROGRAM ENRICHMENT FUNDS
Funds are budgeted each year earmarked for lectures, co-curricular programs specific to your department, and student research expenses. The dean of curriculum administers the budget. All expenses (honoraria, travel, entertainment, etc.) must come from this assignment. Vouchers, signed by the department chair, may be submitted directly to the Accounts Payable Office.

3. STUDENT ASSISTANTS
Undergraduates assisting in such academic work as correcting and reading papers and assisting in laboratories must first be approved by the chair of the department, who may consult with the VPAA/DOF in these matters.

4. COMMENCEMENT AND CONVOCATION
On Convocation and Commencement days all members of the faculty are invited and encouraged to participate in the academic ceremonies. Those faculty members not owning caps and gowns for the academic procession may rent them through the College Store. The College will pay the rental fees for caps, gowns, and hoods for untenured faculty. Orders should be given at least six weeks in advance of Commencement weekend. Academic regalia may be purchased by the faculty through the College Store; a payroll deduction loan program is available to do so. The College will purchase academic regalia for newly tenured faculty if they do not yet own regalia.

5. ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN CLASSES
Except for students whose needs are recognized by the College ADA office, the use of electronic devices (laptops, iPhones, Blackberries and other smart phones, etc.) by students in classes is subject to the approval of the instructor.  At any point in the semester, the instructor may choose to prohibit or limit the use of such devices by students without needs recognized by the ADA. The instructor’s decision should be made clear to the entire class, in verbal or written form.

6.  RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MERIT
At an annual salary consultation, department chairs will advise the VPAA/DOF in interpreting annual faculty salary forms.  Faculty members may be recommended for salary increases based on continuing excellence in teaching effectiveness, scholarly and/or creative activity and contributions to the work of the College.  Department chairs will call the VPAA/DOF’s attention to faculty members who have distinguished themselves in at least one of these areas by notable or exceptional achievements within the previous year.

7. FACULTY PARTICIPATION IN A PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH
In the event of a presidential search, the faculty will elect three tenured representatives who will be available for service on a search committee. These elections will follow the same rules as those for the Promotions Committee, but with the inclusion on the ballot of associate professors, and will take place within six weeks from the date of announcement of a presidential search. Colleagues who do not wish to be elected can withdraw their names from the initial ballot. [Voted as advisory to the administration in April 2012]

Commencement Information for Faculty

 

Faculty in Robes

Luncheon for Seniors & Guests

The luncheon in honor of the Senior Class will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 12:15. All seniors and their guests are invited to attend. Faculty are invited to attend as well.

Commencement Exercises

Commencement exercises will take place on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Nelson Recreation Center. All Middlebury faculty members are encouraged to participate in the Commencement exercises. Those planning to attend should dress in academic regalia.

The robing room for faculty is on the lower level of Kenyon Arena in Team Room P. Faculty should enter the building at the lower level pool entrance, and signs will direct them to the appropriate room.

The faculty procession will form promptly at 9:30 a.m. in Kenyon Arena.

Commencement Faculty Marshals are appointed in February.  Two Faculty Marshals and the department chairpersons (or their designates) will lead the faculty procession. Emeriti faculty will follow, and then the remaining members of the teaching faculty. Seats for faculty will be provided on the flanks of the stage facing the platform, and Commencement programs will be available at the back of each tent. Members of the faculty will be seated by the Faculty Marshals.

Commencement Luncheon

After the Commencement exercises there will be a luncheon in Proctor and Ross Dining Halls for graduates and their guests. All faculty and their spouses and partners are invited.

Ordering Regalia

The College pays the rental fee for caps, gowns, and hoods for non-tenured faculty. Tenured faculty are required to pay for rental or purchase.

The College Store offers an interest-free loan program to make the purchase of academic regalia affordable. This program is open to all faculty, tenured or non-tenured. See the order form for further information.

Please submit your order to the College Store by Friday, April 26, 2013 via email to hebert@middlebury.edu.