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The mission of the Planning and Assessment Office is to develop and implement planning principles for the College, and to promote the use of information in planning and strategic decision making. We gather data and provide reports for assessing institutional effectiveness and facilitating improvement across all College departments and programs. In particular, we seek to promote and facilitate the development and assessment of student learning outcomes. The office is also responsible for communicating information about the College to external agencies, organizations, and consortial groups.
How does Middlebury fulfill its educational mission? How do we know our students are successful in meeting their educational goals? How are students engaging with our curricular and extra-curricular resources? What is the workplace like for faculty and staff? How do Middlebury’s multiple graduate programs—the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the summer Language Schools, the C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad, the Bread Loaf School of English—educate students?
By asking important and multifaceted questions like these, and by looking for evidence and information about ourselves and the Middlebury educational experience, we work with departments and constituencies across campus—and indeed across the globe—to actively shape the future of Middlebury. Ultimately, our job is to say with confidence—and show with evidence—that at Middlebury, we provide an education that is consonant with our mission.
The Planning, Design, and Construction (PDC) division manages the development of capital building projects in accordance with the Campus Master Plan and the College's Sustainable Design Guidelines. PDC serves as the primary point of contact on all capital projects, working with architects, engineers, contractors, and members of the community. The PDC team strives to provide clear and regular communications with constituents on and off campus throughout all phases of the process.
Members of the Team:
Mark Gleason, Project Manager
Thomas McGinn, Project Manager
Mary Stanley, Space Manager
Mark Gleason, Project Manager
The Planning, Design, and Construction Process
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Two additions to the Middlebury Web site for 2009 are designed to help visitors better understand the importance of diversity at the College, and to provide easier access to news items, videos and other online content.
At the Web site for the Office for Institutional Planning & Diversity (OIPD), you’ll find a link to a new Flash project that offers visitors — in particular, prospective students, faculty and staff — as well as current members of the community a look at what diversity really means at Middlebury. With words, images, video, music, and slide shows, the new site tells the story of the College’s efforts “to make Middlebury a model of what a 21st century liberal arts institution truly should be—a welcoming learning community—and to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive community.”
Also new for 2009 is an updated “News Headlines” page, accessible from the home page. The page includes not only the most recent headlines, but also links to event schedules, College-related videos, blogs by students, faculty and administrators, other online sources of news from on and off campus, and even the local weather.