Collection Policy -- General
The Collection Development policy of Middlebury College Library furnishes general written guidelines that relate the Library's collection development efforts to the needs and interests of the Middlebury College community. Because it is the College's chief provider of books, maps, serials, government documents, microforms, bibliographic databases, and other materials, the Library's central purpose is to support first the teaching and learning activities that uphold the curriculum and second the research and service responsibilities of the College.
Collections Policy -- Science
Collection Policy -- Music
This policy outlines the written management guidelines for the continued growth and maintenance of Middlebury College's Music Collection and is a supplement to the Middlebury College LIS Collection Development Policy. By articulating the collection goals and policies, this document helps to ensure that the music collection supports the needs of the community. The policy acknowledges the music collection's distinct roles in:
• Supporting the teaching, learning, and research objectives of the Music Department
Middlebury Library Gift Policy
Middlebury’s Library collections are developed to serve the dynamic needs of students of a strong liberal arts undergraduate institution that also offers graduate programs in foreign languages and English literature. Our collections and services today extend far beyond traditional printed books and now include a wide range of sound recordings, archival collections, and digital resources in all formats and for all subjects.
College Handbook 2008-2009 (as of June 2009)
College Handbook 2009-2010 (as of Jan. 2010)
College Handbook 2007-2008 (as of June 2008)
Sharing Music & Videos: Your Responsibilities with Respect to Copyright Law
Many members of the Middlebury community have questions about the sharing of music and movies in digital format over the Internet. These policies and procedures describe how Middlebury College handles alleged copyright violations concerning file sharing. You should understand the risks of certain types file sharing given potential legal action.
Peer-to-Peer Programs (P2P)
Academic Policies and Procedures
Administrative Appointments - Terms/Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS
Vice presidents, deans, chairs, program directors, and heads of administrative departments are appointed by the president and continue in office at the pleasure of the president. In normal cases, such appointments are for a specified term, regularly from three to five years. Appointments take effect on July 1 and continue until June 30 of the year of termination.
Special Provisions (associate status, release from contract, termination of appt)
SPECIAL PROVISIONS OF APPOINTMENT
a. Associate Appointment
Payment for Faculty Lectures Policy
Consulting and Outside Employment Policies
External consulting arrangements by faculty members which will enhance the individual's professional competence and/or provide a community service are encouraged, provided such arrangements do not interfere with the primary responsibilities of the individual to the College. The exercise of good judgment of all concerned is essential in determining what the proper balance of outside commitments against the individual's obligations to the College may be in each case.
Contracts and Grants Policy
Please note: In light of ongoing changes in federal regulations and administrative structure, this section must be revised annually. Please check with the dean of curriculum and faculty development, the Sponsored Research Office, or the office of Corporate and Foundation Relations if you have questions regarding administrative policies or procedures.
a. Appeal of Non-reappointment
i. Grounds for Appeal
A faculty member who has received notice of non-reappointment may appeal that judgment on the basis of either procedural errors or violation of academic freedom that may have influenced the academic department or program, and/or the Reappointments Committee or the Promotions Committee, and/or the president.
Rules of Reappointment for Physical Education Faculty
1. Review and Reappointment in the Department of Physical Education
Rules of Appointment and Tenure for Academic Faculty
b. Principles – teaching, scholarship, service, academic freedom,
c. Faculty Appointments – regular, term, special, associate
appointments, voting, committee assignments
C. Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA )
D. McCullough Student Center
Students and student organizations scheduling the use of any of the McCullough Student Center facilities, including but not limited to the McCullough Social Space, Mitchell Green Lounge, the mailroom, and the lobby, must do so through the Center for Campus Activities and Leadership (CCAL) at least two weeks before the event. Additionally, groups scheduling the use of the Social Space or Grille must arrange a meeting with a CCAL staff member at least two weeks before the event. Failure to meet this deadline may result in a limitation of requested services.
B. Health Care Policy Statement
In order to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered by Middlebury College, a student must maintain good health, and the College expects each student to assume responsibility for his or her health. The College does not stand in loco parentis with respect to the health care of its students, and its health care services do not attempt to take the place of a family physician. In an effort to promote wellness, assist students in maintaining good health, and handle medical emergencies on campus, the College offers the following health care services:
A. Student Organization Policies
a. All student organizations are subject to College policies.
b. All recognized student organizations must register annually with the Center for Campus Activities and Leadership and have constitutions that have been approved by the Constitution Committee of the Student Government Association. The Constitution Committee may not approve a constitution with provisions that are in violation of Federal, State, or local laws, or Handbook policy.
K. Noise Issues
Middlebury College seeks to promote the quiet, comfort, and health of the College community and residents of the town of Middlebury. Students should neither cause nor condone excessive amounts of noise, but should strive to be considerate and respectful of others.
The following guidelines have been adopted to ensure that Middlebury students respect the peace and safety of their neighbors, inside and outside the premises of the College.
J. College Storage Policies and Procedures
1. Storage during the regular academic year for students enrolled in the undergraduate College:
a. Regular dormitory storage (trunks, suitcases, boxed items).
i. Resident assistants in each dormitory have keys to the storage areas and will give residents access upon request.
ii. At the end of the school year, Facilities Services staff will clean out these storage areas and will dispose of any items not removed by students.
I. Room Change Policy
At Middlebury College, we base our residential system on the principle of community living. We value the benefits and challenges of learning to live with other people. By interacting with people of different backgrounds and interest, community members form rich relationships. A residential community of roommates, hall mates, and friends prepares students to be involved in local, national, and international communities and to face the challenges of difference in a diverse world.
H. Off-Campus Living Policy
1. The College permits a limited number of seniors to live off campus. Permission is granted by a process coordinated by the Office of the Dean of the College. Special students must live off campus and are not included in the total number. The number of off campus residents is based on our commitment to the residential nature of the College and an evaluation of the rental market in the town of Middlebury.
G. Entry into Residential Rooms
1. Emergency Entry
The Department of Public Safety is authorized to enter a student's room in the event of emergency circumstances, such as fire, fire alarm, fire drill, an immediate threat to life, a call for help, or what reasonably seems to be a dangerous situation. If time permits the Department of Public Safety should first seek authorization from the dean of the College or the Commons dean before entering a student room to deal with an emergency. (See Special Room Inspection, 5. below.)
F. Residence Hall Regulations
1. All students are required to live on campus unless given permission by the Office of the Dean of the College to live elsewhere.
2. The Office of the Dean of the College makes all first-year student room assignments and supervises room draw for enrolled students and all other room assignments. Switching rooms and keys or changing residences without authorization may result in disciplinary action. (See I. Room Change Policy)
E. Academic Interest Houses
In 1991, the Residential Life Committee, the Student Government Association, and the Community Council recommended creating, in addition to the existing foreign language houses, a limited number of academic interest houses. Academic interest houses are houses in which residents pursue a common academic interest and share the fruits of that interest with the campus community.
The purpose of academic interest houses includes:
a. promotion of the academic interests;
D. Coeducational Residential Social Houses
1. General College Expectations of Coeducational Residential Social Houses