B. Commons System

The goals of the Commons System are to build a sense of community by creating more opportunities for meaningful relationships among students, faculty, and staff; to develop programs and events that enrich the Middlebury College experience; and to give students a greater voice in determining the nature of the intellectual, social, and residential life of the College.

A. Principles for Residential Life

 

The following are the guiding principles for residential life at Middlebury College, as adopted by the Community Council in 1991 and presented to the Board of Trustees in March 1991.

1. Students at a residential college are part of a community of learners. Residential life supports and complements the academic programs and educational mission of the College.

Academic Honesty / Honor Code / Disciplinary Policies

Last updated August 25, 2016

A. Introduction

As an academic community devoted to the life of the mind, Middlebury requires of every student complete intellectual honesty in the preparation of all assigned academic work.

B. Academic Honesty

1. Definitions

a. Plagiarism

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)

Collection Policy -- General

Purpose

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.

Collection Policy -- Music

Purpose

This policy outlines the written guidelines for the continued growth and maintenance of Middlebury College's music collection and is a supplement to the Middlebury College Library Collection Development Policy. By articulating the collection goals and policies, this document helps to ensure that the music collection supports the needs of the College community. The policy acknowledges the music collection's distinct roles in:

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)

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 of Appointment (associate status, release from contract)

a. Associate Appointment

i. Purpose
Appointment with associate status is designed to allow particular individuals to reduce their teaching responsibilities at the College for limited periods without interrupting their normal employment. The reasons for requesting associate status may include, for example, the need to fulfill familial obligations, the wish to engage more fully in scholarly or artistic projects (or other forms of professional development), or the wish to reduce one's teaching obligations for a few years before retirement.

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.

Research Policies

Research involving animals must be approved in advance by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Review the committee's webpage to learn about procedures and find forms, or contact Professor Tom Root, Committee chair.

Appeal 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 provost (in the case of first and contract reviews) or the president (in the case of tenure reviews).

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