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We will update this site regularly and also let you know as new remote learning opportunities are available. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or comments.
Policies and Practices
Flexible Work Options
At Middlebury, we understand the increasing demands that staff members face in their personal and work lives, and we recognize that their careers are just one of many aspects of their lives. We also recognize that the current pandemic can add further challenges to this delicate balance. Finding ways to accommodate these demands can help provide an atmosphere where we can thrive personally and professionally.
Middlebury offers a variety of flexible work arrangements. Supervisors and staff have historically worked together to find creative ways of meeting business needs while providing more flexibility than traditional work arrangements. Middlebury has now developed formal request processes to help support supervisors and employees in establishing these arrangements.
Flexible work options offer alternative approaches to getting work done through nontraditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures. They offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments and can result in a more positive and productive work environment.
There are several flexible work options available at Middlebury, including flextime (flexible work hours), telework (flexible work location), and an abbreviated schedule or reduction in one’s full-time equivalency (FTE). Although not all options may be available in all departments or for all positions based upon operational needs, employees and managers are encouraged to explore these pathways in an effort to help manage work schedules while continuing to meet business needs.
Managing and Working Remotely
- Helpful Tips: 20 tips for working from home.
- Working From Home: Advice for managers and employees during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Maintaining Focus and Motivation: Free webinars about working remotely.
- Middlebury Guidance: Guidelines for working remotely.
- Leading Remote Workers: The impact of coronavirus on effective management.
- Managing Your Team: Helpful tips for management while social distancing.
- Managing a Remote Workforce: Tips for remote management during coronavirus—and beyond.
- 12 New Habits for Leading in a Virtual Environment: From Ken Blanchard Companies—12 key habits for leading in a remote world
- IGNITE Resources! IGNITE is a leading coaching and managerial consulting practice. Sign-up for their newsletter for tips, tricks and best practice
- How to Persuade People to Change Their Behavior: Harvard Business Review article that tackles behavior and how to use persuasion to help folks change their behavior
Online Tools for Working Remotely
Zoom is the recommended video conferencing software available to all Middlebury users.
- Sign in with Middlebury credentials
- Details on Zoom at Middlebury
- Zoom FAQs
- DLINQ Zoom Page
- Documentation from Zoom
- Zoom’s status page
If Zoom is down or not working, please try one of our other backup solutions listed below in recommended order:
Video conferencing software available to all Middlebury users.
Video conferencing software available to all Middlebury users.
- Instructions for starting or joining video meetings
- Instructions for using Microsoft Teams
- Sign in with Middlebury credentials to download
MURAL is a digital workspace for visual collaboration.
With Loom, you can capture your screen, voice, and face and instantly share your video in less time than it would take to type an email.
- The Zoom application offers chat functionality outside of meetings between any users who have a Zoom account. Users can have individual or group chats and can create public or private channels.
- Download Zoom
- More information on Zoom Chat
Taking Care of Yourself
Useful articles to promote well-being.
- Working Remotely During COVID-19
- Greater Good Magazine
- GMHEC Well Being Website
- Four Things to Do Every Day for Your Mental Health
- Six Daily Questions to Ask Yourself in Quarantine
- Strategies to Promote Better Sleep in Uncertain Times
- How to Be Intentional About Consuming Coronavirus News
- Ergonomic Tips for Working from Home
- How to Perfect Your Home Work Setup So Your Back Stops Hurting So Much
- Vermont Ergonomics Information
Employee/Family Assistance Program
Middlebury is pleased to offer employees and their families a local, free, independent EAP to support employees and their household members with InvestEAP. The EFAP has a plethora of resources to include (but not limited to):
- Financial and Legal Help
- Behavioral Health
- Life Resources (childcare, eldercare, adoption, housing, etc.)
- Four Actions to Be a Strong Leader During COVID-19 Disruption
- Managing Extreme Organizational Change Now to Secure Future Success
To stay up to date with all of the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium Events - please check out the calendar on the GMHEC Well-being (password is GMHECWell-Being), join their Facebook group or subscribe to the “All Things Well-being” listserv by sending a request to Rebecca.email@example.com
- GMHEC Wellbeing Facebook Group
- Quest to Connect: Starting March 30, a four-week Quest for faculty and staff to seek out creative ways to connect.
- Staying Connected during COVID-19
- State of Vermont List of Resources
- Covid-19 Support: Supporting managers and employers, working parents with young children, and new and expecting parents.
- Parent/Caregiver Guide: Helping families cope with the coronavirus disease.
- Working from Home with Kids: When it feels unsustainable, here’s how to ease the burden.
- 10 Tips for Working from Home with Kids
- How School Closures Can Strengthen Your Family
- Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents
- Information for Pet Parents
Schooling Children from Home
- Free Schedule Maker
- Advice for ADHD Families
- Resources for All Ages
- Tips to help parents work and school from home
LinkedIn Online Learning Resources
Don’t know about Linked In Learning? Here’s what you need to get going!
- Working Remotely (1 hr 45 min)
- Time Management: Working From Home (1 hr 25 min)
- Being an effective Team Member (31 min)
- Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset (59 min)
- Leading at a Distance (36 min)
- Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls (35 mins)
- Managing Virtual Teams (57 mins)
- Leading Virtual Meetings (33 min)
Taking Care of Self
- Balancing Work and Life (28 min)
- Thriving @ Work: the Connection between Well-being and Productivity (41 min)
- Managing Stress for Positive Change (57 min)
- Building Resilience (34 min)
- Developing Resourcefulness (18 min)