Middlebury employees have 24/7 access to helpful information about their work at Middlebury.

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

Online Tools for Working Remotely

Zoom

Zoom is the recommended video conferencing software available to all Middlebury users.

If Zoom is down or not working, please try one of our other backup solutions listed below in recommended order:

Google Meet

Video conferencing software available to all Middlebury users.

Microsoft Teams

Video conferencing software available to all Middlebury users.

Mural

MURAL is a digital workspace for visual collaboration. 

Loom

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.

Chat Options

  • 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.

Employee/Family Assistance Program

New Directions—previously E4Health—now has telephonic and virtual resources available for employees and their family members. They have an app available for download on your smartphone as well. When you log into the website they have a dedicated space for COVID-19 resources available to you.The EFAP has a plethora of resources to include (but not limited to):

  • Resource locators (child care, elder care, etc.)
  • Legal advice
  • On-demand webinars and virtual training on a variety of topics (personal and professional)
  • Resilience and emotional health well-being tips, publications, etc.
  • Family, relationship and self-care (emotional or physical) guidance
  • Connect live with mental health professionals 
  • Calculators (savings, 401k, mortgage, etc.)

Managing Change

Staying Connected

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.schubert@gmhec.org

Family/Parent Resources 

Schooling Children from Home

LinkedIn Online Learning Resources 

Don’t know about Linked In Learning? Here’s what you need to get going!

Remote Work

Taking Care of Self

Online Tools