This session provides tools to successfully manage any project at CC, regardless of its size or the makeup of the team. Participants will also learn skills and practical strategies for getting the most value out of meetings. Presented by Lyrae Williams, associate vice president for institutional planning & effectiveness Wednesday, Dec. 6, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. tiny.cc/poo5oy

Posted by jbridge@coloradocollege.edu for the November 28, 2017 digest.

Contribution limits for 403(b) retirement plans will increase from $18,000 to $18,500 for 2018 ($24,000 to $24,500 for employees age 50 and older).

If you want to increase your voluntary contribution for 2018 (or 2017 if you aren’t already at the max), complete and return a new salary reduction agreement. You can find the agreement on the benefits website: www.mybensite.com/coloradocollege (under the Retirement tab, then Retirement Forms & Notices).

Posted by lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu for the November 28, 2017 digest.

A massage therapist will be on campus most Wednesdays. Employees may book massages in increments of 15 minutes ($1/minute).

If you want to try a chair massage, follow these easy steps to sign-up:

1. Copy and paste this link into your browser: www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/BITYMF
2. Select the “Schedule Now” button on the right
3. Select the service you want at bottom, for example “15 Minute Massage”
4. Choose your facility location on the right (Colorado College)
5. Select the date on the calendar that you would like to schedule
6. Select the time that you would like to schedule
7. Follow a few simple registration steps to create your profile
8. Click the orange “Book It” button
9. You will receive a confirmation email and reminder about your
appointment

The cost is $1/minute (15 minute minimum). The massage therapists will take
payment day of massage and they take cash/check/credit cards.

If you book a massage, it will be in the Worner Building, Room #211.

Please note that this is provided as a convenience for employees and massage time is not paid work time.

Posted by lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu for the November 28, 2017 digest.

Drop in when you like this Fri & Sat for a CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION from 8pm to 10pm in COSSITT NORTH STUDIO of two short Irish plays written 25 years apart. 2005: HOW THESE DESPERATE MEN TALK by Enda Walsh – 2 men, a gun, a story? 1980: OHIO IMPROMPTU by Samuel Beckett – 2 men, a book, a story?………..
A fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION directed by andrew manley with andrew braverman, kav gillespie, scot gladstone, eric ohlund

Posted by amanley@coloradocollege.edu for the November 28, 2017 digest.

What Would a Great CC Classroom for All look like? The Crown Faculty Center, The Butler Center, and the NEH Professorship invite interested staff members to apply to a Spring 2018 Teaching & Learning Circle: “Good to Great in the CC Classroom.” Inspiration for this Circle comes from The Butler Center’s Good to Great programs, collaborative learning communities elsewhere, and feedback that faculty and students would like support to move from awareness of classroom issues to actively addressing these classroom issues.

We propose that a group of faculty, staff, and students study this question over the spring of 2018, determining whether and how to move forward, and if in agreement, establishing the curriculum for the inaugural “Good to Great in the CC Classroom” program to deeply explore the classroom teaching environment, on the Block Plan.

To that end, we seek about 16 faculty, staff, and students to commit to this Teaching & Learning Circle. Participants would agree to attend all (or most) of the following events: MLK Jr Day programming on January 15, 2018; extended discussion and goal-setting, January 16, 2018; blockly working group of ~2 hours each block, at time set by participants; the Early Summer Faculty Retreat (May 23-25, 2018).

If you would like to participate in this Teaching & Learning Circle, please complete a short application here: tiny.cc/GtGCCC While we may be unable to invite all interested campus members into the first Circle, there will be many opportunities to participate this year and in the future.

Posted by jmurphy@coloradocollege.edu for the November 28, 2017 digest.

Want to travel or study in Russia? Prepare yourself by learning useful every day life language constructions and cultural aspects to prevent misunderstanding. Take half-block class RS 150 – Interactive Communication Practice for Travel and Study in Russia. No prior language knowledge is required. Sign up by Nov 30th. banssbp.coloradocollege.edu/prod/zwckctlg.p_display_courses?term_in=201820&one_subj=RS&sel_crse_strt=150&sel_crse_end=150&sel_subj=&sel_levl=&sel_schd=&sel_coll=&sel_divs=&sel_dept=&sel_attr=&sel_t…

Posted by l_pletneva@coloradocollege.edu for the November 27, 2017 digest.

All staff are invited to attend this discussion of the common reading book “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankin on Wednesday, January 24 from 10-12pm in Worner 2nd floor, Lennox Lounge (just outside the Butler Center offices). Attend by RSVP.

The first 25 RSVPs will receive a complimentary copy of “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankin. Light refreshments provided.

RSVP to butlercenter@coloradocollege.edu

Posted by mstallings@coloradocollege.edu for the November 21, 2017 digest.