To help accommodate students who will be staying on campus, Rastall Café will be open Thursday December 21st and Friday December 22nd from 12-1pm for lunch service only. On these days staff club plans and department coupon books will not be accepted. We will be accepting cash or debit/credit card only. Rastall Café will be closed Saturday December 23rd through Saturday January 6, 2018. Re-opening for dinner service at 5 pm on Sunday January 7th for half block limited operations.
Thank you!
Please note the above dates are a correction from the post on Thursday December 14.

Posted by austin.kumm@coloradocollege.edu for the December 15, 2017 digest.

A recent Communications newsletter shared information on several retirement notices that went out. Those notices are provided again below in case you missed them:

The 2016 Summary Annual Reports for the CC Retirement and Emeriti plans are now available online at: www.mybensite.com/coloradocollege, under the Retirement tab, then Retirement Forms and Notices or Health Solutions Forms and Notices.

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, complete and return a new salary reduction agreement which may be found under the Retirement tab, then Retirement Forms and Notices.

The Universal Availability Notice is available online at: www.mybensite.com/coloradocollege, under the Retirement tab, then Retirement Forms and Notices or Health Solutions Forms and Notices.

The CC Retirement Plan has been restated to pull in all of the amendments since the last restatement in 2013. The updated plan document and summary plan description were sent to you from TIAA and are available on the benefits website: www.mybensite.com/coloradocollege under the Retirement tab.

You should receive the annual fee notice for the retirement plan this week or next. In the meantime it is available on the benefits website: www.mybensite.com/coloradocollege under the Retirement tab then Retirement Forms & Notices.

You may also request emailed copies of any updated document or notice by emailing: elujan@coloradocollege.edu or lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu

Posted by lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu for the December 15, 2017 digest.

All staff are invited to a discussion on the 2017 common reading book “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankin on Wednesday, January 24 from 10-12pm in the Lennox Lounge (just outside the Butler Center offices, Worner 2nd floor). Attend by RSVP.

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

RSVP to butlercenter@coloradocollege.edu

Posted by mstallings@coloradocollege.edu for the December 15, 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 December 15, 2017 digest.