Week of January 24, 2022

Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir of the Dean of Faculty’s Office wrote in advance of Monday’s faculty meeting with responses to the questions the Faculty Governance Review Committee has received from faculty and staff.  

If you want to refer to the documents we have already shared, please find them here. 

1. Legislation, with overview and explanation.  

2. Here is our proposal as to how to reformulate this section of the Faculty Handbook. It ended up being simpler to just do different colors rather than do tracked changes. We used three different ways to indicate changes:

  1. Minor editing changes are indicated in red in black typeface
  2. Blue typeface indicates no change to committee charge/membership, but we have reorganized this section
  3. Red typeface indicates our additions. 

Lori Ouellette of the Dean of Faculty’s Office wrote to let us know that the Fall 2021 course evaluation summaries are now available to you via Garnet Gateway.  Log onto the Gateway, go to your Faculty menu, and select “Past Courses”

Josh McIntosh of Student Affairs wrote to students, faculty, and staff with this COVID update for students.

The Payroll Office alerted the Bates Community that Form W2 for tax year 2021 is now available on Garnet Gateway, if you consented to receive your W2 electronically.  If you are being issued a paper Form W2, it will be mailed this week and should arrive at your mailing address next week.  Form W2 can be found on Garnet Gateway under the “Employee” tab on the right hand side of the screen, and then under the “Taxes” section.  Please select “W2: year end earnings” as seen below:

Kristen Cloutier from the Harward Center shared a story in this week’s edition of BatesNews.  Our colleagues in Communications included the story about Assistant Professor of Biology Lori Banks’ latest community-engaged project, in which her Biochemistry students created short videos and packed bags of local food to help Lewiston Middle School students learn about nutrition.  Read the story here.

Next, upcoming events. I will use these weekly emails to draw your attention to upcoming events, but you are also welcome to check this link for real-time updates.

A Group for Compassionate Grieving
Facilitated by Brittany Longsdorf and Raymond Clothier
Mondays, 4:15-5:15 – Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, 28
163 Wood St.
If you are grieving for any reason – death of a loved one or friend, loss of a relationship, loss of so much during the pandemic – you don’t need to grieve alone. It doesn’t matter how long it has been, grief has no expiration date.  You may sign-up here.

Educational Legacies in Medieval Wills
Sarah Lynch, Assistant Professor of History, Angelo State University
Thursday Jan. 27th – 4:10 pm
Pettengill Hall – G65
All are Welcome!

Evaluating Sustainable Development Policies In Rural Coastal Economies
Amanda R. Lindsay, Assistant Professor of Economics, Luther College
Jan. 24, 2022 ~ Monday – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Zoom:  https://bates.zoom.us/j/93544789826
All are Welcome!

Beyond the Grade: Effective and Equitable Assessments
Dr. Lindsey Hamilton (Neuroscience ’04)
February 3, 2022
Zoom Link Here
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Please join us as the HHMI program hosts Dr. Lindsey Hamilton (Neuroscience ’04) who serves as the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Colorado Denver.