Category Archives: Education

Meet UVM’s Public Health Advising Team: Vika Pleshakova

By Kate Whitney Vika Pleshakova, M.Ed., has been serving students at the University of Vermont for 16 years. Currently a Senior Enrollment and Retention Advisor, her first role at UVM was one of keeping track of intakes and student inquiries and she gradually moved toward her current role. “I’m a lifelong learner myself,” Pleshakova said. […]

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UVM Is: Paula Tracy Mentors Students to Cultivate Their Strengths

Professor Paula Tracy believes in the power of mentoring students. Since arriving at UVM in January 1985, she has mentored more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, as well as post-doctoral fellows. “When you mentor someone you have a relationship, and you learn their strengths and weaknesses,” says Tracy, who is based in UVM’s […]

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Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Visits UVM as Part of George D. Aiken Lecture Series

When you earn a reputation as one of “the nation’s most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors” according to The New York Times and had a hand in high-profile cases such as Bernie Madoff and Wall Street firms, it’s not too surprising that folks will line up to hear what you have to say about today’s justice system. […]

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How Does Online Learning Work? 10 FAQs, Answered.

By Kate Whitney A third of all students now take at least one online course and one in six students takes classes exclusively online. If you’re considering joining the growing ranks of nontraditional students seeking to enhance their professional or academic credentials online, we’ve compiled a list of answers to some frequently asked questions. Top […]

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How Adults Can Prepare to Go Back to School

By Kate Whitney Going back to school this fall as an adult learner? If only preparation was as easy as guiding mom toward the least embarrassing pair of sneakers for gym class or picking out an enviable Masters of the Universe lunch box. The University of Vermont’s Continuing and Distanced Education team has compiled a […]

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Tips to Decide If You Should Go Back to School

Thinking about going back to school as an adult? You’re not alone. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 37 percent of the 19.9 million undergraduate students in the United States in 2019 are over the age of 25. From 2010 to 2020, the NCES projected a rise of 20 percent in enrollments of students […]

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Restorative Justice and Title IX: An Interview with Legal Issues in Higher Education Speaker Megan Farrell

By Kate Whitney UVM’s 29th Annual Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference focuses on the diverse legal issues impacting all aspects of higher education and tackles a variety of issues including Restorative Justice and Title IX. On April 4, 2011, the education department’s Office of Civil Rights sent a document that would come to be […]

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Career Options Await with an Anthropology Degree through New Online Degree Completion Program

By Emily Manetta If a student asks me, “what can I do with an anthropology degree?” I could answer simply “you can do anything with an anthropology degree!” While this is certainly true – our alumni go on to an amazingly diverse list of careers after graduation, perhaps the best way to illustrate the skills […]

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The Guaranteed Admission Program Helps Transfer Students Realize their Dream of Attending UVM

University of Vermont student Mae Mae Morrical didn’t become a Catamount via a traditional path, but according to her, the end result was still the same. “I called it the transition stages,” Morrical commented. “I came into UVM through the Guaranteed Admission Program, two semesters is all it took for me to apply and get […]

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Persisting with Online Courses When The Going Gets Tough

By Carolyn Siccama, EdD You’ve signed up for your first online course. After hearing how convenient and flexible they are, you decide to give it a try. Within the first few weeks of the course, some challenges come your way. You are asked to travel for work, you are moving into a new house, and […]

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