Category Archives: Education

Redefining the “Gap Year” with UVM’s Guaranteed Admission Program

By Kate Whitney We’re all familiar with the concept of a “gap year” after high school, in which students make the decision to wait a year before enrolling in college—choosing to travel, engage in volunteer work, employment, or internships or take time to solidify their career ambitions before committing to a four-year degree. With so […]

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UVM Is: Jason Garvey Advocates for Robust Data to Represent Queer and Trans Students

Associate Professor Jason Garvey’s personal experience strongly influenced his pursuit of uplifting queer and trans collegians. As a closeted student-athlete during his undergraduate years, Garvey came out as queer while he was a graduate student at The Ohio State University. It was then that Garvey became enlightened to the importance of individual and institutional contexts […]

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Perspectives on Early and Middle Level Education in Disruption due to Coronavirus Pandemic

By Kate Whitney Parents and caregivers nationwide are struggling with their new role facilitating the remote academic development of their children due to the coronavirus pandemic. But beyond the memes and jokes about the drink in mommy’s sippy cup, the transition from school to remote learning has many searching for strategies to foster a positive […]

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How to be a Successful Remote Student: The Impact of COVID-19 on Learning

By Carli Riibner Adjusting to remote learning is something many people across the world are facing. Social distancing is keeping classmates and professors apart, but multiple forms of technology are easing the transition. Professors are turning to Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Blackboard to recreate a traditional classroom experience. As a senior at The University of […]

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This Is How We Did it: How You Can Fit Remote Learning into Your Busy Life

By Kate Whitney As remote learning and online courses become the norm, we’ve asked a few of our online program alumni to share their tips for remote learning success. They all have family obligations, full-time jobs and also a desire to enhance their careers, while feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Sound […]

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UVM Is: Ryan Hargraves Takes the UVM Admissions Process to a Holistic Level

When Ryan Hargraves meets with prospective students, he wants to hear how they can contribute to the greater good. Hargraves, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions at UVM, isn’t just interested in a student’s grades or test scores. He also wants to know what issues students are passionate about and how they’re engaged in their community. […]

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French Professor Helps Students Learn Language through Food

Sylvia Grove is incorporating more experiential learning practices in her college classroom. That means getting her students to eat, cook, and talk about food—in French. Grove, a visiting assistant professor of French at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, is taking a page out of noted educator and philosopher John Dewey, who believed that food was a […]

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Making a Difference, One Student at a Time: Meet Charlie Parfet, UVM CDE Enrollment Coach

By Kate Whitney Charlie Parfet considers himself a people person. And that’s a good thing, as his job as an Enrollment Coach for the University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education means he’s often communicating with over 100 prospective students per day. A Northampton, Massachusetts native, Parfet has worked at UVM since July 2017. After […]

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UVM Is: Natalie Neuert Curates an Edgier Lane Series with World, Modern, and Classical Music

Natalie Neuert spends part of the winter on the road in search of established and up-and-coming musical acts to perform in the UVM Lane Series. In November, she traveled to Mundial Montreal—a world music industry event, followed by trips to New York City for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, and the Folk Alliance International […]

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Chemistry Teacher Explores New Techniques in John Dewey Kitchen Institute

-Cynthia Belliveau, Ed.D., teaches students in the John Dewey UVM program. High school chemistry teacher Sam Bromley is bringing his passion for cooking to the classroom. Bromley teaches applied chemistry at Montpelier High School, where he infuses his culinary background with classroom chemistry projects, helping students experiment with the science of food reactions, flavor pairings, […]

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