Category Archives: Education

Complex Systems Graduate Certificate Helps Students Learn the Art and Science of Data 

As an engineering manager at Google’s Open Source Programs Office in Seattle, Amanda Casari thrives on leading a team, working with the research community, and strengthening open-source communities’ ability to make data-informed decisions. Casari, who graduated from UVM in 2011 with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, was one of the first students to […]

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OLLI Workshop: How to Share Wisdom and Lessons in a Legacy Letter

Baby Boomers rallied for peace, marched for equal rights, and kicked off the exercise craze of the 1980s. Now, as they enter their retirement years, Baby Boomers are embracing the practice of writing legacy letters. What exactly is a legacy letter? A legacy letter shares life lessons, values, wisdom, and wishes for future generations. Jay […]

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Celebrating 30 Years of Legal Issues in Higher Education at UVM

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, UVM’s Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference is planning an event unlike any other in its past—one that’s completely online—in a year that’s been punctuated by a number of complex issues and events, any one of which would—on its own—be enough to have college and university administrators nationwide struggling […]

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Exploring Complex Systems in a Complicated, Data-Driven World

When Professor Peter Dodds describes complex systems and data science, he talks about giving students the skills they need to solve problems and help the world. Dodds, who arrived at UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) in 2006, helped develop the Vermont Complex Systems Center within UVM, a post-disciplinary team of faculty and […]

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Dr. Denzil J. Suite to Present at Legal Issues in Higher Education Conf. on COVID-19’s Impact on Colleges Nationwide

On March 13th, President Trump declared a National Emergency concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, but four days earlier, the University of Washington, Seattle, had already made the decision to go fully remote—and was the first college in the nation to do so. Dr. Denzil J. Suite, Vice-President of Student Life at the University of Washington (UW), […]

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Effective Virtual Learning: Holistic Approaches to Learning Amidst Uncertainty

The mental health crisis stemming from the coronavirus pandemic has touched everyone, from small children to the elderly, but its effect on young adults has been profound. A June study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that 75 percent of 18- to 24-year-old adults showed at least one adverse mental or behavioral […]

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Effective Virtual Learning: Creating a Learning Mindset in a Remote Learning Environment

Staying focused while adjusting to remote learning amidst the rigors of college academics during a global pandemic: what could be easier? The University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education recently hosted three free, informational webinars on Effective Virtual Learning: Student Strategies and Resources to examine how students can make the most of the many challenges […]

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Effective Virtual Learning: Tips for Time Management

When it comes to managing your schedule in college—is it possible to keep time on your side? The University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education recently hosted three free, informational webinars on Effective Virtual Learning: Student Strategies and Resources to examine how students can make the most of their academic experience during the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Title IX: Implementing the New Regulations

On September 7, 2017, Department of Education (DoE) Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the notice of new Title IX regulations, promising to restore balance to a system she believed was unjustly skewed in favor of complainants. Just over one year later, on November 16, 2018, the proposed regulations from the DoE were posted and met with […]

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

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 many colleges and […]

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