Category Archives: Education

UVM Alumna Explores Her Interest in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Gains Practical Experience

Archaeology, landscapes, and geology are longtime interests of Janet Bull. But geographic information systems or GIS appeared on her radar only recently. Bull, a UVM alumna, has a career that has ranged from registered nurse to law clerk to an assistant attorney general for the State of Vermont. Over the past several years, she decided […]

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Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference: Interpreting Anti-discrimination Laws in Higher Education

The UVM Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference is “one of the only conferences that invites higher education professionals to examine issues specific to their professional area (student services, admissions, etc.), but is focused exclusively on how the law impacts those areas,” says Joshua Richards. Vice-chair of the Higher Education Practice at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, […]

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Cynthia Belliveau Illuminates the Pedagogical Power of the Kitchen at John Dewey Conference

Cynthia Belliveau, Ed.D., is thinking more about philosopher and educator John Dewey in the present and future tense. When Belliveau is face-to-face with students in the UVM John Dewey Kitchen Institute, she talks them through the mechanics of slicing an onion or troubleshooting a recipe with limited ingredients. Her goal is to help her students—many […]

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Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference: Promoting a Proactive Approach to Applied Learning Accommodations

From the start of the pandemic, with the close of campuses and the shift to remote learning, postsecondary institutions have been working to ensure equal access to education for all students. This has involved adapting curricula and course content, developing applied/experiential learning opportunities in a remote context, and meeting challenges to ensure accessibility to education […]

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Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference: Creating a Culture of Mental Health Care on Campus

Mental health has been an issue of increasing importance on campuses across the country. Students are under significant pressure to navigate life and relationship challenges as young adults, while performing well academically to ensure that they are competitive in their chosen field and able to shoulder their financial commitments.  Higher education institutions are stepping up to the […]

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Addressing Systemic Racism on Campus and Policing Policies

Since George Floyd’s died in police custody on May 25, 2020, at least 168 Confederate symbols have been removed around the United States. Higher education institutions such as the University of Mississippi and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas have remove statues from campus. In Charlottesville, the University of Virginia erased Confederate soldier Henry […]

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Returning to Campus and Supporting Students’ Mental Health Needs

When Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania welcomes students back to campus this fall, the small liberal arts school plans to offer fully in-person instruction and residential living. Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students Eva Chatterjee-Sutton, M.A. wants to make sure mental health is a priority for students at her college and […]

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Meeting Students’ Basic Needs: an interview with Adam Jussel of UVM Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference

UVM’s Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference is one of the nation’s leading conferences on issues affecting college and university campuses. Throughout the four days of the conference, in 12 live sessions, 20 pre-recorded presentations, and 15 roundtable discussions, leading experts will explore topics as diverse as campus communities and police, student mental health issues, and cannabis on […]

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John Dewey Kitchen Institute Creates the New Paradigm: Play in the Classroom for Greater Learning

Democracy in the Kitchen: John Dewey’s Education Through Cooking and Eating begins on July 6 and runs for four weeks virtually. Content is available on-demand when it best suits student schedules, with one live session the first week, as well as an opportunity to interact with classmates on a virtual discussion board.

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Under President Biden, Changes to Title IX Expected

A new and controversial Title IX rule strengthening the rights of those accused of sexual harassment or assault on U.S. college campuses is likely to be changed under the Biden Administration. In March, President Biden directed the U.S. Education Department to review Title IX rules that went into effect on Aug. 14, 2020. Those rules, […]

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