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App gives guidance to students

App gives guidance to students

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018

UVM students now have a new app to track their academic work and all the activities UVM has to offer. The app, called the Guide, was created to better connect students and their academic pursuits, enhance advising and create more control over a student’s educational experience, said Sarah Warrington, vice pre...

Advising program to expand by end of year

Advising program to expand by end of year

September 7, 2016

UVM’s peer mentor program has launched with plans to expand by the end of the academic year.It will cost $102,000 to implement the program for the 2016-2017 academic year, according to the official bill titled the Peer Advising for Learning Success Act.The student advisers will be paid a $300 per-s...

Make registration more user-friendly

Make registration more user-friendly

April 13, 2016

Class registration is, arguably, one of the most stressful times of the semester for students. Between trying to navigate the ever-confusing CATS report, avoiding dreaded 8:30 a.m. time slots, attempting to fulfill graduation requirements and participate in a “Hunger Games”-esque competition for sl...

Our advising needs a boost

April 7, 2015

This week, students will be making big decisions about their future — they’ll be deciding what classes to take next semester.This series of decisions is never easy.  And, with so many factors at play, it shouldn’t be. Not only do students have to navigate academic requirements, but, increasingly...

Students rank advising poorly

Students rank advising poorly

November 18, 2014

After negative student feedback, academic advising teams are reassessing their strategies and are planning future reforms.A recent poll,  made available on the MyUVM portal, asked students, “How would you rate your academic experience?” Out of whole student population, 2887 answered.Seventy-one percent rated th...

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