The Vermont Cynic

Quantitative reasoning added to requirements

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

A new general education requirement in mathematical problem solving will be added in fall 2017.   The proposal for the new general education requirement focused on quantitative reasoning was passed by the Faculty Senate March 27, becoming the fourth University-wide requirement needed to gr...

Reading days must be reinstated

Reading days must be reinstated

Staff Editorial

March 8, 2017

When reading days were removed at the end of the fall 2015 semester, they were done so without consultation from students and student leaders on this campus. These student leaders are the same leaders who work tirelessly and often without pay with solely the best interests of the campus student b...

Faculty assesses student performance

Faculty assesses student performance

December 7, 2016

The Faculty Senate has begun implementing a new form of student assessment focused on helping faculty better design their curriculum. The UVM Assessment Initiative launched last year is ready to be put into use by faculty and staff to collect data on how students here are performing, and d...

SGA to push course info during faculty negotiations

SGA to push course info during faculty negotiations

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 6, 2016

SGA will have a hand in contract negotiations between UVM and its faculty union this year. Conversations of contract negotiations between the administration and the faculty union, United Academics, are set to begin spring 2017, UA President John Forbes said. During negotiations, topics such as ...

SGA asks faculty senate for course information

SGA asks faculty senate for course information

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

March 24, 2016

SGA is calling on the administration and faculty to release more in-depth course information.   In a March 20 letter, SGA requested that course syllabi be made available online for all classes during registration.   SGA President Jason Maulucci, Vice President Tyler Davis and Sen. David Brandt wrot...

‘Voices’ Make up for low turnout

Bryan O'Keefe

January 27, 2016

Student protesters marched through campus and into academic buildings Jan. 25 in opposition of the Faculty Senate’s decision to remove reading days. Senior Alexander Collingsworth organized the event, and said he feels the protest has to do with more than just the removal of reading days. “This...

Student opposition grows against cutting of reading days

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

December 13, 2015

[Updated: Dec. 13 3:33 p.m.] Students at the University of Vermont are now taking a stand opposing the Faculty Senate’s April 13 decision to eliminate reading days starting fall 2016. Following a  Dec. 9 Cynic article, students have organized petitions and protests in response to the r...

UVM to offer a new sports management minor

Claire Messersmith

October 13, 2015

UVM offers hundreds of majors and minors, but sports management was never one of them — until now. Last spring, the Curricular Affairs Committee unanimously approved the proposal of a new sports management minor. The minor was officially approved Oct. 2, and will be offered as early as spring 2...

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