Content with Institutions : University of Vermont

Consortium for Ecological Living

UVM has begun to view student advocacy for social and environmental causes as a natural avenue for cultivating a deeper sense of civic and social responsibility and a skill in constructive advocacy that complements institutional values and supports our mission which includes preparing our students to lead creative, productive and responsible lives. Environmental Advocacy The University has a strong commitment to utilizing effective environmental practices in its daily operations. One aspect of this is the introduction of sound ecological design into all plans for renovation and construction of facilities on campus. A group of students have formed The Consortium for…

Career Services Non-Profit Program

To what extent do our career offices provide opportunities for public and nonprofit career choices? The University of Vermont (UVM), building on a long tradition of community and public service, has created a new and innovative program to encourage students and alumni interested in exploring and attaining government and non-profit careers. UVM Career Services “”Non-Profit Program”” began in 1997 with outreach as its first goal. Utilizing publications, PSAs, group gatherings and broadcast emails, we announced the program to students, faculty, alumni and parents. Key organizations such as the Senior Class Council and the groups associated with Volunteers in Action were…

Coalition for Responsible Investment: students promote social advocacy for human rights

UVM has begun to view student advocacy for social and environmental causes as a natural avenue for cultivating a deeper sense of civic and social responsibility and a skill in constructive advocacy that complements institutional values and supports our mission which includes preparing our students to lead creative, productive and responsible lives. Social Advocacy Students at UVM have formed the UVM Coalition for Responsible Investment to promote social advocacy for human rights and to provide a vehicle for students to make their concerns known to the campus community and to the administration. Recently, the Coalition took up the issue of…

Community Psychology

Community Psychology Instructor: Prof. Lynne Bond Psychology 295, Fall 2001 Office: 334 John Dewey Hall Tues & Thurs 11 12:15 Office hours: Tues. 1:30 2:30; Wed. 11 12 or by appointment Phone: 656 1341 || Email: lynne.bond@uvm.edu What is Community Psychology? Community psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with person environment interactions and the ways society affects individual and community functioning. Community psychology focuses on social issues, social institutions, and other settings that influence individuals, groups, and organizations. Community psychology as a science seeks to understand relationships between environmental conditions and the development of health and well being of…

UVM and the Local/Regional Economy (Community Development & Applied Economics 295)

Instructors: Richard Schramm CDAE Department, UVM 103A Morrill Hall 656-0292, rschramm@zoo.uvm.edu office hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 2:00-3:00 pm or by appointment Nancy Brooks Economics Department, UVM 231 Old Mill Bldg 656-0946, nbrooks@zoo.uvm.edu office hours: Tues. 2:00-3:30, Wed. 1:30-3:00 pm Project-related websites 1. Burlington/UVM COPC- www.uvm.edu/~copc 2. HUD Office of University Partnerships- www.oup.org 3. COPC research from around the country- www.oup.org/research/copcresearch.html 4. City of Burlington www.ci.burlington.vt.us 5. University of Vermont www.uvm.edu Overview: This field study course asks what are the economic impacts of UVM on the regional/local economy and how might the university change its employment and purchasing to further benefit…

Environmental Problem-Solving and Consulting

I. CONTEXT In ENVS 204, you go beyond identifying environmental problems to actually focusing on solutions. This takes two forms: (1) Who: becoming familiar with, learning from, and celebrating individuals and groups who have themselves achieved success at solving environmental problems, and who are thus role models or examples for others to follow or emulate, and (2) How: as part of a 3-5 person interdisciplinary consulting group/team/task force, applying problem-solving skills to real-world environmental problems and thereby helping a real client in need. College seniors examining global environmental issues are often overwhelmed by the enormity of the problems and feel…