Rubenstein School and Community College of Vermont Promote Transfer of Students into RSENR
- By Shari Halik
In September, the Rubenstein School and the Community College of Vermont (CCV) signed off on an articulation agreement to promote the transfer into RSENR of eligible students who complete the Associate of Science degree in the Environmental Science program at CCV. Students can focus on one of three environmental areas at CCV: Natural Resources; Sustainable Building Technologies; or Environmental Literacy/Education. If all qualifications are met, they can transfer into any one of the RSENR programs: Environmental Sciences; Environmental Studies; Forestry; Natural Resources; Park, Recreation and Tourism; or Wildlife and Fisheries Biology.
“I am delighted that we are partnering with CCV to support students who seek a four-year degree,” states RSENR Associate Professor Clare Ginger, member of the CCV Advisory Committee for Allied Health which provides input on the A.S. degree in Environmental Science at CCV. “Currently, we are developing advising guidelines that will provide students with information about course requirements and choices and support a smooth transition between CCV and RSENR. The guidelines also will be useful for faculty advisors at both institutions in their work to support students.”
The agreement allows UVM and RSENR to serve Vermont students by providing access to UVM programs and an affordable route to a Bachelor of Science degree. The combination of the agreement and advising guidelines will encourage a path from CCV to UVM and promote student success. The agreement will commence with students seeking admission to RSENR beginning in Spring 2013.
“It will be exciting to have an opportunity to work with CCV students interested in important environmental issues like climate change and biodiversity,” says Professor Alan McIntosh, chair of Environmental Sciences in RSENR.