The Study CATS program is an academic success program designed to support first- and second-year CEMS students who have a GPA of 2.3 or below with the goal of supporting students to maintain a GPA that allows them to stay in CEMS and successfully reach graduation. The program focuses on connecting students with academic and holistic campus resources and supporting students to develop more effective study habits and time management skills. While Study CATS is required for first- and second-year students with a 2.3 or below, it is open to all students in CEMS who would like support with their study skills, time management, and ability to access campus support systems.

Program Leader

Max Cordes Galbraith (he/they) is a second-year masters candidate in UVM’s Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program and a graduate assistant facilitating the CEMS Study CATS program. Max is originally from north of Pittsburgh, PA and came to Vermont from Minneapolis, MN. He graduated from Hofstra University in New York with degrees in Computer Science and Linguistics. Max is a queer cyclist, plant lover, and kombucha brewer.




Example Program Syllabus

Click here for an example schedule from a previous year.