Online Learning Update

December 22, 2019

As Vt. state colleges weigh reforms, faculty balk at push to go online 

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

By LOLA DUFFORT, Valley News

Tensions between leaders at the Vermont State Colleges and those on the ground are once again on display as trustees get a first look at campus presidents’ planned reforms. At the close of an afternoon meeting held Monday at Northern Vermont University’s Lyndon campus, Alison Lathrop, a geology professor at the school, stood up to read a statement from faculty federation president Linda Olson expressing the union’s “deepest concerns.” NVU’s growing online programming is cutting into on-campus offerings, she said, and the system’s central office has added staff at the same time as faculty and staff have suffered several rounds of layoffs.

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