Many of you have been in touch with me about recent announcements by the administration: the single finalist for president, the layoffs and cuts in CAS, and the proposed increases to course caps in CAS. At the special meeting we held on Tuesday to discuss these administrative decisions, I heard very clearly from the faculty and students who packed John Dewey Lounge that we need to act now and collectively to defend education at UVM.
In response to your calls for action, we have planned a Valentine's Day rally and teach-in. We hope you will attend next week on Thursday, February 14 at 12 noon. We will gather between Howe Library and the Davis Center. We encourage faculty who feel comfortable with doing so to suspend their classes during the noon hour, so you and your students can attend this critically important campus-wide convocation.
Please share this invitation widely among colleagues, students, staff, and all concerned community members. Attached is a poster you can print as well. And be sure to join and share the Facebook event page widely too!
President, United Academics