We are pleased to share news from the University of Vermont's College of Education and Social Services (CESS) community about our ongoing work to promote a more humane and just society, free from oppression, that maximizes human potential and the quality of life for all.
Our college has a notable and longstanding record of impactful and engaged research and scholarly activity, particularly in our unique and values-driven focus on schools, families and communities. In the past few years, we have accelerated our participation in externally funded grants and experienced substantial success. Between academic year 2020-21 and 2021-22, we benefited from a $2.6 million increase in new funding. This growth represents a 43% increase in sponsored research activity.
I am excited about our expansion of impactful research and scholarship activity as well as the addition of highly accomplished faculty who will further enhance the college's collective efforts locally, nationally, and globally.
Katharine Shepherd, Ed.D.
Levitt Family Green and Gold Professor and Interim Dean