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About Champlain College
Champlain College is a private, coeducational college located in Burlington, Vermont. It offers professionally focused programs that incorporate an interdisciplinary core curriculum. In addition to its main campus, the College maintains study-abroad campuses in Montreal and Dublin, and offers online programs. As of 1993 undergrad students Champlain is the fifth largest institute of higher education in Vermont.
Academics: Champlain College's "Upside Down Curriculum allows students to take in-depth courses in their major starting in the first semester.
Champlain College Sports & Clubs
There are a variety of intramural sports including Basketball, Dodgeball, Golf, Floor Hockey , Ice Hockey, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Wiffleball, Volleyball, XC/Road Racing, and Quidditch as well as Men's Division IV and Women's Intercollegiate Rugby.
The Center for Service and Civic Engagement is a community service and civic engagement based club that participates in a number of activities such as Tent City (a fundraiser to raise homeless awareness and money for COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter), and the DREAM program (a mentoring program for underprivileged children).
Champlain College History
Founded as Burlington Collegiate Institute by G.W. Thompson in 1878, a series of acquisitions changed the College's name and location multiple times. It was renamed Burlington Business College in 1884, moved to Bank Street in 1905, and relocated to Main Street in 1910. In 1958, the College took its current name and moved to Hill Section of Burlington, where it remains today.
That year, it offered associate's degree programs and enrolled about 60 students.Champlain College grew over the decades, opening its first dormitories in 1965, starting new programs in the field of social services in the 1970s, and adding the Hauke Family Campus Center in 1989.
The first bachelor's degree programs were offered in 1991, and online education began in 1993. The College's library, the Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Information Commons, was opened in 1998. In 2002, the College initiated its first master's degree program.
The S.D. Ireland Family Center for Global Business & Technology, a new academic facility, opened in 2004, and the IDX Student Life Center was dedicated the following year. Also in 2005, Dr. David F. Finney was inaugurated as the Champlain's seventh president, and the College added a second master's degree to its offerings.
A program to encourage student entrepreneurs, called BYOBiz, was launched in 2006. The next year, the College opened a study-abroad campus in Montreal. In 2008, two new student residences, Lakeview Hall and Adirondack House, opened in Burlington, and a second study-abroad campus opened in Dublin. Later that year, Champlain acquired Woodbury College, which now offers graduate degrees as the Woodbury Institute of Champlain College.
In 2010, Perry Hall was renovated and now houses the Advising and Registration Center, Admissions, Financial Aid, and serves as a general purpose Student Welcome Center.
Undergraduate Education: Champlain issues bachelor's degrees in over 30 fields of study, ranging from Computer & Digital Forensics to Radiography. Some of the most popular undergraduate programs include Business, Graphic Design, and Electronic Game Programming.
Starting with the class of 2011, general education is taught in the form of an interdisciplinary core curriculum. Each course brings together 3 or 4 discrete disciplines with the use of various literature and open-ended discussion topics.
First-year courses focus on the self, second-year on the community, and third year on global topics. Through courses such as Rhetoric, Concepts of the Self, and Concepts of Community, students gain a background in the liberal arts and sciences. Beginning in the fall of 2008, incoming students also participate in an out-of-the-classroom life skills program.
This life skills program, called the Life Experience & Action Dimension or LEAD, is part of Champlain's Education in 3-D initiative. LEAD aims to build knowledge in four areas: understanding personality styles, building inclusive community, lifelong career management, and financial sophistication. This knowledge is intended to enable students to adapt to changing environments, make good decisions in difficult situations, and pursue short and long-term goals successfully.LEAD requirements are completed outside of class in groups led by student Peer Advisers. The groups are established based on where they live on campus (commuters are in a group of their own). Completion of the LEAD activities is required in order for students to register for their classes the next semester.
One part of the Core is the Global Module. The Global Module is a discussion forum where students from Champlain College communicate with students from other countries around the world. The module features a guided discussion that focuses on important issues and gives students a perspective from outside the country. The Global Module is required for all students in the Core program.
Champlain College Accolades: U.S. News America's Best Colleges 2009 ranks Champlain College 12th among baccalaureate colleges in the North.
Champlain College Online Programs
The college also offers a variety of programs online. Some associate's and bachelor's degrees, as well as certificates, can be obtained through online courses. Champlain offers four (soon to be 6) master's degrees, which heavily incorporate online learning. In 2009, OEDb ranked the college third out of 44 institutions that offer most of their degree programs online.
Champlain College Campus, Burlington, VT
The Campus is centrally located in close proximity to the downtown/merchant section of Burlington. The campus is elevated above elake Champlain. Thus, ensuring incredible Lake Champlain views.
Champlain's campus consists of 42 buildings on about 2.5 city blocks in the residential Hill Section of Burlington, Vermont.] Most of the student residence halls are renovated Victorian-era houses. Aside from Victorian style residence halls, Champlain College also offers Transitional Housing. These are apartment style suites with four bedrooms per suite. A shuttle is available to the campus. In 2008, Champlain opened its newest residence, Lakeview Hall, housing approximately 80 students. About 750 students reside on campus, others occupy off-campus college housing, and many live independently. There are 22 residence halls. The IDX Student Life Center has the dining hall, gym, and fitness center. Students also spend time in its lounge and game room.
Academic buildings include the Hauke Family Campus Center, the S.D. Ireland Family Center for Global Business & Technology, and the Miller Information Commons. Facilities available include 3D animation and game production labs, multimedia classrooms and editing suites, and a photo lab and darkroom.
There are student-run clubs including Book Club, Community Book Program, Champlain Music Makers, Champlain Heritage Society, Champlain Theatre, Children’s Club, Dance Team, Drama, Improv, Historical and Literary Speakers, Intercollegiate Poetry Exchanges, Literary Readings and Writing, Lyric Theatre Company, Performance Poetry Club, Vermont Symphony Orchestra Partnership, Champlain Running Team, Champlain Parkour & Freerunning (PK/FR), Champlain Current (campus newspaper), Criminal Justice Club, Computer Networking & Information Security (CNIS), Deliberative Dialogue, Digital Forensics (DFA), Rock Climbing Club, Disney Program, E-gaming Club, Open Source/Free Software Club (FIREHOSE), Heritage Society, International Club, Ski & Ride Club, Speak Easy, Speaker Series, Student Activities Committee (CHAMP), Student Government Association (SGA), Wellness Programs, Web Radio Station, and Willard & Maple (literary magazine).