May 17, 2016
Ten Virginia Tech undergraduate students better hold onto their hats this summer as they plunge down Amazonian river systems into the heart of Ecuador. The students will witness the politics, history, culture, biology, and conservation issues in the South American country from May 16 to June 7. Read more.
May 11, 2016
In an effort to enhance advising and help students change a major, the university will now have three common change of major times every year, instead of varying deadlines by department or college. The process will also now be online. The first common change of major session opens on Aug. 1. Read more.
May 1, 2016
Undergraduate Sieu Tran, a double major in mathematics and microbiology in the College of Science, earned the prestigious award. In addition, two other students earned honorable mentions: Hunter Jacobs, a chemical engineering major, and Paul Kennedy, an electrical engineering major, both in the College of Engineering. Read more.
University governance has approved both the Pathways to General Education curriculum (April 2015) and implementation plan (April 2016). Now, the General Education team is focusing its efforts on implementation, with Pathways set to replace the current Curriculum for Liberal Education for new students entering in fall 2018.
In March 2016, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved changes to the Undergraduate Honor Code that emphasizes academic integrity as a learning process, not just a system of punishments for violations.
The Undergraduate Academic Integrity team coordinated revision efforts and are now working to implement the changes across campus.