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What is “Presentation U”?
“Presentation U” represents new opportunities students will soon have to improve their presentation skills across various platforms. While many students utilize similar services at UK currently, such as the Writing Center, the Study, the MC3 Center and the Hub, “Presentation U” will unite and augment these programs, while also offering a unique service to faculty in developing opportunities in their courses for students to learn these skills.
Why is this important?
“Presentation U” is the name for the University of Kentucky’s Quality Enhancement Plan. The QEP is one of 12 core requirements the university takes on to reaffirm its accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). SACS-COC reaffirmation of accreditation is mandatory for the University to continue offering financial aid and maintain its credibility among our peers. The SACS-COC review team is made up of faculty and administrators from other colleges and universities in our region. SACS-COC will evaluate the QEP in the spring of 2013 using these published guidelines.
Why does UK need to be accredited?
When an institution like UK has earned accreditation by SACS-COC, we have shown the nation and the world that UK has “a purpose appropriate to higher education and has resources, programs and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that purpose.” The SACS-COC final evaluation rating determines UK’s eligibility for Title IV funds (student financial aid), SACS-COC also works to influence legislation and regulations that affect the work of their member institutions.