In Fall 2015, as part of our upcoming First Year Experience “The Blueprint”, UK will offer Student Success Workshops to all new students. All students taking UK 101 (estimated at 2,500 students) will be required to attend at least one workshop; all other new students will be strongly encouraged to attend, although not required.
Promotion of these workshops will include a hard copy distributed at seeBlue. U. and an electronic copy distributed during K Week. Communications via Workshop Partners, UKPR, UKAT, Retention & Student Success will also promote the event.
Want to offer a Student Success Workshop for your college or department? The Office of Student Success will be accepting Workshop topics until June 15th. If your college/area is interested in submitting a workshop, please contact Larissa McLaughlin, Student Success Project Manager.
Workshops are free – with no cost to the student – and should be approximately an hour in length. The venue for your proposed Workshop should accommodate 30 students. Attendance will be tracked using UK’s Tally Cats (card swipe) system, so encourage your students to bring their ID cards when they attend. It is recommended that the majority of workshops be offered between the fourth and tenth week of the semester (September 21 – November 6). Students enrolled in UK101 who wait until the end of the course to complete the requirement could cause a potential rush, so some UK 101 instructors can require their students to complete earlier in the semester.
The Student Success Workshop partners in the first meeting to organize these new opportunities for UK’s first-year students were:
- Academic and Career Exploratory Advising (including Career Center and Undergraduate Studies)
- Counseling Center
- Disability Resource Center
- Education Abroad
- Financial Ombud
- First Generation Initiatives (including Robinson Scholars)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
- Office of Retention & Student Success
- Office of Student Involvement
- Student Health
- Student Support Services
- Substance Education & Responsibility
- Transformative Learning (including Academic Enhancement, CNP and Presentation U!)
- Writing Center
For more information on the first meeting regarding the Student Success Workshops, see the notes from the April 30th Student Success Update.