Author Archives: Randolph Hollingsworth

About Randolph Hollingsworth

An academic administrator at the University of Kentucky, affiliate faculty in the History Department and in Gender & Women's Studies, as well as with the UK Center for Equality and Social Justice

UK’s John Thelin on History of 1965 Higher Education Act

The National History Center has announced they will offer a Congressional Briefing on the History of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The briefing will take place in Washington D.C. in the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2060, on Friday, … Continue reading

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Capilouto speaks out on how UK is investing in KY education

If you haven’t yet seen President Eli Capilouto’s guest editorial “Investing in Kentucky education is good bet on state’s future” in the Louisville Courier-Journal (22 January 2018), it’s worth taking a moment to look. President Capilouto writes of how UK … Continue reading

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Crisis of Confidence

Have you seen the recent report “Crisis of Confidence: Current College Students Do Not Feel Prepared for the Workforce” from Gallup and Strada Education Network? They surveyed more than 32,000 students from 42 randomly selected four-year institutions and asked about … Continue reading

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Diversity – a Foundational Dimension for First-Year Students

It’s always fun to see what is happening out in the STEM workforce and how they are continuing to learn who they are and what they value. That way we can, here at UK, help our students prepare best for … Continue reading

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Black Student Success – webinar, Feb 14 at 2 pm

On February 14, 2018 from 2pm-3:30pm the Office of Institutional Diversity in partnership with Student and Academic Life will host a webinar, Black Student Success On Your Campus:  Increase Recruitment, Retention, Engagement and Completion.  This webinar will be held on … Continue reading

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Room to Grow: Get Students Ready with Real-World Skills

From a recent survey of administrators, faculty and non-teaching staff in institutions of higher education, Campus Technology came up with some ideas on how we might apply technology technology to help students prepare for the “real world” of work. All … Continue reading

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Articulating value of co-curricular activities during post-grad job search

Much of what we do at the University of Kentucky provides students with high quality experiences – both curricular and co-curricular activities. However, are we sure that our students recognize and can articulate efficiently and coherently the professional value of … Continue reading

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Data-enabled, not data-driven, for student success

While big data and quantitative analysis are useful in uncovering the “what,” qualitative data are needed to truly understand the “why.” Both forms of data are equally important.  – “The Data-Enabled Executive,” (ACE, 2017), 11 A recent publication from the … Continue reading

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College Readiness Indicators in Kentucky set for re-draft

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) works with leaders in postsecondary institutions and representatives from the K-12 sector in the state to establish a consensus on various indicators for student placement into credit-bearing coursework. The goal is to find … Continue reading

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Educational Quality and Completion

“The completion of a few college courses is not a sufficient education in the 21st century.” (American Academy of Arts and Sciences, “The Future of Undergraduate Education, The Future of America,” 2017 – download the full report at the website … Continue reading

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