Category Archives: Diversity

Facing Change Week

This just in from Jamari Michael White, social justice educator in Bias Incident Support Services (BISS): During the week of April 2-6, 2018, Bias Incident Support Services in collaboration with a number of campus and community partners will be offering Facing Change … Continue reading

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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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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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HDI CATS – Center for Assistive Technology Services

The Human Development Institute (HDI) at the University of Kentucky has announced their grand opening of a new regional assistive technology center. The HDI Center for Assistive Technology Services (CATS) offers a lending library of assistive devices, training around assistive … 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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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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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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Trans* Week of Awareness 2017

The Trans* Week of Awareness is a week-long series of events sponsored by the UK Counseling Center, Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center, the Office of LGBTQ* Resources, and PFLAG Central Kentucky. All events are free and open to the … Continue reading

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SALutations! Transitions & Call for Proposals

“Salutations!” said the voice. Wilbur jumped to his feet. “Salu-what?” he cried. “Salutations!” repeated the voice. “What are they, and where are you?” screamed Wilbur. “Please, please, tell me where you are. And what are salutations?” “Salutations are greetings,” said … Continue reading

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