Category Archives: General Education

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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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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Free College Tuition

Legislators across the nation are working on how to build scholarship programs that offer accredited college courses and programs for free.  In Kentucky we have seen two state government-led initiatives: Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship: for Kentuckians who have not yet … Continue reading

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Campus Forum on Art in Public Places, March 21 at 6:30-8:30 p.m., W.T.Young Library Auditorium

Please come to – and encourage your colleagues and students to attend – a Campus Forum on March 21st 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please print out and post the attached flyer (download a flier, .pdf file here) and/or send it out via … Continue reading

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Call for Information About Your Unit’s Contribution to the UK Diversity Plan

Since the summer of 2011 when the UK Board of Trustees adopted the 2011-2015 UK Diversity Plan (available for download here), the colleges and student support units have supported us in building out the narrative for the annual update reports. … Continue reading

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Underprepared First-Time Students – Our Work in Improving College Readiness at the University of Kentucky

Since before Senate Bill 1 (2009), UGE has been tasked with implementing and documenting the results of the state’s unified college & career readiness policies (http://www.uky.edu/UGE/what). In a team from across all the education sectors of KY, several key strategies … Continue reading

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Congratulations to All the Undergraduates Who Wrote Essays for Constitution Day 2015

Out of 189 students who enrolled in the UK Canvas “course” to review the 2015 Constitution Day Essay Contest rules (see more about the inaugural Essay Contest here), twenty-one students submitted essays. Students from a wide variety of majors and … Continue reading

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Anya Kamenetz and Ivory Tower, 2 events focusing on the future of higher education

Anya Kamenetz, author, blogger, and lead education reporter for NPR, will speak in the Singletary Center Recital Hall at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10th.  She has been called a “Higher Education Futurist” and is a featured commentator in the … Continue reading

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What’s going on in Undergraduate Education – Undergraduate Council & UK Core

Two important University-wide faculty governance responsibilities reside in the Division of Undergraduate Education and are overseen by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education: the UK Core Program – the University’s general education program; and, the Undergraduate Council – a council … Continue reading

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