Category Archives: Retention

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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SALutations! | We made it!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead We Made It! As with all good things, a semester must come to an end. I … 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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Off-Campus Student Services

Whether you’re working with a first-year student, a seasoned junior, or a graduate/professional student, living off campus can be a challenge. While the freedoms that come with off-campus living are many, so are the responsibilities. Culture shock, community development, rental … Continue reading

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Host a Dinner Dialogue with Your Students

The UK Parent and Family Association is now accepting applications for Dinner Dialogues – 2018 spring semester: https://orgsync.com/130403/forms/291908. Dinner Dialogues provides funding for instructors to host a dinner for their students in their homes, giving instructors an opportunity to get … Continue reading

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Sign up for the “Welcome Home UK” Program for the Holiday Breaks

Have you wondered about the options that UK students have for housing and community support during our holiday breaks? What happens when most on-campus facilities are closed and the student can’t get back home for the Thanksgiving or Winter Break? … Continue reading

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Crafting the “nudge” so it is most effective

Cass Sunstein, Harvard University, and the Nobel Prize in Economics winner Richard Thaler, University of Chicago, got advocates in higher education thinking about how best to “nudge” students to make smart choices in their academic careers. This proactive ideology is … Continue reading

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SALutations! | Transforming our first-year experience at UK

Merriam-Webster:  Salutary [săl′yə-tĕr′ē]. Promoting or intended to promote an improvement or beneficial effect. Salutary neglect was a term used in the 17th and 18th centuries by the British to refer to their policies of ignoring strict enforcement of parliamentary laws … Continue reading

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Salutations

Merriam-Webster: Salutation [sal-yuh-tey-shuh n]. An expression of greeting, goodwill or courtesy. Welcome to the first edition of SALutations, a bi-weekly brief from the Division of Student and Academic Life (SAL) at the University of Kentucky. As a part of the … Continue reading

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GEAR UP KY 3.0 Summer Academy@UK 2016

The Division of Undergraduate Education will host a large group of Kentucky high schoolers who will be living and learning here on the UK campus as part of a 5-year college readiness program. The GEAR UP Kentucky 3.0 Summer Academy@UK … Continue reading

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