Category Archives: Retention

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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Spring 2016 Mid-Term Grading Window is Open For Instructors to Submit until Midnight, 11 March

This just in from Sean Cooper, Senior Associate Registrar, Enrollment Management: The window for mid-term grading has opened and will remain open until 11:59pm, Friday, 11 March, however, technical assistance will only be available until 4:30pm on the 11th.  Per University … Continue reading

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Foundations of Academic Success (UK 100)

This just in from Dr. Bethany Miller’s Retention Update: Transformative Learning is offering again their variable credit, part-of term course to promote student success: UK 100: Foundations of Academic Success.  This course is designed to assist students in developing and … Continue reading

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Faculty Learning Communities on Student Success

Listening To Our Students: A Faculty Forum on Teaching First-Year Students was held on Friday, January 29, 2016. The gathering was co-sponsored by the UK’s Office of Academic Excellence, the Chellgren Center in UGE’s Academy for Undergraduate Excellence, the Center for … Continue reading

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Welcome Dr. Jane Jensen to UGE

Dr. Jane Jensen has recently accepted the position of Assistant Provost for Transformative Learning in Undergraduate Education. As Assistant Provost, she will work with the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and senior campus leadership to set the strategic direction for … Continue reading

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Thank you and farewell to Sue Scheff

Please join us in honoring Mrs. Sue Scheff, who is retiring today from the University of Kentucky after almost 30 years of dedicated service.  Sue has tirelessly worked to support our students and ensure their success. While every student she … Continue reading

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Partnering with AAUW, UGE launches #IAmAWomanInSTEM initiative for undergraduate women at UK in STEM+H majors and minors

In partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Kentucky Branch, a group of UK faculty, staff and students got together this fall to propose a new movement called #IAmAWomanInSTEM. This effort is in support of undergraduate women who … Continue reading

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