Category Archives: Retention

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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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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