Category Archives: Academic Alerts

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

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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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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Midterm Grades for the Fall 2015 First-Year Cohort and What They Mean for Student Success at UK

Midterm grades are in as of the end of October and the following information was gathered together by UGE’s Office of Student Success for all to review and consider as we plan to improve this coming year’s first-year retention rates. Here … 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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Important Mid-Term Grading Information for Instructors Teaching Undergraduates at UK

This just in from Enrollment Management: Important Mid-Term Grading Information for Instructors of Undergraduate Students at UK The window for mid-term grading has opened and will remain open until 11:59pm, Friday, 23 October, however, technical assistance will only be available until … Continue reading

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Early Alert Referral System at UK – Connecting the Classroom to Advisors and Back Again for Overall Student Success

Faculty and instructional staff will soon be receiving an email introducing/reminding them of the Early Alert Referral System.  This system is an early intervention tool that allows faculty and designated university personnel to submit information regarding academic and behavioral issues … Continue reading

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What’s going on in Undergraduate Education – Retention & Student Success

The Office of Retention and Student Success has continued to show a great impact on the University-wide efforts for improving retention and graduation rates. This unit in the Division of Undergraduate Education is led by Dr. Bethany Miller. The recent … Continue reading

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What’s Happening with UK Student Success? Find out about CRAC, SSIT, LINK UP, CRCs, FWAB, RCSS

The increase in student success at the University of Kentucky is taking shape through a collaborative, campus-wide approach involving a variety of entities, including Undergraduate Education, the Colleges, Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, International Center, Institutional Diversity and UK Analytics & … Continue reading

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Associate Provost Ben Withers reflects on links between class attendance and retention

This just in from Dr. Ben Withers’ UGE Weekly Update‘s Reading for the Week: Dr. Ken Troske, Professor and Associate Dean in the Gatton College of Business, shared “Cracking Down on Skipping Class” that appeared recently in the Wall Street … Continue reading

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