Category Archives: Orientation

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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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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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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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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Happy K Week! Download the K Week mobile app

This just in from Lauren Goodpaster, Director, Office of New Student & Family Programs, Student Affairs: Hello Campus Partners, On behalf of New Student and Family Programs, I just wanted to say Happy K Week- it’s finally here!  We could … Continue reading

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Launching Student Success Initiatives for Fall 2016

This just in from Dr. Bethany Miller, Director, Office of Retention & Student Success: In Fall 2015, as part of the First Year Experience’s “The Blueprint”, UK will offer Student Success Workshops to all new and returning students.  These free, hour-long … Continue reading

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President Capilouto Asking for Volunteers for Move In and K Week Activities

This just in from President Capilouto – please consider supporting the welcoming culture for our incoming students by volunteering in any one of these important activities: Dear Colleagues: Student success at the University of Kentucky begins from the moment students … Continue reading

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Call for Student Success Workshops – Collaborative Opportunity

In Fall 2015, as part of our upcoming First Year Experience “The Blueprint”, UK will offer Student Success Workshops to all new students. All students taking UK 101 (estimated at 2,500 students) will be required to attend at least one … Continue reading

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UK Academic Expectations posters are now available for you to display in student services areas and classrooms

In collaboration with the Campus Retention Advisory Committee, a group of faculty and professional staff developed a list of core academic expectations to be shared with all F15 cohort students: Academic integrity, honesty, fairness and responsibility in our scholarship and … Continue reading

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