Category Archives: Orientation

KY College Readiness Indicators 2018-19

This announcement came in from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Academic Affairs staff. The Council of Chief Academic Officers (including UK’s Provost David Blackwell) have formally approved the chart of College Readiness Indicators for the incoming students for 2018-2019. … Continue reading

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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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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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