Category Archives: College/Career Readiness

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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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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Ky3C Coalition launches secondary school student competition, targets paying for college

from a Press Release from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education The Kentucky College & Career Connection (Ky3C) coalition invites middle and high school students to create 30-second Public Service Announcements promoting the idea that there’s more than one way … 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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Service-learning and college & career readiness programming featured in UK Sustainability Challenge Grant Awards

Congratulations to all the winners of the UK Sustainability Challenge Grants – and in particular we offer up a big cheer for those project leaders who are focusing on service-learning and on college/career readiness programming in their initiatives. Building an … Continue reading

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Effects of Graduation Rates on Kentucky’s Economy

Have you looked at the latest UK Retention Update that the Office of Student Success recently sent out? Take a look – and then read what is happening across the state when we do not meet our goals of collaboration, … 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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Statewide Longitudinal Data System grant awarded to KY Center for Education and Workforce Statistics

On September 24th Governor Beshear announced that Kentucky was awarded more than $6.7 million dollars in a federal grant to build on and improve the Kentucky Longitudinal Data System (KLDS). The KLDS is a statewide repository of education data from … Continue reading

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