Category Archives: College/Career Readiness

KHEAA Seeks Central KY Outreach Counselor

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC) have an immediate opening for an Outreach Counselor position in the Central Kentucky region. This position will serve 7 counties in Central Kentucky including: … Continue reading

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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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CPE workgroup on co-requisite courses for first-year students not meeting college readiness scores

A statewide workgroup has been addressing the new programmatic efforts to reduce the placement of first-year college students into traditional developmental education courses. This collaborative work being led by staff at the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education with faculty and … Continue reading

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College Readiness Indicators in Kentucky set for re-draft

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) works with leaders in postsecondary institutions and representatives from the K-12 sector in the state to establish a consensus on various indicators for student placement into credit-bearing coursework. The goal is to find … Continue reading

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Educational Quality and Completion

“The completion of a few college courses is not a sufficient education in the 21st century.” (American Academy of Arts and Sciences, “The Future of Undergraduate Education, The Future of America,” 2017 – download the full report at the website … Continue reading

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Free College Tuition

Legislators across the nation are working on how to build scholarship programs that offer accredited college courses and programs for free.  In Kentucky we have seen two state government-led initiatives: Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship: for Kentuckians who have not yet … Continue reading

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Taking colleges courses while in high school

A new report on dual enrollment by high schoolers in community colleges was issued last month from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University.  It is titled “What Happens to Students Who Take Community College “Dual Enrollment” Courses in … 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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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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