Category Archives: First Generation

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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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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How is Your Unit Addressing Achievement Gaps at UK?

As part of UK’s regular Annual Report to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education on our progress toward stated Diversity Achievement goals, the Division of Undergraduate Education coordinates the gathering of data and descriptive narrative regarding programming and intervention at … 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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Who are Our Students? CELT Workshop for Faculty, Graduate Assistants and Teaching Staff featuring a Student Panel

This just in from CELT: Teaching for student success begins by understanding more fully who our students are. Today’s “traditional” undergraduate may be working while in college or attending college several years after completing high school or military service. Students come … Continue reading

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GEAR UP KY Summer Academy@UK 2015 Final Showcase

GEAR UP KY Summer Academy@UK 2015 will conclude its three-week residential experience with a Final Showcase this Friday, featuring an address by President Capilouto, representatives from KY Council for Postsecondary Education (CPE), and selected high school student presentations. The event … Continue reading

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Summer Academy@UK 2015 – Collaboration Across Colleges and Support Units

The GEAR UP Kentucky 3.0 Summer Academy@UK launched on July 5, 2015. This college readiness program at the University of Kentucky is managed by the Division of Undergraduate Education in partnership with the Council on Postsecondary Education’s GEAR UP Kentucky. … Continue reading

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UK Wildcat Cost Calculator – a new tool to help build our students’ financial literacy skills

Don Witt, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management, recently announced the release of a new open, online tool to help our students, their families and us as their champions for student success at UK. How much does it cost for any … Continue reading

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