Category Archives: UK Core

Leadership in Transformative Learning – Deanna Sellnow’s departure, Jane Jensen to serve as Interim Assistant Provost

Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to let you know that Dr. Jane Jensen, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation in the College of Education, has agreed to serve as interim Assistant Provost for Transformative Learning within the Division … Continue reading

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Community Engagement at UK and Volunteering – Not Always the Same Thing

The University of Kentucky is rightly very proud of the tremendous work that our students, staff and faculty undertook on Monday during K-Week’s day of service called UK FUSION (For Unity and Service in Our Neighborhood). Managed by the Center … Continue reading

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What’s going on in Undergraduate Education – Undergraduate Council & UK Core

Two important University-wide faculty governance responsibilities reside in the Division of Undergraduate Education and are overseen by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education: the UK Core Program – the University’s general education program; and, the Undergraduate Council – a council … 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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First Year Experience Initiatives at the University of Kentucky

An important task for the Division of Undergraduate Education this year as part of the 2014-2020 Strategic Plan is to lead the University in a review of our undergraduate students’ first year experience.  This fall, a First Year Experience (FYE) … Continue reading

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For Consideration: Zemsky’s Checklist for Change and the Future of Higher Education

This just in from Dr. Ben Withers, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, “Notes from the Associate Provost“: Reading for the Week: Among the books on higher education on my shelf, one I have recently returned to is Robert Zemsky’s Checklist … Continue reading

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New position in UGE: Associate Dean for Career and Academic Exploration and Assistant Provost

This just in from Dr. Ben Withers, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education: Dear colleagues, Please find attached a position description (download .pdf here) for the newly created Associate Dean for Career and Academic Exploration and Assistant Provost in UGE. This … Continue reading

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Foreign Language Proficiency Tests – More to Choose From

This just in from Dr. Ben Withers, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education: Students who want to satisfy the language requirement in a language not taught at the University of Kentucky may take a proficiency test for this purpose. There are … Continue reading

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