Tag Archives: First Year Experience

Diversity – a Foundational Dimension for First-Year Students

It’s always fun to see what is happening out in the STEM workforce and how they are continuing to learn who they are and what they value. That way we can, here at UK, help our students prepare best for … 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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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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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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Call for Student Success Workshops – Collaborative Opportunity

In Fall 2015, as part of our upcoming First Year Experience “The Blueprint”, UK will offer Student Success Workshops to all new students. All students taking UK 101 (estimated at 2,500 students) will be required to attend at least one … Continue reading

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UK Academic Expectations posters are now available for you to display in student services areas and classrooms

In collaboration with the Campus Retention Advisory Committee, a group of faculty and professional staff developed a list of core academic expectations to be shared with all F15 cohort students: Academic integrity, honesty, fairness and responsibility in our scholarship and … Continue reading

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LINK UP Task Force to support First Year Experience and Retention efforts

The Campus Retention Advisory Committee is focusing this year on First-Year Experience (as well as Gatekeeper/Bottleneck Courses) in a collaborative effort across all the colleges and support units to improve undergraduate student success rates at UK. As part of that … 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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UK’s Annual Diversity Plan Report to the State Highlights Collaboration and Innovation

As the Commonwealth’s flagship institution, UK plays an important leadership role in demonstrating how an inclusive and welcoming educational environment contributes directly to the economic development and quality of life for Kentuckians and beyond. The University reports each year on … Continue reading

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