Banner Academy for Undergraduate Enhancement Division of Undergraduate Education


CoursesTransformative Learning offers several courses for students interested in the fields of higher education, student development, educational organization, student success theories and peer education.  We partner with departments in the College of Education to develop and offer our courses including Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation, Curriculum and Instruction, and STEM Education.

UK100 Foundations of Academic Success: This course is designed to assist students in developing and utilizing study skills and learning strategies needed to succeed as a college student.  The main objective of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to focus on a multitude of study skills that will assist in their overall success throughout their college careers and life long learning.  This course will cover the principles related to enhancing learning strategies (e.g., time management, note taking, critical reading strategies, test taking, financial literacy, motivation). Upon completion of this course, students should increase their ability to apply the learned study skills and habits in subsequent college classes. 1 credit (3 credits possible with completion of an individual capstone project.)

EPE174 Theories of Student Success: The objective of the course is to introduce theories of student development and the organizational structure of teaching and learning in college. This course satisfies the UK Core requirement for Inquiry in Social Sciences. Restricted to first and second year students. 3 credits.

EPE374 Theories of College Student Development & Mentoring: This course will explore the research discourse regarding college student development, behavior, relationship of student personnel to the total college experience, organization and administration of co-curricular academic support, program evaluation and assessment models, and research of models for college student mentoring. Sophomore status required. 3 credits.