The mission of the UK 101 and UK 201 courses is to help new students transition to University life, build a strong foundation of academic success, embrace opportunities to promote intellectual and personal growth, and foster a sense of belonging and community.
More specifically, both UK 101 and UK 201 strive to connect students with other students in a small-group setting; build student rapport with a faculty/staff instructor and peer instructor; connect students with academic opportunities and resources; promote student wellness and safety; increase student understanding of University expectations; equip students with learning strategies for academic success; and engage students in the curricular and co-curricular life of the University.
To view the UK 101 and UK 201 learning outcomes, please click here.
UK 101, Academic Orientation, is co-administered by Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs. It is a one-credit-hour or two-credit-hour, letter-graded course offered to first-year students. The one-credit class consists of 22 class meetings occurring during the first 11 weeks of the semester, and the two-credit option meets for the full semester. Each section of UK 101 is taught by a faculty or professional staff member and an upper-class peer instructor.
UK 201, Transfer Orientation, is also co-administered by Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs. It is a one-credit-hour, pass-fail course offered to transfer students. The course is comprised of 22 class meetings occurring during the first 11 weeks of the semester. Each section of UK 201 is taught by a faculty or professional staff member and an upper-class peer instructor. There are numerous UK 101 and UK 201 sections that are college-specific or linked to Living-Learning Communities.
Student Leadership Opportunities
The peer instructor position offers valuable experience in teaching and leadership and develops students' facilitation, speaking, and mentoring skills. To learn more about the peer instructor position, click here. For this year's UK 101/201 peer instructor application, please click here.
Faculty and full-time professional (exempt) staff who are interested in teaching UK 101 or UK 201 should click here.