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The GEAR UP Kentucky 3.0 Summer Academy @ UK is a college readiness program at the University of Kentucky in partnership with the Council on Postsecondary Education's GEAR UP Kentucky. Download the 2016 Summer Academy @ UK Handbook (.pdf file) here.
The Academy @ UK will prepare GEAR UP Kentucky (GUK) students academically and personally for college - and not just any college. The Academy @ UK aims to prepare Kentuckians for success at the University of Kentucky. The instructors and staff of the Academy @ UK will:
We want this to be a summer of learning and fun for GUK students and their instructors. At the same time, the Summer Academy @ UK will run much like a real college experience with courses taught by UK instructors across the curriculum, study groups and co-curricular activities critical for learning at the state's premier research university. By the end of the summer's 3-week residential experience, the GUK3.0 Academy @ UK students will demonstrate:
Each of the academic offerings from UK faculty and staff will support and enhance these learning outcomes.Students who successfully complete each of these components of the Summer Academy @ UK are awarded digital badges (Passport badges in 2014, Canvabadges in 2015). A final showcase and dinner serve as the capstone experience for all GUK students, their family members, instructors and counselors.
Students live in a UK Residence Hall for three weeks, eat at UK dining halls, and take classes in UK classrooms, laboratories and fine arts rooms. GEAR UP Kentucky supervises the student development counselors and residence hall advisors who work with students before and after classes. Regular communications between instructors, teaching assistants and GUK staff will take place each day, and the students will be required to journal each evening and reflect in ways that deepen their learning experiences.
The GUK3.0 Academy @ UK has been created by multiple colleges and units at UK working together on developing the goals and design of the summer enrichment experience.
For more information, contact Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth, 859-257-3027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.