COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS
The Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education serves as the University's senior lead in developing, implementing and evaluating the college and career readiness programming at UK. Even before the Kentucky General Assembly passed the 2009 Senate Bill 1 (SB1), UK has worked collaboratively to identify and address the needs of our incoming first year students as they transition from high school to the academic rigor and social climate of a public research postsecondary institution.
The state's educational institutions are working together to address the two main challenges established by the passage of SB1:
For more information on the University of Kentucky's initiatives regarding the state's College and Career Readiness unified strategies, see the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Postsecondary Education website.
Accelerated Learning Opportunities (expansion of access to college-credit earning courses such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs and dual credit opportunities)
In 2012, the University Faculty Senate codified the UK Dual Credit Program policies and procedures. More information can be found at http://www.uky.edu/UGE/DualCredit. High school students with exceptional ability and are highly motivated are encouraged to apply to take a few UK courses before they graduate from high school - this is a dual enrollment option available on a case-by-case basis. See more about the UK Exceptional Ability program on the UK Registrar's website here: http://www.uky.edu/Admission/exceptional-ability. For information on how UK awards college credit to successful test-takers of AP or IB completers, see the UK Registrar's website.
Secondary Intervention Programs (development of standards-based alignments in transitional coursework from middle to high school and from high school to college or career)
College and Career Readiness Advising (expanded implementation of the KDE's Individual Learning Plan and comprehensive advising programs with complete and up to date information about Kentucky postsecondary majors and Kentucky jobs.)
Postsecondary College Persistence and Degree Completion (focusing on bridge programming, accelerated learning opportunities, and student support and intervention systems)