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CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT

You must fill out the following paperwork if you are appointed as a UK 101 or UK 201 instructor.

Conditions of Appointment [.doc]

BENEFITS OF TEACHING

In addition to the stipend, faculty who have taught UK 101 or UK 201 have cited the below as benefits of their involvement:

Faculty appreciate being a part of a program that aids in the success of students. Institutional Research consistently finds that students who enroll in UK 101 or UK 201 are retained at higher rates than similar students who do not enroll in the course.

  • Instructors enjoy interacting with - and receiving assistance from - an upperclass student who serves as a co-instructor.

  • Faculty gain new insights (or a "reality check") from working with new first-year or transfer students.

  • There are an abundance of resources and opportunities on UK's campus, and faculty report learning as much as the new students do.

  • Faculty share information about their college or area of scholarship, and some students decide to pursue a major or undergraduate research in a faculty member's field of interest.

  • Instructors teaching college-specific sections connect and engage new students with their college.

UK 101 / 201 Instructors

Position Title: University Academic Orientation Course Instructor

Course Description for UK 101, Academic Orientation: This one-credit-hour, letter-graded course is designed to assist undergraduates in adjusting to the academic life of the University. Through lectures, discussions, exercises, and out-of-class assignments, UK 101 helps freshman students articulate the purpose and nature of a college education at a research university; articulate UK's expectations of its students; gain an appreciation of the University's mission, history, and traditions; develop skills for achieving academic success such as study strategies and library research skills; increase awareness and use of campus resources; reflect on personal and social issues that first-year students often face in a college environment; become involved in the total life of the University; and form beneficial relationships with students, faculty, and staff. The course meeting pattern is 50 minutes twice per week for 11 weeks.

Course Description for UK 201: Academic Orientation for Transfers: This one-credit-hour course is designed to help transfer students adjust to academic life at the University of Kentucky. Through lectures, class discussions, and out-of-class assignments, students will articulate the purpose and nature of a college education at a research university; become aware of the University's mission, history, and traditions; demonstrate skills for achieving academic success such as information literacy; identify personal skills and interests that complement career search or choice; locate and use campus resources; reflect on personal and social issues that transfer students often face in a college environment; and form beneficial relationships with students, faculty, and staff. Offered on a pass/fail basis only. The course meeting pattern is 50 minutes twice a week for 11 weeks.

Class Size: Enrollment varies depending on the size of the assigned classroom; typically 20 to 27 students are registered for each section.

Stipend: Instructors receive a $1000 stipend through an overload (or through other means established by the Division of Undergraduate Education).

Qualifications:

1. A minimum of a Master's degree is required.

2. Current UK faculty or professional staff members are strongly preferred.

3. Experience teaching or working directly with students in higher education is strongly preferred.

4. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are needed.

5. For professional staff, authorization from supervisor is required.

6. If appointed as an instructor, the submission of an original transcript, Conditions of Appointment form, and your UK 101 syllabus are required by the designated date before the start of classes.