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UK Core

The UK Core Assessment Initiative encompasses all of the UK Core classes offered at UK. These classes are offered by numerous departments across campus. The assessment includes the following steps: 1) each course must be designed to include at least one assessable artifact (assignment); 2) the student must upload this artifact via Blackboard for assessment purposes; 3) once the artifact is loaded into Blackboard, the system will harvest that artifact, and file it according to its associated UK Core outcome(s); 4) when it is time to begin the evaluation process, the computer will collect a sample of the stored artifacts; and 5) those artifacts will then be stripped of all identifying information (course, instructor, student name, etc.) and evaluation will begin by using faculty developed rubrics. The results of this assessment are used to evaluate the effectiveness of the UK Core program.

The Office of University Assessment assists in UK Core assessment through:

  • Attending all UKCEC meetings;
  • Assisting in the creation of all program-wide assessment rubrics;
  • Providing technical assistance with the chosen assessment system; and,
  • Leading the annual assessment activities each spring.

Assessment Plan: The current UK Core assessment plan incorporates artifacts from across the UK Core curriculum. The plan can be read in its entirety by clicking on the image below.



For more information about the UK Core program or assessment process, please visit the UK Core home page. There you will find: 

  • Past years' evaluation data
  • Evaluation rubrics
  • A list of the curriculum
  • Information about the oversight committee (UKCEC)
  • And much more