Provost Link Student Success

Student Success in the Classroom

Simple Actions for Success in the Classroom

(based on Best Practice)

  • Make attendance meaningful
  • Participate in Early Alert Referral System (Submit here
  • Offer graded assignments within the first month and prior to mid-term
  • Provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Create communities of learners (faculty to student and student to student)
  • Employ active learning
  • Relate course content to career possibilities (Visit the Career Center)
  • Submit Mid-Term Grades via myUK (myUK)
  • Become familiar with academic resources and opportunities available to students (Visit the Student Resource Center

High Impact Practices: 

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