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The Office is developing a new model that includes these areas of emphasis: Strategic Admissions, Clear Pathways, Academic Achievement, Meaningful Engagement, Persistence & Completion, and Post-College Performance.
The process of transferring to UK can be overwhelming and a transfer office will help ease the transition and improve navigability.
Student assessment and testing are either scattered across campus and therefore inefficient or underutilized, or non-existent. Demand for these services continues to grow as our student population continues to grow. A centralized location for these services will increase utilization of those services and remove the location barrier.
Beginning Summer II 2013, the department of Academic Enhancement is providing Peer Academic Coaching (PAC) in The Annex on north campus. Peer Academic Coaching is available by appointment for students who want to develop learning and study strategies targeted to complement a student’s individual efforts in specific high-stakes courses. Peer Academic Coaches work with students in a small group setting on topics ranging from time management to exam prep, while also supporting students in working together to master course content. The PAC approach provides regular review sessions outside of class in which students work collaboratively by discussing class lectures, comparing notes, practicing study strategies, working together to predict test items, and preparing for exams.
Evidence strongly recommends co-locating student services. Greater coordination will create enhanced customer service and utilization of key services vital to a student’s success. At present, all Enrollment Management offices are housed in the Funkhouser Building and are spread across several floors. The current model is decentralized with separate service counters in Undergraduate Admission, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Registrar, and Student Account Services. The current approach is dated, inefficient and presents an image of disconnected matriculation services. Students, family members and their guests must go from office to office to have their questions addressed. Our goal is to reduce student “run-around” and combine services into a centralized one-stop shop.
This site officially launched at the end of October 2012. In addition to being a connector to the Office for Student Success units (CELT, Student Affairs, Enrollment, International Programs and Undergraduate Education), previous high-traffic websites – Academic Success, Sophomore Source, UK Core, etc. – will be re-formatted, updated and added to the site. This process is currently underway. Website traffic is expected to grow from the re-forwarding from these sites. Academic Success alone boasts about two thousand hits a day – all of which will now be navigated to the Student Success site. The website has continued to grow since inception and additional details and features are being added daily. News relevant to student success is linked in the News navigation sidebar and is updated daily. A weekly (sometimes bi-weekly) blog post with additional information about various success or resource topics is located on the homepage. Student Resources are currently being exported from older sites to the new page and eventually a Staff Resources page will be available.