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Research, Publications & Best Practices

Publications from the Education Advisory Board

The Office for Student Success is pleased to offer research news and publications for faculty, staff, and students.  We have a number of selected publications available from the Education Advisory Board available on this site, and they have been organized for your convenience into the following categories:

If you would like to access additional reports and publications from the Education Advisory Board, you may register for an account here, using your linkblue credentials.  You will be emailed a confirmation number which will allow you to access their online database of research.

Internal Research

From the Office of Institutional Effectiveness:

The information provided on these pages is from the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration. The OSPA is responsible for administering extramural grants and contracts awarded through the University of Kentucky Research Foundation as well as providing a resource for faculty and staff.

General information can be found at these links:

Other helpful links:

  • The Sponsored Project Information Files (SPIFi) is a searchable database of externally funded sponsored projects conducted at the University of Kentucky. The database, maintained by the OSPA, includes projects funded by a variety of federal, state, non-profit and industry sponsors. SPIFi is a helpful site for finding out who UK's expert in a field may be.
  • The Office for Commercialization & Economic Development assists faculty, staff, and students with safeguards to protect their rights over intellectual property and patents.


Best Practices 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: 

Full Article:



Braxton, J. M., Jones, W. A., Hirschy, A. S., & Hartley, H. V. (2008). The Role of Active Learning in College Student Persistence. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 115, 71-83.

Braxton, J. M., Milem, J. F., & Sullivan, A. S. (2000) The Influence of Active Learning on the College Student Departure Process, Journal of Higher Education, 71(5), 569-590.

Braxton, J. M. and Mundy, M. E. (2001). Powerful Institutional Levers to Reduce College Student Departure, Journal of College Student Retention, 3(1), 91-118.

Crede, M., Roch, S. and Kieszczynka, U. (2010). Class Attendance in College: A Meta-Analytic Review of the Relationship of Class Attendance With grades and Student Characteristics, Review of Educational Research, 80(2), 272-295.

Kuh, G. (2008). High Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Hass Access to Them, and Why They Matter, Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Kuh, G., Kinzie, J., Schuh, H., Whitt, E., (2005). Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter, Jossey-Bass.