You play an important role in supporting the university’s mission and your team’s development and well-being. Thank you for everything you do — we know you do so much.
That’s why we organized many useful resources for supervisors, from the latest news to the basics about how the university works, here in one place. Plus, you'll find tools to make it easier to take action in the areas that matter most to you and your team.
New UK supervisors
Congratulations on your new role at UK as a supervisor!
Get started with our required SuperVision training. Also check out our tools for hiring, onboarding and employee engagement — and subscribe to our newsletter for the latest.
Email newsletter Supervisor Solutions
Supervisor Solutions is a monthly newsletter designed to provide vital, timely information to help you succeed in your role as a supervisor at the university.
Required training University SuperVision
When you begin a position at UK with supervisory responsibilities, we'll assign you to complete SuperVision. Currently, these courses are offered 100% online as instructor-led and web-based training.
Register for each course separately on these topics:
- Performance evaluation
- Safe workplace
- Managing teams
- Hiring and interviewing
- Personality differences
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Discrimination and harassment
- Corrective action
- Coaching and development
- Policies and procedures
- University overview
- Supervisor Toolkit
All 15 SuperVison courses should be completed within 180 days of hire date or position update in SAP.
Start SuperVision when assigned
You’ll receive an email with these steps:1. Log in to myUK, access myUK Learning and then click Learning.
2. Click View Program in your My Learning Assignments.
3. Launch a web-based training on demand by clicking the course title.
4. To attend a scheduled classroom or virtual session, click Register Now to see delivery dates and times.
Take a SuperVision course anytime
Whether you need a refresher or aren't required to take it, here’s how to access SuperVision:1. Log in to myUK, access myUK Learning and then click Learning.
2. Locate the Find Learning tile and then click Browse all courses.
3. On the Catalog screen, click Browse by Topics and select Human Resources by clicking on the right-facing arrow. Then click on the right-facing arrow for the Training and Development option. Click on University SuperVision.
4. Book the courses individually and keep in mind only the courses with SV in the title to satisfy the training requirement for University SuperVision.
What to know about the university
Our staff handbook covers everything you need to know about the university when you join us. You may need to reference the handbook and especially these topics relevant to supervisors.
The regulation and policy library serves as the official repository of all university-wide Governing and Administrative Regulations, and provides links to other university policy.
Know your role in this university-wide process.
Annual performance evaluations promote a job well done and facilitates our university’s mission, vision and values.
Learning and education
You have many learning opportunities available to you and your team members.
Is your team aligned?
Learn about the vision, mission and values for the university as a starting point for your team to develop your own.
Do you know what to do in case of an emergency?
Get information on employee health and safety, UKAlert, and emergency management procedures.
As a supervisor, you may also act as a hiring official to expand your team.
Hiring enhancement tools
Use any of these 28 tools to make the entire process easier for you — and more appealing to the right applicant.
You’ll find technical tips to post a position, interview guides, offer letter templates and even benefits calculators to share with candidates.
Welcoming a new team member starts before their first day and extends beyond it.
Onboarding timeline tools
These checklists cover all major milestones, before and after day 1 and year 1, for successful onboarding.
Find recommendations for pre-first day, day 1, 30, 60, 90 and even the first year. Our online staff handbook serves as a reference and reminder of new employee orientation — for you and your new employee.
100% online University New Employee Orientation
All employees in regular staff positions .5 FTE and greater, and all WEPP positions, must complete orientation within 30 calendar days.
As a supervisor, it’s critical you enter new employees in SAP prior to their first day. This triggers a welcome email about orientation sent to your new employee on their first day (you'll be copied on it).
Our online staff handbook serves as a reference and reminder of new employee orientation — for you and your new employee.
Support employee engagement
Learn how we approach these topics and discover tips to make it easier to show your support.
We appreciate employees for who they are as people.
We recognize employees by celebrating what they do — their work contributions, milestones and achievements.
A podcast and video series about supporting yourself and your team.
In the U.S., one out of every six employees provides care for an older loved one.
Make time for yourself and encourage your team members to do the same.
For groups Bring in a speaker or facilitator
If you're planning a meeting, retreat or other event, we'll help you make it engaging. We deliver workshops, presentations and experiences on a range of topics including:
- Interpersonal skills
- Mental and physical health