Student Success

Educational innovation means going beyond standard benchmarks of persistence (how many students earned which grades?) and completion (how many withdrew from a class?).  It means focusing on achievement of learning outcomes. This section highlights selected examples of student success strategies and learning objects developed by the UK Core Faculty Research Group.  Effective student success strategies in one UK classroom may work in another one equally well – why not re-use, recycle, adapt those good practices?

SHOWCASE FOR LEARNING OBJECTS IN UK CORE PROGRAM

UK Core Content Areas Learning Objects
Intellectual Inquiry:
Arts & Creativity
Sophia Learning Object - Classroom Architecture
“Creative Inquiry:
Experimentation in Classroom Architecture”
by Rae Goodwin, Art,
UK College of Fine Arts
Sophia Learning Object - Creative To-Do List
“Critical Self: A Creative To-Do List”
by Ryan Hargrove, Landscape Design,
UK College of Agriculture
Sophia Learning Object - Identifying Your Learning Style
“Identifying Your Learning Style”
by Marty Henton, Art Education,
UK College of Fine Arts
Intellectual Inquiry:
Humanities
Sophia Learning Object - Compare and Contrast Essay Exam Prep
“Compare and Contrast: Preparing for an Art History Essay Exam”
by Kate Wheeler, Art History
College of Fine Arts
Composition & Communication:
Comp & Comm I
Sophia Learning Object - Managing Interpersonal Conflict
“Managing Interpersonal Conflict”
by Kaitlin Black and Anna Rankin, Communications
College of Communication and Information
Sophia Learning Object - Making the Grade
“Making the Grade: Create Your Own Writing Rubric”
by Katherine Rogers-Carpenter, Division of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media, College of Arts and Sciences
Sophia Learning Object - Asking the Right Questions
“Asking the Right Questions”
by Brandi Frisby and Anthony Limperos, Communications
College of Communication and Information
“Comparing Your Syllabi:
Semester-long Schedule Planning”
by Chas Hartman and Andrea Reed, Communications
College of Communication and Information
Sophia Learning Object - Designing a Group Workplan
“I’m Unique But Similar:
Designing a Group Work-Plan”
by Kristen Kiernicki and Laura Young, Communications,
College of Communication and Information
Sophia Learning Object - Your Course Syllabus is a Contract
“Syllabus as Contract”
by Jenna Reno, Stephanie Quinlan and Sarah Vos, Communications
College of Communication and Information
Quantitative Reasoning:
Statistical Inferential Reasoning
Sophia Learning Object - Finding the Lurking Variable
“Finding the Lurking Variable:
Statistics and Causal Relationships”
by Woody Burchett, Statistics,
UK College of Arts and Sciences
Sophia Learning Object - Off to College
“Off to College:
It Costs How Much?”
by Mark Gebert, Statistics,
UK College of Arts and Sciences
Sophia Learning Object - Transition to College
“Transition to College:
A Statistics Problem in Conditional and Proportional Reasoning”
by Bill Griffith, Statistics,
UK College of Arts and Sciences
Sophia Learning Object - Creating a Good Survey
“A Statistics Problem:
Creating a Good Survey and Analyzing the Results”
by Nathan Koebcke, Statistics,
UK College of Arts and Sciences
Sophia Learning Object - Looking Back
“Looking Back:
Improving Study Skills in Statistics”
by Melissa Pittard, Statistics,
UK College of Arts and Sciences
Curious about the Kentucky Core Content Standards in reading/writing and math? See more at the KDE Core Academic Standards website. Wondering what this means for students in your own class? Contact Chris Thuringer, Undergraduate Education, (chris.thuringer@uky.edu, 859-257-0042) to explore how these new standards impact your students’ success in your classroom.

 

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