Science Readiness Summit, July 29, 2010

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Kickoff introductory slides by Mike Mullen, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, for a conversation between Kentucky high school sciences educators and University of Kentucky science and …

Kickoff introductory slides by Mike Mullen, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, for a conversation between Kentucky high school sciences educators and University of Kentucky science and mathematics faculty.

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  • 1. College Readiness and the SciencesA Conversation About Transitioning to UK
  • 2. KY High School Grads in Transition: About UK
    One of 9 universities in the US to offer studies ranging from agriculture and art to engineering, law, medicine and pharmacy on a single campus
    Most comprehensive research university in KY
    Approx. 27,000 students, 70% undergraduate
    Fall ‘09 = 4,153 incoming first year students mid-50% range ACT composite scores 22-28
    Outreach efforts in science education include KY P20 Innovation Labs, PIMSER, Farmer Institute
  • 3. KY High School Grads in Transition: About UK
    “War on Attrition” resulted in retention rate over 80% for second year in a row
    Record high fall-to-spring retention rate of 94.5%, compared to previous high of 92.3%
    Excellence
  • 4. KY High School Grads in Transition: About UK
    UK has highest retention/graduation rates of all public universities in KY
    Students who enter UK with a STEM major as their goal tend to succeed better overall
    Half of all students who do not complete their bachelor’s degree at UK leave in their first year
  • 5. KY high school grads in transition: About UK
    UK students who pass all their classes with a C or above in their first year tend to have:
    High school GPAs of 3.5 and above
    AP course credits accepted toward graduation at UK
    Studied 10+ hours/week during their high school senior year
    Identified with being a good student
    Self-reported a “drive to achieve”
  • 6. KY High School Grads in Transition: About UK
    Of the 4,111 first year students entering UK in Fall 2009, 1,267 or 31% earned college credit from successful Advanced Placement exams
  • 7. KY High School Grads in Transition: Why We Are Here Today
    Goals:
    Introduce yourself to your colleagues and get to know each other
    Demonstrate understanding of state and federal emphasis on improving transition to college, especially to increase degree completion in STEM disciplines
    Begin exchanging information about teaching and learning expectations in science classrooms of Kentucky
    Plan future events that involve discussions for problem-solving transition issues