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College Readiness and the SciencesA Conversation About Transitioning to UK<br />
KY High School Grads in Transition:  About UK<br />One of 9 universities in the US to offer studies ranging from agricultu...
KY High School Grads in Transition:  About UK<br />“War on Attrition” resulted in retention rate over 80% for second year ...
KY High School Grads in Transition:  About UK<br />UK has highest retention/graduation rates of all public universities in...
KY high school grads in transition:  About UK<br />UK students who pass all their classes with a C or above in their first...
KY High School Grads in Transition:  About UK<br />Of the 4,111 first year students entering UK in Fall 2009, 1,267 or 31%...
KY High School Grads in Transition:  Why We Are Here Today <br />Goals:<br />Introduce yourself to your colleagues and get...
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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 mathematics faculty.

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