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State of UK Core, Handout for KY School Superintedents, March 2013

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A general summary of the UK general education program - UK Core - used for a discussion with Kentucky school district personnel, March 2013

A general summary of the UK general education program - UK Core - used for a discussion with Kentucky school district personnel, March 2013

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  • 1.   UK’s general education program is  required of all undergraduate  degree‐seeking students to  graduate. We call it:    Students who complete the UK Core  Program will demonstrate the following  student learning outcomes:  1. An understanding of and ability to  employ the processes of intellectual  inquiry;  2. Competent written, oral and visual  communication skills both as  producers and consumers of  information;  3. An understanding of an ability to  employ methods of quantitative  reasoning;  4. An understanding of the  complexities of citizenship and the  process for making informed  choices as engaged citizens in a  diverse, multilingual world.  Key Contacts for School Personnel  Interested in the UK Core Program:  Dr. Benjamin C. Withers  Interim Associate Provost for  Undergraduate Education  bwithers@uky.edu      859‐257‐3027    Chris Thuringer  Asst. Provost for Educational Initiatives  chris.thuringer@uky.edu      859‐257‐0042        www.uky.edu/UKCore   State of the Core   Currently in the second academic year of program implementation.   Broad faculty involvement across all colleges serving undergraduates has  been critical to its success.   Composed of the equivalent of 30 credit hours in 10 course areas that  address the four student learning outcomes.   All courses each semester require students to upload an assignment for  assessment purposes via their course in the MyUK portal   Templates for designing a UK Core course in one of the 10 course areas  and rubrics specific to the four student learning outcomes are available on  the UK Core website   Instructors are supported by the staff of the Center for the Enhancement  of Learning & Teaching (www.uky.edu/CELT) and the UK Faculty Toolkit     UK Core Curricular Framework  Course Areas by Learning Outcome      Credit Hours  1. Intellectual Inquiry  The Nature of Inquiry in Arts and Creativity  ..............................  3  The Nature of Inquiry in the Humanities  ...................................  3  The Nature of Inquiry in the Social Sciences  ..............................  3  The Nature of Inquiry in the Natural,           Physical and Mathematical Sciences  ...................................  3    2. Written, Oral and Visual Communication    Composition and Communication I  ............................................  3    Composition and Communication II  ...........................................  3    3. Quantitative Reasoning  Quantitative Foundations  ..........................................................  3  Statistical Inferential Reasoning  .................................................  3    4. Citizenship  Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA  ........................  3  Global Dynamics  .........................................................................  3    UK Core Credit Hours Total* ......................................................  30      *The UK Core is designed to provide the equivalent of 30 credit hours. Some courses in the  UK Core require more than 3 credits, resulting in more than 30 credit hours in some cases.    For a complete listing of courses offered in a particular semester,  see the UK Bulletin: www.uky.edu/registrar/bulletinCurrent/ukc.pdf 

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