Recognizing our faculty want to learn new pedagogical and technical skills and strategies, EKU is launching the Faculty Innovators Program, which combines our faculty and existing resources to provide access to opportunities for developing these important skills.
As we complete 2014-2015, the year has been both successful and productive for EKU and Academic Affairs. Here are only a few highlights from the year: Faculty, chairs, deans, and associate deans have participated in workshops to improve course design, to identify a new QEP topic, and to design a faculty professional-development plan.
Update: Because of extreme weather conditions during the week of February 16-20, Dr. McGuire's workshops and lecture regarding Metacognition have been postponed. We plan to hold these important events in Fall 2015.
Last month President Whitlock provided the Board of Regents and the Faculty Senate with the information on EKU's performance goals, as negotiated with CPE. Recently CPE distributed the Institutional Performance Scorecards for all the State's four-year institutions.
Thanks to the faculty for reporting mid-term grades, 66 first-time freshmen were identified as having received all F's or FN's at midterm. One half of these students had been admitted as Associate of General Studies students. Nineteen reported in the Early Alert Retention Survey. These students are required to participate in an intrusive retention program.