The Professional Flight option in the Aviation program prepares students to pursue careers in the aerospace industry. Over the past 18 months, EKU has taken over the complete operation of the Professional Flight program. This includes performing all flight operations, acquiring aircraft, scheduling of maintenance, and hiring of flight instructors.
The Eastern Kentucky University Comprehensive Diversity Plan was approved by the Committee for Equal Opportunity (CEO) of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) on June 9, 2011. It has now been approved by the EKU Board of Regents.
The U.S. Department of Education has been closely monitoring universities to determine whether an institution has been providing Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) training for its employees with access to student records.
Eastern Kentucky University is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff that is fair and responsible and that is free of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
The first semester for first-time freshmen is pivotal to academic success and graduation. After analyzing past data regarding the relationship between the freshmen GPA and retention rates, EKU is implementing a new check on freshmen performance.
The University General Education Committee (UGEC) is conducting several campus-wide forums in early Fall to obtain feedback on proposed changes to the EKU General Education Program. Over the summer, workgroups compiled survey response data and developed more specific proposals in response to faculty and staff input.
Changing majors often can delay graduation and increase education costs. To minimize these costly delays to graduation, EKU is implementing a new window of opportunity for students who want to use the EKUDirect link to change a declared program of study. As of Fall 2011,
Last spring, at the request of the Faculty Senate, a University Advising Committee was formed, with Dr. Norm Spain serving as Chair. The Committee is using the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) process to take a comprehensive look at advising from admission to graduation.