Energizing the Educational Environment

Goal:
KU will strengthen its teaching and mentoring to position all students for lifelong learning, leadership, and success.

Outcomes:

  1. Improved retention and graduation rates.
  2. Students empowered to make informed decisions about their learning through consistent, high-quality advising and mentoring.
  3. Students connected to KU intellectually and emotionally, from first-year through capstone experiences.
  4. Enriched educational experiences for students through experiential learning and redesigned courses.
  5. Students initiated for life-long learning through renewed, goal-based general education curricula.
Bold Aspirations

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the following:

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As KU senior Ashlie Koehn helped prepare a meal of horse and goat — she is studying abroad in Kyrgyzstan — she got a Skype call from Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, telling her she had been named a 2015 Truman Scholar. Koehn is majoring in environmental studies, economics, and international studies. She chose Kyrgyzstan, her third study abroad experience, to increase her cultural competency and sharpen her Russian language skills. One of Koehn’s favorite things about the country? The beautiful mountains and lakes. She plans to use the $30,000 Truman award for graduate study in the economics of climate change. While she appreciates Kyrgyzstan’s mountains, her environmental pursuits concern her own native plains. “As a fourth-generation Kansan, I am deeply concerned about how climate change will affect the lives and livelihood of Kansans.” Read more about Ashlie Koehn and her surprise Skype with the Chancellor: http://bit.ly/1awodaa



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Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times