The College of Arts & Sciences is engaged in several innovative programs to pursue the goal of enriching students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community. Some of our most exciting initiatives include:
Through Living Learning Communities and Residential Colleges we offer students an opportunity to live and learn together in an integrated academic residential environment. This dynamic residential experience will offer specialized programming, interactions with UK faculty and staff; and a supportive community that focuses on student success.
For more information and a complete list of residential communities visit www.as.uky.edu/residential.
The Passport to the World Program enables the college to embark on year-long explorations of the culture and history of a particular region or country. The program engages our community in crucial global conversations through public lectures, cultural events, coursework and travel opportunities.
View the current and past programs at passport.as.uky.edu.
Construction began on the University of Kentucky's new Academic Science Building (ASB) in Fall 2014. Scheduled to open in Fall 2016, the building’s design places integrated, engaged learning as its centerpiece.
Plans for the upcoming ASB emphasize environmental responsibility, utilizing natural light, outdoor teaching areas and potential rainwater recycling. But the value of the ASB's design extends far beyond its construction - the innovative lecture halls and classrooms inside will help the College realize its dream of improving science education through exciting new models of engaged in-class teaching. The teaching space in the ASB will be composed of next-generation lecture halls and groundbreaking TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) classrooms.
Learn more about the Academic Science Building at asb.uky.edu
FastTrack is a residential academic program designed to prepare first-year students for rigorous undergraduate course work before the start of the fall semester.
FastTrack students also have the opportunity to move in early, giving them a head start on building friendships and connections, as well as getting familiar with campus, Lexington and the community.
Learn more and register at www.as.uky.edu/fasttrack
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