LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 6, 2022) – The University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) has launched the first Faculty Global Engagement and Expertise Survey. The survey aligns with UKIC’s recently released Global UK strategic plan in its focus on more effectively gathering, highlighting and sharing data related to a wide range of global research and engagement activities undertaken by faculty.
The survey is designed to capture broad areas of research and pedagogical activities, interests, experience and expertise among our faculty, focused on particular countries or regions, or on global/transnational themes.
“This will be vital in helping us identify clusters of international expertise and engagement,” said Associate Provost for Internationalization Sue Roberts. “It will also help us facilitate and develop multi and interdisciplinary communities of interest and allow for greater collaboration among members of our campus community.”
Responses to the survey will be collected through April 8.
The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers." We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.