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Fall 2021 Academic Reminders for Faculty

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2021) — The message below was shared with University of Kentucky faculty today.


Dear Colleagues:

The Fall 2021 Semester Reminder contains information on the following topics and rules set forth by the University Senate. This document can be found at the Academic Ombud Services website and contains information concerning:

  • New Rules Regarding Syllabi
  • Prep Week
  • Reading Days
  • Attendance
  • Forged Documentation
  • Academic Integrity
  • Disability Resource Center (DRC) Accommodations

Please share this document with your teaching assistants and others, as appropriate. Please contact us with any questions regarding the reminder or issues you encounter during the semester. We look forward to working with you for a successful semester. Sincerely, Dr. Alice Turkington      Academic Ombud

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.