Mission

The Office of Undergraduate Studies advocates for and strategically advances undergraduate education at the University of Kansas. We enable students to build foundational intellectual skills and access academic services that support and challenge them. We walk with students from orientation to graduation, providing them with high-quality, data-driven academic and career advising, challenging and empowering first year seminars, and engaging experiential learning. We share with faculty and staff best practices on academic engagement and retention strategies, and assist them as they bring 21st century pedagogy to life in and beyond the classroom.

Vision

Our students graduate on time and lead meaningful and purposeful lives.

Values

  • Student-centered education
  • Intellectual challenge and discovery
  • Lifelong learning and empowerment

We embrace the KU Core goals

  • Critical thinking and quantitative literacy
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Breadth of knowledge
  • Appreciation of human and cultural diversity
  • Ethics and social responsibility
  • Creative thinking and integration of knowledge

KU Core

The KU Core stretches across the undergraduate experience, yielding fundamental skills, building a broad background of knowledge, generating capacities and opportunities for blending and creating ideas, strengthening an appreciation of cultural and global diversity, and cultivating ethical integrity. Each of our six educational goals has one or more distinct learning outcomes. Learn more visit kucore.ku.edu

DEI Strategy

Undergraduate Studies is committed to creating and promoting an inclusive and diverse learning environment, in our offices, through our programming, and throughout our services supporting students. Our leadership team is currently developing a DEI strategy that will guide our efforts across the units. The strategy will be regularly reviewed and adapted to reflect the needs of the community we serve. 

Bold Aspirations

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the Lawrence and Edwards campuses and for the medical center. To learn more visit boldaspirations.ku.edu

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