About the UIA

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The University Innovation Alliance (UIA) is a consortium of eleven large public research universities established in 2014 to work together to promote the retention and graduation of low-income and first-generation students. In addition to KU, member institutions include Arizona State University, Georgia State University, Iowa State University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Oregon State University, Purdue University, University of California at Riverside, University of Central Florida, and the University of Texas at Austin.

The consortium’s goal is to graduate 68,000 additional students by 2025. During the first two years of the UIA, member institutions are collaborating and learning from each other on how to implement and scale predictive analytics to proactively support students as they progress through college.  KU’s stated focus for the UIA is to promote the retention and graduation of our deciding and pre-professional student populations.


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. 

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