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Academic Ombud
Faculty member who assists students and instructors with academic problems or conflicts
Add/drop
window of time where everyone can add or drop classes; usually about a month long.
Advisor
Faculty or staff member who helps you select classes to complete your major and is a resource for you if you have any questions.
APEX
Online degree planner to track your progress toward UK’s graduation requirements
Bluebook
used for essay exams and can be found at any bookstore near campus
Canvas
online tool to view homework assignments and study guides and a way for your professor to communicate with students
Common Hour Exams
an exam given to multiple sections of the same class at the same time
Clicker
remote control-type device used for attendance points and survey responses and to make sure you are still awake in class
Dead Week
a week you wish you were dead just kidding! Week before finals to be used as study time. Assignments may be due if indicated in the syllabus but professors are advised to not assign new material or have quizzes during dead week.
Dean
Academic head of each college
Department chair
Faculty member who oversees the operation of each academic department.
E
The college version of F; a friendly way of saying you failed
Hold
a stop put on your account if you have not paid your tuition, met with your adviser or have unpaid parking tickets or library fines
LEAP
The Lab for Economic and Accounting Proficiency that provides free tutoring to students taking ACC 201, ACC 202, ECO 201 and ECO 202
Midterms
Exams you take in the middle of the semester
Mathskeller
Math tutoring center where students can get help in various math courses
MyUK
website where students can pay tuition, register for classes and view their unofficial transcript.
Pass/Fail
classes taken where a letter grade will not be assigned
Provost
Chief academic officer of the university
Registration Window
period of time where you can register for classes
Syllabus
“Contract” between professor and student that maps out course expectations and assignments for the semester
TA
Teaching assistant
The Study
Resource center that provides many different aids in one central location to help you learn more effectively and enhance your learning experience