During the students' second year, each Fellow will enroll in courses during the fall and spring semesters linked to academic enrichment and their faculty mentored project. A primary goal of the Fellows Program is to create a learning community consisting of collaborative interactions among students, faculty, and staff affiliated with the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence. Within this context, the cornerstone of the program is a faculty mentoring component in which students pursue individual scholarly projects under the supervision of a UK faculty mentor. These projects typically consist of original research, generation of creative products, or engagement in community service.
In addition to the inherent value of the project itself, the mentorship process is intended to stimulate high intellectual aspirations, confidence, curiosity, and self-initiative. It will help Fellows develop strategies for engaging in the intellectual life of the University and foster a deeper and broader commitment to academic excellence.
Fellows also participate in a number of extracurricular events that provide academic, civic, and aesthetic enrichment.