Grant funds mentoring program

Debbie Barnes, College of Education, received a $10,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Education for the Arkansas Pathwise Mentoring Program. According to Barnes, UCA faculty and public school faculty will be trained in the Pathwise Observation System which aligns with the curriculum. Students, UCA, faculty and public school faculty will be using the same system to evaluate teaching. … [Read more...]

Nursing program receives accreditation from CCNE

This spring the university?s College of Health and Applied Sciences was notified that both its bachelor of science and masters of science degrees in nursing were accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The nursing program has had continuous accreditation through the National League for Nursing and now through the commission since the program started at UCA. The CCNE is a … [Read more...]

Grant assists Junior University

Carolyn Kelley, Department of Middle/Secondary Education & Instructional Technologies, received a grant of $12,007 from the Pulaski County Special School District to support Junior University. Junior University is a collaborative effort between the Pulaski County Special School District and UCA to provide an early college campus experience for fifth-graders identified as potential first … [Read more...]

Grant to assist with Community Development Institute

Kim Bradford, Laura Garner, Dr. Robert Pittman and Dr. David McCalman, Department of Academic Outreach and Extended Programs, recently received a $1,500 grant from the Conway Advertising and Promotion Committee for a Community Development Institute. The Institute serves to prepare community developers with professional skills and knowledge in grass root economic development and capacity … [Read more...]

Accreditation renewed for dietetic internship program

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences has been notified that its dietetic internship program has had its accreditation status continued by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association. The program is accredited for a non-degree dietetic internship enrolling a maximum of 10 students annually on a full-time basis and a general … [Read more...]

UCA to offer degree in African/African-American studies

The University of Central Arkansas will soon offer a degree program that will mesh cultures and teach a non-traditional American history that continues to shape the culture today. In May, the UCA Board of Trustees approved a proposal to create a Bachelor of Arts degree in African/African-American Studies ? the first of its kind in the state. In 1998, UCA established a minor in … [Read more...]

Grant to continue Central Arkansas Writing Project

Dr. Stephanie Vanderslice, Lisa Mongno and Sophie Bradford, Department of Writing and Speech, recently received a $43,000 grant for the Central Arkansas Writing Project. The grant, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the National Writing Project, will help improve student writing and learning in K-16 classrooms. The National Writing Project extends the uses of … [Read more...]

Grant to provide internship opportunities at AGFC

Ron Edwards, Cooperative Education, received a $25,000 grant to begin a student internship program at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. By awarding internships to student intern applicants, the University of Central Arkansas and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are striving to encourage students to pursue careers in fish and wildlife conservation, including jobs in wildlife law … [Read more...]

Tarkka receives grant to study detection of aquatic toxins

Dr. Richard Tarkka, Department of Chemistry, recently received an $18,383 grant to study nanosensors for detection of aquatic toxins. The grant is funded by the National Institutes of Health through the National Center for Research Resources, Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Tarkka will be working with Bob Gawley, from the … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations and publications by UCA faculty and staff. Dr. Joe Horton and Lauren Maxwell, Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance, and Dr. Rebecca Gatlin-Watts, Department of Marketing, Management and Information Systems, presented a paper "Cross-Cultural Virtual Teaming" at the meeting of the Association of Private Enterprise Education in Nassau, … [Read more...]