Community Education Instructors help to fulfill Outreach’s mission of providing quality, innovative, learning opportunities to our community. We’re always looking for Individuals with a desire to share a skill or interest with the community. The ideal instructor has extensive knowledge in their skill or interest, great people skills and, above all, a passion for teaching others. If you have a course or class you’d like to teach, we encourage you to submit a course proposal.
Submit Your Course Proposal:
The first step to becoming an instructor is to complete the online Course Proposal Form.
The following information is required for the course proposal:
Your submission will be reviewed by the Community Education Coordinator and selected based on a number of factors including, but not limited to: course interest, instructor experience and references. if selected, you will be contacted directly and invited to submit your detailed course information.
Submit Your Course Information:
The Community Education course season runs from September through December of each year.
The following information will be required upon submitting the detailed Course Information Form:
- Course Syllabus
The syllabus should include the course title, instructor contact information, course dates and times, course objectives, course outline, and content covered for each class. See example.
- Instructor Biography
Tell us who you are! Be sure to include your education, experience as related to the course, honors and hobbies. You may also provide a photo.
- Supply List & Materials Fee
The supply list will include any materials that the student is responsible for buying and bringing to the class. The materials fee is required only if the instructor is providing the necessary materials for the course (CDs, books, etc.). Material fees will be paid directly to the instructor. We will be happy to Xerox copies. (These expenses will be deducted from the course revenue).
- Marketing Audience Suggestions
List any audiences that you wish your class to be marketed. This can include age, gender, special interest groups or any other specific audience.
Contract and Compensation
UCA faculty, staff, students, retired faculty and staff and alumni with paid alumni memberships will receive 50% off regular registration fee for Community Education courses. This discount can be applied for one guest. If the instructor chooses to offer a senior citizen and /or early bird fee, the fee will be 15% less than the regular registration fee. A current UCA ID is required and current alumni membership status will be verified. Only one discount per course; discounts cannot be applied to textbooks or materials.
The Instructor will receive a 50% portion of the total registration fees for teaching the course. Registrations will be confirmed after the second class and the compensation paperwork will be processed at that time.
Commitment to Our Instructors
Outreach and Community Education commit to helping your course succeed through the following services:
- Promote the course through website, press releases and other marketing mediums
- Register students, collect payments and provide registration confirmation
- Provide AV equipment and prepare room as requested
- Distribute materials list to students
- Process paperwork for instructor’s compensation
- Process end-of-course evaluations
If you have any questions concerning your course or paperwork, please contact the Community Education Department at (501) 450-5811 or email email@example.com.