Learning Communities Mission and Values

UCA Learning Communities

Hughes Residential College @ Hughes Hall

The Stars Residential College @ Short/Denney Hall

EDGE Residential College @ State Hall  

STEM Residential College @ Arkansas Hall

HPaW Residential College @ Baridon Hall

EPIC Residential College @ Bear Hall

Minton Commuter College @ Main Hall

Our Mission

UCA’s Learning Communities bring together students, faculty & staff from all walks of life as a family that cares about one another’s personal & academic growth. We are a community of scholars that encourages an environment of intellectual risk and who engage in academic, professional, & civic endeavors.  By participating in learning communities we affirm our commitment to a culture of inclusiveness, innovation, integrity & collaboration (Driving Forces A.1.a, A.1.b., A.1.c; Core Value A.6., Planning Assumptions A.2.b.2 +3, A.2.c, A.2.d. 2+3+4, & Strategic Goals B.2.a, B.6.a, B.6.b of the UCA Strategic Plan 2012-2017 )

Our Values

Learning Community faculty, students, and staff will:

  • identify ourselves as critical thinkers strongly committed to life-long learning (Core Values A.5.a.1, B.2.e, & B.2.g)
  • collaborate effectively in teams, working through dissent to build consensus (Core Values A.5.b.1, A.5.c.2 +3, & A.5.d.2)
  • communicate thoughtfully and effectively with a variety of audiences (Core Values A.5.b.2 +4,      A.5.c.2+3, & B.5.a)
  • engage in creative and ethical scholarship (Core Values A.5.a.2, A.5.d.1, & B.2.g.)demonstrate commitment to local and global concerns by contributing time, talents, and efforts in service to the community (Core Values A.5.a.3, A.5.b.3+4, A.5.c.2+3, A.5.d.4, & B.5.a.)
  • promote an interdisciplinary environment that develops creative and marketable approaches to community & business endeavors (Core Values A.5.a.2. & B.5.a.)

Finis Origine Pendit

“The end depends upon the beginning.”

 The University of Central Arkansas aspires to be a premier learner-focused public comprehensive university dedicated to academic vitality, integrity and diversity. (AVID)