Educational Seminars

The 2013-2014 Education Seminars available to UCA employees are listed below. In consideration of your schedule, available dates are listed for the complete academic year. For onsite training seminars, university employees register by e-mailing name, department, ID #, name of seminar, and desired seminar date to training@uca.edu. For online training seminars, university employees register by clicking on the provided link in a personalized e-mail sent by Workplace Answers.

All UCA Faculty, Staff, Student Workers and Graduate Assistants are required to complete four training seminars before the end of the academic year (May 2014). Employees have the option of participating in all four seminars online. The required seminars are: Title IX Awareness, Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention, Diversity Benefits, and Unlawful Harassment Prevention.

Registration for onsite seminars is achieved by identifying the preferred date and time from the seminar offerings listed below and e-mailing training@uca.edu.

Registration for online seminars is accessed thru a personalized link sent to you via e-mail from Workplace Answers. Employees have the option of attending Unlawful Harassment Prevention and Diversity Benefits online or onsite. Title IX and Child Abuse Awareness must be completed online.

Employee Required Training for 2013-14 Training Options

Unlawful Harassment Prevention - Offered Online and Offered Onsite

Diversity Benefits - Offered Online and Offered Onsite

Title IX Awareness - Offered Online Only

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - Offered Online Only

Registration begins August 15, 2013.
It is the policy of the university that all employees – full time/part time faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and student workers -  participate, on an annual basis (based on the academic year), in the following sessions: Unlawful Harassment Prevention, Title IX Awareness, Child Abuse Awareness, and Diversity Benefits. It is important to register for these sessions for the academic year.  Vice Presidents, Deans, Department Chairs, and supervisors will be responsible for coordinating the participation of their respective staffs.  Information about these sessions is provided below.
Onsite Training Seminars: Diversity, Unlawful Harassment Prevention

A scanning device is used to record participant attendance. Please bring your campus ID card or your ID #. Pre-registration for seminars is still required, please e-mail training@uca.edu to register.

X-period is 1:40 – 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

Training seminar rooms are sometimes chilly; bring a sweater or jacket if you would like.

If a seminar includes a meal, it will be noted.

Online Training Seminars: Diversity Benefits, Unlawful Harassment Prevention, Title IX Awareness, Child Abuse Awareness.

Employees will receive an e-mail from UCA’s online seminar training vendor, Workplace Answers, with the necessary links to access the online training seminars. Notification e-mails will be sent regularly to remind employees to complete the trainings. You have the option of attending Unlawful Harassment Prevention and Diversity onsite or online. Title IX Awareness and Child Abuse Awareness must be completed online.

All records of onsite and online participation will be kept in the Offices of Human Resources and University Training.

Education Seminar Opportunities

Diversity

This year’s topic of discussion is Ethnicity

Value and respect are due all people, regardless of differences in age, gender, faith, economic level, etc. This seminar presents diversity training in a highly interactive, non-threatening self-exploratory manner. The program addresses the value of working in a diverse environment and provides participants the opportunity to discuss both the challenges and rewards in doing so. This year’s onsite Diversity topic is Ethnicity. Seminar content will include: data, terminology, a self-reflecting exercise, case scenarios, and a suggested professional response. The seminar is provided on an annual basis for the entire UCA population.

University employees have the choice of completing the Diversity training seminar online or onsite. If you choose to attend the onsite Diversity training please select a preferred date and send date, name and Dept. to training@uca.edu. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you choose to complete the training online, please refer to the link in the e-mail from Workplace Answers. The training can be taken on any computer with access to the Internet. To access the course, click on the link or copy it into the address line of your web browser. The link is personalized for your account alone; please do not forward or share this link. Use the link to resume your training, or to review material at a later date. You don’t need to complete all of the training in one sitting. If you need to return to the training, the program will bring you back to where you last were in the course. It is encouraged that you bookmark the link. All online participation will be electronically tracked and recorded in the Offices of Human Resources and University Training.

September 18
1:30 – 3:00
Student Center #215

September 24 
9:00 – 10:30
Student Center #215

September 25 
1:30 – 3:00
Student Center #223/224

September 30
2:00 - 3:30
Student Center #215

October 8  
1:30 – 3:00
Student Center #215

October 23 
2:30 - 4:00
Student Center #215

October 25
9:00 – 10:30
Student Center #215

November 7 
2:00 – 3:30
Student Center #215

November 13  
4:30 - 6:00
Student Center #215

November 18  
2:30 - 4:00
Student Center #215

December 6
9:00 – 10:30
Student Center #223/224

January 15
9:00– 10:30
Student Center #215

January 24 
2:00 – 3:30
Student Center #215

February 6 
9:00 -10:30
Student Center #215

February 18 
5:00 - 6:30
Student Center #215

February 19 
9:00 - 10:30
Student Center #215

March 6 
2:30 – 4:00
Student Center #215

March 11 
1:30 – 3:00
Student Center #223/224

April  14
1:30 - 3:00
Student Center #223/224

April 25 
1:30 - 3:00
Student Center #215

Unlawful Harassment Prevention

Includes discussion of Sexual Harassment

Participants have the option of attending the Workplace Harassment onsite (locations and times listed below) OR online (online information listed below).

UCA requires all employees to be familiar with its Harassment Policy. The policy focuses on Sexual Harassment but also addresses general harassment in the workplace. This not only protects the University employees from liability but helps to provide a positive and safe work environment on campus. The seminar defines workplace harassment, provides examples as to what constitutes harassment and identifies the proper steps for any employee to take if he/she feels they are a target of sexual harassment or any other form of harassment. This seminar is provided on an annual basis for the entire UCA population.

University employees have the choice of completing the Unlawful Harassment Prevention training seminar online or onsite. If you choose to attend the onsite Harassment training please select a preferred date and send date, name and Dept. to training@uca.edu. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.

If you choose to complete the training online, please refer to the link in the e-mail from Workplace Answers. The training can be taken on any computer with access to the Internet. To access the course, click on the link or copy it into the address line of your web browser. The link is personalized for your account alone; please do not forward or share this link. Use the link to resume your training, or to review material at a later date. You don’t need to complete all of the training in one sitting. If you need to return to the training, the program will bring you back to where you last were in the course. It is encouraged that you bookmark the link. All online participation will be electronically tracked and recorded in the Offices of Human Resources and University Training.

August  28
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center  #214

September 17
3:00 – 4:00
Student Center  #213

September 19
X-Period
Student  Center #213

October 4
9:00 – 10:00.
Student Center  #213

October 14
2:00 -  3:00
Student Center  #213

November 5
4:30 – 5:30.
Student Center  #215

November 7
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center  #215

December 3
X-Period
Student Center  #214

January 13
2:00 – 3:00
Student Center  #213

February 5
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center  #213

March 4
4:00 - 5:00
Student Center  #213

April 25
10:00 – 11:00
Student Center  #215

Unlawful Harassment Prevention Online training: Workplace Answers will send a personalized e-mail with link to the online training.

Title IX Awareness

UCA requires all employees to be familiar with Title IX. You must complete this training online. Please refer to the link in the e-mail from Workplace Answers. The training can be taken on any computer with access to the Internet. To access the course, click on the link or copy it into the address line of your web browser. The link is personalized for your account alone; please do not forward or share this link. Use the link to resume your training, or to review material at a later date. You don’t need to complete all of the training in one sitting. If you need to return to the training, the program will bring you back to where you last were in the course. It is encouraged that you bookmark the link. All online participation will be electronically tracked and recorded in the Offices of Human Resources and University Training.

Child Abuse Awareness

UCA requires all employees to be familiar with Child Abuse Awareness. You must complete this training online. Please refer to the link in the e-mail from Workplace Answers. The training can be taken on any computer with access to the Internet. To access the course, click on the link or copy it into the address line of your web browser. The link is personalized for your account alone; please do not forward or share this link. Use the link to resume your training, or to review material at a later date. You don’t need to complete all of the training in one sitting. If you need to return to the training, the program will bring you back to where you last were in the course. It is encouraged that you bookmark the link. All online participation will be electronically tracked and recorded in the Offices of Human Resources and University Training.

Professional Development

Supervisory Skills Series

Listed below are seminars to educate and encourage employees while they fulfill their professional role on the UCA campus. These voluntary seminars are open to all faculty and staff on campus.

Registration begins August 15, 2013.

The Office of Human Resources and the Office of University Training is proud to announce the ongoing Supervisory Skills Series for supervisors on campus. Each year the University will focus on a particular area of Supervisory expertise; this year’s focus is on supervisors who supervise student workers. If you supervise a student worker or graduate student, we ask you to register for and attend one of the following four training dates:

Supervisory Training – For employees who supervise Student Workers and GAs

September 27
12:00-1:30
Student Health Services Bldg #307 (Lunch provided)

October 2
12:00-1:30
Student Health Services Bldg #307 (Lunch provided)

November 1  
12:00-1:30
Sky Box – Bear Residence Hall (Lunch provided)

January 14
12:00-1:30
Hall of Fame Room – Estes Stadium (Lunch provided)

In addition to the Supervisory Student Worker training seminars, the Offices of Human Resources and University Training are offering brown bag lunches to discuss supervisor issues and work-related questions, and provide opportunities for colleague interaction and support. Drinks and Dessert will be provided at each brown bag seminar; please bring your own lunch. Register for and attend any of the following:

Supervisory Brown Bag Discussions

November 20-CANCELLED
12:00 – 1:30
Buffalo Hall Reception Room (Drinks and Dessert provided)

December 5
12:00 – 1:30
Hall of Fame Room- Estes Stadium (Drinks and Dessert provided)

February 13 
12:00 – 1:30
Sky Box – Bear Residence Hall (Drinks and Dessert provided)

Train the Trainer

Do you organize & facilitate training seminars for UCA student groups? Are you responsible for planning professional development training within your department? As a member of a professional organization do you have responsibilities which include training components? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you need to attend this seminar. Information will include: training resources, room set-up, presentation tips, group dynamics information and more. Presenter: Charlotte Strickland

December 10
9:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Student Center #214
(Continental Breakfast provided)

LGBT Safe Zone Training

(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Safe Zone Training)
**Open to all UCA employees, fee required

October 11
8:00- 4:30 p.m.
Student Center 223/224 (Lunch provided)

(**There is a fee to attend this seminar. Please contact training@uca.edu for registration fee and seminar information). Special Speaker - Jessica Pettitt

Sticks and Stones: LGBT 101
What better way to learn about sexual identities than to list out social norms, stereotypes, media images, rumors, jokes, and slang! This is a safe space for any and all kinds of interactive discussions regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Heterosexual identities. By comparing themes of these messages learned for these different groups, we can then have a much deeper conversation about class, race, educational access, citizenship, ability assumptions, etc. By understanding our language we can hold ourselves accountable to building an inclusive environment for all (regardless of sexual identity). Learning Outcomes:

  • To articulate their own stereotypes, derogatory terms, and other assumptions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and heterosexual people
  • To identify others' stereotypes, derogatory terms, and other assumptions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and heterosexual people
  • To recognize the U.S. cultural need for binaries when examining sexual identities and gender identities

Professional Administrative Staff Reception

April 22
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Student Center #223/224

This program sponsored by the UCA Staff Senate and the Office of University Training will provide food, door prizes, and socialization for UCA employees who serve as professional administrative staff. A short inspirational presentation will be provided to remind the individuals of the impact they have on this campus. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

New Employee Orientation

The Office of Human Resources provides a personalized one-on-one employee orientation when a new employee is hired. To complement the HR program, the New Faculty Orientation and New Staff Orientation programs present additional university information to all new hires.

New Staff Orientation (For non-faculty hired as of May, 2013)
September 20
8:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Student Center #213/214 (Lunch provided)

April 18
8:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Student Center #213/214 (Lunch provided)

New Faculty Orientation
August 15-16
8:00 – 3:00 p.m.
College of Business Building

Contact idc@uca.edu Instructional Development Center, 450-5240

Campus Safety and Security

SHOTS FIRED ON CAMPUS: When Lightning Strikes

It is a sad truth that shootings do sometimes occur on university campuses. It is important that all members of our campus community be mindful of the actions they should take in order to safeguard themselves in the event the unthinkable happens.

This video, Shots Fired On Campus: When Lightning Strikes, is presented as part of UCA’s emergency preparedness initiatives and in an effort to help educate UCA students, staff and faculty about what they can do to survive in the event of a shooter on campus.

Please visit the UCA Police Department website (http://www.ucapd.com) to view the video. You must be a UCA student, staff member or faculty member and will need to login with your myUCA username and password.