Educational Seminars

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 educational seminars. It is important to register for these seminars for the academic year. Vice Presidents, Deans, Department Chairs, and supervisors will be responsible for coordinating the participation of their respective staffs. Information about the seminars is provided below.

  • Workplace Harassment Prevention;
  • Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention (including information on Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (“SaVE” Act) ;
  • Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention; and,
  • Diversity.

Announcing 2014-2015 Education Seminar opportunities for UCA employees

This year the Office of University Training is debuting a new registration and information request system. The new system is 100% automated; no more back and forth emails! The new registration system will go live on August 14, 2014 and can be accessed through this link:

http://uca.edu/training/educational-seminars/training-list/

Registration for on-site seminars is achieved by accessing the above link.
Registration for online seminars is accessed thru a personalized link sent to you via e-mail from Workplace Answers.

Online Training Seminars

  • Workplace Harassment Prevention
  • Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention
  • Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention
  • Diversity

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 Workplace Harassment Prevention and Diversity on-site or online. Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention, and Child Abuse Awareness must be completed online.

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

Seminar Notes

  • Pre-registration for seminars is still required, please use this link to register: http://uca.edu/training/educational-seminars/training-list/. The link goes live August 14, 2014.
  • A scanning device is used to record participant attendance on-site. Please bring your campus ID card or your ID #.
  • 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.

Employee Required Training for 2014-15

Unlawful Harassment Prevention – Offered Online and Offered Onsite

Diversity – Offered Online and Offered Onsite

Title IX/SaVE Act/VAWA - Offered Online Only

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - Offered Online Only

Education Seminar Opportunities

Diversity

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 Military. Seminar content will include: data, terminology, a discussion exercise, 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 on-site. If you choose to attend the on-site Diversity training please register through this link: http://uca.edu/training/educational-seminars/training-list/

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. Can’t find your link? Inquire at http://uca.edu/training/educational-seminars/training-list/ and we will send it to you.

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

October 9
X-period
Irby Hall #215

October 22
10:00 – 11:00
Student Center #215

October 23
X-period
College of Business Auditorium

November 12
4:30 – 5:30
Student Center #215

November 13
X-period
Burdick Hall #205

December 5
10:00 – 11:00
Student Center #223/224

January 27
X-period
Mashburn #103

February 5
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center #215

February 5
X-period
Snow Fine Arts #131

March 3
X-period
Lewis Science Center #102

March 4
4:30 – 5:30
Student Center #223/224

April 24
1:30 – 2:30
Student Center #213

Unlawful Harassment Prevention

Includes discussion of Sexual Harassment

Participants have the option of attending Workplace Harassment on-site (locations and times listed below) OR online (using your personalized link from Workplace Answers).

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 on-site.

If you choose to attend the on-site Harassment training please register through this link: http://uca.edu/training/educational-seminars/training-list/

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. Can’t find your link? Inquire at http://uca.edu/training/educational-seminars/training-list/ and we will send it to you.

August  27
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center  #214

August 28
X-period
Irby Hall #215

September 4
X-period
Lewis Science Center #102

September 11
X-period
College of Business Auditorium

September 25
3:00 – 4:00
Student Center #213

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

October 21
X-period
Burdick Hall #205

November 4
4:30 – 5:30
Student Center #223/224

December 2
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center #213

January 15
X-period
Snow Fine Arts #131

February 3
X-period
Mashburn #103

March 10
4:30— 5:30
Student Center #214

April 24
10:00 – 11:00
Student Center #213

Workplace Harassment Online personalized training link will be sent to you by e-mail.

Can’t find your e-mail with link? Inquire at http://uca.edu/training/educational-seminars/training-list/

TITLE IX/SaVE Act/VAWA

UCA requires all employees to be familiar with Title IX, the SaVE Act, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). 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. Can’t find your link? Inquire at http://uca.edu/training/educational-seminars/training-list/ and we will send it to you.

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention

UCA requires all employees to be familiar with Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention. 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. Can’t find your link? Inquire at http://uca.edu/training/educational-seminars/training-list/ and we will send it to you.

Professional Development

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 14, 2014.

Understanding and Serving the International Student Population

November 19  
12:00 – 1:30
Student Center # 213
Lunch provided

The Use of Technology in Communicating with Students

March 6
12:00 – 1:30
Student Center # 215
Lunch provided

LGBT Safe Zone Training

(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Safe Zone Training)
Open to all UCA campus employees and student population

October 2   
1:30 – 3:00
Student Center #214

November 18   
1:30 – 3:00
Student Center #213

January 22  
1:30 – 3:00
Student Center #213

February 24  
1:30 – 3:00
Student Center # 214

Professional Administrative Staff Reception

April 21
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!

Supervisory Skills Series

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 first time supervisors. If you have been a supervisor for less than five years then this seminar is for you!

Supervisory Training – For employees who are new as supervisors (5 years or less)

September 26
12:00-1:30
Student Center #223/224
Lunch provided

January 13
12:00-1:30
Student Center #215
Lunch provided

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, 2014)

September 19  
8:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Student Center #213/214
Lunch provided

April 10    
8:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Student Center #213/214
Lunch provided

New Faculty Orientation

August 14-15 
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.