New Faculty and Staff Orientation

The Office of Human Resources provides a personalized one-on-one 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 Faculty Orientation

The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Academic Leadership (CETAL) sponsors the faculty orientation program.

New Faculty Orientation
The focus of this two-day program will be teaching essentials and resources to support instruction. Topics will include an overview of UCA students, instructor-student rapport and classroom climate, syllabus design, and surviving the first year as a new faculty member.

August 17-18, 2022 (Wednesday and Thursday)         8:30 AM-4:30 PM        Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

Part-time Faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants
All new part-time faculty and graduate teaching assistants are invited to an abbreviated Adjunct Academy on Tuesday, August 23 from 5-9 pm in BHCC; an early dinner will be served.

Contact Center for Excellence in Teaching & Academic Leadership at 450-5240 to register or for additional information and questions

New Staff Orientation (For non-faculty hired as of May 2022)

The coordinator for this program is Charlotte Strickland. Charlotte may be reached at 450-3135 or The New Staff Orientation is a ½ day program covering information on Campus Life, Staff Senate, Campus Policy, University Police, Human Resources and more! All new staff are urged to attend. You’ll learn about the campus, gain understanding of your benefits, and discover some of the many resources that are available to UCA employees.

This voluntary program is offered twice a year to all new University staff employees. The annual dates are listed below. To register for New Staff Orientation go to contact the Office of University Training at or (501) 450-3135.

September 16, 2022 (Friday)
8:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Student Center #214/215
(Brunch provided)

April 14, 2023 (Friday)
8:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Student Center #214/215
(Breakfast provided)