Faculty Senate endorses principles to guide online courses

On Thursday, the UCA Faculty Senate opened the academic year by endorsing a set of principles that will guide the creation and implementation of online courses. Some of the principles include: -?That all courses and programs are consistent with the sponsoring academic college?s and department?s role and mission.? -?That electronically offered courses and programs meet institution-wide … [Read more...]

Hardin gives annual address to faculty

Hundreds of faculty, including 69 who are new, were welcomed back to school during the University of Central Arkansas? annual general faculty meeting. Provost Gabriel Esteban gave the welcome, emphasizing the importance of faculty at the institution. He noted that eight faculty positions that were non-tenure-track, are now tenure-track positions, equity salary adjustments were made last year … [Read more...]

Griffith encourages better understanding of math, science

Dr. Linda Griffith has made it her mission to help public school teachers become better at teaching math and science. That may be one of the reasons Texas Instruments selected her as one of only two they would sponsor to attend an international conference on mathematics education. Griffith, director of the Arkansas Center for Mathematics Education and a professor at UCA, attended the … [Read more...]

Theatre performance set

UCA Theatre and Conway Community Arts Association will present encore performances of Jesus Christ Superstar on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 1, 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Performance Hall. Tickets are now on sale through UCA Ticket Central (formerly Reynolds Box Office). Ticket Central hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Current UCA faculty, staff and students … [Read more...]

McDaniel recieves grant for traineeship

Kathy McDaniel, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, received $19,160 for a grant proposal titled ?Speech-Language Pathology Traineeship.? The grant is funded by Arkansas Children?s Hospital, North Little Rock School District, and Timber Ridge Ranch Neuro-Rehabilitation Center. According to McDaniel, ?It will help to train an SLP and provide financial support to this individual and … [Read more...]

Honors College presents awards at orientation banquet

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College presented nearly 50 of its students with scholarships and awards at the college?s annual orientation banquet on Wednesday. Stacy Hobby, a senior environmental science major from Vilonia, received the Virginia Guffey Scholarship. The Guffey Fund provides scholarships each year to non-traditional Honors College scholars. Guffey was the Honors … [Read more...]

Trustees approve plans for Hilton

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a proposal to lease a six-acre tract of land on the southwest corner of campus, at the intersection of Dave Ward Drive and Farris Road, to Area Hospitality of Conway, LLC, for the construction of a Hilton Garden Inn. A 52-year lease was signed for the property that will hold the three-story, first-class hotel. The Hilton Garden Inn … [Read more...]

Employee health, dental insurance renewed

At the August board meeting, the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a proposal to renew contracts with the university?s health and dental insurance providers. UCA will continue to use QualChoice of Arkansas as its health insurance provider. The renewal comes with a five percent increase in premiums. In 2004, the university established a dental agreement with Blue Cross … [Read more...]

Trustees approve campus tobacco-use policy

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved the university?s first smoking and tobacco-use policy at it?s meeting on Friday, Aug. 13. Previously, smoking on campus had been addressed individually by departments and building administrators. While all buildings on campus are smoke-free, numerous complaints about smokers congregating near entrances prompted the Student … [Read more...]

Griffith receives grant for secondary mathematics specialist

Dr. Linda Griffith, Department of Mathematics, recently received $64,850 for a grant titled ?Secondary Mathematics Specialist.? This grant, funded through the Arkansas Department of Education, will support the continuation of a secondary mathematics specialist to strengthen the mathematics programs on local secondary levels. Griffith said, ?With the conviction that all children can learn … [Read more...]