Staff Senate Professional Development and Community Resources

Academic Impressions Membership for Campus Employees

Any university employees can log in to academicimpressions.com to access thousands of live and recorded webinars, research reports and whitepapers in the following areas: Academic Affairs, Advancement, Business/Office, Diversity and Inclusion, Enrollment Management, Leadership and Student Affairs and COVID19 response in higher education.

How to Access: 
  1. go to academicimpressions.com 
  2. Create an account using your UCA email account (this automatically enrolls you in UCA’s account.
  3. Access Webinars and resources
Additional Resources

StrengthsQuest Codes and Teambuilding Online Training

The Center for Leadership Development will be providing StrengthsQuest testing codes (sponsored by Staff Senate) and virtual team-building training to departments and individuals. Contact Steven Shook to request codes and/or training for yourself and/or your department. 

The Office of University Training will also be taking training requests via Zoom and Blackboard platforms. Please contact Charlotte Strickland for more information.

Professional Development Funds Available for Online Training

Staff Senate will provide the remaining 2019-2020 Professional Development funds to individuals for online training. Applications will be approved on a rolling basis with a $500 cap for funding requests. All online training opportunities are eligible. Please be sure to check out the Ed2Go online skills training courses through UCA Outreach for online professional development options. Funds can also be used to purchase books for professional development use.

Apply for funding here:

https://uca.edu/staffsenate/online-professional-development-funding-form/

Foundation Grants for Staff

The deadline for the foundation has been extended to April 13. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Funds are available for staff members who are working remotely while they continue and develop programming for UCA community members. This can include hardware, like webcams, or programs that can aid in these opportunities.

The highest priority is given to innovative proposals that positively impact staff and engage other members of the UCA community in a manner consistent with UCA principles. Proposals for projects that may serve as seeds for development of more permanent programming. Proposals are more likely to be funded if:

  • Requested funds are less than $1,000
  • Individuals or units requesting funds have not received foundation funding in the past 3 years
  • Similar projects have not received foundation funding in the past 3 years.
Apply for funding here:

 https://uca.edu/staffsenate/uca-foundation-staff-grant-application-form/


UCA Professional Development Resources

Go2Knowledge

Go2Knowledge is available for you in your myUCA and live webinars at  https://www.innovativeeducators.org/pages/events, After clicking on the live webinar you would like to participate, click Choose an option, click the Go2Knowledge to add to your cart.  When checking out just use UCA19 coupon code to zero out the cost. These webinars have been brought to your by the Office of Student Success.  If you have any questions, email us at studentsuccess@uca.edu.

SafeColleges

Safecolleges is available through myUCA. In addition to the required yearly courses available through Safecolleges, there are dozens of other courses that can be accessed through the application. Click the play button icon in the upper right corner to access these courses.

EAB

Visit https://eab.com/research-and-insights/ for access to webinars, whitepapers, blogs, best practices and more related to student success and higher education operations.

Have a Resource to Share?

Do you know of training or professional development opportunities not on this list? Email staffsenate@uca.edu to have it added to this list.


Community Resources for Staff

CAPCA Community Resource Directory

The Community Action Agency for Central Arkansas provides a directory of community resources, including emergency food assistance, housing, utility assistance, and more, on their website at https://www.capcainc.org/community-resources-faulkner-county/.

United Way of Central Arkansas

United Way of Central Arkansas is remotely assisting community members in getting connected to the resources they need. United Way uses a tool called Charity Tracker to help locate available resources from churches and nonprofits to fill unmet needs. Call the office at (501) 327-5087 to speak with a staff member about your needs and available resources. 

Food Pantries

A comprehensive list of food pantries is also available from United Way of Central Arkansas at https://www.uwcark.org/food-pantry-0. Community members are advised to call ahead before visiting a pantry to learn about any changes to operations during COVID-19.