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 specified educational seminars. Vice Presidents, Deans, Department Chairs, and supervisors will be responsible for coordinating the participation of their respective staffs. The deadline to complete these seminars is June 1, 2016. Information about the seminars is provided below.

2015-16 Required Seminars

  • EEO Laws & Discrimination Prevention for Higher Education (Harassment)
  • Preventing Discrimination & Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), and Clery Act
  • Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention
  • Diversity Benefits for Higher Education Employees

Education Seminar Online Opportunities

Online Training Seminars

  • EEO Laws and Discrimination Prevention for Higher Education (Harassment)
  • Preventing Discrimination & Sexual Violence (Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act)
  • Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention
  • Diversity Benefits for Higher Education employees

Employees will receive an e-mail in August from UCA’s online seminar training vendor, Workplace Answers, with the necessary links to access the online training seminars. Notification emails will be sent regularly to remind employees to complete the trainings.

(Note: Once training is complete, please disregard & delete future e-mails).

You have the option of attending the Harassment and Diversity seminars on-site or online. Preventing Discrimination & Sexual Violence, 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.

Additional Optional Online Offerings

Additional optional training seminars are available for employees. The links will be included in the employee email. It will be up to each Department Head/Supervisor as to whether they utilize these links and assign additional training to their employees.

The following are NOT required by University but available.

  • Team Building Across Cultures
  • Uncovering Implicit Bias
  • Unlawful Harassment Prevention for Higher Education Faculty, Staff, Student Employees
  • Unlawful Harassment Prevention Supervisor Supplement for Faculty, Staff
  • FERPA for Higher Education
  • Identity Theft Red Flags
  • Security Basics
  • Performance Evaluation

These online optional trainings are for any employee to participate in and can be accessed multiple times.

Education Seminar On-site Opportunities

The registration system for on-site training seminars will go live on August 13, 2015 and can be accessed through the following link:http://uca.edu/training/educational-seminars/training-list/

Employees will use the system to register for the various on-site educational seminars offered throughout the year, as well as request your personalized link to access the online training modules offered through Workplace Answers.

On-Site 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 13, 2015.
  • 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. No classes are scheduled during this time.
  • 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.

Workplace Harassment Prevention (includes discussion of Sexual Harassment)

UCA requires all employees to be familiar with its Sexual Misconduct 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 employees to take if they feel 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 Workplace Harassment Prevention training seminar on-site or the Harassment session online (EEO Laws and Discrimination Prevention). 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 26
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center #213

September 2
2:00 -3:00
Student Center #213

September 11
10:00 – 11:00
Student Center #213

September 24
X-Period
College of Business Auditorium

October 6
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center #213

October 9
3:00 – 4:00
Student Center #213

November 3
4:30 – 5:30
Student Center #215

December 1
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center #213

January 13
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center #213

January 21
X-Period
Mashburn #103

February 8
2:30 – 3:30
Student Center #214

March 17
10:00 – 11:00
Student Center #213

April 12
X-Period
Student Center #213

April 21
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center #213

Online personalized training link (EEO Laws and Discrimination Prevention) will be sent to you by email in August.

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

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.

The past eleven years we have brought to you various diversity topics (spirituality, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc.) as depicted on the diversity ‘wheel’ diagram. These explorations help our campus to become a national leader in engaging with global communities as highlighted in UCA’s vision.

This academic year we will explore another important area of diversity for our campus. We are pleased to present “Non-Traditional Students.”

Participants have the option of attending Diversity on-site (locations and times listed below) OR online (training titled Diversity Benefits) using your personalized link sent by email from Workplace Answers.

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 29
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center #213

October 8
X-Period
Student Center #215

October 14
10:00 – 11:00
Student Center #215

October 27
X-Period
Mashburn #103

November 11
4:30 – 5:30
Student Center #214

November 23
2:00 – 3:00
Student Center #215

December 3
10:00 – 11:00
Student Center #215

January 26
X-Period
College of Business Auditorium

February 4
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center #215

February 12
2:00 – 3:00
Student Center #215

March 7
2:00 – 3:00
Student Center #215

March 8
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center #215

April 1
2:30 – 3:30
Student Center #215

April 13
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center #215

Online personalized training link (Diversity Benefits) will be sent to you by email in August.

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

New Employee Orientation

New Staff Orientation (For non-faculty hired as of May, 2015)

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

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

New Faculty Orientation

August 13-14
9:00 – 3:30 p.m.
College of Business Building
Contact Instructional Development Center at idc@uca.edu or 450-5240

LGBT Safe Zone Training

(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Safe Zone Training)

Open to all UCA campus employees and student population

October 1
2:00 – 3:30
Student Center #213

January 20
1:00 – 2:30
Student Center #213

Lunch and Learn

(Lunch provided)

Civilian Response to Active Shooter
Presenter – Sgt. Brad Moore, University Police
September 25
12:00 – 1:30
Student Center #215

Putting a Spotlight on the “T” (Transgender) in LGBTQQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex)
Presenter – Reesa Ramsahai, Counseling Center
October 13
12:00 – 1:30
Student Center #215

Equipping Faculty and Staff on Title IX
Presenter – Kandi Hughes, Title IX Coordinator
November 18
12:00 – 1:30
Student Center #214

The Use of Technology in Communicating with Students
Presenter – Brandon Price, Office of Student Life
January 14
12:00 – 1:30
Student Center #214

Understanding and Serving the International Student Population
January 29
2:00 – 3:00
Student Center #214
(Light Refreshments)

Dealing with Conflict
Presenter – Dr. Jim Guinee, Counseling Center
February 23
12:00 – 1:30
Student Center #214

Safe Weather Week… Tips for Safety
Presenter – Arch Jones, University Police
March 9
12:00 – 1:30
Student Center #215

Understanding & Serving the Military Student Population
Presenter – David Williams, Veteran Services Coordinator
April 4
12:00 – 1:30
Student Center #214

Professional Administrative Staff Reception

April 20
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Student Center #223/224
(Refreshments served)

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!

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.