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 the end of the academic year. Information about the seminars is provided below.

2016-17 Required Seminars

  • Workplace Harassment
  • Title IX
  • Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention
  • Diversity

Education Seminar Online Opportunities

Online Training Seminars
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. The required courses will be marked with a (#). Notification e-mails will be sent monthly to remind employees to complete the trainings. Once training is complete, please disregard & delete future e-mails.

You have the option of completing Workplace Harassment and Diversity on-site or online. Title IX and Child Abuse Awareness/Prevention 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’s e-mail. It will be up to each Department Head/Supervisor as to whether these additional trainings are required. These online optional trainings (NOT required by the University) are for any employee to participate in and can be accessed multiple times. They are:

  • Code of Conduct for Higher Education
  • Active Shooter Response
  • Conflict Resolution
  • FERPA for Higher Education
  • Identity Theft Red Flags
  • Security Basics
  • Interviewing for Higher Education Hiring Committees
  • Performance Evaluation

Education Seminar On-site Opportunities

The registration system for on-site training seminars will go live on August 4, 2016 and can be accessed through this 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 requesting a personalized link to access the online training modules offered through Workplace Answers.

On-site Seminar Notes

  • 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 (includes discussion of Sexual Harassment)

You have the option of completing this training online or on-site. Attendance fulfills the University training requirement.

August 31   
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center #214

September 13   
3:00 – 4:00
Student Center #223

October 18
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center #214

November 3 
X-period
Student Center #213

January 26
X-Period
Student Center #213

February 15  
9:00 – 10:00
Student Center #213

March 16  
10:00 – 11:00
Student Center #213

April 17
2:00 – 3:00
Student Center #213

Diversity

The past twelve years we have brought to campus 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 Campus Civility.

You have the option of completing this training online or on-site. Attendance fulfills the University training requirement.

September 27   
9:00 – 10:30
Student Center #215

October 20
X-Period
Student Center #215

November 8
10:00 – 11:30
Student Center #214

November 30
2:30 – 4:00
Student Center #214

January 31 
1:30 – 3:00
Student Center #214

February 16
9:00 – 10:30
Student Center #214

March 8
9:00 – 10:30
Student Center #214

April 11
2:00 – 3:30
Student Center #214

Professional Development

Voluntary educational seminars open to all employees

New Employee Orientation

New Staff Orientation (For non-faculty hired as of May, 2016)

September 16 
8:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Student Center #213/214
(Lunch provided)

April 14
8:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Student Center #213/214
(Lunch provided)

New Faculty Orientation                

August 11-12   
9:00 – 3:30 p.m.
College of Business Building

Contact cte@uca.edu   Center for Teaching Excellence, 450-5240

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Training

2016-17 Emphasis: Understanding and Communicating to UCA’s Transgender Population

Open to all UCA campus employees and student population

October 4
1:30 – 3:00
Student Center #223

January 19 
2:00 – 3:30
Student Center #213

Professional Administrative Staff Reception

April 21
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Student Center #223/224
(Refreshments served)

This program provides 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.

Title IX Special Speaker: Mr. Jeffrey Bucholtz

weendviolence.com

September 8
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Student Center #223-224
(Refreshments served)
Audience: Division of Student Services, Housing Staff, Coaches, Police, Staff, Senior Staff
Discuss campus culture, communication, reporting, training

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Brewer Hegeman 111/113
(Refreshments served)
Audience: Faculty and Staff employees
Discuss reporting process, effective conversations, empathy, legalities

8:00 – 9:30 p.m. 
Reynolds Auditorium
Audience: General student population

Customer Service

UCA C.A.R.E.S. – (Communication, Attitude, Respect, Enthusiasm & Smile!)

August 25   
X-Period
Student Center #214

September 20   
X-period
Student Center #214

January 17 
X-Period
Student Center #214

February 21   
X-Period
Student Center #214

Lunch and Learn

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (Full meal provided)

Sept 21
Everyday HR
Presenter: Human Resources  
Student Center #214
UCA policies, paperwork, expectations, etc.

Sept 28  
Title IX
Presenters: Warren Readnour, Kandi Hughes  
Student Center #214
The importance of Title IX, how to handle a Title IX situation, the reporting process and more!

Oct 7
Administrative Staff
Presenter: Human Resources
Student Center #214
Applicant tracking, I-9, part-time/full-time paperwork, evaluations, etc.

Oct 27
Serving Military Employees
Presenters: David Williams, Jentry Tillman.
Student Center #214
Service member leave paperwork, supporting military families, employee communication.

Nov 16
Understanding International Students. Presenter: Office of International Engagement  
Student Center #214
Increase your understanding about UCA’s international student population.  Also gain a better understanding of the types of services International Engagement provides to international students and the UCA community.

Jan 11  
Title IX
Presenters: Warren Readnour, Kandi Hughes
Student Center #214
Learn more about the importance of Title IX, how to handle a Title IX situation, the reporting process and more!

Jan 23
Effective Communication
Presenter: Dr. Amy Hawkins
Student Center #214

Feb 9
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Workers Comp
Presenter: Human Resources
Student Center #214

March 7  
Campus Outdoor Pursuits & Activities (COPA) – HPER
Presenter: Anthony Fillippino 
Student Center #214

April 13  
Difficult People
Presenter: Charlotte Strickland
Student Center #214