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 training seminars. Vice Presidents, Deans, Department Chairs, and supervisors will be responsible for coordinating the participation of their respective staffs. The deadline to complete the training seminars for faculty and staff is the end of the academic year, May 15, 2018, however, the deadline for graduate assistants and student workers is April 30, 2018. Information about the seminars is provided below.

Specific questions may be directed to the Office of University Training at 450-3135, Charlotte Strickland, Director of Professional Development and Training, training@uca.edu.

2017-18 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 early September from UCA’s online seminar training vendor -Workplace Answers – with the necessary links to access the online training seminars. Notification e-mails will be sent monthly to remind employees to complete the trainings. Once the required training courses are complete, please disregard & delete any future e-mail reminders.

You have the option of completing Workplace Harassment, Diversity, and Title IX on-site or online. Child Abuse Awareness/Prevention must be completed online.

All records of on-site and online participation are 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.

Education Seminar On-site Opportunities

The registration system for on-site training seminars will go live on August 4, 2017 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 30   
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #214

September 7  
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Student Center #214

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

November 15 
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Student Center #214

January 18
X-Period
Student Center #213

February 7  
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #214

March 13  
X-Period
Student Center #213

April 6
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #213

Diversity

The past thirteen years we have brought to campus various diversity topics for discussion (military, spirituality, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc.).

This academic year we will explore a term and concept that tends to be used a great deal in society but is not thoroughly discussed. The diversity on-site course is entitled Privilege… Its Meanings and Magnitude in Today’s World.

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

September 26  
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Student Center #213

October 16
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Student Center #214

November 15
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Student Center #215

November 30
1:30 – 3:00
Student Center #213

January 30 
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Student Center #215

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

March 8
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Student Center #214

April 11
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Student Center #214

Title IX

Includes discussion on Title IX law, UCA policy, and mandatory reporters. You have the option of completing this training online or on-site. Attendance at the on-site seminar fulfills the University training requirement.

September 6
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #215

October 13
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Student Center #215

January 10
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Student Center #215

February 15
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #215

Professional Development

Voluntary educational seminars open to all employees

New Employee Orientation

New Staff Orientation (For non-faculty hired as of May 2017)

September 22
8:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Student Center #213/214
(Lunch provided)

April 13
8:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Student Center #213/214
(Lunch provided)

New Faculty Orientation                

August 17-18  
8:00 – 4:30 p.m.
College of Business Building

Contact Center for Teaching Excellence at 450-5240

Professional Administrative Staff Reception

April 20
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 is provided to remind individuals of the impact they have on this campus.

Customer Service

UCA C.A.R.E.S. – (Communication, Attitude, Respect, Enthusiasm & Smile!)
For all employees including student workers, graduate assistants, & front line office workers!

August 31  
X-Period
Student Center #214

January 23 
X-Period
Student Center #213

Lunch and Learn

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (Full meal provided, vegetarian meal provided upon email request)

Sept 29
Administrative Professional Staff: A Conversation on Roles, Needs, and Tools
Presenter: Human Resources, Administrative Staff Panel  
Student Center #214

Oct 24 
Understanding UCA Populations: International, LGBT, & Military
Presenters: David Williams, Reesa Ramsahai, Ashley Pettingill
Student Center #213

Nov 29
Improving Communication and Relations Among Employees
Presenter: Dr. Angela Webster, Dr. Amy Hawkins, Charlotte Strickland
Student Center #214

Jan 25
Promoting Teamwork in the Workplace
Presenters: Steven Shook, Charlotte Strickland
Student Center #214

Feb 19
How to Implement Campus Climate Survey Results
Presenter: Dr. Darshon Anderson
Student Center #214

March 28
Generations in the Workplace
Presenter: Kaylon Bradford, LaTonya Matheny, Charlotte Strickland
Student Center #214