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, 2019, however, the deadline for graduate assistants and student workers is April 29, 2019. 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.

2018-19 Required Seminars

  • Workplace Harassment Prevention
  • 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. This training email notification will come from Workplace Answers eLearning. Notification e-mails are sent monthly to remind employees to complete the trainings. Once the required training courses are complete and recorded by the Office of University Training, you will no longer receive reminder emails.

You have the option of completing Workplace Harassment prevention, 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 6, 2018 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 Prevention (includes discussion of Sexual Harassment)

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

August 29   
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #214

September 6  
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Student Center #214

October 2
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #214

November 5 
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Student Center #214

January 17
1:40-2:30 PM (X-Period)
Student Center #213

February 6  
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #214

March 12  
1:40-2:30 PM (X-Period)
Student Center #213

April 4
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, civility, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc.).

This academic year we will explore the intersectionaliy of native Americans with campus international populations – faculty, staff, and students. The diversity on-site course is entitled Connecting to the World: Understanding Our International Population.

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

September 25  
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Student Center #213

October 17
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Student Center #214

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

November 29
1:40 – 3:00
Student Center #213

January 29
1:40 – 3:00 PM
Student Center #215

February 15
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Student Center #214

March 7
1:40 – 3:00 PM
Student Center #214

April 10
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 5
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #215

October 19
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Student Center #215

January 9
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Student Center #215

February 14
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 2018)

September 21
8:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Student Center #213/214
(Lunch provided)

April 12
8:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Student Center #213/214
(Lunch provided)

New Faculty Orientation                

August 16-17  
8:00 – 4:30 p.m.
College of Business Building
Contact Center for Teaching Excellence at 450-5240 to register or for questions

Professional Administrative Staff Reception

April 19
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 30  
1:40-2:30 PM (X-Period)
Student Center #214

January 23 
1:40-2:30 PM (X-Period)
Student Center #213

Lunch and Learn

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

September 28
Free Speech on College Campuses
Come watch a CBS This Morning video on the topic and join the discussion!  
Student Center #214

October 23 
Generational Differences in the Workplace – Part II
Presenters: Kaylon Bradford, Wendy Holbrook, Latonya Matheney
Student Center #213

November 28
Admissions: Employees Contributing to the Brand of UCA!

Presenter: Courtney Bryant & Admissions Team
Student Center #214

January 24
Understanding and Valuing the UCA Latino/Latina Population
Presenters: Ericka Gutierrez Fonseca
Student Center #214

February 20
Identifying and Implementing Campus Climate Survey Results
Presenter: Dr. Darshon Anderson
Student Center #214

March 28
Spirituality
Presenter: Employee Panel
Student Center #214

Campus Poverty Simulation

For Faculty, staff, students-
A Poverty Simulation challenges participants to think about the harsh realities of poverty and to talk about how communities can address the problem.  The simulation is a unique, interactive experience that helps people begin to understand what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress.  Participation is encouraged to better understand the realities of poverty on our campus and to reflect on how it affects our campus and community at large.

March 27        1:00-4:00 PM        McCastlain Hall