The UA Learning Initiative and the Office of Instruction and Assessment have a long history of providing professional-development opportunities for UA instructors. These include face-to-face workshops, online mini-courses, and faculty and professional learning communities (FLCs and PLCs).
These opportunities are great ways to refine and acquire new teaching skills. Our offices wish to ensure that our participants are recognized for their participation. We use UAccess Learning, a component of the centrally supported UAccess system. Completion of a professional development opportunity is documented in UAccess Learning. By logging into UAccess Learning any individual can see a record of and obtain printable certificates-of-completion for their activities. Work supervisors can also access the records, assisting with annual review and tenure and promotion.
By using this centrally supported service, statistical data can be compiled for the campus on professional-development activities by job title, department, college, or many other demographic aspects that can assist us in refining our offerings and identifying gaps in credentialing. In addition, using this system provides information essential to institutional accreditation.