The University of Arkansas Professional and Workforce Development division of the Global Campus has issued a call for local subject matter experts to teach courses for Northwest Arkansas residents to build their personal, professional and workforce skills
Fayetteville, Ark. – According to the statement, all volunteers are asked to share their knowledge and expertise through non-credit training ranging from multi-session to one-time lecture courses, including interactive, hands-on workshops or outdoor activities.
It’s a chance for educators to emphasize their company, sector, or industry and share their passion for a subject with other like-minded people. It’s a new way for U of A instructors to reach out to prospective students.
Classes will be held in the division’s Bentonville headquarters, 704 SE 5th St. The deadline for proposals is September 20. The webpage for the request for proposals includes a form.
The website also cites benefits of becoming an instructor, such as a career boost, networking, potential paid teaching opportunities, a VIP reception, and access to the University of Arkansas’s education and research presence in Bentonville, which is housed in the new Collaborative building. It is part of the University of Alberta’s Integrative and Innovative Research (I3R) initiative, which began in 2020.
The programs are part of the division’s purpose to serve the Arkansas workforce by providing low-cost training and enrichment opportunities, with the ultimate objective of strengthening the region’s economy. Once courses are designed, the Global Campus will manage participant registration and enrollment, including certificate delivery.