Featured Institution

University of Central Arkansas

201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, AR 72035-0001
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By Jljgates [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

The University of Central Arkansas aspires to be a premier learner-focused public comprehensive university, a nationally recognized leader for its continuous record of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, scholarly and creative endeavors, and engagement with local, national, and global communities. UCA is committed to excellence through the delivery of outstanding undergraduate and graduate education that remains current and responsive to the diverse needs of those it serves.

Student Enrollment

9,624

Type

Public , Four or more years

Featured Associations

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

AAUP is a nonprofit membership association of faculty and other academic professionals. The mission of AAUP is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards; and to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals and those engaged in teaching and research.

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National Association of American Veterans (NAAV)

NAAV assists the severely wounded warriors, especially single parent service members, military caregivers, disabled veterans and their families by helping them access their benefits, improving communications and coordination for veterans and collaborating among health agencies, medical professional, organizations, educational organization and the general public.

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Advice & News

July 16, 2020

In addition to a COVID-19 global pandemic, there's another public health crisis that we are facing -- the crisis of racism in the United States of America. Like COVID-19, it has its own language that is important to understand. Dr. Shai L. Butler offers a primer on the terms used in the language of racial and social justice, including "diversity," "inclusion," "equality," and "equity." "If we plan to eradicate a pandemic," Butler says, "we must accurately understand what we are fighting and appreciate its distinct definitions."

July 15, 2020

Leo Z. Archambault, DBA provides an in-depth look at the book, "Markets, Minds, and Money: Why America Leads the World in University Research" by Miguel Urquiola. In an attempt to answer how American research universities rose to preeminence, Urquiola compares them to their European counterparts, identifies three significant differences, and highlights various examples from the history of U.S. colleges and universities.

July 14, 2020

As we edge closer to fall, colleges are finalizing plans to reopen their campuses to students, staff, and faculty. However, international students may not be able to remain in the United States while pursuing their degree programs, according to a new policy introduced by the Trump Administration. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Student Exchange and Visitor Program have released policy modifications requiring nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students with an entirely online courseload to leave the U.S.