UAccess Learning to Serve as One-Stop Shop for University Training Programs
Signing up for University training programs and workshops will become quicker and easier thanks to efforts to list them in a central location in UAccess.
Human Resources and University Information Technology Services are partnering to launch an Enterprise Learning Management system called UAccess Learning that will house information about all of the UA's various training programs in one place.
Instead of visiting multiple University websites for information on workshops and trainings, employees and students will be able to find and sign up for such programs in one location: the UAccess landing page.
The idea to create a central location for University training programs emerged repeatedly as part of the Campaign for Common Sense, a University-wide initiative designed to improve campus procedures and practices.
UAccess Learning will provide a wide range of mandatory and optional training programs on topics that include harassment prevention, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, information security essentials, and many others.
Human Resources and UITS officials who have been leading the project say centralizing information on University training programs will help expedite new employee training, make adding and tracking training programs easier, and eliminate the need for departments to design and manage their own registration systems. Employees will benefit by being able to locate training programs more easily and document training program completion.
"More than 40 University departments provide institution-wide training and they will be able to use one cost-effective solution to manage their programming, thereby freeing resources for other mission-critical investments," said Allison Vaillancourt, UA vice president of institutional effectiveness and human resources. "Once again, the UA's commitment to collaboration is demonstrating tangible benefits."
UAccess Learning is currently in its pilot phase. The Financial Services Office, Human Resources, UITS and the Office for the Responsible Conduct of Research are testing the new program now and will be among the first to use it to manage their training programs later this summer. More offerings will continue to become available as other campus departments move their training programs into the new system.
Suellyn Hull, director of initiatives and outreach for the Financial Services Office's technology division is one of the UAccess Learning pilot partners.
"FSO is excited about the implementation of the new learning management system," Hull said "It will allow us to consolidate all the training offered for business offices in one location and track trainings that have been taken by each individual. This will help with efficiency and consistency across campus."
More information about the UAccess Learning project is available on the UAccess Community website.
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