Volunteer Instructors Wanted to Teach Professional Workforce Development Offerings

Kandi Buck

An instructor teaches a course for the University of Arkansas Professional and Workforce Development at The Collaborative in Bentonville.

The University of Arkansas Professional Development and Workforce Division of the Global Campus has issued a call for local subject matter experts to teach classes to residents of Northwest Arkansas to develop their personal, professional, and career skills.

Volunteers are encouraged to share their knowledge and expertise through non-credit training ranging from multi-session courses to one-time lectures, including hands-on interactive workshops or outdoor activities. This is an opportunity for instructors to showcase their business, field, or industry and share their love for a subject with other like-minded individuals. For U of A faculty members, this is a new avenue to reach prospective students.

Classes will be held at the division’s Bentonville location in the Collaborative, 704 SE 5th St. The deadline for submitting proposals is September 20. A form is available on the call for proposals site. The website also lists incentives for being an instructor, including resume boosting, networking, future paid teaching opportunities, a VIP reception, and access to the new Collaboration Center, which is the Education Presence and research center at the U of A in Bentonville. It is part of the Integrative and Innovative Research (I3R) effort at the U of A started in 2020.

The courses are part of the division’s mission to support Arkansas’ workforce by providing low-cost training and enrichment opportunities with the overall goal of strengthening the region’s economy. Once the courses are developed, the Global Campus will maintain the registration and registration process for participants, including the distribution of certificates.

For more information on the Global Campus and Instructor process and responsibilities, please visit the call for proposals site.

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