According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 54% of HR jobs now require analytic skills (SHRM, Jobs of the Future, 2016).
"Moving from HR Metrics to HR Analytics" will provide HR professionals with the skills and knowledge to apply HR analytics in the workplace through hands-on analysis, interactive case studies, problem solving, and exercises. The workshop teaches the skills needed to leverage analytics to determine future organization performance outcomes.
The workshop is pre-approved for 13 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs).
The workshop fee of $1,500 includes materials, textbooks, meals, and refreshments. Plan now to attend:
A workshop entitled “Constitutional Law Updates” is scheduled for March 25, from 8:30am-5pm at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, in Abingdon. The event will provide law enforcement officers and other participants with an overview of the Bill of Rights, its application to law enforcement, and the various legal and constitutional issues that impact law enforcement operations.
The free workshop will be presented by Timothy Longo, retired chief of police of the city of Charlottesville, and senior program director and assistant professor of Public Safety at the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
The workshop is offered in partnership with the Southwest Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. Officers will receive 7.5 in-service hours from the SVCJTA.
Registration is required.
For more information, contact Deborah Sproles at 276.619.4313 or email@example.com
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - An associate professor and poet at the University of Virginia is using the power of writing to help cancer patients and survivors.
Organizers describe it as a way for people to reconnect with themselves.
Whistle Words helps women reclaim their sense of self after coping with a cancer diagnosis.
On Wednesday, January 30, Whistle Words was showcased to the medical community at UVA.
“This project really is something I'm passionate about, and something that has really helped me heal,” Wendy Walters, a Whistle Words participant, said.
This type of healing allows cancer patients and survivors the opportunity to take their mind off their struggles.
“I will give them a picture of, say, an owl, and I will say, ‘what is the owl thinking?’ or, ‘what does the owl smell like?’ and have them write - usually just a prompt for a minute and then they'll write as fast as they can, sort of like they're taking a knitting class,” Charlotte Matthews, a UVA professor who co-founded Whistle Words, said.
“Through the 14 months of remission, I feel like I've found sort of a new passion in myself for writing, and that passion has helped me heal,” Walters said.
Matthews says she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer at age 39 and received great care, but something was missing.
“Like a part was missing, the real talk about what was in my heart and my fears about surviving or not,” Matthews said. “And so I decided - and as a writer, I decided to hope to offer these free writing workshops to women.”
“Through the act of writing, whether it's about my experience through the cancer journey or whether it's about something completely unrelated, it gives me a way to process,” Walters said.
Women in the workshop say the process gives them the sense of a new light, and a way to share with others.
“A sense that a wholeness of the person that writing can provide, a sense of that there's power in the written word, there's - words matter, and that they're not simply a patient,” Matthews said.
Whistle Words will hold its next six-week writing course on Fridays starting March 1 at University Baptist Church.
The workshops are open to women impacted by cancer, whether they’re patients, survivors, or caregivers.
You can find out more details on the workshops by clicking here.
The annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2019” rankings are out today, and the news is again good for the University of Virginia.
First, the numbers everyone looks for: The magazine ranks the University as the No. 3 public “national university” in America – the 28th consecutive year that UVA has ranked in the top three – and the No. 25 national university overall. UVA’s 2019 rankings are unchanged from last year.
Perhaps even better news for students (and their parents): UVA again ranks as the magazine’s No. 2 “Best Value” among public national universities. The ranking measures educational quality, total cost, the cost after receiving grants and the percentage of students who receive grants.
The U.S. News “Best Value” ranking is the latest in a string of similar rankings that combine educational excellence and economic factors. In August, Princeton Review rated UVA as the No. 1 public school in the nation in its “Colleges That Pay You Back” return-on-investment list, and Money magazine rated the University as No. 10 nationally (and No. 1 in Virginia) in its “Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings.
“Rankings don’t tell the whole story, but they are a tribute to the outstanding work being done by our students, faculty and staff,” UVA President Jim Ryan said. “So many of us know UVA to be a special place, and it’s always gratifying when other people recognize it, too.”
The top 18 institutions in U.S. News overall rankings of national universities are private schools, again led by Princeton University and Harvard University. The first public university, the University of California, Los Angeles, appears at No. 19. The No. 2 public university, the University of California, Berkeley, was close behind, tied for No. 22 overall.
UVA is again tied with Carnegie-Mellon University at No. 25 overall, as it was in the magazine’s 2018 rankings.
Rounding out the top 10 public national universities are the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (No. 27 overall), the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (tied for No. 30 overall); the University of California, Irvine (No. 33 overall); Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Florida (tied for No. 35 overall); and the College of William & Mary and the University of California, Davis (tied for No. 38 overall).
U.S. News’ college guide includes several other lists. UVA makes its debut on the list of the 36 “Most Innovative” national universities, a ranking based upon peer surveys. A new list, “Best Colleges for Veterans,” lists UVA at No. 7 nationally.
The University maintained its position on other holdover lists: it is the No. 3 public school on a list of the most economically diverse national universities, and is among both “The High School Counselors’ Top College Picks” (tied for No. 23) and the “Best Undergraduate Teaching” (tied for No. 24) lists.
In addition, the 2019 rankings included rankings for undergraduate business and engineering schools. UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce is ranked No. 8 overall, tied with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business. McIntire’s management program was ranked No. 5 nationally.
UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science ties for No. 38 nationally with four other schools: Arizona State University, Brown University, Vanderbilt University and Washington University of St. Louis.
The University of Virginia administered the Gallup-Purdue Survey in 2015. Students who graduated in 2001-2015 were contacted to participate in a web-based survey to measure the emotional support they experienced while attending UVA. BIS graduates were among those who were surveyed and responded.
Learn more about what our BIS students had to say.
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) and the Curry School of Education and Human Development will offer a concentration in Early Childhood within the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program. Courses in the concentration will be available starting in the Fall 2019.
The Early Childhood concentration will provide BIS students with foundational knowledge and competencies in the area of early childhood. Designed for individuals who are interested in working with young children and families, the concentration will prepare students to fill a variety of in-demand roles in childcare, school preparation, and social and humanitarian services. It will also be suitable for students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in teaching or other pathway to teaching licensure following graduation.
“A focus on early childhood opens career opportunities in multiple areas,” notes BIS Program Director Stephen Levine. Like many states in the U.S., Virginia faces a severe teacher shortage, with vacancies in the early childhood market among the highest in the state. Alongside demand for public school teachers, jobs in private schools and preschools, Head Start, childcare facilities, social services, and organizations that serve children and families, have been growing above national averages, as well.
Established in 1999, the Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) is a degree completion program designed for working adults to complete a UVA undergraduate degree on a part-time basis. It provides a liberal arts curriculum with the rigor and quality expected throughout the University, as well as sufficient flexibility to accommodate the needs of adult learners with online and evening classes.
The principal academic goals of BIS are critical thinking, clear and thoughtful communication (written and oral), and engagement in open, free, and respectful intellectual discourse. Students enter the program as third-year students, with 60 credits from prior study, and then complete another 60 credits within BIS to graduate. All BIS students select a concentration. The Early Childhood concentration develops students’ expertise in early childhood, alongside core professional skills in analytic reasoning, problem solving, and teamwork. Curry will contribute six core early childhood courses (18 credits) that all students in the concentration will be required to complete. All six courses will be available online. Students will complete the balance of their 60 credits via the core BIS curriculum and liberal studies electives.
“The Early Childhood concentration will enable students to complete an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree with a focus in early childhood to prepare for a new career, seek a promotion or new position within their field, keep their skills up to date, meet professional requirements, reenter the job market, and/or facilitate personal growth,” says Curry’s Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, research associate professor and lead faculty advisor for the concentration.
With its broad, liberal arts curriculum, BIS will also be an excellent option for students seeking to complete the broad array of coursework required to advance to a master of teaching program – such as the Curry School’s nationally-recognized Post-Graduate Master of Teaching (PGMT) – or pursue various alternative routes to teacher licensure in Virginia or elsewhere. Careful advising throughout their time in BIS will support students to ensure that they have the coursework needed for their desired path.
Applications are now being accepted for BIS and the concentration in Early Childhood. The deadline for Fall admission is May 15, 2019.