August 22, 2018

UAMS Holds Resource Fair for New Faculty Members

Faculty members from across UAMS gathered Aug. 16 in the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building for the Faculty Resource Fair.

Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed. D., senior vice chancellor of Academic Affairs and provost, visits the Center for Diversity Affairs booth at the Faculty Resource Fair.

Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed. D., senior vice chancellor of Academic Affairs and provost, visits the Center for Diversity Affairs booth at the Faculty Resource Fair.

More than 30 groups set up booths at the fair to advertise their services to the crowd. They included the Center for Diversity Affairs, the Library, Fitness Center, Human Resources, Faculty Center, Continuing Education, the Center for Distance Health and several research groups.

“There are so many services available for faculty that they just don’t know about, and so many offices on campus who really want to serve them,” said Kierion Stephens from Academic Affairs who organized the event. “Our goal was to get everyone in one place so that connections could be made.”

Even veteran faculty members found the event to be helpful.

“I love this event,” said Laura Smith-Olinde, Ph.D., a professor and director of the Office of Educational Development’s Educators Academy. “There are services here that I didn’t know about despite working at UAMS for a number of years.”