HR Training and Development

Training and Development Courses Available Through Brightspace:

To access these training materials, please log in to the Brightspace portal using your UA Login. 

All search committee members are required to take this course regardless of past experience serving on search committees. The content has been amended to provide search committee members with consistent information. 

For a step-by-step guide to reviewing job applicants in PeopleSoft HCM, see our Search Committee Job Aid.

Please contact Angie Kerley at ext. 6547 if:

  • you have a committee member who is not a member of the campus community, or
  • your Department/Division would prefer in-person training.

All new employees which include full-time and part-time faculty, contract professionals, and full-time and part-time staff are required to complete this sexual harassment and discrimination training. This program is self-paced and can be accessed at any time. 

The University of Akron policies in regards to discrimination and harassment ensure that the University community is aware of our commitment towards an environment that fosters fairness for all.

 Contact the EEO/AA Office at ext. 7300 or should you have any questions or issues completing the training.

Human Resources developed a concise training outlining the part-time faculty hiring process and migrated the training module into Brightspace. All Hiring Process Managers responsible for the hiring process for part-time faculty should take this training.

The EEO Office can provide training on building inclusive environments, understanding and responding to microaggressions, understanding and managing unconscious bias, working with individuals from other backgrounds, and the Title IX process.  Prior trainings have included:

Building a Welcoming Culture

Respecting Each other – Working Across Differences

Respectful Workplaces

Identifying and Responding to Sexual Harassment

Social and Professional Boundaries

Intent vs. Impact – Understanding Our Actions

Title IX Overview

EEO Overview

Employment Basics (Discrimination and Harassment Introduction for Students)

Trainings are designed to be interactive and are customized to fit any specific needs and goals of your department.  Please contact the EEO Office to discuss options for training or to schedule a session for your department.