The college offers a number of education and health programs to benefit the greater Northwest Arkansas community and indeed the state.

Outreach Units


Participants in Arkansas A-Plus service project

Arkansas A-plus is a research-based whole-school network with a mission to nurture creativity in every learner through an arts-integrated network.

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Teacher Corps

Arkansas Teacher Corps class discussion

Arkansas Teacher Corps recruits, trains, licenses and supports Arkansans as empowered teachers facilitating excellent, equitable education.

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Early Care and
Education Projects

Group completes diaper drive for Early Care and Education Projects

Early Care and Education Projects provides early childhood professionals with comprehensive, up-to-date training for childcare or preschool classrooms.

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EMPOWER students take time for conversation

EMPOWER provides a multiyear college experience at the U of A for those with cognitive disabilities.


Arkansas Fellowship

IMPACT alumni talk around table

IMPACT Arkansas Fellowship is a grant program for the Master of Education in Educational Leadership for school administrators.

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Office for
Education Policy

Andrew Camp lectures at Office for Education Policy program

The Office for Education Policy provides state lawmakers, educators, administrators and other leaders with current research in education.

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Office of
Innovation for Education

Office of Innovation for Education meeting

Office of Innovation for Education collaborates with public schools, districts, educators and organizations to ensure a measurable impact for all learners in Arkansas schools.

Office of Innovation for Education

Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute

OLLI members on hike

OLLI provides mature adults with a lifelong learning venue that promotes intellectual vitality through exploration and discussion via diverse, high quality and affordable educational programs.

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Partners for
Inclusive Communities

Members working on Accessible Trails project

Partners is an outreach program to support activities focused on building more inclusive communities in Arkansas for those with developmental disablities.

Partners for
Inclusive Communities

Other Outreach Units

K-12 and Community

  • Autism Support Program — provides intensive assistance to U of A undergraduates with certain learning disabilities to be academically successful
  • Speech and Hearing Clinic — offers comprehensive speech, language and audiology services for individuals and families in Northwest Arkansas area since 1960
  • UA CURRENTS — Job training and placement for youth with disabilities, also supports organizations that work with people who are disabled