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The University Career Architecture Project (UCAP) will revolutionize the way we think about professions and manage compensation at the UA. It is a two year initiative that will replace the current classified staff and appointed professional categories of employment with market-based job functions and families. Deliverables include:

  • A compensation philosophy and total rewards strategy that allow us to attract the talent necessary to deliver on the mission of the UA
  • Career models for the vast array of professions at the UA with level descriptors that make it possible to benchmark pay to the external market and manage like positions similarly across all locations
  • An annual lifecycle model for strategic compensation planning and management
  • Market-based salary ranges for all positions
  • Modernized policies and procedures to support the new system

News & Updates

UCAP Mapping Was Valuable Process, Supervisors Say


This article first appeared on Lo Que Pasa

The University Career Architecture Project will soon enter the calibration process, where the UCAP team, in collaboration with University leadership, managers and subject matter experts, will review the results of the career mapping process that most campus units have completed.

During the mapping process, employees worked with their supervisors to review their current positions, including duties and minimum qualifications, and matched the positions to jobs within the UA's new career architecture, which is organized at a broad level by job function. Each function is then broken down into job families.

What is Calibration?


Calibration is the process where the UCAP project team, in collaboration with University leadership and managers, will review position mapping at the organizational and functional level to identify mapping trends and outliers.

Watch the position mapping webinars


These webinars were recorded during the live sessions - click here for a pdf of the presentation deck

Have a question? Check out the FAQs, position mapping resources, or email

The UCAP Position Mapping Crosswalk Worksheet is now available


The UCAP Position Mapping Crosswalk Worksheet is now available. To download the Position Mapping Crosswalk Worksheet, click here.

Register for a live, interactive position mapping webinar


The University Career Architecture Project (UCAP) is hosting a series of interactive webinars in order to engage with employees and supervisors during the mapping phase of the project.