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Student Affairs and Academic Support

Professional Development

As student affairs professionals, we are lifelong learners. To support that learning, the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support offers a professional development program designed to give you the latest information on higher education trends and issues and the tools you need for your individual growth and development. 

The Student Affairs and Academic Support Professional Development Program features events including monthly division meetings, article discussion breakfasts, an annual conference and more.

Employee recognition programs honor the staff who go above and beyond in their contributions to the Carolina community.

And all of it is designed and coordinated by the Professional Development Team, a group of volunteers whose outstanding work on behalf of their colleagues has twice earned the program a NASPA Excellence Award.

Take advantage of all our Professional Development Program has to offer — from small-group discussions with colleagues and campus leaders to division-wide presentations delivered by national experts — and continue your learning with us.


Upcoming Events

When: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7
Where: Russell House Ballroom C

 All division employees are invited to beat the heat with an ice cream treat at the annual Ice Cream Social. Join your colleagues for an end-of-summer snack and chat about what you did on your vacation and what you're most looking forward to during the upcoming semester.

When: 8:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 13
Where: Hollings Library Program Room (accessed through Thomas Cooper Library)

All new graduate assistants and interns within the division, regardless of program of study, are invited. New GA and Intern Orientation will be a great time for graduate assistants and interns to create connections across the division and learn about professional development opportunities available to them through Student Affairs and Academic Support.

Registration required. 

When: 8:30-10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 6
Where: Russell House Ballroom

Dr. Dennis Pruitt, vice president for student affairs, will give his annual update on the division and trends and issues influencing our work.

Coffee will be served beginning at 8 a.m.

Find more events in our calendar.