All Student Affairs and Academic Support employees are encouraged to take part in our monthly meetings, which feature campus and national experts discussing trends and issues in higher education and student affairs. Take a look at slides from some of our past meetings.
What's Dennis Reading? Discussions
Inspired by the bi-weekly feature in our Stay Informed e-newsletter and blog, these monthly discussions allow staff an informal opportunity to discuss the news stories that have caught the attention of Vice President Dennis Pruitt and the ones that have piqued their own interest.
Held each May, IdeaPOP! is an in-house conference that examines higher education trends and issues through addresses and workshops whose content aligns with the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners [pdf].
New Employee Orientation
At the beginning of each semester, New Employee Orientation helps new employees create connections across the division, chat with the division’s associate vice presidents and learn about professional development opportunities available to them through Student Affairs and Academic Support.
New Graduate Assistant and Intern Orientation
All new graduate assistants and interns within the division, regardless of program of study, are invited to orientation each fall. The program helps new 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.
The New Professional Symposium is designed to assist new student affairs professionals and graduate assistants in developing skills, gaining insight from seasoned professionals and networking with colleagues. The symposium aims to help UofSC professionals integrate into their roles while encouraging them to keep pace with best practices and trends in the field.