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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.

Stay up-to-date on all our Professional Development Program has to offer and continue your learning with us.


Propose a Virtual Session

The Professional Development Team invites proposals for virtual presentations and educational sessions that inspire, inform or educate colleagues within the division. Submit your proposal


Upcoming Events

When: Monday, Jan. 4
Where: Online  (register for link)

The New Professional Symposium will be 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 7, 2021 and will be held online. It's open to Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support staff members and graduate assistants who have fewer than two years of experience in the field.

Registration is required.

When: 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19
Where: Online (register for link)

Learn how you can live more sustainably in 2021. Grace Kazmierski and Larry Cook, Office of Sustainability,  will share an overview of sustainability, facilitate an eco-footprint assessment and provide examples of simple sustainable “swaps” you can implement in your daily life.

Registration is required.

When: 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22
Where: Online

Vice President Dennis Pruitt will share a look ahead at the spring semester, and Julian Williams, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, will join us for additional comments.

When: 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28
Where: Online (register for link)

This informal, yet informative, event is a great opportunity to discuss current trends and issues in higher education with Dennis Pruitt, vice president for student affairs. Didn't have time to read the articles? It's OK! The topics vary, and Dennis is always open to talking about anything of interest to the attendees.

Registration is required.

Find more events in our calendar.

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