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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

Jan. 24 - What's Dennis Reading? Breakfast

When: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24
Where: Osborne Administration Building Room 107C

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

A light continental breakfast will be provided.

Registration is required.


Jan. 29 - New Employee Orientation

When: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29
Where: Hollings Library Program Room

New Employee Orientation will be a time for new employees to create connections across the division, chat with the division’s associate vice presidents and learn about professional development opportunities available to them at the University of South Carolina. All Student Affairs professionals that have been hired since Oct. 1 or were not able to attend New Employee Orientation in the fall should attend.

Registration is required. RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Feb. 1 - Division Meeting

When: 8:30-10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 1
Where: Russell House Ballroom

 Attendees will hear about current enrollment trends, college readiness and retention at UofSC from Mary Wagner, assistant vice president for Enrollment Management, and Stacey Bradley, senior associate vice president for Student Affairs and Academic Support.

Coffee will be served beginning at 8 a.m.

Find more events in our calendar.