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All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. Columbia campus virtual instruction will continue through the conclusion of final exams in May. Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.

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.


Upcoming Events

When: 4 p.m. Monday, March 30

Nominate your colleagues to be recognized for their contributions in 10 categories to the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support and the University of South Carolina community. The awards will be given at the Annual Recognition Breakfast May 1.


Show off your best apps, dips, and sweets to celebrate the halfway point of the spring semester and vote for who will be crowned champion.

Registration is required by March 18, and the event will be March 24.


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.

Coffee will be served beginning at 8 a.m.

Find more events in our calendar.

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