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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

Nov. 15 - What's Dennis Reading? Breakfast

When: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
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.
Nov. 29 - Let's Network: Cooking Class

When: 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29
Where: Center for Well-Being Demonstration Kitchen

Cook up some festive fun while networking with fellow division employees at a special holiday-themed cooking class!

Space is limited, and registration is required.

Dec. 7 - Division Meeting: Winter Celebration

When: 8:30-10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 7
Where: Russell House Ballroom

Celebrate the holiday season with the division as the semester winds down! This division-wide get together will be festive and bright. Employees are encouraged to get into the spirit by wearing festive attire (traditional, tacky, quirky, etc.).

Light breakfast will be provided beginning at 8 a.m.

RSVP is highly encouraged, and don't forget to submit answers for a fun holiday game.

Find more events in our calendar.