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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

When: 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17
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.

When: 8:30-10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25
Where: Russell House University Union Ballroom

Are you curious about how male-bodied students are doing at UofSC? Join Dr. Julian Capel, Cody Dunlap, Shawna Edmond, and Jason Halterman to discover the successes and challenges we, as professionals, are having engaging males on campus. Come learn about trends for men nationally in colleges; the experiences of males at UofSC; evidence-based best-practices for engaging men positively on campus; and how everyone can have an impact on the lives of collegiate men. The conversation will be engaging, interactive, and insightful!

Coffee will be served beginning at 8 a.m. 

When: 12:30-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11
Where: Russell House Ballroom C

"We DONUT know what we'd do with you!"

Student Affairs staff are invited to network and mingle with colleagues while enjoying seasonal snacks and refreshments.

Find more events in our calendar.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.