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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

Sept. 20- What's Dennis Reading? Breakfast

When: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20
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.
Oct. 2 - Division Meeting: Positive Mental Health and Resilient Living

When: 8:30-10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 12
Where: Russell House Ballroom

Dr. Warrenetta Mann, Director of Counseling and Psyhiatry, and April Scott, Associate Director of Mental Health Initiatives will explore self-care and engaging in behaviors that support positive mental health and well-being. These tools are critical to a rewarding career as a student affairs professional. This presentation will address common obstacles and potential pitfalls faced by student affairs professionals with a focus on boundary setting and modeling good work-life integration for students.

Coffee will be served beginning at 8 a.m.

Oct. 16 - L.E.T.S Series: Let's Work

When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16
Russell House Room 303

Do you know exactly how much money you have right now, or how much money you spent in the last seven (7) days? This course is designed to teach individuals a simple yet powerful approach to financial management and the freedom it brings. Get to know yourself and your money!

You will learn the basic skills necessary to living a debt-free life. You will be able to ask yourself the appropriate questions to determine why things are not being done correctly and what you can do to address the issues. Participants will practice real life financial management using industry-accepted tools and practical examples for take home future reference and application.

Registration is required.


Find more events in our calendar.