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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: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10
Where: Russell House Ballroom C

Calling all bakers! Prepare for the holiday season and enjoy some friendly competition with your colleagues in the 13th Annual Division Bake-Off. All are invited to enter a sweet treat in the cake/cupcake, cookie/bar or wildcard category and mingle during this exciting event. Submissions will be judged by attendees based on presentation, taste, and originality.

Registration is required.

When: 8:30-10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13
Where: Russell House Ballroom

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

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

Registration is required.

When: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020
Russell House University Union

The New Professional Symposium (NPS) is designed to assist new Student Affairs professionals and graduate assistants (with no more than two years of experience in the field) in developing skills, gaining insight from seasoned professionals and networking with colleagues. NPS aims to help UofSC professionals integrate into their roles while encouraging participants to keep pace with best practices and trends in the field.

Registration is required.

Find more events in our calendar.

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