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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

May 16 - IdeaPOP! Conference: Creating a Culture of Well-Being

When: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. Wednesday, May 16
WhereRussell House University Union

Held each May, IdeaPOP! is an in-house conference that examines higher education trends and issues through addresses and workshops whose content aligns with the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practioners [pdf]This year's conference theme is "Creating a Culture of Well-Being". 

Check-in and light breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. The opening session will begin at 9 a.m. Learn more in the conference program [pdf].

Registration for this event is closed.

May 31 - Student Affairs Summer Social

When: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31
Where: Honors Residence Hall Courtyard

Join the PD Team for this summer social and networking opportunity! Frozen treats will be provided.

Find more events in our calendar.