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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

Feb. 23 - Division Meeting:  Crisis Management and Response

When: 8:30-10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 23
Where: Russell House Ballroom

Chief Communication Officer Wes Hickman will explain his role on campus and lead a discussion on the process our campus goes through to publicly communicate with the campus community, shareholders, and the general public about on-campus crises. Associate Vice President and Chief of Police Chris Wuchenich will lead a discussion on how the campus police department approaches crimes and campus rule violations that cause crises on campus. Be sure to submit any questions you may have for the presenters.

Coffee will be served beginning at 8 a.m. 

Mar. 15 - What's Dennis Reading? Breakfast

When: 8-9 a.m. Thursday, March 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 okay! 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.

Attendance is limited to 25, and RSVP is required. 

Mar. 22 - L.E.T.S. Series: Let's Listen

When: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22
Russell House Room 305

Dr. Anna Edwards, Associate Vice President of Student Life, will discuss the topic of grit and determination, while sharing some of the experiences that have helped her development into the student affairs professional she has become today.

RSVP required.

Find more events in our calendar.