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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.

Stay up-to-date on all our Professional Development Program has to offer and continue your learning with us.


Upcoming Events

When: 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Feb. 12
Where: Russell House Room 315

Brush up on your writing skills and learn best practices for writing successful award nominations. With the division's award nominations deadline coming up March 16, now is the perfect time to enhance this important component of your own professional development. Marc Shook, dean of students, and Ashley Byrd-White, Career Center assistant director for career education, will facilitate.

Registration is required.

When: 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 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.

When: 8:30-10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28
Where: Russell House Ballroom

Resiliency is both the skills you use in the immediate face of a challenge and the habits that build your ability to face daily stressors. Learn about the theoretical underpinnings of resiliency, what we know about the resiliency of our students, how to build your own resiliency, and how the Resiliency Project will address issues  such as loneliness, sense of belonging, failure, self-compassion and building healthy relationships. Presenters will include Kirsten Kennedy, student housing and well-being, Rebecca Caldwell, student health services, and Leena Holt, housing.

Coffee will be served beginning at 8 a.m.

Find more events in our calendar.

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