Professional Development Opportunities

Student Affairs Division 2017-18 Focus Areas

Beginning Your Journey

The first track will be for those of you who are just beginning to about your fourth year (including graduate students) in the student affairs profession.  We will using the book, Beginning Your Journey: A Guide for New Professionals in Student Affairs and the expertise of many colleagues from the University to help guide our discussions each month.  Books are provided to participants.  All are welcome.   

2017-18 Schedule

Mid-Level Manager Track

The second track is for those Middle-Level Managers in Student Affairs.  These are those who have been in the profession for about four to ten years.  We will utilizing the book, The Mid-Level Manager in Student Affairs by Robert L. Ackerman and gain our wonderful colleagues and peers from across the University and community to help lead us in some dynamic discussion each month.  Now please know that everyone may not fall into these specific years/timing and that is ok.  Books are provided to participants.  You are welcome at any session!  

2017-18 Schedule

Graduate Student Track

Last but certainly not least, we will have a special track for our graduate assistants who work in our student affairs division and those graduate students who are enrolled in the Human Development & Psychological Counseling Dept. with a concentration in College Student Affairs.  We have a very strong collaboration with this academic department and want to make sure that our students get the professional development not only that they need but want as well.  They are required to complete a professional development portfolio and we will help them cover many of the competencies set forth by the two largest Professional development organizations for Student Affairs: NASPA and ACPA.  

2017-18 Schedule


Other Division Wide Professional Development Opportunities

To be scheduled.

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Campus-Wide Professional Development Opportunities

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