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Coronavirus information

The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 3/27/2020 at 5:59 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response.

Posted 12:17pm, March 19, 2020. Updated 3:12pm on March 24, 2020.

Grad Assistant Opportunities

Student Affairs offers a professional development track to Graduate Assistants working within our division. Our sessions inform graduate students enrolled in the Human Development & Psychological Counseling Department with a concentration in Student Affairs Administration. Our strong collaboration with the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling ensures our students get the professional development they need and want.

With our help, students must complete a professional development portfolio covering the competencies set forth by the two largest Professional Development organizations for Student Affairs: NASPA and ACPA.

2019-20 Schedule

All sessions are held in the Rhododendron Room (227) in Plemmons Student Union
Second Thursday, each month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Date Topic/Text Competency Presenter
Thursday, September 12th Interpersonal Violence Advising and Supporting Ellen Grulke
Thursday, October 10th Title IX Advising and Supporting April Baer
Thursday, November 14th Budgeting Organizational & Human Resources Matt Dull
Thursday, January 16th Wellness (Coping Skills) Personal & Ethical Foundations Alex Howard
Thursday, February 13th Governance (Diff b/t AA & Student Affairs) Law, Policy & Governance Susan McCracken
Thursday, March 19th Enrollment Management Organizational & Human Resources Cindy Barr
Thursday, April 16th Emergency Management and Campus Policing Law, Policy & Governance Jason Mashburn/Chief Andy Stephenson