In order to achieve the Student Affairs’ mission to "provide an environment for our diverse student population to reach their greatest potential through inspiration, accessibility, and support," we recognize the necessity of providing positive development of intellectual, professional, social & cultural growth of UAA Student Affairs staff members.

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  • Below are resources for enhancing your personal & professional development.
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  • Share educational and leadership opportunities.
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Training & Development Opportunities


Upcoming Events

UAA Core Alcohol and Drug Survey Findings Presentation

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Student Union, Lyla Richards Conference Room

Data just in!

  • 45% of underage survey respondents have used alcohol within the past 30 days.
  • 15% of survey respondents are current tobacco users (within past 30 days), this is down from 24% reported in 2010.
  • 14% of survey respondents are current marijuana users (within past 30 days); this is down from 17% reported in 2010.

The Office of Student Affairs and the Dean of Students Office invite UAA faculty and staff to a presentation on the findings of the recent UAA Core Alcohol and Drug Survey. Come learn about the attitudes and behaviors of UAA students towards drugs and alcohol, how UAA data compares nationally, insights gleaned from the survey, and opportunities for next steps.

The Core Alcohol and Drug Survey helps the university better understand how UAA students are affected by alcohol and other drug use. The survey is published through the Core Institute (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) and was developed in 1989 to assess the nature, scope, and consequences of alcohol and other drug use on college campuses. UAA has utilized the Core Survey in 2004, 2006, and 2010.

Data on the prevalence of substance use behaviors among the participants was collected through an electronic Core survey questionnaire administered to a representative sample of 3,800 students. This instrument is not used to diagnose alcohol dependency in individuals but rather to assess the level and impact of alcohol and other drug use on campus. Data collected will be used for determining how to target student populations for prevention programming, designing social marketing and media advocacy campaigns, and assessing the impact of these prevention efforts.

NASPA Annual Conference Virtual Ticket On-Demand

March 2015 - March 2016

The March 2015 NASPA Annual Conference in New Orleans is available to you this year ... virtually. Through a virtual ticket, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, you can access 52 video sessions from the conference, plus the supporting materials from those sessions anytime during the next 12 months!

A listing of the sessions available through the virtual ticket can be found online here.

For log-in information, please contact Whitney Brown, Coordinator of Student Affairs Research, Assessment and Staff Development, at 786-6156 or

Not familiar with NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education? Learn more about this organization on their website ( or feel free to contact me with questions.

Conversation Café 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015
8:00 am - 4ish pm
UAA Commons

The Conversation Café planning team is excited to host another annual gathering for all of Student Affairs. We look forward to engaging with each of you in a creative environment fueled by reflection, collaboration, play, and meaningful conversations. See you all at the UAA Commons at 8 am on May 8th and don’t forget to bring your Conversation Café mug!

For more information about the schedule and the Supplies for Success Drive, see

UAA Development Day

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The schedule of events and the opportunity to register for workshops will soon be sent out! For more details, see

Safe Zone

Receive a two hour training in this program designed to increase the overall campus community's understanding and awareness of issues faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, allies (GLBTQA) and other marginalized persons. 


The training takes participants through a variety of activities aimed at expanding horizons and cultivating thoughts. It will help participants examine their thoughts and views while prepping them to become better allies for the GLBTQA community.


For more information email or contact Maria Bonifacio at 751-7448.

Past Webinars & Presentations

 For resources from previous webinars and presentations, see the "Past Webinar & Presentations" page.


Consortium Library SA Resources

See this list of print resources available for checkout at the Consortium Library.



For more information about staff development opportunities in Student Affairs, please contact Whitney Brown, Coordinator of Student Affairs Research, Assessment and Staff Development, at 786-6156 or