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.

Cultivate your career in Student Affairs:

  • Below are resources for enhancing your personal & professional development.
  • Share information across the division about ideas for advancing our profession and current issues facing Student Affairs.
  • Share educational and leadership opportunities.
  • Advertise pertinent trainings you are certified to offer to divisional departments.
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Training & Development Opportunities


Advancing the Profession:
Staff Development Newsletters

Published each month, this electronic newsletter provides resources to support professional growth and personal wellness, encouraging staff to take time to reflect on their experiences, connect with the field, and focus on personal growth. Through this newsletter staff can learn about workshops and events, engage in self–directed professional development opportunities, and read highlights from Student Affairs publications.

Check out past issues online:


A Data Driven Approach: Measuring & Demonstrating the Impact of Student Affairs

On March 10, 2016 a group of 25 student affairs staff participated in a webinar and discussion regarding strategies for effectively providing evidence of student learning outside of the classroom and the impact of Student Affairs programs. The PowerPoint presentation can be found here and a recording of the webinar will become available online on March 14 that can be viewed anytime for 60 days.

These will serve as valuable resources as we measure and assess our annual goals, support the student affairs student outcomes, and assist students to articulate the learning and development occurring through their co-curricular experiences and the connections with their academic coursework. Additional recommended readings:


Upcoming Events

Student Affairs Annual Gathering

Annual Gathering InviteMay 3, 2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join your colleagues in celebrating Student Affairs at the annual gathering. It’s a picnic this year! Bring your sunglasses and lawn chairs and enjoy a tasty lunch and relaxing yard games. More information and location details to come!

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.

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