Upcoming Events

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to helping Student Affairs Professionals gain the knowledge, expertise, and training needed to best serve their goals, the division and the university.  The Staff Development Team (SDT) is responsible for facilitating the monthly Division Meeting programs, coordinating the division-level new staff orientation and informing staff members in the Division of Student Affairs of other professional development opportunities.

March Division Program - Self-Authorship: The Capacity for Inclusion, Global Leadership & Citizenship

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, 8:00 a.m., MSC 2300C- Bethancourt Ballroom
     8:00 - 8:30 a.m. – Refreshments and Networking

     8:30 - 9:45 a.m. – Program

Please arrive by 8:20am so that you can get refreshments and be seated before the program begins. Anyone arriving by this time may place their names on a list to win a free lunch with Dr. Baxter Magolda and other Division professionals that will take place later in the day on March 1st.

This session explores how the capacity for self-authorship – or the ability to internally define one’s beliefs, identities, and social relations – supports the ability to interact productively with diverse others. It explores the learning partnerships that enable adults to take multiple perspectives necessary to become global leaders and citizens and how professionals and educators within the Division of Student Affairs can develop their own self-authoring capacity.

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Marcia Baxter Magolda
Marcia Baxter Magolda is an educator, scholar and Distinguished Professor Emerita, Miami University of Ohio (USA). She received both Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Higher Education from The Ohio State University and her B.A. in Psychology from Capital University. Her scholarship addresses the evolution of learning and development in college and young adult life and pedagogy to promote self-authorship. Her longitudinal study of young adult development is in its 30th year; she is also a co-principal investigator for the longitudinal Wabash National Study. She received the Association for the Study of Higher Education Research Achievement Award, the American College Personnel Association’s Lifetime Achievement and Contribution to Knowledge awards, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ Robert H. Shaffer Award for Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member, and Miami University’s Benjamin Harrison Medallion.
Please email dsastaff@tamu.edu by noon on Friday, February 24th for any accommodations needed.
Additional Workshops of Interest:
For Student Organization Advisors and Academic Advisors:
Wednesday, March 1st, 10:30-11:45 a.m., MSC 2300B- Bethancourt Ballroom
Learning Partnerships in Advising:
This session, sponsored by Academic Services, explores the advising relationship as a learning partnership in which advisors engage learners in developing the complex cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal capacities needed to make wise decisions. Please RSVP for this program by Monday, February 27th by clicking here, as space is limited.
For Graduate Students and Prospective Graduate Students::
Wednesday, March 1st, 1:00-2:00p.m., Rudder 510
Graduate Student Question and Answer Session:
This session is for current graduate students who work in any capacity in the Division of Student Affairs and undergraduate students who plan to consider a career in student affairs. Please RSVP by emailing Dr. Krista Bailey at kristabailey@tamu.edu. Seating is limited, so please do not take a seat if you won’t be able to use it.