Division Programs

The Division of Student Affairs Staff Development Team facilitates a variety of professional development opportunities including:

Monthly Division Programs

September 7th, 2016 - Come Together: One Division. One Mission
Speaker: Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Daniel J. Pugh, Sr.
Dr. Pugh’s Presentation
Our focus for the year is One Division – One Mission. During this program you will hear from our very own Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Daniel J. Pugh, Sr. You will also have the opportunity to meet other staff members in the Division and learn about the Staff Development Team programs for the upcoming year. Please wear your departmental shirts and/or nametags.  Be sure to stay until the very end of the program as every attendee at the September program will walk away with something special in hand!

October 5th, 2016 - Understanding Student Spirituality
Speaker: Panel of Texas A&M Faculty
Our program for the month, Understanding Student Spirituality, features two Texas A&M University faculty members who teach and conduct research on topics of religion and spirituality. After each presents on their areas of focus, they will answer questions submitted by DSA staff through the September monthly program evaluation. 

November 2nd, 2016 - Welcome to Aggieland Generation Z: Maximizing Student Success for the Next Generation
Speaker: Dr. Jean Twenge
Student Affairs practitioners need to understand how Generation Z differs from their predecessors and how to teach, mentor, and help them grow into well-rounded adults.  Dr. Jean Twenge will share trends and give insight into today’s young generation based on her research and books.  She will provide easily comprehensible scientific research to best understand and approach student needs.  Topics include confidence, development, and interpersonal relationships.

February 1st, 2017 - Dear Colleague: Understanding Title IX Compliance
Speaker: Lori Williams, J.D.
The presentation will provide an overview of the Violence Against Women Act and Title IX with a particular focus on sexual harassment, including sexual violence. During the presentation, the speaker will discuss institutional and individual obligations as well as identify community and campus resources.

March 1st, 2017 - Self-Authorship: The Capacity for Inclusion, Global Leadership & Citizenship
Speaker: Dr. Marcia Baxter Magolda, Presentation

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.

 Annual Division Programs
Division of Student Affairs Awards Ceremony (May 3, 2017)

Opportunities within the Division

Student Counseling Service

QPR Gatekeeper Training: sessions open to A&M faculty, staff and students.

TO REGISTER FOR YOUR SESSION:  Only A&M employees or currently enrolled students may attend, and you must be able to attend the entire 2-hour session.  

  • Pre-registration is needed.  
  • To pre-register, email QPR@scs.tamu.edu.  Please put the training date you’re requesting in the subject line of your email. 
  • A&M employees: include your email address, phone, department/office and position/title.
  • A&M students: include your email address, phone, major, and classification.    
  • Please let us know of any ADA special accommodations you need at the time you register.

Visit http://scs.tamu.edu for more information and to register for a session.