The Division of Student Affairs Staff Development Team facilitates a variety of professional development opportunities including:
- Monthly Division Programs
- Special Topics
- Annual Division-Wide Programs
- Opportunities within the Division
Monthly Division Programs
September 6, 2017 – From Past to Present: A Legacy of Student-Centeredness
Speaker: Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Daniel J. Pugh, Sr. & Former VPSA Panel
October 4, 2017 – The Big Picture: Gender Violence in Historical, Cultural and Political Perspective
Speaker: Jackson Katz
The DSA Staff Development Team has coordinated with The Sexual Assault Survivor Services Committee at Texas A&M to bring Dr. Jackson Katz to campus on October 4-5, 2017 as a part of the Step In. Stand Up. Speaker Series. Dr. Katz is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is an expert on issues of gender, race and violence. He has spoken in the U.S. and around the world on violence against women, media influences, and societal responses.
November 1, 2017 – Gettin’ Gritty with It: Exploring what it Means to be Resilient in Turbulent Times
Adina Glickman: Heads The Resilience Project at Stanford University
Paige Haber-Curran: Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Student Affairs in Higher Education program at Texas State University. Author of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students.
Dr. Mesmin Destin: Assistant Professor at Northwestern University in the School of Education & Social Policy and the Department of Psychology. He directs a multidisciplinary lab group and engages in research that investigates social psychological mechanisms underlying socioeconomic disparities in educational outcomes.
February 7, 2018 – Howdy is Not Enough: Creating a Truly Inclusive Environment at Texas A&M
Presenter: Dr. Dorian McCoy and Dr. Darris Means
The purpose of this program is to challenge student affairs professionals to expand knowledge and refine practices around being truly inclusive beyond being “friendly.” As a division that serves all students, we have a responsibility to understand our implicit biases and challenge ourselves to do better. This program aligns with DSA Strategic Goal 3: Create an inclusive environment that develops global citizens and leaders who productively engage in a wide spectrum of ideas, perspectives, and cultures.
March 7, 2018 – A Shared Vision for Leadership: Promoting Student Learning Through the DSA Maroon and White Leadership Society
Presenters: Members of the DSA Committee on Leadership Initiatives and the Committee on Student Learning
This presentation will be an interactive way to learn more about how the DSA strategic plan connects with leadership through the shared definition of leadership, fun Kahoot quiz to learn more about M&W and student learning as well as learning about other ways to transition leadership concepts into preexisting programs. There will be time for round table discussions about current projects as well.
April 4, 2018 – What’s our Story & How to Tell It!
Presenters: Sondra White and the DSA Marketing & Communications Team
This presentation will be an opportunity for the Marketing & Communications team to share with the division their strategic efforts, vision, and goals for the Marketing & Communications area. Attendees will be able to see examples from different departments of best practices as it relates to marketing and communication.
Annual Division Programs
Division of Student Affairs Awards Ceremony (May 2, 2018)
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.