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Student Affairs Council

Student Affairs Council brings division leadership together (Assistant Directors and above) for information sharing, training and development. The monthly meetings are implemented by a planning committee comprised of staff members from various departments with the guidance of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

The opportunity to promote productive interactions, engage in constructive discourse and generate new ideas enables our division to work cohesively and strategically toward fulfilling our goals and objectives.

Training is formatted as a curriculum, based on the joint document from two premier professional associations entitled ACPA and NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners.

(Bresciani and Todd, ed., 2010)


The competency areas discussed in the 2010 document are:

  • Advising and Helping
  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Ethical Professional Practice
  • History, Philosophy, and Values
  • Human and Organizational Resources
  • Law, Policy, and Governance
  • Leadership
  • Personal Foundations
  • Student Learning and Development

Each meeting builds upon the next with self-assessment included in this individualized, yet group supported, approach. This allows leaders to focus on the growth of the individual and the division simultaneously and reinforces our commitment to our vision, mission and core values.

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