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Staff Development Team

Mission & Vision

Mission

The Staff Development Team strengthens the Student Affairs Division through professional development opportunities which allow staff to learn more about themselves and others. The team facilitates a Student Affairs Conference and programs with both internal and external sources about leadership approaches, management/supervisory styles, career enhancement, health/wellness and other cutting-edge, professional-related subjects.

Vision

The Staff Development Team aspires to serve as a benchmark for other Student Affairs divisions in providing professional development opportunities for staff.

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Activities

Student Affairs Orientation

Learning About the Student Affairs Organization

Each semester the Staff Development Team hosts the MyTraining class SD 414 Student Affairs Orientation: What Do We All Do. This mandatory class is designed for newly hired Student Affairs staff to be introduced to our vibrant division and all its departments. This workshop provides an opportunity for new staff to meet with coworkers across the division and learn about our rich diversity and the many offices within Student Affairs. Participants will have the chance to network with coworkers across the division, attend a fair to learn about different departments and win prizes!

Being able to Communicate, Connect, Collaborate and Create across the division and campus starts with knowing what we all do! We look forward to meeting new staff members at this bi-annual event.

Upcoming Dates for Orientation

February 11, 2014 - UC Ballroom

Information about registration will be sent to the departments. For questions, please email staffdevelopment@utsa.edu.

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Annual Student Affairs Conference

2014 UTSA Student Affairs Conference
Attend either of two convenient dates:
Thursday, March 20, 2014  or  Friday, April 4, 2014

Presentation Proposals

Have an idea for a presentation to share with your colleagues? Download the Conference Presentation Proposal Form!

The deadline for submitting proposals is January 20th, 2014.

Conference Purpose

The Staff Development Team provides an opportunity for all Student Affairs staff to attend a conference annually by hosting the UTSA Student Affairs Conference each spring. Typically held during March and April, the conference provides a variety of professional development sessions on topics such as student veterans, perception, suicide prevention, disability services, campus master plan, developing students, graduation initiatives and more. Visit our conference webpage for more information.

Volunteers Needed

The Staff Development Team is currently seeking volunteers to help with the 2014 Student Affairs Conference to be held March 20, 2014 and repeated April 4, 2014. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the Student Affairs Conference, please contact Tammy Casas or Anne Jimenez.

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Events Calendar

Current Events Locations Date Time
Student Affairs Orientation: What Do We All Do? UC Ballroom 02/11/14 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
UTSA Student Affairs Conference:
Act it, Believe it, Live it: Continuing a Culture of Student Commitment
UC Ballroom 03/20/14 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
UTSA Student Affairs Conference:
Act it, Believe it, Live it: Continuing a Culture of Student Commitment
UC Ballroom 04/04/14 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Past Events
Fall Workshop Series: "Get Your Grip on GRIP" 11/20/13 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Fall Workshop Series: "Hot Topics...Burning Issues" 11/05/13 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Student Affairs Orientation: What Do We All Do? 09/11/13 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Student Affairs Conference: Leading Through Transition 04/03/13 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Student Affairs Conference: Leading Through Transition 03/26/13 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Student Affairs Orientation: What Do We All Do? 02/12/13 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

For more information about our calendar of events, please email staffdevelopment@utsa.edu or Steve Kudika and Tammy Casas.

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Team Members

Chairs

Members

  • Tammy Casas (Office of the Registrar)
  • Erika Cox (Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services)
  • Brandon Cruz (Office of Undergraduate Admissions)
  • Cassandra Delgado (Orientation and Family Programs)
  • Kim Elicks-Center (Office of Housing and Residence Life)
  • Carlos Garcia (Campus Recreation)
  • Tomas Garza (Student Disability Services)
  • Anne Jimenez (Student Conduct and Community Standards)
  • Erin Keene (Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services)
  • Susanna Knouse (Office of Housing and Residence Life)
  • Steve Kudika (Campus Recreation)
  • Kayla Larsen (Office of the Registrar)
  • Jan McKinney (Office of Vice President for Student Affairs)
  • Gabriel Mendiola (Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services)
  • Elisa Perkins (Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services)
  • Alison Smith (Campus Recreation)
  • Chris Villarreal (Office of the Registrar)

How to Become a Member

The Staff Development Team seeks new members during May and June each year. Please check back in May 2014 to find out more information on how to join our team.

How to Contact Us

Staff Development Team general mailbox.

Staff Development Team Chairs Steve Kudika and Tammy Casas.

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