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    Professional Development

    The Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to the recruitment and development of student-centered educators. We believe that professional development is essential to promoting a standard of excellence within a learning organization. Through professional development, we share knowledge, expand our skills, provide models of cooperation and collaboration that strengthen our campus community, and stimulate new ideas.  We expect that Student Affairs staff will pursue professional development opportunities that enhance their skills, and the Division, in conjunction with The University of Alabama Department of Human Resources, will sponsor intentional and thoughtful professional development opportunities for staff. Supervisors will work with staff to establish individualized professional development goals and will support employees’ efforts to participate in learning opportunities.

    Professional Development Committee

    The mission of the Professional Development Committee is to develop, implement, and assess professional development opportunities that enhance the competence of of Student Affairs staff. Specific initiatives will:

    • educate new professionals about Division practices, campus history and structure, and competencies needed by professionals
    • educate support staff professionals about advanced skills needed
    • inform staff about professional development opportunities available through the University, professional associations, and local institutions
    • provide a series of workshops to prepare staff to work with diverse student populations
    • collaborate with campus partners to supplement the Division’s professional development initiatives
    • evaluate staff needs for professional development and plan accordingly

    Professional Development Committee Members 2015-2016

    Chairperson: Dr. George Brown, University Recreation

    Hawked Brackett
    Housing and Residential Communities

    Kristie Click
    University Recreation

    Maureen Flint
    Housing and Residential Communities

    Barbara Grimes
    Center for Service and Leadership

    Amanda Ingram
    Career Center

    Jessie Jones
    External Affairs

    Andre Love
    University Recreation

    Paige Miller
    Women and Gender Resource Center

    Rosalind Moore
    Student Involvement

    Paula Perry
    Student Conduct

    Ryan Powell
    Fraternity and Sorority Life

    Celeste Siggers
    University Recreation

    Courtney Thomas
    Center for Service and Leadership

    Paul Wright
    Office of Student Media