Upcoming Staff Development Monthly Programs

The monthly programs for this year will focus on the five elements of wellbeing from Gallup as part of the initiative from Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Daniel J. Pugh, Sr. Each of the monthly programs will dive into a specific element of wellbeing as we seek to be a community of competent professionals committed to lifelong learning and the shared ownership of organizational excellence.

September 4, 2019 – State of the Division Address by Dr. Pugh

October 2, 2019 – Purpose

November 6, 2019 – Financial Wellbeing

February 5, 2020 – Community Wellbeing

March 4, 2020 – Social Wellbeing

April 1, 2020 – Physical Wellbeing

  • April 4, 2018 – What’s our Story & How to Tell It!
    • Presenters: Sondra White and the DSA Marketing & Communications Team
  • 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
  • February 7, 2018 – Howdy is Not Enough: Creating a Truly Inclusive Environment at Texas A&M
    • Presenter: Dr. Dorian McCoy and Dr. Darris Means
  • 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
  • November 1, 2017 – Gettin’ Gritty with It: Exploring what it Means to be Resilient in Turbulent Times
    • Panel Members: 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, and Dr. Mesmin Destin: Assistant Professor at Northwestern University in the School of Education & Social Policy and the Department of Psychology. 
  • April 1st, 2017 – Working Smarter
    • Hi, Can I Borrow Some Time?
      • Presenter: Regan Durham, Senior Training and Development Consultant, Employee & Organizational Development
    • Eating the Elephant: Tips and Tricks for Project Success
      • Presenter: Carl Ivey, IT Project Manager, Student Affairs IT
    • Market Smarter, Not Harder!
      • Presenter: Kelly VonDrehle, Communications Manager, Department of Recreational Sport
  • March 1st, 2017 – Self-Authorship: The Capacity for Inclusion, Global Leadership & Citizenship
    • Speaker: Dr. Marcia Baxter Magolda
  • February 1st, 2017 – Dear Colleague: Understanding Title IX Compliance
    • Speaker: Lori Williams, J.D.
  • November 2nd, 2016 – Welcome to Aggieland Generation Z: Maximizing Student Success for the Next Generation
    • Speaker: Dr. Jean Twenge
  • October 5th, 2016 – Understanding Student Spirituality
    • Speaker: Panel of Texas A&M Faculty
  • September 7th, 2016 – Come Together: One Division. One Mission
    • Speaker: Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Daniel J. Pugh, Sr.
  • March 2, 2016 – High Impact Practices (HIPs) at Texas A&M
  • February 3, 2016 – Reflections on Student Retention and Persistence
    • Speaker: Dr. Vincent Tinto
  • November 4, 2015 – Thriving in College: A Holistic Approach to Student Well-Being

    • Speaker: Dr. Laurie Schreiner
  • October 7, 2015 – The Changing Landscape of Identity: Understanding and Supporting Students of All Gender Identities and Sexual Orientations
    • Speaker: Robyn Ochs
  • September 2, 2015 – State of the University and Division

    • Speaker: Dr. Daniel J. Pugh, Sr.
  • April 9, 2015 – Title IX: What Lies in the Wake of Sexual Assault?
  • April 1, 2015 – The International Student Experience
  • March 4, 2015 – Purposefully Picking Our Priorities
  • February 4, 2015 – Launching the Division of Student Affairs Strategic Plan
  • November 5, 2014 – Responding to Concerning Behaviors: Overview of the TAMU Special Situations Team and Other Resources
  • October 1, 2014 – Be the Change You Want to Be
    • Speaker: Jessica Pettitt
  • September 3, 2014-  State of the Division
  • June 12, 2014 — Risk Management and Higher Education
    • Speaker: Professor Peter F. Lake
  • May 13, 2014 — Not Latino Enough: Narratives of Latino Students Grappling with Latino Identity Issues in College
    • Speaker: Dr. Vivian Santiago 
  • April 2, 2014 — Leading Through Change: A Conversation with Dr. Mark Hussey about Change and his Role as Interim President
  • March 5, 2014 — Stay Well. Do Well. More than just physical health. The effect of mental health on student success.
  • February 5, 2014 — All About Student Development Today, Serving our Student Veterans
  • November 6, 2013 — Taking Charge of Your Professional Development
  • October 2, 2013 — Understanding Social Justice
    Dr. Washington’s Presentation
    DSA 2.0 Diversity Funding Model

    DSA 2.0 Diversity Funding Request Form
  • September 4, 2013 — Current Trends and Issues
  • April 3, 2013 — Social Media and Student Affairs , Dr. Julie Payne-Kirchmeier (Presentation Materials)
  • March 6, 2013 — College Mental Health: Understanding the Current Campus Climate (Presentation Materials)
  • February 6, 2013 — Division of Student Affairs Campus Climate–Diversity in Action 2.0 (Presentation Materials)
  • November 7, 2012 — Giving Voice to Conscience: Lessons Learned from the Inside
  • October 3, 2012 — High Impact Practices and Measuring Effectiveness, Dr. George Kuh. Follow-up: 10:45-11:45: Out of the Classroom Experience and Co-curricular Learning
  • September 5, 2012 — State of the Division, General Weber and VPSA staff

Division of Student Affairs Awards Ceremony

The first DSA Award was given in 1976, three years after the inception of the Division itself. Through the years hundreds of awards have been presented to both Division and University staff. The awards recognize outstanding contributions within the Division or the University.

Save the date for the DSA Awards Ceremony coming in Spring 2020 at 9am (breakfast starting at 8:30am) in Bethancourt Ballroom located in the Memorial Student Center.

Questions?  Please contact your department representative.

Division of Student Affairs Years of Service Awards

Division of Student Affairs recognizes staff members for their years of service to Texas A&M University and the Division of Student Affairs. The awards ceremony will also recognize the employees within the Division of Students Affairs who received years-of-service pins during this academic year. Lunch is usually served during the ceremony.

Division of Student Affairs Staff Wellbeing & Appreciation Committee

The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) Staff Wellbeing and Appreciation Committee promotes the recognition of DSA staff and creates a culture of wellbeing by encouraging staff to live a healthier lifestyle and supporting a healthy workplace. The committee is charged with planning and implementing division-wide appreciation events, include the annual Years of Service Celebration. Additionally, the committee explores ways to encourage wellbeing through promoting existing university wellness activities and developing division-specific programs and activities. Utilizing the framework outlined in Well Being: The Five Essential Elements, the committee focuses on five components of wellbeing: career, social, financial, physical, and community.

Learn more about the committee.

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.

Offices of the Dean of Student Life

Aggie Ally Workshop: sessions open to A&M faculty, staff and students.

Fall 2019 Ally Workshops – To be announced

All workshops are held in Evans Library 204A.

Click here to request a workshop for your College, Department, or Organization