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Students walk among the fall colors of The Hill on October 31, 2018. Photo by Steven Bridges

Professional Development

Student Life offers the opportunity for staff to enhance their experience at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville through the support of employee success, well-being, and engagement. We aim to foster a positive and inclusive work environment, build relationships among colleagues, and recognize and celebrate the exceptional work of Student Life staff.

There are several ways to get involved at UT to grow both professionally and personally. Staff can log in to the Student Life Staff Portal to learn more.

Inclusive Excellence Committee

The Student Life Inclusive Excellence Committee assists Student Life to develop strategies for creating and deepening a sense of community at the University of Tennessee.

Professional Fellowship Program

The Professional Fellowship program provides full-time Student Life staff with the opportunity to gain professional experience in a different department or functional area in Student Life.

Staff Engagement & Development Committee

The Staff Engagement and Development Committee (SEDC) is a team of Student Life staff members that plan and implement a variety of opportunities for staff to connect with others, develop personal and professional skills, and recognize the accomplishments and work of division staff.

Student Life Assessment and Strategic Initiatives

As part of our mission for Student Life Assessment and Strategic Initiatives – to provide education and professional development related to assessment and strategic initiatives for Division of Student Life staff – you have the opportunity to attend assessment training sessions and professional development opportunities.