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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. We hope to see you at our next event!

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.

Staff Engagement & Development Committee

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.

Professional Fellowship Program

Diversity Committee

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

Diversity Committee

Employee Wellness

The Center for Health Education & Wellness empowers all Volunteers to thrive by cultivating personal and community well-being. Through programming that educates the UT community about their own health and wellness, The Center for Health Education & Wellness encourages students to actively advocate for the health and wellness of their fellow Volunteers.

Be Well

Professional Association Memberships

We value the incredible expertise and community offered by professional associations. There are dozens of ways to grow in your area of expertise, as well as seek experiences outside of your functional role to diversity your perspective in higher education.

Professional Associations

Online and Face-to-Face Learning

UT offers a variety of professional development workshops and learning opportunities throughout the year!

Check out K@TE, an online resource that allows you to search from over 300 e-learning courses, track your progress, and view your training transcripts.

OIT offers hands-on, face-to-face workshops and online training to help prepare you to tackle technology demands in academics, your career, your research, and in everyday life.

LinkedIn Learning is available to all UT employees. With over 13,000 technology, creative, and business courses, you’ll build the skills you need to succeed. LinkedIn Learning includes all the content from and much more.

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.

Training/Professional Development