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The Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs (DAESA) promotes and celebrates the personal and professional development of all team members. Throughout the year, we offer various opportunities to expand the knowledge and skills of our teams with programs and activities that aim to promote ongoing learning, exchange of ideas and social networking.

The DAESA engagement and development opportunities are coordinated by the Professional Development Committee, the New Staff Onboarding Committee, and the Social Activities and Community Engagement Committee. These committees are responsible for developing and implementing programs and activities that align with the Division’s strategic priorities, considering the professional development needs of staff, recognizing outstanding work in the division and building community.

Staff Development is coordinated by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Engagement and Student Affairs. For questions, contact: Heather Seitz at

Professional Development Committee

The mission of the Professional Development Committee is to develop, implement, and assess professional development opportunities that enhance the competence of DAESA team members.

New Staff Onboarding Committee

The mission of the New Staff Onboarding Committee is to foster a positive and successful transition that supports all new staff in getting acclimated, enjoy their work and perform at their best.

Social and Community Engagement Committee

The mission of the Social and Community Engagement Committee is to enhance our division's social environment among staff. The committee coordinates opportunities for interdepartmental involvement aimed to promote collegiality and create a sense of harmony among co-workers.