Upcoming Events

2014–2015 Hawk Topics

Hawk Topics are one-hour discussions of issues of compelling interest to student-affairs professionals.First-year students gather for Convocation Discussions are open to all.

Managing Student Employment

3 February 2015
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Azalea Coast Room (FUU 2001A)

Striking a productive balance between experiential learning (on-the-job training) and strong job performance can be a challenge, especially when serving an off-campus constituency. This discussion will raise questions and explore best practices for hiring and training students while balancing expectations and ensuring the primacy of the educational experience. Our background reading will be "How to Make Students' Campus Jobs More Meaningful" (Chronicle of Higher Education, 15 Sep. 2014).

Resistance to Organizational Change

18 November 2014
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Azalea Coast Room (FUU 2001A)

Silos, office politics, market realities, unclear metrics or objectives can all conspire to make lasting organizational change difficult or impossible. Using a brief business article shared among the group as a springboard, this discussion will explore obstacles to lasting institutional change and how to overcome them. Learn what prevents some organizations from realizing the innovation, reformation of outmoded practices or adaptations that keep organizations relevant and vital. Copies of the article will be distributed for reading during the session with discussion to follow.

2015 Student Affairs Professional Staff Retreat

Details to come.

Past Events

2013–2014 Hawk Topics

WTF: Connecting with First-Year Students

Mike Ruwe (University Learning Center) leads a discussion of the challenges and rewards of working with First-Year students such as the story of the first “UNI 101” class in the United States; ideas about motivating students; “Guyland,” sociologist Michael Kimmel’s approach to assisting male students; and other ideas that Mike gleaned from the recent National Resource Center’s First-Year Experience conference.
19 March 2014
11AM — 12PM
Cape Fear Room (FUU 2019)

Student Affairs Case Law

Holly Taylor (Office of the Dean of Students) addresses pertinent court cases from 2013 regarding freedom of expression, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fourth Amendment (search & seizure), Title IX, and other topics.
9 April 2014
11AM — 12PM
Long Leaf Pine Room (FUU 1041)

2014 Student Affairs Professional Staff Retreat

Student Affairs' annual kick-off to the new academic year included a StrengthsFinder session facilitated by Dr. Sonja Ardoin and a visit from UNCW Provost and Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs Dr. Denise Battles.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Coastline Convention Center

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