Professional Development

CAA Biennial Conference – 2021


NACADA – The Global Community for Academic Advising

NACADA aspires to be the premier global association for the development and dissemination of innovative theory, research, and practice of academic advising in higher education.


NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession.


ACPA – College Student Educators International

ACPA is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.

NAFSA – Association of International Educators

NAFSA is the leading professional association dedicated to international education.

  • USC is in NAFSA Region XII
  • Individual Member: $459
  • Associate dues (full-time students): $153
  • Regional Conference
    • NAFSA’s Regions are pleased to share that the fall season will remain a convening space for NAFSAns across the United States through the NAFSA All-Region Summit, a combined virtual event! Housed on one platform, NAFSAns will gather virtually to take part in unique regional offerings, as well as engage in shared networking and activities on October 4 through 22.
  • Annual Conference
    • 2022 TBD

National Resource Center for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition serves as the trusted expert, internationally recognized leader, and clearinghouse for scholarship, policy, and best practice for all postsecondary student transitions.

  • Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience
    • February 12-15, 2022; Orlando, FL
  • National Conference on Students in Transition
    • In-Person: October 2-4, 2021; Jacksonville, FL
    • Virtually: October 11-13, 2021
  • Online courses and institutes
    • see link above

The Mentor – An Academic Advising Journal

The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication about academic advising in higher education. The journal is free and published only online.