Theory to Practice: GA Workshop Series

The Theory to Practice GA Workshop Series brings together practitioners from the Division of Student Affairs and faculty from the CSAA program to enrich your experience as a GA and expand your understanding of the field as a young professional.



1. Understand UGA’s organizational structure and role of Student Affairs
2. Feel a sense of belonging in the UGA Student Affairs community
3. Be familiar with the Student Affairs Learning Framework, the role of Student Affairs in experiential learning, and know about student support services.
4. Understand what it means to be a professional
5. Understand, in broad terms, the multiple considerations that affect decisions in practice


Kick-off Meeting: August 27, 1pm-2.30pm at the Intersection

Welcome and Introductions; Overview of Student Affairs; Round Table Conversations; Q&A

CRETS Orientation 2.45pm-3.15pm


Learning and Student Development: September 24,  2pm-3.30pm

VP Wilson: Welcome

The Student Affairs Learning Framework; Your Role in Data Collection/Participant Tracking

Dr. Dean: Q&A; Closing Comments


Case Study Discussion: November 19, 2pm-3.30pm

VP Wilson: Welcome

Discussion of a Case Study and Decision-Making

Dr. Dean: Q&A; Closing Comments



What Does it Mean to be a Professional? February 18, 2020, 12.30-1.45pm

VP Wilson: Welcome

Panel on Internship Experiences and Tips for Success as a Professional

Dr. Dean: Q&A; Closing Comments



End-of-Year Celebration, April 2, 2020, 9am-10am at the Lake Herrick Pavilion

Contact Information

Kara Fresk
Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs - Learning Strategy