Announcing ABSO Certificate Program for AA Staff

The ABSO Certificate Program is a career-building experience for professional staff in the Academic Affairs Division. ABSO will offer various courses each semester to help you develop your full potential and grow professionally at SJSU. The courses in this program are organized into three tracks to help you decide which path to focus on.

  • Foundational
    Courses offered in this track will introduce fundamental topics and help build a foundation for your future career path at SJSU.
    A minimum of 3 courses must be completed for certification
  • Exploratory
    As you explore pathways toward your career development at SJSU, these courses will pique your curiosity and help you understand more about the functional aspects of the Academic Affairs Division.
    A minimum of 2 courses must be completed for certification
  • Specialty
    Courses focused on specific areas of interest so you can level up your career development or leadership skills.
    A minimum of 2 courses must be completed for certification

To view specific courses in each track, please visit the ABSO Certificate Program webpage.

Courses are offered as synchronous and asynchronous and are administered in Canvas. Some courses may have multiple modules and dates. Participants can enroll in as many courses in each track but must complete the minimum number of courses to earn a certificate of achievement for the finished track. Assignments and quizzes are required and will impact the successful completion of the program.

Manager approval is required if a participant takes the course during work hours.

Each track can be completed within 18 – 24 months if participants follow the course schedule.

Course Schedule
Fall 2023
Basic Academic Affairs Personnel Management (10 – 12 hrs). This course consists of four modules.

  • Module 1: Position Management (time certain, in person)
  • Module 2: Assigned Time (pre-recorded, set time frame to complete)
  • Module 3: Student Employee Recruitment & Hire Process (time certain, Zoom)
  • Module 4: Academic Affairs Processes & Resources (time certain, Zoom)

 As new courses become available, they will be posted on the AA Resource Hub and announced via the ABSO blog.

This program is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and is free to all professional staff in the Academic Affairs Division.

If you are interested in participating in the ABSO Certificate Program, please register here and indicate which track you are interested in. You will be added to Canvas and grouped with your cohort. We will use Canvas to communicate information and course schedules and materials.


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