Southern University


Professional and Leadership Development for Higher Education

Southern University is investing in you. We are making it a priority to provide our administrators, faculty and staff with the tools and training needed to feel supported in your position. Academic Impressions is a trusted platform that aligns with our mission and values.

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Academic Impressions (AI) offers a comprehensive library of resources to learn best practices on a wide variety of topics in higher education and receive skills-based training for leadership and personal development. The online library features training, tools, and resources across a spectrum of learning domains to support different styles of learning.

Membership to Academic Impressions provides access to hundreds of on-demand articles, survey reports, whitepapers, and research briefs, along with video presentations, templates, and job aids that reflect trends and innovations in higher education. Use them to stay up to date or to dive deep into topics of interest. AI membership also offers a variety of leadership and personal development resources.

Professional Development
Learn best practices, replicable models, and practical solutions for pressing issues in higher education, such as enrollment management, student success, diversity and inclusion, fundraising, and more.

Leadership Development
Expand your capacity to lead groups or projects by learning how to build better teams, become more collaborative, manage change, and more.

Personal Development
Become more effective in your role by learning tools and strategies for communication, decision-making, conflict resolution, time management, and more.


  1. Visit
  2. Use your sus ID to login
  3. Find trainings that interest you or
  4. Choose a topic from suggested topics

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How do I log in to my membership with

You can access content included in your membership by using this link: You can also click “Create Account/Login” in the top-right corner of any page on the site. Enter your sus email address and you will be directed to your institution’s SSO portal. You’ll know you are logged in properly when you see “My Account” in the top right-hand corner.


How do I locate content, training, and events included in my membership?

For the best experience, ensure you are logged in to our site to access free live and on-demand training for your membership.

Once logged in, navigate to "Start Learning" in the menu to find training included in your membership.  You can view training by content area or explore all our resources by selecting “See All Training Areas.”