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ACPA18 Curriculum

The curricular offerings at ACPA18 provide valuable tools for convention participants to enhance their content knowledge while also directly connecting with others within our profession.  The educational sessions woven throughout the convention experience are vehicles for sharing best practices and highlighting the significant work taking place across educational contexts. These sessions also serve to support your expanding knowledge and skills related to the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies.

Just as there are different learning styles and approaches, ACPA18 has organized a diverse slate of curricular opportunities that we hope will resonate with every attendee as they join us in Houston to:

  • Reflect on their own positionality and role in social justice work within student affairs
  • Educate and role model the value of racial justice
  • Engage with the issues impacting higher education by applying our identified competencies
  • Experience critical opportunities for learning and engagement through the creation and dissemination of knowledge
  • Collaborate with the local communities

Whether presenting a longer session before the convention (three or seven hour Pre-Convention Session), a traditional program (60 minute – General Session), a formal research paper, creating a poster (either Research-based or Practice-based), a mini-program (20 minute Spotlight session), or delving into a more competency focused session (75 minute Competency Based Session), there is an opportunity for you to contribute to the overall Convention experience. Click on the program categories to learn more about all of the different options that are available.

Over the summer months, the ACPA18 Program Team will be hosting a series of Proposal Development Webinars designed to help you better understand the different program types and how to submit program proposals; with Presenter Development Webinars offered during Winter months to support presenters as they prepare to facilitate sessions in Houston.  

Below is a list of important dates:

Date Topic
September 8 Reviewer Sign up deadline
September 8 Program Submission Deadline
September 29 Program Reviews Due
October 23 Coordinating Presenters Notified of Proposal Status
November 3 Commitment to Present Due
December 4 Time/Space Notifications Sent

The Program Proposal Submission process will be available mid-July. Stay tuned for any updates.

If you have questions, please reach out to: Dean Kennedy, Programs Chair with questions at: conventionprograms@acpa.nche.edu.

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