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ACPA22 Scholarship Session


Use this form to submit a Reserach-in-Process, Multimodal, Methods Workshop, or Research & Practice Poster proposals ONLY. To submit a proposal for one of the Education Session Types please use the Education Session Program Proposal Form

Thank you for your interest in submitting a Scholarship Session proposal for the ACPA22 Annual Convention in St. Louis, Missouri 6-9 March 2022. For our first in-person convention in two years and the seventh time in St. Louis, we want to recognize the value of convening in place. As we develop the details for 2022, we recognize the difficulty individuals may have in attending in person. We need to continue engaging those individuals and ensuring they are convening with us in some capacity. We plan to connect people, ideas, institutions, and policy. And, we want to cultivate research, practice, ideas, and friendships.

ACPA22 will forge new opportunities and paths. It is our opportunity to use our history as we push forward for a better world. The Mississippi River is a symbol for our association. The headwaters represent the past and where we come from. We will reflect on our history over the next two years as we celebrate our centennial. The convergence of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio Rivers symbolically represents where we are as a higher education association. As we come together during a crucial time in our world’s history, we must ask how are we taking care of our people, how are we honoring our scholars, and what does it mean to advance our strategic plan? As we flow downriver, we focus on our 99th anniversary in New Orleans and the bold future that is before us. We ask, where are we going as a profession, how are today’s crises affecting the future of higher education, and where do we position the association in the realm of higher education?

Scholarship Session Submission and Reviews:

  • All members who submit a scholarship program are required to conduct at least 3 proposal reviews of scholarship sessions. If reviews are not completed by the assigned deadline, or a previously agreed upon date, that member’s scholarship programs will be removed from consideration.

  • If submitting for the Research-in-process session or Research and Practice Poster, members will be required to submit a version of their scholarship by 1 February 2022.

  • If a presenter is using a scholarship program to conduct a formal study to be published OR are using the presentation in order to recruit participants for a study, they must provide IRB and study materials to ACPA in line with the ACPA research process by 1 February 2022; https://www.myacpa.org/research). If materials are not provided, or the materials are not approved by the International Office, the scholarship program will be removed from the program booklet. We encourage these members to submit their materials as early as possible to ensure time for review (e.g., shortly after acceptance).

  • All scholarship programs should adhere to the ACPA Equity and Inclusion principles (https://www.myacpa.org/equity-and-inclusion-statement), including in the inclusive language utilized and in accessibility to full participation by all members aligning with universal design principles (https://humancentereddesign.org/index.php/inclusive-design/principles).

Scholarship Session Proposal Timeline:

  • Scholarship program proposals are due on the same date as general program proposals. Program proposals are due Friday, 10 September 2021.

  • Reviews will be conducted and completed by the end of October.

    • All members who submit a scholarship program are required to conduct at least 3 proposal reviews of scholarship sessions. If reviews are not completed by the assigned deadline, or a previously agreed upon date, that member’s scholarship programs will be removed from consideration.

  • You will receive notification of your proposal status of acceptance, waitlist, or decline by early November 2021.

  • If your program is accepted, you have the ethical and professional obligation to register for the convention by 17 December 2021 as well as provide required scholarship materials by the deadlines outlined below (if applicable). Register at http://convention.myacpa.org/

  • ACPA reserves the right to rescind acceptance of any scholarship program proposal if required materials are not submitted by the deadlines outlined below (e.g., IRB materials, research papers for review), or registration is not completed by 17 December 2021, unless previous arrangements are made with the ACPA International Office. 

Session Type

Session Time


Research-In- Process

20 minutes of a 60 minute session

Research-in-process sessions are 30 minutes long and are not paired up with other papers. 

Research-in-process sessions take the best parts of communal roundtable discussions, paper discussant feedback, and add the opportunity to develop a paper at almost ANY STAGE OF READINESS. Papers that are fully drafted (as in past years) should be submitted in this session type as well.

Each scholar(s) will be paired with an experienced, published scholar-mentor such as an ACPA Emerging or Senior Scholar with an additional goal of supporting the author to reach publication.


20 minutes of a 60 minute session

Scholarship presentations in this area include performance, visual, digital, and other arts-based forms of knowledge creation and distribution. Multimodal presentations can include forms such as Zines, storytelling, poetry, documentary, photo-voice project, artifact presentation, or the presentation of research findings in another creative format.

Multimodal sessions exist in two formats: (a) 30 minutes long presentation where two multimodal presentations are assigned to one session block (60 minute session in total); (b) poster-style.

Methods Workshop

60 minutes

Methods workshops allow members to present a project that uses compelling research methods and teaches others how to apply this method to their own work. Presentations in this format should be considered continuing professional development allowing members to build self-efficacy and capacity around creating scholarship and assessment tools to bring back to their campuses.

Research & Practice Poster


Posters on display during scheduled times of ACPA22 with presentation times facilitated by the authors.


ACPA members of color, trans members, women, members with differing disability and ability statuses, and members with other minoritized or silenced identities are encouraged to submit program proposals for the ACPA22 Convention.

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