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A Bold Vision Forward: A Framework for the Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization is now available to ACPA members! The goal of the authors is to share the intentions of the Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization and direct action toward the possibilities outlined in this document.
You are invited to read, digest, and compile reactions to share at one of the three opportunities to provide reactions, feedback, and takeaways.
4 March 2019 • 1:30-2:45pm EST: ACPA Convention / 313 Hynes Convention Center
5 March 2019 • 8:30-9:45am EST: ACPA Convention / 313 Hynes Convention Center
To access, log into your ACPA member account and select the "Resources" tab at the top of the page. The document is the first item listed!
27 – 30 June 2019
Join senior leaders as we build your capacity to engage racial justice and decolonization work, identify the knowledge, skill and awareness necessary for culturally competent leadership, and deepen your emotional intelligence to be responsive, empathic and authentic. This unique professional development event is open to senior level administrators who are seeking ways to explore the challenges faced in our current climate. Faculty include Dr. Jake Diaz, Dr. Robin H. Holmes-Sullivan, Dr. Patty Perillo, Dr. Kent Porterfield, and Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington.
Did you know that cost-effective Title IX training and education is available 24/7 through Compliance U™? Online courses can be taken at your pace to help give you the knowledge you seek or need for your professional role.
Online courses that are available include:
Foundations of Law, Policy and Governance in Higher Education: Compliance 101
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Increased activism, student demands for more inclusive environments, and systemic structures of oppression require 21st century university leaders to be more emotionally intelligent and responsive to emergent campus issues. The times demand courageous leaders.
The workshop will:
With greater self-awareness, and facility with the tools to develop a culturally competent response plan, participants will grow in confidence about leading their institutions through challenging times with competence and humanity.
- Identify the knowledge, skill and awareness necessary for culturally competent leadership
- Deepen emotional intelligence and the capacity to be responsive, empathic and authentic
- Engage leaders in powerful personal transformation with senior colleagues
- Provide strategies to help Vice Presidents lead their campuses in challenging times
Registration for ACPA Annual Convention is required to participate in the workshop, which is open to Senior Student Affairs Officers. One SSAO per college/university is eligible to attend. The workshop is Monday, 4 March from 11:30am - 5:30pm. Participants are asked to commit to the full time and are encouraged to bring lunch to the session.
Serve as an #ACPA19 Caucus Moderator! The ACPA19 Equity & Inclusion team has developed guidelines and prompts that will be easy to deliver to the group, but we are still seeking passionate moderators who are interested in starting conversations and ensuring the room discusses the topics at hand.
We are seeking to better understand ACPA member needs as it relates to Research and Scholarship. Join us for one of two focus groups at the ACPA Annual Convention to share your thoughts about what ACPA is doing related to scholarship. We'll be seeking your perspective on what of our current resources you're currently using and what you would like to see added. Join us!
Sunday, 3:00 - 4:00pm, Marriott Simmons Room
Monday, 1:00 - 2:00pm, Marriott Grand Ballroom Salon D
If you have any questions, please contact Chris Linder, email@example.com, ACPA Director of Research and Scholarship. We'll facilitate additional opportunities to provide feedback after convention for folks who cannot make these times or who are not attending convention.
Laura Wides-Muñoz, author of The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to Be American will speak on Monday, March 4 at 4:30 pm in the Hynes Convention Center Auditorium. Through Laura's presentation, you'll gain a new perspective on the next chapter in civil rights: immigration. From the Dream Act to the broader immigration and undocumented youth movement, she will share her insights into the stories of the young people who risked their safety to "come out" about their undocumented status—sparking a transformative movement that shifted public opinion on immigration.
"Wides-Muñoz expertly describes the broader reform movement, through vivid thumbnail portraits of key students ... She reminds us that thanks to the ability of young people to dream, what seems impossible today may yet prove achievable tomorrow." — New York Times
You'll learn more about The Making of a Dream here.
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Review the complete list of institutional members here! If you think you should be on this list or have any questions about becoming an institutional member, please contact Brenda Fogg, Director of Membership, at 202-759-4831 or email@example.com.
Learn more about being an ACPA College/University Member!
|ACPA Annual Business Meeting and Presidential Address Invitation
The ACPA Governing Board invites you to the 2019 Annual Business Meeting and Presidential Address. The 2019 Annual Business Meeting will occur on Tuesday, 5 March, 2019 from 10AM-11AM (EST) in the Marriott Copley Place Boston - Grand Ballroom Salon F room. The Presidential Transition and Address will occur in this same location and is scheduled from 11:30AM-12:30PM (EST) on Tuesday, 5 March, 2019. Incoming 2019-20 ACPA President Dr. Craig Elliott from Samuel Merritt University in California will deliver his presidential address for ACPA members that can be in attendance.
The ACPA Foundation established the Diamond Honoree Program in 1999. Through this program we provide recognition of colleagues who have made outstanding contributions to ACPA, student affairs and services, and higher education, and an opportunity to raise funds for future work and scholarship.
As a result of Diamond Honoree funding, our Foundation helps meet ACPA priorities, such as:
Thanks to the efforts of our Champions and Honorees, the Diamond Honoree program has generated nearly $500,000 in support of the work of the Foundation and ACPA.
- scholarly activities, and
- scholarships for members to participate in ACPA's professional development opportunities.
Please donate today to honor the 2019 Diamond Honorees!
2019 is a year of celebration, as the ACPA Foundation will be acknowledging its 25th anniversary while the entire association also celebrates 95 years of existence. To help commemorate these milestones, increase engagement with the Foundation, and honor the contributions of so many in our profession, we invite you to participate in The Gratitude Campaign.
In commemoration of the Foundation's 25th anniversary, with a $25 gift, you can honor someone who has impacted your professional and or personal journey while supporting the vital work and initiatives of our association. Once you make your gift, you will choose to notify your recipient with either a virtual or direct mail acknowledgment.
Our goal is that 500 members will share gratitude for the leaders instrumental in their lives. All donations given to this campaign will also count toward to the larger ACPA Foundation's Invest & Transform campaign goals.
Please consider donating today!
Monday, February 25 2019
1:00 p.m. Eastern
The first of a three part series addressing community college topics through a SIRJD lens. We will facilitate a conversation during this first webinar on racial justice and decolonization on the topics of enrollment pathways (including dual enrollment); retention and completion; and developmental education (including accelerated education pathways). Bring your comments and questions to the conversation.
Wednesday, 27 February 2019
11:00 a.m. Eastern
This course, brought to you by the Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association (CTLPA) provides an introduction to research tools and theory and will focus on:
- Overview of critical theories in research
- Generating research topics
- Composing research questions
- Utilizing qualitative tools in the community of practice
Dr. Shinique Walters
University of the West Indies, Mona
Co-Director Centre for Leadership and Governance
A Drive-In Conference sponsored by the Commission for Academic Affairs, ACPA, NACADA Region 1, and NECPA.
Fri, March 1, 2019 | 9 AM to 3 PM | Bentley University, Waltham, MA | Registration $40 | Register here!
We will examine partnerships that transcend traditional boundaries to further student success. This conversation provides an opportunity to discuss impactful programming with colleagues you might not typically interact with at your home institution. TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Applying student development theory in academic affairs
- Student retention
- Using predictive analytics
- Building relationships with colleagues "across the aisle" and successful collaborations
Friday, 29 March 2019
11:00 a.m. Eastern
This course, brought to you by the Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association (CTLPA) provides an overview of quality assurance including topics such as:
- Introduction to Quality in Higher Education
- Quality assurance standards and mechanisms
- Importance of stakeholders in Quality Assurance
- Self Assessment and self reviews
Dr. Anna Kasafi Perkins
University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Quality Assurance Professional
ACPA's Global Dimensions of Student Development has released a two-part blog post on the experiences of an international student from Jamaica studying in the U.S. More information can be found here.
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June 24-26 | University of Stellenbosch | Stellenbosch , South Africa
Many universities around the world engage, support and educate their student communities around mental health and well-being. Student leaders recognize that they can contribute meaningfully towards a considered and coordinated response, addressing mental health concerns within a wider ecosystem of support. The summit will play a role in helping participating student leaders develop this considered and coordinated response that is likely to lead to more sustainable and impactful solutions.
Student leadership involvement that highlights, models and supports individual agency and responsibility contributes to a culture of self-care, appropriately targeted peer support and linking to institutional or public resources. During the programme, participants will focus on the what, why and how to cultivate behaviours, develop skills and campaigns that enhance and support mental wellbeing.
- Explore their concept and understanding of leadership
- Gain insight into mental wellness and the role that student leaders play within an ecosystem of support
- Identify resources and strategies that support mental wellbeing
- Engage collaboratively across difference
- Develop a micro-campaign suited to their context
The Chronicle of Higher Education
They've tried compressing it, breaking it into bite-size chunks, computerizing it, even making it optional. But the traditional, prerequisite remedial course that generations of underprepared students have been funneled into before they can start college-level courses remains an insurmountable barrier for too many students. Increasingly, it is being ditched altogether. At a time when growing numbers of first-generation, minority, and older adult students are going to college, the California State University system, the nation's largest public-university system, this year eliminated all freestanding remedial courses.
Inside Higher Ed
A new study suggests that faculty members' attitudes about intelligence can have a major impact on the success of students in science, mathematics and technology courses. Students see more achievement when their instructors believe in a "growth mind-set" about intelligence than they do learning from those who believe intelligence is fixed. The impact was found across all student groups but was most pronounced among minority students.
The Wall Street Journal
Elite colleges nationwide have increased the number of low-income students they enroll in recent years, but getting those students to graduate has been more challenging. The average difference in six-year graduation rates between students who received Pell grants — federal awards for low-income families — and those who didn't at a particular school was 8.9 percentage points, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Education Department data. This is based on data from the 2011 entering class at all public and private, nonprofit schools where at least 50 students received Pell grants and 50 didn't.
Nearly all faculty in a recent survey believe they have adequate skills (or better) to get the job done when it comes to teaching with technology. And a full 77 percent said they are "absolutely confident" or "very confident" with tech use. These findings come out of Campus Technology's 2018 Teaching with Technology Survey, which asked higher education faculty at colleges and universities across the country about their use of tech in the classroom, students' tech skills, the availability of tech support and more.
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