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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
Title IX 101: Fundamentals of Title IX Compliance
Title IX Investigator Training
NEW: The First Amendment — Free Speech and Expression Identity
Register today with your ACPA Membership for substantial cost savings!
Join in the fun as a variety of companies from software vendors and technology companies to furniture companies, higher education programs, and consultants on a variety of issues will be available to connect at #ACPA19 in the Marketplace in Hall C on the 2nd level of the Hynes Convention Center!
Marketplace hours are:
Sunday 3 March
Monday 4 March
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lunch will be available for purchase on Monday and there is a complimentary nutrition break Monday at 11 a.m.!
In addition, get your professional headshot taken during Marketplace hours!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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Contact Brenda Fogg, Director of Membership, at 202-759-4831 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Thursday February 28 1 p.m. Eastern
If you love working with college students and want to pursue it as a career, then this webinar is perfect for you. In this session we will go over the process of applying to graduate schools, what to look for, and finding the right fit. Additionally, we will talk about the graduate school experience and the transition into the job-searching phase as well. This webinar will be interactive and I hope to answer any questions about my experience in this process.
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
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The International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS) has requested that ACPA members provide feedback on a global competency project survey. Over the last six years there have been conversations and dialogues at student affairs and services conferences and meetings around the world about the work we do to support student success and what skills, abilities, and expertise are needed for our work. This study builds on those conversations and seeks to further highlight the importance of student learning outside of the classroom, as well as specific competencies on the part of staff and faculty to make that learning possible.
The Global Competencies Project has four objectives:
IASAS seeks your assistance in identifying and prioritizing the competencies needed to support student success and learning across the globe. To that end, they have developed a brief survey (approximately 10 minutes to complete). All results will be confidential and reported only in aggregate. No personal identities will be attached to any responses. A copy of the final results on the IASAS website.
- To gain an idea of the shared work of student support services across borders.
- Identify regional differences in competencies and/or skills.
- Elevate the work we do on a global scale by bringing attention to the importance of this work to university and government leaders.
- Promote the impact of our work in your own country.
To access the survey please visit: http://iasas.global/global-competencies-in- supporting-college-student-success-study/. The survey will be open until March 15, 2019.
Questions or feedback about the project or survey may be sent to Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, IASAS Secretary General, at email@example.com.
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 New York Times
The email set off alarms at Ithaca College. "I'm literally fighting for my life but staying safe," 22-year-old Christopher Biehn emailed a professor in late September. "I won't be in class today (or perhaps for a bit) & just pray I won't be hospitalized long-term." As Biehn prepared to check into a psychiatric ward four hours from campus, a crisis team from the private liberal arts college in central New York swung into action.
Inside Higher Ed
Incidents targeting students of color and of different sexualities and religions continue to plague campuses, and the number of incidents appears to be increasing, according to a new report. Because these episodes are on the rise — white supremacist literature proliferating at colleges and universities, racial slurs written in public places and dormitories, for example — advocates are urging administrators to be vocal in denouncing them and suggest they have a plan in place for when they occur.
In spite of egalitarian talk issuing from professors and administrators, college is one of the most stratified enclaves on earth. In recent times, however, an inversion has taken place. It's not the chaired professors and deans who wield the most intimidation, but the lowly young ones, the undergraduates, particularly if they are members of disadvantaged groups. Recently at my campus, for instance, a law professor sparked a complaint from students after he mentioned the N-word in class, even though the point he made was entirely academic and the comment occurred during a discussion of hate speech. A few indignant students held a rally, the professor apologized, and the president insisted, "The use of this — or any racial slur — in our community is unacceptable."
The Hechinger Report
At a time when so many employers are struggling to find workers who have university degrees, Tyler Duffield thinks supporting higher education is as obvious an obligation of state government as it is essential. "It's kind of unthinkable that the government would scale back that kind of thing," said Duffield, 20, a North Carolina community college student majoring in environmental engineering. "Any country that chooses not to prioritize higher education makes itself less competitive in the world." Most Americans believe state spending for public universities and colleges has, in fact, increased or at least held steady over the last 10 years, according to a new survey by American Public Media.
Inside Higher Ed
Seven percent of Americans believe that race or ethnicity should be a major factor in admissions decisions, and 19 percent believe it should be a minor factor. Nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of a representative sample of Americans said that race or ethnicity should not be a factor, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. Solid majorities of white, black, Latino and Asian Americans shared that view. The finding is consistent with others but is the first national survey on the topic since the ending of the trial in a lawsuit against Harvard University charging that its affirmative action programs discriminate against Asian American applicants.
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