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We are seeking volunteers to serve in roles related to ACPA Research and Scholarship! Please consider applying or nudging someone you know to consider applying for one of these roles. Applications must be submitted by 18 January 2019.

Editor, Developments (term 2019-2022)

The editor for Developments is responsible for recruiting and supporting authors in the development of research and scholarship to publish in the Developments publication outlet. Developments is a quarterly online publication that connects ACPA members to current issues, trends, and scholarship in higher education and student affairs. The Editor of Developments is responsible for the following:

  • Recruiting authors to share their work in Developments.

  • Recruiting reviewers to review and provide feedback to authors about their work.

  • Communicating developmental feedback to authors and supporting them in revising their work.

Working with staff at the International Office to publish and disseminate a quarterly issue of Developments.

Editor, Books (term 2019-2022)

The books editor works with ACPA members to develop their scholarly book ideas for consideration by Stylus Publishing for publication.  Books may cover a variety of topics relevant to higher education and student affairs. Specifically, the books editor is responsible for the following:

  • Reviewing book proposals submitted by ACPA members for consideration as a book published by Stylus and supported by ACPA.

  • Communicating developmental feedback to authors and supporting them in revising their work.

  • Working with staff at the International Office and Stylus to develop contracts between the authors, Stylus, and the ACPA International Office.

Editor, Thought Pieces (term 2019-2022)

The editor for the Thought Pieces publication outlet is responsible for recruiting and supporting authors in the development of thought pieces to publish on the ACPA website.  As described in more detail on the Publications Board website, the purpose of Thought Pieces is to promote “cutting-edge ideas and thoughts about strengthening, challenging, and clarifying our profession” through creative expression including writing, drawings, photos, videos, and poetry.  The Editor for Thought Pieces is responsible for the following:

  • Recruiting authors to share their work as a Thought Piece.

  • Recruiting reviewers to review and provide feedback to authors about their work.

  • Communicating developmental feedback to authors and supporting them in revising their work.

  • Working with staff at the International Office to publish and disseminate new pieces on the ACPA Website.  

Editor, Promising Practices Briefs (term 2019-2022)

The editor for the Promising Practices publication outlet is responsible for recruiting and supporting authors in the development of pieces about promising practices to publish on the ACPA website.  As described in more detail on the Publications Board website, the purpose of Promising Practices is to promote “pragmatic ideas, experiences and evidenced-based outcomes on promising practices in the student affairs profession.” The Editor for Promising Practices is responsible for the following:

  • Recruiting authors to share their work as a Promising Practice.

  • Recruiting reviewers to review and provide feedback to authors about their work.

  • Communicating developmental feedback to authors and supporting them in revising their work.

  • Working with staff at the International Office to publish and disseminate new pieces on the ACPA Website.  

Co-Coordinator, Marylu McEwen Dissertation of the Year

The Marylu McEwen Dissertation of the Year is awarded annually to a person whose dissertation “demonstrates scholarly excellence and makes a substantial contribution to knowledge in the general field of student affairs/student services.”  The selection process takes place in Fall and the recipient is recognized at the annual convention in Spring. The coordinator(s) of the DOTY process are responsible for the following:

  • Work with staff at the International Office to update the ACPA website and other communication materials with information about the application process.

  • Recruit nominations/applications and reviewers for the DOTY by disseminating nomination/application and reviewer procedures to ACPA members in a variety of forums.

  • Coordinate the nomination and review processes.

  • Identify the recipient of the award.

  • Coordinate with the International Office and Awards Coordinator to appropriately recognize recipient at the annual convention.

If you have any questions, please contact Director of Research & Scholarship, Chris Linder, chris.linder@utah.edu.