Commissions represent the job/functional areas or professional specializations in which ACPA members are employed or have an interest. Most commissions offer electronic updates and newsletters, provide opportunities for educational programs and networking at the Annual Convention, and offer programs and services to members. Members can volunteer for activities, including leadership positions within the Commissions. Individuals can indicate which commissions they would like to join when becoming an ACPA member or renewing their membership, or by updating their memberships on the "Committees" page. There is no additional cost for Commission memberships.

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View a complete listing of the Commission Chairs.

Coordinator of Commissions (2016-2018)

Amy Franklin-Craft
E-mail: FRANKLINA@edinboro.edu

Commission for Academic Affairs

The Commission for Academic Affairs Our mission: The Commission for Academic Affairs provides outreach, advocacy, and professional development opportunities to individuals in higher education who work in or with academic affairs related areas. Our members connect academic and student development practices to holistically educate students. In addition to working closely with professionals and...

Commission for Academic Support in Higher Education

Welcome to the Commission for Academic Support in Higher Education! Our Mission To provide outreach, professional development, advocacy, and networking opportunities for student and academic affairs professionals interested in learning about and enhancing all aspects of academic support. We conceptualize academic support to include academic advising; student academic transitions; academic...

Commission for Administrative Leadership

Welcome to the Commission for Administrative Leadership (CAL) Thank you for stopping by the CAL homepage. We are thrilled to have your voice and energy in helping us support the mission of ACPA and the Commission for Administrative Leadership. Take the time to look through our pages and don't hesitate to tell us how you want to get involved today. Please contact us at CAL@ACPA.nche.edu if you're...

Commission for Admissions, Orientation, and First-Year Experience

Welcome to the Commission for Admissions, Orientation, and First-Year Experience (AOFYE)! Vision: To proivde leadership and knowledge generation for ACPA in all issues related to student intake and first-year experience. Mission Statement: The ACPA Commission for Admissions, Orientation, and First-Year Experience (AOFYE) provides superior resources for scholarship, recognition, and networking for...

Commission for Assessment and Evaluation

Welcome to the ACPA Commission for Assessment and Evaluation Vision Statement ACPA's Commission for Assessment and Evaluation will be an international leader in the development of sound practices and education in student affairs assessment and evaluation. Mission Statement The Commission for Assessment and Evaluation promotes assessment skills and knowledge to facilitate and support student...

Commission for Campus Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Welcome to the Commission for Campus Safety and Emergency Preparedness (CCSEP) We're currently accepting nominations for our Directorate Board positions! For more information, click HERE . The ACPA Commission for Campus Safety and Emergency Preparedness (CCSEP) was formed as a means to advance and respond to the need for formalized conversations around crisis response, campus protocol, and...

Commission for Career Services

Welcome to the Commission for Career Services! For Career Educators, by Career Educators Vision Statement To be the leading influential and engaging community and resource for career services educators. Mission The Commission for Career Services seeks to examine, address, and impact the changing and diverse role of career services in higher education within the student development framework. We...

Commission for Commuter Students and Adult Learners

2017 Convention Check out the 'Convention' tab for information about sponsored programs and commission meetings! Looking forward to seeing everyone in Columbus! Join the Directorate Today! The directorate is always looking for involved members! It is easy to join us and at this time no elections are necessary! ALL are encouraged to apply if you are interested in being actively involved! Now is...

Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services

Welcome to CCAPS! ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/16/17 CCAPS 2017 Convention Program Schedule 2/22/16 CCAPS Convention Program Schedule 01/15/16 Winter Newsletter is now available 12/11/15 CCAPS Knowledge Base is now available! News & Updates Visit our Blog for updates from Commission members and leaders. Who We Are ACPA'S Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCAPS) provides a home for...

Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development

Welcome Thank you for visiting our website. We welcome your interest and hope you find the information provided on this site helpful. To find out about opportunities for involvement, inquire about upcoming Commission programs, or if you have further questions, please contact CGDSD Chair Gudrun Nyunt . About the Commission Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011, the Commission for the Global...

Commission for Graduate and Professional Student Affairs

We enjoyed meeting many commission members at ACPA 2016 and are looking forward to the year ahead. Our Mission The Commission for Graduate and Professional Student Affairs focuses on the unique developmental and environmental challenges faced by graduate and professional school students and those who work with them. The Commission expands the scholarly and applied knowledge base through the...

Commission for Housing and Residential Life

Commission for Housing and Residential Life Mission and Purpose Residence halls are one of the primary settings for student development programs in colleges and universities. The Commission for Housing and Residential Life (CHRL) is one of the largest of ACPA's commissions and actively involves its members in meeting seven major objectives: To provide leadership to ACPA and the profession in...

Commission for Professional Preparation

Welcome to the Commission for Professional Preparation! The Commission for Professional Preparation is committed to the recruitment, preparation, and continuing education of student affairs professionals. Members work closely with the nation's graduate preparation programs, particularly through student affairs teaching faculty (and those preparing for this role) examining the recruitment of new...

Commission for Recreation and Athletics

On September 10, 2010, the ACPA approved the Task Force for Recreation and Athletics to join the permanent commission structure of ACPA as the Commission for Recreation and Athletics (CRA). The CRA will provide ACPA members with opportunities for professional development surrounding issues of importance in campus recreation and intercollegiate athletics in postsecondary education. In addition,...

Commission for Social Justice Educators

Welcome! The Commission for Social Justice Educators' mission is to provide a collaborative home for college student educators working in the areas of diversity and social justice education. ACPA has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to multiculturalism and social justice by actively supporting a diversity of ideas and identities within its membership and member institutions. This...

Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion and Meaning

Welcome from the Chair Greetings! Welcome to the Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion & Meaning (CSFRM). CSFRM is a commission made up of ACPA members who are committed to supporting the spiritual, religious, and secular ways students and higher education professionals make meaning in their lives. Together, we are engaged in professional development, research publications and support...

Commission for Student Conduct & Legal Issues

Commission for Student Conduct & Legal Issues Alan Acosta Associate Dean of Students Florida State University 282 Champions Way, Suite 4100 Tallahassee, FL 32306 (850) 644-2428 Gender Pronouns: he/him/his We are seeking nominations for our commission sponsored awards. We have five commission sponsored awards: New Professional of the Year Award Outstanding Service to the Commission for Student...

Commission for Student Involvement

Commission for Two-Year Colleges

Welcome to the Commission for Two-Year Colleges! Get Involved! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter Add us to your "Chatter" in your ACPA Member Portal Drop a line to our Directorate sharing ideas for programs, research and networking by emailing our Chair. Coming soon... Research Mentor Program Want an experienced guide and mentor as you complete research and promote scholarship related to two-year...

Commission for Wellness

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Mid-Level Community of Practice

Under the guidance and authority of ACPA: College Student Educators International, the ACPA Mid-Level Community of Practice is the home for mid-level professionals in student affairs and higher education. Mid-Level Professionals are those individuals who have been in the field for more than five years and are not a Senior Student Affairs Officer. For some professionals, mid-level is a position at...