Professional Development Opportunities

Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference

15 October 2018 - 8:00am to 17 October 2018 - 6:00pm
The University of Vermont annually presents one of the nation’s premiere conferences focused on the diverse legal issues impacting all aspects of higher education. The conference spans two and a half days and includes multiple concurrent sessions, large plenary sessions, welcome reception, networking lunches and vendor area.

CSI Research Grant Winners

Commission for Student Involvement
18 October 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Learn about the findings from and engage in Q&A with the CSI’s two research grant winners: Kaleb Briscoe’s study explored Student Affairs Professionals experiences with campus racial climate at PWIs. Dr. Bruner’s study explored the intersection of leadership education as a transition strategy to support first-generation college students as they transitioned into and through college. Register at: Contact with questions
Professional Development Opportunities

Advising and Helping International Students: Immigration and Legal Issues

Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
18 October 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Over 5% of the more than 20 million students enrolled in U.S. higher education are international students studying and living in the U.S. on non-immgrant visas ( Institute of International Education, 2018 ). However, a recent NSF report showed a 2.2% drop in undergraduate and 5.5% drop in graduate international enrollment ( Inside HigherEd, 2018 ). Among the reasons university officials have given for this decline are the policial and social environment in the U.S. as well as visa denials and delays. As visa policies are changing and becoming stricter, professionals working with international students need to stay up-to-date on new requirements. Join the Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development, the Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues , and the Latin@/x Network for a webinar on USCIS immigration policies and memos that impact international students on university campuses. Focusing on both the advising and legal components, participants will hear from a panel consisting of an immigration attorney, immigration coordinator, and former international student to learn about the recent policies, best practices, and the impact that changing policies have on students.

Making the Transition from Student to Academic Affairs: Work that Focuses on Diversity and Inclusion

Commission for Academic Affairs
24 October 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Do you currently work in a traditional area of student affairs and wonder what your next professional steps could be if you were to shift to a role more focused on academic affairs? While student and academic affairs are not mutually exclusive and can involve extensive overlap, focusing on students’ in-classroom learning, research, and related curricular success provides exciting opportunities. This panel will explore career trajectories of several individuals whose professional journeys began with a foundation in student affairs and who now focus on diversity and inclusion initiatives in...

ACPA North Carolina Conference

26 October 2018 (All day) to 28 October 2018 (All day)
On behalf of the North Carolina College Personnel Association (NCCPA), we are excited to be hosting our annual conference at Bennett College this October. Our theme this year is Building Bridges: Encouraging Research and Partnerships Across All NC Campuses. Join us in Greensboro as we explore and tackle important issues affecting student affairs.
Professional Development Opportunities

Law and Policy for Colleges and Universities (LCPU)

26 October 2018 (All day)
The Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice at the University of Southern California will host a one day conference for higher education administrators, leaders and scholars from across the nation to address law and policy issues related to social justice and intersectionality that inform and impact educational institutions. The purpose of the conference is to help institutions identify gaps in their policies and practices, specifically related to Title IX, Protests and Free Speech, Muslim Ban, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Professional Development Opportunities

Institute for Aspiring Senior Student Affairs Officers™

28 October 2018 - 3:00pm to 31 October 2018 - 12:00pm
The ACPA Institute for Aspiring SSAOs: Exploring Underrepresented Identities and Career Paths will explore ways in which our diverse backgrounds (such as gender identity and presentation, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and physical/cognitive qualities) impact our move to and experience within an SSAO role. This event is for professionals with 5+ years of experience.
Professional Development Opportunities

Free Speech Tensions - Responding to Bias on College and University Campuses

Commission for Administrative Leadership
30 October 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Despite the increasing development of bias response teams on college and university campuses, little scholarship has examined these teams and, in particular, team leaders’ approaches to understanding the role of free speech in responding to bias. Hosted by the ACPA Commission for Administrative Leadership and the ACPA Commission for Social Justice Education, webinar panelists will share the results of interviews with administrators who served on bias response teams at 19 predominantly White institutions. The presentation will address balancing free speech and other interests, the nuances of...

Webinar: Embracing Disability in Career Advising: Discussion on Working with Students With Disabilities on Career Outcomes

Commission for Career Services
31 October 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
As higher education is increasing in enrolling students with diverse identities and backgrounds, it is important to provide space, community, and services for these diverse identities and backgrounds. During the National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we will be hosting a webinar to share best practices and employment needs of students with all types of disabilities. A student’s disability is only one part of who they are. When providing career services to students with disabilities, counselors must embrace a broader perspective that considers personal and social contexts...

ACPA Georgia/Georgia Housing Officers Conference

8 November 2018 (All day) to 9 November 2018 (All day)
Registration is now open for the 2018 GCPA & GHO Annual Joint Conference at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA from Wednesday to Friday, November 7 – 9, 2018 . Please note that the November 7, 2018 date is only for those who have registered for a pre-conference. Details about this can be found below. This conference is open to all student affairs practitioners, faculty, staff, and students.