Professional Development Opportunities

Program Design School

12 September 2017 - 9:00am to 13 September 2017 - 4:00pm
Location: National Center for Higher Education, Washington, DC The Leadership and Training Studio is pleased to announce a fall session of Program Design School . This two-day event in Washington, D.C. will help you write like a pro, develop curriculum with more speed and give you a process to design innovative programs. It's time to join the Program Design School if you: Struggle writing creative curriculum year after year. Need to write quickly or move past writer’s block. Are trying to rehash another “values-based" course or bring life to an existing course. Need a specific plan and clear...

Transformative Residential Curricula: Lessons Learned Over 10 Years

Commission for Housing and Residential Life
7 September 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Increased attendance at ACPA's annual Residential Curriculum Institute over the past 10 years is just one indicator that residence life programs across the country are making a shift to curricular approaches to residential education. Bold ideas on student learning and development in the residential setting are driving transformational practices worthy of reflection. This session is intended to cultivate a dynamic learning environment that features lessons learned from implementation of the residential curriculum, experience on a myriad of campuses, and original research. Presenters: Hilary...

Good Housekeeping: Housing Experiences Matter to LGBTQ College Student Success

Commission for Housing and Residential Life
12 July 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
On-campus housing benefits all college students, right? What about students who have to navigate coming out to their roommate? Or students who experience isolation or microaggressions on their floor as the only "out" community member? Longitudinal data from the National Study of LGBTQ Student Success, coupled with authentic practitioner reflection, give workshop participants an opportunity to engage in a case study and identify ways to (re)consider housing at their home institutions. Presenters: Amanda L. Mollet, University of Iowa; Jodi Linley, University of Iowa; Molly Elizalde, University...
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2017 Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute

Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute
26 June 2017 - 3:30pm to 28 June 2017 - 3:30pm
Columbus, Ohio, United States Overview Approximately half of ACPA members currently identify as entry-level professionals, and 40% have less than five years of experience in student affairs work. ACPA created the Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute to address the knowledge and skills emerging professionals desire as they collectively serve thousands of students on a daily basis. This institute is named in honor of Ms. Mable, a highly respected educator and leader in student affairs for the past four decades. She served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Longwood University (...

LGBTQ Leaders in Higher Education

23 June 2017 (All day) to 25 June 2017 (All day)
Register Here >> This 3rd annual Institute is designed to support LGBTQ leaders who are looking to advance within higher education, as well as for faculty, staff, and students looking for an opportunity to learn about current issues in Higher Education affecting the LGBTQ Community. The Institute is designed for participants throughout higher education, including academic affairs, student affairs, finance, and development. The Institute also offers a Spouse/Partner Program. Spouses and partners are welcome to attend all keynote addresses and meals, and a limited program and social...
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2017 Assessment Institute

Student Affairs Assessment Institute
20 June 2017 (All day) to 23 June 2017 (All day)
Location: Costa Mesa, California, USA SPONSOR: ACPA’s Student Affairs Assessment Institute, sponsored by the Commission for Assessment and Evaluation , provides a guided, curricular experience where participants can develop essential assessment knowledge and skills for their professional toolkit. The Student Affairs Assessment Institute provides a balance of instruction and hands-on experience designed to ensure attendees leave with the assessment skills and knowledge necessary to develop and execute quality assessment plans on their campuses. NEW FOR 2017! The 2017 Student Affairs Assessment...

Coalition on Men and Masculinities Grant Application Deadline

Coalition on Men and Masculinities
16 June 2017 - 8:00pm to 8:15pm
Coalition on Men and Masculinities Grant Application and Guidelines ACPA College Student Educators International Purpose of Grant The purpose of this grant is to provide funding and support for students, faculty and staff on college campuses in their efforts to promote men’s development. The grant operates based upon the mission and goals of the Coalition on Men and Masculinities (CMM). CMM Mission and Values The broad aim of the Coalition on Men & Masculinities is to promote men's development. To accomplish this mission we: seek to promote awareness of men's issues among men, women, and...
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Two Year College Drive In: Policy and Practice of Student Affairs at the Two Year College

16 June 2017 - 2:00pm
Policy & Practice of Student Affairs at the Two Year College Divisions of Student Affairs in community colleges currently face many challenges such as college readiness, increasing completion rates, improving the student experience, raising transfer rates, reducing time to degree, and preparing students for a rapidly changing working environment. This one-day conference will convene local and national experts to explore policies (explicit and implicit) and practices (intentional and unintentional) that make a difference in student learning and success. Join us to learn and network as you...

Living Environments and Student Engagement: Research Findings and Implications

Commission for Housing and Residential Life
13 June 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
While past research points to various benefits of living on campus, student affairs professionals should consider and adapt to contemporary changes in on-campus living. This session reviews findings from a set of questions that were developed in collaboration with ACUHO-I and appended to the National Survey of Student Engagement. Findings include the relationship between living environments (facilities, programs, staff, etc.) with engagement and perceived gains in learning and development. The session encourages discussion on how these findings can inform practice. Presenters: Polly Graham,...
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2017 Conference on College Men

8 June 2017 (All day) to 10 June 2017 (All day)
Host University: Washington University, St. Louis The Conference on College Men is a collaborative event hosted by NASPA and ACPA. Scholars and practitioners will come together to address the various issues related to men and masculinities in higher education. As college men continue to explore what it means to be a man in today’s society and how their various identities intersect with their gender identity and expression, practitioners must continue to explore various support mechanisms for these students. The conference’s programs will explore evidence-based practices, innovative research,...