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...

Disability 101: Disability as a Part of Campus Diversity

Commission for Student Involvement
24 October 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
In this webinar, Wendy Harbour and Richard Allegra from the National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) will explain current models of disability from disability studies, and how student affairs staff can help their campus re-frame disability as more than accommodations, medical conditions, and disability awareness days. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of student affairs including disability as part of diversity initiatives, as well.

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.
Professional Development Opportunities

Rooming with International Students: The Psychological Impact on Host National Students

Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
9 November 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Student mobility is at an all-time high ( IEE Center for Academic Mobility, 2018 ). Yet, little is known on how engaging with international students impacts domestic students. Cody Rosenbarker conducted a qualitative research study to explore how living with an international student impacts the overall mental health and well-being of their American roommate. The study centered around the experiences of six host students (16-22 years old at the time of their experience) who lived in a residence hall with an international student roommate or suite mate. The study explored potential benefits and drawbacks of these experiences for the host students. This study is the first, to our knowledge, to shed light on potential impacts of living with an international students and has the potential to guide practitioners who work with international and domestic students in a residential setting. Join the Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development and Cody Rosenbarker to learn more about the impact of living with an international student on host students.
Professional Development Opportunities

Helping International Students Launch their Careers

Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
14 November 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
In 2016/2017, 85% more international students studied at U.S. colleges and universities than a decade ago (Institute of International Education, 2017). International students have unique needs for resources and services from career teams to help them navigate the US and global job markets. This requires a different approach to guide international students through the process of self-authorship in order to realize their full potential as a part of the global workforce. In this webinar, we hope to share insights into how to best serve the growing international population on your campus and support them as they launch their careers.