ACPA 2017

CAE elections November 20, 2017 to December 8, 2017

CAE Directorate Board & Chair Elections

Before voting, please make sure your committee profile on the ACPA website is current so you are eligible to vote.

​Please read the following applications and vote by December 8th! 



October CAE Webinar

Monday October 23 1:00pm MST

Register today for CAE's webinar on Transforming Campus Culture.

Transforming campus culture is complex and multi-dimensional. This webinar will describe the process of collecting data to measure climate change on a college campus. Researchers from University of Georgia and the University of Iowa will share their methods from the first year of a longitudinal grant-funded project to explore how a focus on integrity and ethics might affect the campus climate.

Register here:…/3251406901674594051

CAE/JMU Assessment Consultation Suite

Monday, March 27th - Tuesday, March 28th 

The Commission for Assessment and Evaluation and James Madison University are partnering to provide free on-site assessment consultation during ACPA17! CAE members and Assessment and Measurement doctoral students from JMU will be available to consult about assessment-related questions. The consultation suite is located in Convention Center B242 and will be open Monday, March 27th from 9:30am-3:30pm and Tuesday, March 28th from 10am-2pm. If interested, you may drop in during either of those times. We look forward to talking with you about your assessment practice! 

Winter 2017 Webinar

Coordinating Division-wide Assessment: Resources and Tips for the "Assessment Person"

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST

With increasing calls for accountability, more divisions of student affairs are hiring full-time assessment coordinators and/or making assessment a large part of someone’s portfolio. While many texts address how to perform assessment, few discuss how to coordinate these efforts. This webinar introduces “Coordinating Divisional Student Affairs Assessment” a joint ACPA/NASPA publication that provides hands-on tips and tools for those building assessment efforts. The webinar introduces key concepts from the book as well as sharing tips from the authors. 

Co- Sponsored by the Commission for Assessment and Evaluation and SSAO Advisory Board.

Register HERE.

Spring 2016 Webinars 

CAS Standards

Monday, January 25 at 12:00pm EST

Join Dr. Marybeth Drechsler Sharp, CAS Executive Director, and Dr. Jen Wells, CAS Editor, for an informative discussion of the next steps in the CAS Self-Assessment Guides, their usefulness in your role, and what to look for in 2016 from CAS. Whether you are an assessment expert, completely new to assessment, or somewhere in between these updates will help you continue your work in better ways.

Register HERE

Fall 2015 Webinars 

Recordings are availible by registering your name and email address

Connected Student

Featuring Amy Homkes-Hayes and colleagues. University of Michigan's Student Life has advanced research and practice on student learning using integrative learning pedagogy. Integrative ePortfolios measured by action based research have demonstrated significant gains in student learning. The scope of research has widened to include content analysis and controlled experiments. Integrative outcomes have also served as models for measuring student life wide student learning outcomes. In this session, practitioners and researchers examine both effective approaches to measuring student learning, and the practical implications of the research.

Assessing Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

Many colleges and universities across the United States have created committees, departments, and leadership roles dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus. As we experience a surge of diversity and inclusion efforts in higher education, how should campus officials approach assessment and planning in ways that demonstrate value and improvement in these areas? 

In this webinar, Ryan J. Davis, Director of Assessment and Educational Programs at Purdue University, will provide an overview of a variety of approaches that campus officials may employ to fit their institutional and departmental missions, values, goals, and cultures. Specifically, participants will be able to identify multiple approaches to assessment and planning that enable campus officials to demonstrate the breadth and depth of their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within and across each campus unit. 

Recruiting Strategies Across Generations

The work environment is composed of a multi-generational landscape (Silent, Boomers, Gen X, Y, and soon Z). Each generation has different work values and preferences impacting employer recruitment efforts. This session will examine recruiting strategies across generations collected via an online survey. Participants will examine their work values and motivations through a generational lens and have the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion about recruiting strategies for the various generations and how they can assist both students and employer partners.

Narrative Inquiry

Narrative inquiry is a form of qualitative research that privileges participant stories. It is a complex methodology widely in educational research. However, it is rarely leveraged by administrators in student affairs. During this session, participants will hear from and be able to ask questions of a panel of two doctoral candidates and one faculty member who used narrative inquiry as the methodology of study for their dissertations. Challenges and strengths of narrative inquiry will also be identified and discussed.

Assessing Cultures of Assessment

With increasing calls for accountability, assessment has become a staple function for all divisions of student affairs. Ad hoc assessment occurring in pockets must be transformed into a culture where assessment is embedded into daily practice. Based on a chapter in the forthcoming ACPA/NASPA publication entitled Coordinating Divisional Assessment, participants attending this webinar will describe characteristics of cultures of assessment, use a tool to assess a division’s culture of assessment, and develop steps to cultivate such a culture.

Results from the National Student Financial Wellness Study

The National Student Financial Wellness Study (NSFWS) is a national survey of college students which examined the financial attitudes, practices, and knowledge of students from all types of institutions of higher education across the United States via an online survey. The purpose of the 2014 NSFWS was to gain a more thorough and accurate picture of the financial wellness of students throughout the United States. The NSFWS was administered by The Ohio State University in collaboration with co-investigators from Cuyahoga Community College, DePaul University, Iowa State University, Oberlin College, Ohio University, and Santa Fe College.

The Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry is an online, peer-reviewed publication for inquiry (i.e., assessment, evaluation, and research) in student affairs. Intentionally comprehensive and flexible, The Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry aims to advance the scholarship of assessment practice in student affairs and engage practitioner scholars in thoughtful and critical discussions of inquiry in order to improve student experiences, promote equity and access, and advance the field of assessment in student affairs. Additionally, the editorial board encourages engagement and feedback by publishing letters to the editor and responses to published pieces.  The Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) in partnership with Oregon State University, invite you to a new space for conversation about inqiury in Student Affairs - the Journal of Student Affairs Inqiruy.