As campuses on the quarter system begin classes, ACPA is proud to share with you the profession-leading thinking of its commissions on hot topics facing higher education and student affairs professionals this academic year. We are also pleased to share with you the hot topics provided by our colleagues from the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS)

Hot Topics Facing Higher Education - Commission for Assessment and Evaluation

The purpose of the Commission for Assessment and Evaluation promotes assessment skills and knowledge to facilitate and support student learning, development, and effective student affairs practice. The current topics in the field are: Many campuses are moving beyond basic assessment skills (e.g. writing outcomes, gathering data) and getting basic buy-in for assessment efforts and instead are...

Hot Topics Facing Higher Education - Canadian Association of College & University Student Services

ACPA has a long-standing relationship with CACUSS and we are proud to share the hot topics for CACUSS and its membership this year. CACUSS is a professional bilingual association representing and serving those individuals who work in Canadian post-secondary institutions in Student Affairs and Services. While it has existed in its present form since 1971, the origins of this association derive...

Hot Topics Facing Higher Education - Commission for Wellness

The purpose of the Commission for Wellness is to provide education, resources, support and recognition to Student Affairs professionals in order to enable and sustain campus cultures of wellness through the six dimensions of the wellness wheel (intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, physical, and occupational) at the individual, community and policy level. The current topics in the field are...

Hot Topics Facing Higher Education - Commission for Student Involvement

The focus of the Commission is students in colleges and universities and their environments. Efforts of the Commission are directed toward a deeper understanding of the students, their characteristics, purposes, attitudes, behavior, mores, campus activities, and community life as a basis for more effective planning of relevant programs for students. A major emphasis of the Commission’s work is on...

Hot Topics Facing Higher Education - Commission for Student Development in the Two-Year College

The Commission for Student Development in the Two-Year College is directly concerned with issues relevant to student development programs at two-year institutions. Additionally, it is designed to promote the improvement of student development programs; enhance the professional development of student development personnel; and serve as an advocate for student development programs at two-year...