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 Student Conduct and Legal Issues

The purpose of the ACPA Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues is to support the professional development of student conduct professionals in higher education in a progressive and visionary way. The Commission offers resources and opportunities, including collaboration, in conduct and legal issue education in an effort to support the development of socially just conflict resolution...

Hot Topics Facing Higher Education - Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion and Meaning

The ACPA Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion and Meaning aims to position ACPA as a leader and informed voice on student spirituality and spiritual/faith/existential development in college, community college, and university communities. The current topics in the field are: Best Practices that Promote Pluralism for Religion and Belief in College, Community College, and University...

Hot Topics Facing Higher Education - Commission for Social Justice Educators

Returning to the Core: Recognizing the “isms” in daily practice Identifying Intersectionality: Identity dynamics at play Race, gender, cultural heritage. Each social identity we embody is not divorced from another. As student affairs practitioners it is our responsibility to identify the many lenses brought to our daily interactions and to acknowledge this reality for our students. Such dynamics...

Hot Topics Facing Higher Education - The Commission for the Global Dimensions of Student Development (CGDSD)

The ACPA CGDSD helps student development professionals recognize and understand cultural differences, collaborate across cultures, and negotiate international environments. We promote international and cross-cultural learning in order for university students, faculty, and administrators to become engaged global citizens. We accomplish this by facilitating globallyfocused programs, providing...

Hot Topics Facing Higher Education - The Commission for Professional Preparation

The Commission for Professional Preparation is committed to the preparation of student affairs professionals. It accomplishes this via a diverse graduate and continuing education directorate that: create opportunities for the recruitment of those interested in entering the student affairs profession; promote advanced learning opportunities that embrace critical values of the profession such as...