American College Personnel Association (ACPA) - headquartered in Washington, D.C. at the National Center for Higher Education, is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.

Latest Updates & Offerings

Call for JCSD Editorial Board

The Journal of College Student Development (JCSD) seeks nominations and applications for two of its Editorial Boards. The JCSD Editorial Board (ED) is for established scholars with a publication record. The Research in Brief (RIB) Review Board (RB) is for advanced doctoral students and starting scholars and will review shorter RIB manuscripts.

Get Involved with ACPA’s Strategic Plan

The ACPA Strategic Plan Implementation Committee seeks members interested in being involved in one (or more) of four projects of this phase of our work. Review the list of projects below and email us at [email protected] to get involved today (priority response deadline to express your interest is 2 October, 2020)!

Upcoming Events

Professional Development Opportunities

Program Design School

Tuesday, 28 September 2021 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 29 September 2021 - 4:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 28-29 September // 9am-4pm ET each day Delivered Virtually Join The Leadership and Training Studio and Erin Fischer for a two-day, hands-on, engaging and entertaining seminar. Erin will share how she wrote 90 programs in four and a half years and still has more ideas. (As a matter of fact, she has written eight new courses in three months.) You will learn how to write participant guides, facilitator guides, identify 40 learning methods and understand why you can’t write learning objectives until the end of your course! By the end of the two days, you will have a...

2021 ACPA/ASHE Presidential Symposium

Friday, 1 October 2021 - 1:00am to 3:00pm
Leading in Higher Education: Reimagining Our Spaces and Places New to Now to Next Friday, 1 October 2021 | 12:00pm-3:00pm ET REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT The 2021 ACPA-ASHE Presidential Symposium will bring together higher education practitioners and scholars to reimagine, influence, and lead in what is new, what is happening now, and what comes next. In this mid-Fall symposium, ACPA President Danielle Morgan Acosta and ASHE President D-L Stewart will continue the Presidential Symposium tradition of engaging, meaningful, and cross-functional conversation about key issues in higher education in...
Professional Development Opportunities

Institute on the Curricular Approach™

Sunday, 10 October 2021 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, 13 October 2021 - 5:00pm
ICA 2020 will formally recognize the broader applicability of the Approach by changing the name of the institute from the Residential Curriculum Institute to the Institute on the Curricular Approach. We continue to see more and more colleagues apply this Approach in functional areas beyond residential life and as entire student affairs divisions. This name change formally recognizes that shift in interest from participants and acknowledges the applicability of the Approach to all learning beyond the classroom.