ACPA Publications Board

The Mission of the ACPA Publications Board

ACPA is committed to:

  • Publication of books, thought and best practice papers, monographs, handbooks, and manuals that inform and benefit professionals in student learning and development
  • Production of these works in formats and on dissemination platforms optimized for highly creative 21st century educational communication - in order to increase publishing opportunities, accessibility and affordability for members.

Since the early 1960s, the predecessor Books and Media Board has nurtured the development and publication of original content by authors with broad appeal to an interdisciplinary audience of researchers, scholars, and practitioners in the field of student affairs as well as the broader context of higher education.  Publication themes ranged from history and systems, to theory, to practice applications.  

The ACPA Publications Board serves as the clearinghouse and review source for the following publication types:

For submission information in each category, please click on the title of the publication type.  

ACPA Writes

Additionally, the ACPA Publications Board hosts a variety of workshops and professional development opportunities for ACPA members interested in further developing their scholarship through mentoring, feedback, writing strategies, and accountability.  The Writing Support Opportunities are coordinated by Dr. Leah Howell and include the following for Spring Semester 2018:

#WeWriteWednesdays – Each month, a dialogue series will be facilitated via Twitter to offer motivation, practical tips, inspiration, and conversation that lends itself to developing and advancing your writing. 

February: What is a practitioner-scholar?
March: Setting Yourself up for Success
April: Responding to Rejection
May: Writing a Book Prospectus

Setting Yourself up for Success (Virtual Camp – March 2018)

This interactive workshop will explore the essential steps in setting yourself up for a successful publication submission. Participants should have a completed project that they are seeking to submit for publication in the near future.

Themes for each week are outlined below:

Week One: Finding the Right Outlet (3/19)
Week Two: Preparing and Formatting Your Manuscript (3/26)
Week Three: Perfecting Your Abstract & Developing a Cover Letter (4/2)
Week Four: Taking the Leap: Peer Reviews and Reflections (4/9)

An introduction will be posted the each week, along with a resource folder and relevant guided exercise(s). The discussion board will be open to allow for participant interaction and participants will be expected to complete these exercises and post their work weekly, and will be augmented by a weekly live discussion, to foster additional engagement. Additional details and registration information will be available in early February.

Follow us on Twitter at @ACPA_Writes to learn more.

ACPA Publications Program Frequently Asked Questions

Ways to Order ACPA Books

Stylus Publishing. ACPA Members receive a 20% discount. Code: ACPA14. You may call 1.800.232.0223 or order online using the discount code.

Stylus Publishing. Receive a 20% discount. Code: ACPA14. You may call 1.800.232.0223.

ACPA Stylus Publications Virtual Catalog

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