All submissions in all categories will be subject to review by the Program Committee.
Pre-Convention Workshops will be held Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30.
Members may submit proposals related to the convention theme for workshops of extended length (half day or full day, 3 or 6 hours respectively) to be presented before the convention begins. PLEASE NOTE: Participants pay additional fees to attend these workshops. Workshops with low registration may be canceled at the discretion of the pre-convention Workshop Chair Juan Guardia. Decisions regarding cancellations will be made on or about March 1, 2008.
General Convention Programs
These programs (75 minutes in length) are chosen in large part because of their relevance to the convention theme and professional outcomes.
An institute is a series of linked programs which provide convention attendees with an intensive learning experience designed to promote a level of competence in a specific area. By linking consecutive or multiple program sessions (2 1/2 to 6 hours total) with a common theme, presenters can explore a topic more in-depth. Institutes should include a theoretical basis and offer participants opportunities to gain new knowledge and insights. Each program in a proposed Institute must be individually submitted through the regular proposal process. Each will be reviewed individually as well. Presenters interested in the institute format are encouraged to connect their program ideas with those of other professional colleagues. Multiple sessions can be co-presented or individually linked to create an ongoing theme. An e-mailed letter of intention to connect programs for an institute should be sent by the September 14 deadline to Toti Perez. E-mail should indicate the theme of the institute, the theoretical basis, and the program titles for the linked sessions.
ACPA's structure includes commissions that represent functional areas of issues pertinent to student affairs work, and standing committees that represent specific constituencies within our membership. Should your program be directly related to the work of one of the sponsoring groups, indicate this information on the proposal form for sponsorship. If your proposal is not selected as a sponsored program (75 minutes), it will be considered for a general program slot.
If the proposal content is related to the work of more than one commission or standing committee, the program proposal may be submitted to two commissions, two standing committees, or one of each. The presenter can request that these groups consider the proposal for co-sponsorship. The two commissions or standing committees will review the program proposal and jointly select those that address their common concerns. If the proposal is not selected as a co-sponsored program (75 minutes), it will be considered for a general program slot.
Promising Practices allows presenters to share programs, strategies, and interventions that have been successful on campus. These programs will be shorter in length (60 minutes, early morning or late afternoon) and will be of special interest to colleagues interested in gathering information about institutional practices.
The Round Table option (60 minutes, early morning or late afternoon) allows for an in-depth discussion related to current events, developing trends, association matters, or topics related to functional/constituency issues. Round Table programs are not eligible to receive any audiovisual support, as these are meant to be discussions.
Graduate Student Papers
Graduate student members may submit proposals for a presentation of a brief paper. Three presentations will occupy a program slot (20 minutes per presentation), followed by discussion (75 minutes total length). All graduate student paper proposals must be received by Monday, October 15, 2007 at 11:59 pm EST via the online submission process.
Graduate Student Poster Sessions
Graduate student members may submit proposals for poster sessions. Poster sessions provide a forum for presenters to engage in active discussion about a completed research project or about a project in developing stages. Poster presenters will display their research on a large bulletin board (provided at the convention). All graduate student poster session proposals must be received by Monday, October 15, 2007 at 11:59 pm EST via the online submission process.
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