Our ACPA19 Convention Experience

By: Milvia Rodriguez and Krisinda Doherty The ACPA19 convention was our first ACPA experience. We’ve worked in higher education in multiple capacities for a collective 20+ years and somewhat shamefully, have never attended the ACPA convention. Having arrived home, we sat down and identified five key reflections for first time convention goers: 1. In this […]

The Career Wellness Center: Enhancing Your #ACPA19 Experience

By Kelvin E. Rutledge Career. While the six letter word is short in length, it is heavy with significance. The complexity of balancing vocation, social identities, personal values, interests, skills, and opinions is a challenge for many. Pioneers of our profession often say there were many struggles along the way and emerging voices echo their […]

Read the Text to Learn What’s Next

by: Daniel DeHollander How many of your students are having similar conversations to the one captured below? Be the person who promotes professional development and career exploration by encouraging your students to register for NextGen! To learn more, visit the NextGen Website! Daniel DeHollander (he, him, his) is the Case Manager for Residence Life at American […]

Attending a Conference As A Spoonie

by: Alandis Johnson, Ph.D. Conferences can be so draining. I’ve always felt this as a massive introvert. Surrounding yourself with thousands of others in a city that you may not be familiar with sets the stage for stress, fatigue, and mental overwhelm. But what happens when you add chronic illness into that mix and make […]

After 95 Years of Networking, What’s Next for the NextGen?

by: Daniel DeHollander As a member of the #ACPA19 NextGen Team, I have been working with other convention volunteers to develop a curriculum that will introduce aspiring student affairs professionals to both the field of higher education and ACPA in Boston. While designing a curriculum that includes finding ways to get involved in ACPA, understanding the […]

Why Should You Attend Pre-Cons?

By: Lisa S. Kelsay ACPA19 Pre-Convention Coordinator The ACPA19 Annual Convention will again offer Pre-Convention Sessions.  These sessions are open to all from the undergraduate student up to and including senior level administrators. ACPA19 will take place 3-6 March, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts with Pre-Convention Sessions on Saturday, 2 March and Sunday, 3 March.  There […]

The Proposal Reviewers We’ve Been Waiting For

When I think about my experiences submitting proposals for programs to ACPA, and to be honest all conferences, one thread that runs through my memories is the feedback I receive from reviewers. Almost without exception, one reviewer either: 1) provides feedback that indicates they barely if at all read the proposal, 2) offers feedback that […]

First Time Presenting at ACPA

 by Jonathan M. Calabretta I never thought I could present a program at ACPA. My first ACPA convention was 2009 in Washington, D.C., and – as an eager grad student – I signed up for a pre-convention experiential program.  The program involved attendees going to a space that serves the homeless, and included faculty speaking […]

What are Convention Sponsored Programs?

By Jenny Small and Jason Cottrell, ACPA19 Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Programs Co-Chairs In June 2018, the program submission process for ACPA19 launched. If you peruse the list of program types on the Convention website, you can review the six different program categories available for proposals. Your proposed session may fit best as a Career Snapshot, […]