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, […]

YOU are the presenter we’ve been looking for

by Brian Arao Near the end of my first year as a master’s student in higher education and student affairs, my assistantship supervisor informed me that the department would be sending me to an international conference in the fall. I was delighted, excited, and grateful. I had never been to such a conference and couldn’t […]

The Leaders Indigenous Students Have Been Waiting For: The Indigenous Student Affairs Network

By: Cori Bazemore-James (Seneca) ISAN Chair and ACPA19 Indigenous Advisor ACPA18 Convention hosted the first meetings of ACPA’s newest network – the Indigenous Student Affairs Network (ISAN). The purpose of ISAN is to create a professional home for folx who work in Indigenous Student Affairs (ISA) offices in higher education. The offices where this work happens go […]