Program Reviewer

Help set the #ACPA19 Convention curriculum:
Serve as a Program Proposal Reviewer!

Apply to be a reviewer!

To shape a high-quality learning experience, the #ACPA19 Program Team needs a diverse team of reviewers from all functional areas of higher education, tertiary education, and student affairs and services. Insight is sought from professionals and faculty at all career levels and from all functional areas. ACPA members of color, trans members, women, members with differing disability and ability statuses, and members who feel as though their experiences have been underrepresented or underserved within higher education and student affairs are encouraged to participate as program proposal reviewers.
 
As a reviewer, you provide feedback to individuals submitting proposals and gain professional development experience in evaluating proposals about best practices and initiatives in higher education.   
 
When you apply to be a reviewer, you indicate the types of sessions and topic areas you feel qualified to review given your experiences and knowledge/skill level in each of the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Educators. We match you with proposals that resonate with your indicated knowledge/skills, but, depending on need, we may ask you to review other proposals as well.
 
If you have been asked to review sponsored programs for an ACPA Entity group (Commissions, Coalitions, Networks, or Communities of Practice), you still must sign-up to indicate your preference for sponsored programs and the name of the Entity group. 
 
What is expected of Convention Program Reviewer?

  • Be available to evaluate and review programs from 10 – 21 September, 2018.
  • Participate in the Review Training process to ensure understanding of evaluation tools and the process.
  • Provide three hours of service to ACPA by reviewing no more than eight proposals.
  • Use a rubric to consistently review all assigned proposals.
  • Consider how the proposals connect to the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies, the #ACPA19 vision, and to relevant contextual and/or theoretical perspectives.
  • Evaluate how proposals utilize inclusive language; providing feedback on the use of any marginalizing language (e.g., ableist, gendered, racist).
  • Provide constructive, thoughtful, equitable, and inclusive feedback to the coordinating presenter(s).

Program Review Timeline

  • 1 August: Reviewer Training materials available via ACPA19 website.
  • 7 September: Deadline to sign up to be a Reviewer.
  • 10 September: Receive email with assigned programs to review.
  • 10 – 21 September: Review assigned proposals.
  • 21 September: Proposal reviews due.

If you have questions about the program submission and review process, email conventionprograms@acpa.nche.edu.