Call for Reviewers

Thank you for visiting this page to learn more about signing up to be a reviewer for ACPA18 in Houston.

As a Proposal Reviewer, you will help the #ACPA18 Program Team select a wide variety of educational sessions that meet the needs of a diverse membership and the learning outcomes for Convention.   In order to shape a high-quality learning experience, the #ACPA18 Program Team needs reviewers from all functional areas of higher education, tertiary education, and student affairs and services. Representation is needed from all career levels, especially mid-level professionals, senior-level professionals, and faculty. Your participation as a reviewer is critical to our success!

Reviewing proposals will also provide you an opportunity to provide feedback to individual(s) submitting proposals while also gaining critical professional development experience in evaluating proposals about best practices and initiatives occurring throughout higher education.  If you are considering submitting proposals for future conventions, serving as a reviewer will give you valuable insight as to the proposal submission and evaluation processes.   

What types of Educational Session Proposals can I Review?

When you apply to be a reviewer, you will indicate the types of sessions and topic areas you feel most qualified to review given your experiences and knowledge/skill level in each of the ACPA/NASPA Competencies.   We strive to do our best in matching you with proposals that match the information you provide in the application. However, depending on need, we may ask you to review other proposals as well.

If you have been asked to support our sponsored programs process with an ACPA Entity group (Commissions, Coalitions, Communities of Practice or Network), you still need to sign-up to be a reviewer and indicate your preference for sponsored programs and the name of the Entity group.

What is expected of me in this process?

Reviewers are expected to:

  • Be available to evaluate and review programs from 15–28 September, 2017
  • 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 #ACPA18 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, genderist, racist).
  • Provide constructive, thoughtful, professional, equitable and inclusive, and helpful feedback to the coordinating presenter


1 September: Reviewer Training materials available via ACPA18 website
8 September: Deadline to sign up to be a Reviewer
15 September: Receive email with assigned programs to review
15 – 28 September: Review assigned proposals
28 September: Proposal reviews due

Click here to sign up to be a reviewer!

If you have any questions, please email Sattik Deb and/or Tom Murray, or