The curricular offerings at ACPA18 provide valuable tools for student affairs educators and colleagues throughout higher education to enhance their content knowledge while also directly connecting with others within our profession.  The educational sessions woven throughout the convention experience are vehicles for sharing best practices and highlighting the significant work taking place on our campuses. These sessions also serve to support your expanding knowledge and skills related to the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies.

Just as there are different learning styles and approaches, ACPA18 has organized a diverse slate of curricular opportunities that we hope will resonate with every attendee as they join us in Houston to:

  • Reflect on their own positionality and role in social justice work within student affairs
  • Education and role model the value of racial justice
  • Engage with the issues impacting higher education by applying our identified competencies
  • Experience critical opportunities for learning and engagement through the creation and dissemination of knowledge
  • Collaborate with the local communities

Whether presenting a longer session before the convention (three or seven hour Pre-Convention Session), a traditional program (60 minute – General Session), a formal research paper, creating a poster (either Research-based or Practice-based), a mini-program (20 minute Spotlight session), or delving into a more competency focused session (75 minute Competency Based Session), there is an opportunity for you to contribute to the overall Convention experience.

ACPA18 Program Team is finalizing the exact details for the call for proposals and details about the different session types. Please check back by mid-April to learn more about the different curricular opportunities that will be available.

If you have questions, please reach out to: Dean Kennedy, Programs Chair with questions at: