NextGen Curriculum

The NextGen Institute begins Saturday, 10 March at 1pm and concludes early Sunday evening, just in time for the CelebrACPA and the ACPA Annual Convention opening session. Sessions and highlights of the conference include:

  • Presentations from senior leaders in higher education
  • Issues confronting current & future Student Affairs and Higher Education Professionals
  • Graduate Preparation Panel of Graduate Faculty and Current Graduate Students
  • Professional Development Guides (formerly, the mentoring program)
  • Opportunities to connect with ACPA Leadership
  • Understanding the visions & values of the profession
  • Participation in the Annual Convention Opening Session

NextGen sessions will be organized around several Professional Competencies, as outlined by ACPA and NASPA. These outcomes and related sessions will help to build a foundation for aspiring Student Affairs Professionals.  The following competencies will be of primary focus: 1) Social Justice and Inclusion; 2) Leadership; 3) Personal and Ethical Foundations; and 4) Student Learning and Development.  

Questions about NextGen? Check out our FAQ page!

Our schedule is below.  Please note that this may change slightly, but this provides a general guide of what NextGen Institute will look like!

10 March, 2018

Time Event
12:00pm – 1:00pm Registration
1:00pm – 2:15pm Welcome: Introductions & Ice Breakers
2:30pm – 3:30pm Keynote Session (exp: Why
Student Affairs, Crafting Your
Professional Philosophy)
3:45pm – 4:33pm Educational Sessions Block #1*
5:00pm -6:30pm Hot Topics in Higher Education
6:30pm – 8:00pm Dinner & Discussion

11 March, 2018

Time Event
8:00am – 8:45am Morning Welcome & Breakfast*
9:00am – 9:50am Faculty & Graduate Student Panels*
10:00am – 10:50am Educational Sessions Block #2*
11:00am – 11:45am Pecha Kucha Powered by ACPA
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch & Networking with Mentors
2:00pm – 2:50pm Educational Session Block #3
3:00pm – 3:30pm Guided Discussion*
3:30pm – 4:00pm Closing Session
4:00pm – 7:00pm CelebrACPA & Opening Session
7:00pm – 9:00pm Culturefest
8:00pm – 9:30pm Reception