Program Reviewer

To shape a high-quality learning experience, the #ACPA21 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.

ACPA21 Reviewer Resources

What is expected of Convention Program Reviewer?

  • Be available to evaluate and review programs from  9 October – 23 November 2020
  • Review our Reviewer Training Video and Reviewer Training Slides (coming soon!) to ensure understanding of evaluation tools and the review process.
  • Provide three hours of service to ACPA by reviewing no more than ten proposals.
  • Use the Reviewer Rubric to review all assigned proposals ethically and consistently.
  • Consider how the proposal connects to the ACPA/NASPA Competencies for Student Affairs Practitioners, the #ACPA21 experience, and to relevant contextual and/or theoretical perspectives.
  • Evaluate how proposals utilize inclusive language; providing feedback on the use of any marginalizing language.
  • Provide constructive, thoughtful, equitable, and inclusive feedback to the coordinating presenter(s).

Program Review Timeline

  • 2 October: Deadline to sign up to be a Reviewer
  • 5 October: Reviewer Training materials available on the ACPA21 website
  • 9 October: Receive email with assigned programs to review
  • 9 October – 23 October: Review assigned proposals
  • 23 October : Proposal reviews due

If you have questions about the program submission and review process, email [email protected]