The ACPA22 Convention Team, ACPA Governing Board, Entity Leadership, and International Office are committed to a Convention centering attendees’ experience, focusing on skill and knowledge development as professionals, and advancing our collective work towards Racial Justice and Decolonization. The ACPA22 experience will provide intentional space focused on wellness, with opportunities to convene, connect, and cultivate.

The ACPA22 team is excited to offer special tracks in relation to the work of the association on the Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization as well as ongoing priorities in higher education for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Additionally, ACPA22 will offer a special track for sessions that specifically focus on policy development/changes taking place in higher education/on your campus and their impact on practice. We encourage you to submit proposals with these foci and indicate as such in the program proposal submission form.

To shape a high-quality learning experience, the #ACPA22 Program Team needs diverse program proposals about best practices and initiatives in higher education.

Important Dates

Call for Educational Programs open2 June 2021
Pre-Convention Workshop Proposal deadline30 July 2021
Deadline to sign up to serve as a proposal Reviewer17 September 2021
All Other Sessions Proposal deadline17 September 2021
Reviewers receive their assigned proposals20 September 2021
Proposal review completed by Reviewers31 September 2021
Proposal decision notificationsearly November 2021

Program Proposals

The ACPA22 Call for Proposals is now closed. We hope you will consider submitting education for ACPA23 in New Orleans from 26-29 March 2023!

ACPA22 Program Types

Education Sessions

Session TypeSession TimeDescription
Career Snapshot30 minutesPresentation or skill-building sessions centering career development and advancement. Career snapshots will have a focus on the ACPA/NASPA Competencies
Convention Program60 minutesPresentation or panel sessions on a specific topic.
Pre-Convention Workshops4 or 6 hoursWorkshops meant for an in-depth discussion on current and emerging topics that transform higher education. 4-hour sessions will be Sunday morning (9:00 am – 1:00 pm). 6-hour sessions will be Saturday afternoon/evening (12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Scholarship Sessions

Session TypeSession TimeOverview
Research-In-Process20 minutes of a 60 minute sessionResearch-in-process sessions take the best parts of communal roundtable discussions, paper discussant feedback, and add the opportunity to develop a paper at almost ANY STAGE OF READINESS. Papers that are fully drafted (as in past years) should be submitted in this session type as well.

Each scholar(s) will be paired with an experienced, published scholar-mentor such as an ACPA Emerging or Senior Scholar with an additional goal of supporting the author to reach publication.
Multimodal20 minutes of a 60 minute sessionScholarship presentations in this area include performance, visual, digital, and other arts-based forms of knowledge creation and distribution. Multimodal presentations can include forms such as Zines, storytelling, poetry, documentary, photo-voice project, artifact presentation, or the presentation of research findings in another creative format.

Multimodal sessions exist in two formats: (a) 20 minutes long presentation where two multimodal presentations are assigned to one session block (60 minute session in total); (b) poster-style.

Multimodal sessions exist in two formats: (a) 30 minutes long presentation where two multimodal presentations are assigned to one session block (60 minute session in total); (b) poster-style.
Methods Workshop60 minutesMethods workshops allow members to present a project that uses compelling research methods and teach others how to apply this method to their own work. Presentations in this format should be considered continuing professional development allowing members to build self-efficacy and capacity around creating scholarship and assessment tools to bring back to their campuses.
Research & Practice PosterPosters on display during scheduled times of ACPA22 with presentation times facilitated by the authors.
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Proposal Resources

The ACPA22 Program team is developing resources to assist as you prepare your educational session submission. These resources include a program proposal worksheet – a form one can build out a program proposal before entering it into the portal, the rubrics used to review program submissions, a how-to submit a proposal presentation, and sample proposals you can review while developing your proposal.

Serve as a Program Reviewer

To shape a high-quality learning experience, the #ACPA22 Program Team needs a diverse team of reviewers from all functional areas of higher education, tertiary education, and student affairs and services. Representation is needed from all career levels, including graduate and entry, mid and senior-level professionals, as well as faculty and career adjacent professionals.. ACPA members of color, native or indigenous, trans members, women, members with disabilities, and members with other minoritized or historically-marginalized identities are encouraged to participate as program proposal reviewers.

As a reviewer, you provide feedback to individuals submitting proposals, learn more about best practices and initiatives in higher education, and gain professional development experience in evaluating proposals.

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