News & Announcements
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -- Nelson Mandela
Thursday, December 5, 2013 the world lost a true leader - Nelson Mandela, 95, former president and first black president of South Africa. ACPA joins the world in honoring a true leader for social justice and shares its condolences with our tertiary education colleagues in South Africa.
Kathleen Kerr, ACPA President
Gregory Roberts, Executive Director
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ACPA Elections Are Open - Cast Your Vote Now!
Please exercise your right and responsibility to get involved. ACPA’s elections process is open from November 26 through December 10. Visit the ACPA Elections Slate Web page to view the candidates and their bios. Additionally, various Commissions are holding directorate board elections.
Journal of College Student Development Editor Search
ACPA invites applications for the Editor of the JOURNAL OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT (JCSD). The Editor will be named in late spring 2014 to a five-year term that commences August 1, 2015. The Journal is well-supported financially by both ACPA and the publisher with an operational budget and funding for a graduate assistant. Some support is also required of the Editor’s institution including physical space for JCSD files. Download the complete details of the position. (PDF)
Fisher v. UT Admissions Case Returns to Lower Court; ACPA Signs On
ACPA joined ACE and a group of 40 higher education associations in submitting another brief in the case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT) that is about the use of race in the college admissions process. Read more.
Nominate a Colleague for an ACPA Award
Our members play a pivotal role in this process in recognizing the work of those who help to shape our profession. Please take the time to nominate a colleague for one of the ACPA Awards. All members of ACPA are eligible to nominate or be nominated for these awards. Award descriptions can be found here. Most of these awards have a common deadline of November 15, 2013.
ACPA Signs on with Suggestions for Rewriting the Higher Education Reauthorization Act
Washington Update from Carol Holladay, ACPA Pubic Policy Liaison
The Current State of Play in Washington: After yet another tragedy this week with the mass shooting at the Navy Yard, Congress is back to work. We would like to ensure we recognize those who lost their lives in this tragic event. The families impacted from lost lives were not just military families but civilians who worked as contractors in an environment where they felt they were safe and serving their country in their own way. Our hearts and thoughts extended to those families just blocks from not just the Capitol but many of our homes, parks and schools. As a result, gun issues are back on the table but few see any movement forward. Read More.
ACPA Updates Strategic Plan
As we prepare for the 90th Anniversary of our association (2014), we look to the future with focus and commitment to enhance the association in six key strategic areas of development. Career Development, Professional Development, Leadership in Higher Education, Social Justice, Research & Scholarship, and Association Performance and Excellence. Read more.