Commissions represent the job/functional areas or professional specializations in which ACPA members are employed or have an interest. Most commissions offer electronic updates and newsletters, provide opportunities for educational programs and networking at the Annual Convention, and offer programs and services to members. Members can volunteer for activities, including leadership positions within the Commissions. Individuals can indicate which commissions they would like to join when becoming an ACPA member or renewing their membership, or by updating their memberships on the "Committees" page. There is no additional cost for Commission memberships.
A complete listing of Commission Chairs is available here.
Access Commission Web Sites
To access a commission's Web site, select commissions tab from the navigation bar on the left and then select the name of the commission to the right, click on that commission.
Join a Commission
ACPA members interested in joining one or more commissions can do so by logging in to the system using either the member login button near the top right hand side of the screen or clicking here. After logging in, scroll to committees section near the bottom left hand quarter and follow the instructions.
Current List of Commissions
Commission for Academic Affairs Administrators
Commission for Academic Support in Higher Education
Commission for Administrative Leadership
Commission for Admissions, Orientation, and First Year Experience
Commission for Alcohol and Other Drug Issues
Commission for Assessment and Evaluation
Commission for Career Development
Commission for Commuter Students and Adult Learners
Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services
Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
Commission for Graduate and Professional Student Affairs
Commission for Housing and Residential Life
Commission for Professional Preparation
Commission for Recreation and Athletics
Commission for Social Justice Educators
Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion and Meaning
Commission for Student Conduct & Legal Issues
Commission for Student Development in the Two-Year College
Commission for Student Involvement
Commission for Wellness
Task Force for Alumni Relations and Development (TFARD)
Coordinator of Commissions (2010-2012)
Dr. Laura Bayless