The ACPA Graduate Students and New Professionals Community of Practice (GSNPCoP) invites a distinguished scholar to assist in the academic and professional development of the GSNPCoP membership. This individual will be encouraged to utilize their research interests to create a plan outlining their contribution to support and develop GSNPCoP members.

The GSNPCoP Scholar-in-Residence Program is open to scholars who:

  • Have a strong commitment to the success of graduate students and new professionals in the field of student affairs and higher education.
  • Are current Doctoral candidates or have completed a terminal degree (i.e. Ph.D., Ed.D., JD, MBA, etc.)
  • Serve as a graduate faculty member or administrator in a student affairs or closely related program.
  • Hold current membership in ACPA and remain a member throughout one’s term.

The GSNPCoP provides its Scholar-in-Residence with the following benefits:

  • A forum to present their scholarly or creative work to the ACPA community which includes but is not limited to a GSNP sponsored webinar, 8th Vector Publication, or GSNP sponsored program slot at the Annual Convention
  • Experience and supporting documents to add to one’s promotion and tenure dossier.
  • Letter of Support/Recommendation written by a GSNPCoP Directorate member to demonstrate your contributions to the field via this role (i.e. in support of: award nominations, promotion and tenure processes, etc.)
  • Recognition on the GSNPCoP website and social media pages as well as at the GSNP Social & Recognition Ceremony at the Annual Convention


In general, the role of the Scholar in Residence is to provide opportunities for GSNP members to connect scholarly work with their own practice and engage in meaningful dialogue around current trends and issues in higher education that impact the work of graduate students and new professionals. The service of the GSNPCoP Scholar-in-Residence will be determined through close consultation with GSNP Leadership and adapted to fit the scholarly interests and professional experiences of the scholar.  Term limit is at the discretion of the Scholar in Residence but should be no less than a year. The Scholar in Residence can select from, but is not limited to, the following list of offerings:

  • Participate in regular conference calls with GSNPCoP Directorate as desired.
  • Write a Research, Practice, or Thought article on GSNP’s 8th Vector Publication.
  • Submit a GSNPCoP sponsored program proposal for the Annual Convention.
  • Serve as a judge annually in either the Virtual Case Study or Convention Case Study.
  • Participate in and attend GSNPCoP events and meetings at Convention as desired (i.e. GSNPCoP open meeting, GSNPCoP social, etc.).
  • Lead a webinar, conference call, or other technologically interactive discussion related to their personal area of scholarship and/or practice discussing issues related to graduate students or new professionals.

If you are interested in serving as a Scholar in Residence, please contact [email protected].