ACPA Entity Groups

providing professional development, networking, and leadership opportunities to members

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{ involvement by functional area & interests }

Commissions represent the job/functional areas or professional specializations in which ACPA members are employed or have an interest or passion.

Coalitions & Networks

{ involvement by personal identity }

ACPA Coalitions & Networks are unique entities in that they represent and act as advocates for the social and personal identities of the ACPA membership. ACPA has a proud tradition of advocating for and advancing the voices of all of members of our profession and Coalitions & Networks are at the forefront of issues of inclusion and social justice.

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Communities of Practice

{ involvement by career level }

Communities of Practice represent and focus on the unique needs of professionals at various points within their career. Communities of Practice recognize the importance of community, conversation, and collaboration among professionals spanning functional areas and identities, yet sharing positional-related experiences. 

local chapters & international divisions

{ involvement by geographical location }

ACPA Chapters & International Divisions provide professional development, access to research & scholarship and access to leadership opportunities at
the local level.

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Join an ACPA Entity!

You can join Entities and gain access to their workspaces through the Entity Involvement Form within the ACPA Member Portal.

  1. Once logged in, navigate to the Dashboard’s horizontal menu and select “My Account”
  2. Select “My Profile” from the dropdown menu
  3. A new page will appear
  4. On the “My Profile” tab, select the “Entity Involvement Profile”
  5. A new page will appear
  6. Select to join and unselect to leave Entities
  7. Then scroll to the bottom and select “Save Extended Fields” to confirm changes

Upcoming Entity Events

GSNP Webinar- Not So Smooth Sailing: From Grad School to New Professional

Chaos and life disruptions are a natural feeling when transitioning from one stage of life to another. While some transitions are easy, others not so much. Whether or not you’ve […]

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15 July 2024

2024 NINLHE Summer Institute

The NINLHE Institute is a time for professional development, networking with other educators, and personal renewal. Through this residential institute, educators with expertise in policies and practices vital to Native student success develop through our training sessions.

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