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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Upcoming Entity Events

ACPA, It’s Your Turn to AskJAN: Job Accommodations Network

ACPA, It’s Your Turn to AskJAN: Job Accommodations Network

ACPA Members with Disability or Allies can ask the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) questions about job accommodations in higher education or student affairs. It is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. Serving customers across the United States and around the world for more than 35 years, JAN provides free one-on-one practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. AskJAN is funded by a contract from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) (#1605DC-17-C-0038). Its development has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of ODEP, West Virginia University, and private industry throughout North America.

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22 September 2021
Managing Up: Strategies to Navigate Positional and Power Dynamics Webinar

Managing Up: Strategies to Navigate Positional and Power Dynamics Webinar

About You know it's important to effectively manage people who report to you, but did you know you can also manage up to the people who manage you? Someone might […]

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23 September 2021
emPOWER hour

emPOWER hour

About Join us for a bi-monthly social hour specifically designed for graduate students and new professionals. We are hosting an emPOWER hour to discuss current hot topics in higher education/student […]

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27 September 2021