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2022 Writer's Retreat

center the strategic imperative for racial justice and decolonization while recognizing that writing is a power-laden activity that has been made more difficult by racist and colonial schooling

Virtual education on 4 Thursdays in July

7 July, 14 July, 21 July, 28 July
from 12:00pm – 5:00pm ET (9:00am – 2:00pm PT)

About the Writer’s Retreat

Join ACPA and key leaders for a virtual retreat that will center the Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization. The retreat will offer participants opportunities for writing in community, individual and group coaching, and support in the writing and publication processes. This retreat grows out of the understanding that writing is a power-laden activity that has been made more difficult by racist and settler colonial schooling, but is also a tool for liberatory knowledge creation, knowledge sharing, and practice. Facilitators have experience leading writing retreats, writing groups, and writing workshops, as well as writing and publishing themselves.

What to Expect

Participating writers will learn about their own writing processes, common barriers to writing, and publication opportunities within ACPA and the larger student affairs field. Participants will also develop a writing plan and process that will guide them toward publication while building community with writers and scholars across the association. As part of this experience, writers can expect:

  • Small group writing and coaching with facilitating faculty
  • One-on-one consultations with facilitating faculty
  • Roundtable with current editors of ACPA publications (Developments, About Campus, Journal of College Student Development, and ACPA Books)
  • Discussions with scholar practitioners about building writing into the their work-life as administrators and leaders
  • Discussions about public, multimodal, and arts-based writing and publication (blogs, op eds, digital storytelling, and other types of public scholarship and writing)


Florence M. Guido, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) is professor emerita at the University of Northern Colorado where in 2017 she was named the A. M. & Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar Award recipient. Flo served as a faculty member for 26 years at the graduate level and served as a student affairs administrator for 10 years in career development, residence life, and dean of students’ roles. She is co-author of all three editions of Student Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice. Her research and scholarship interests include, but are not limited to: student development theory, social science research paradigms, ethnic identity and diversity development, and photography as a research method. Her scholarly work appears in the Journal of College Student Development, the NASPA Journal, the Journal of Research and Practice, and Campus Ecologist. She has served as an ACPA Senior Scholar, Co-Editor of the Books and Media Board, and editorial board member of JCSD and also received the Annuit Coeptis Awards (1987, 2000) and the Diamond Honoree Award. As the first Senior Scholar-in-Residence for the ACPA Standing Committee for Women, she co-created with Leilani Kupo, the first pre-conference writing workshop. In addition, the doctoral level classes she taught for over 20 years included scholarly writing and research.

Terah J. Stewart, PhD (he/him) is an assistant professor of higher education and student affairs at Iowa State University and Faculty Member-at-Large on the ACPA Governing Board. His research and writing focus on people, populations, and ideas that are hypermarginalized and/or have stigmatized identities including: college students engaged in sex work, fat students on campus, identity-based student activism. He also does conceptual and empirical work on antiblackness in non-black communities of color. His work often centers critical disruptive onto-epistemological frameworks and theories to destabilize dominant ways of knowing and being; including Black/endarkened feminist, womanist, and afropessimist perspectives. His research and writing has appeared in Action ResearchJournal of Diversity in Higher EducationJournal of Student Affairs Research and PracticeJournal Committed to Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity, and the Journal of College Student Development. Dr. Stewart is the co-author of Identity-Based Student Activism: Power and Oppression on College Campuses (2020, Routledge); and author of the forthcoming text Sex Work on Campus (2022, Routledge).

Registration Rates

$249                 $349

before 10 June 2022                   after 10 June 2022

ACPA membership must be valid through 29 July 2022

$349                 $449

before 10 June 2022                   after 10 June 2022

Consider becoming an ACPA Member to save $100 on your registration cost!

$129                 $179

before 10 June 2022                   after 10 June 2022

ACPA membership must be valid through 29 July 2022

$179                 $229

before 10 June 2022                   after 10 June 2022

Consider becoming an ACPA Member to save $100 on your registration cost!

Registrations can be paid by check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. All fees must be prepaid. Purchase orders are not accepted. Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing at ACPA by 25 June 2022. After 25 June 2022, there are no refunds. ACPA reserves the right to charge a service fee of US$50 for returned checks. Registrations are non-transferable. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the fees will be fully refunded; however, ACPA will not be responsible for other additional costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines and/or travel agencies.


July 8 @ 12:00 pm EDT
July 29 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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