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The Commission for Two-Year Colleges is directly concerned with issues relevant to student development programs at two-year institutions. Additionally, it is designed to promote the improvement of student development programs; enhance the professional development of student development personnel; and serve as an advocate for student development programs at two-year institutions.
The Commission Two-Year Colleges enhances your work with students by:
- Providing professional development opportunities through sponsored programs at ACPA’s annual convention, commission-sponsored regional workshops, and co-sponsored programs with other national student development in two-year college focused organizations.
- Affording opportunities for you to network with other student development professionals via social media, conferences, and workshops.
- Providing current information and resources about student affairs issues relevant to two-year colleges as well as general updates in ACPA by leveraging communication resources, including: ACPA Chatter, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Connecting you to job placement opportunities through ACPA’s placement services.
- Facilitating annual Commission Awards to recognize the great contributions of two-year college professionals to the field.
- Providing opportunities for you to dialogue with other college student development professionals from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Their mission is to use research and evaluation methods to improve policies, programs, and practices to enhance community college education and transition to college for diverse learners at the state, national, and international levels. On their site you can find various research studies, videos, webinars, and other publications that address the most current trends, issues, and considerations in two-year colleges around the nation.
Housed at Teacher College, Columbia University, the Community College Research Center (CCRC) has been a leader in the field of community college research and reform for over 20 years. Their work provides a foundation for innovations in policy and practice that help give every community college student the best chance of success. On their site you can find research and scholarship regarding two-year colleges, as well as information on policy.
The Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) is a national research laboratory under the Interwork Institute at San Diego State University. CCEAL support community colleges with research, assessment, and training activities that support the success of historically underserved students of color.
This is a clearinghouse of information regarding two-year colleges hosted by the Department of Education.
The Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) is an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and a project of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges. Council members include university-based researchers and community college practitioners who further scholarship on the community college enterprise.
60 years of history
In 2021, this commission celebrated its 60th anniversary. To show a bit of the history, a powerpoint was shown at the 2021 ACPA Annual Convention. To view this, click here to view it as a PDF.
60th Anniversary Resolution:
WHEREAS, the Commission for Two Year Colleges provides their members with opportunities to promote the improvement of student development programs; enhance the professional development of student development personnel; and serve as an advocate for student development programs at two-year institutions; and
WHEREAS, the Commission for Two Year Colleges affords their members opportunities to build strong professional networks to improve their connections to and sense of place within the profession and the association; and
WHEREAS, the Commission for Two Year Colleges has shaped the profession of student affairs since their chartering in 1961; and
THEREFORE, be it resolved that on this 60th Anniversary, ACPA-College Student Educators International extends it congratulations to Commission for Two Year Colleges, their membership, and their leadership.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that ACPA-College Student Educators International extends its gratitude to the leadership of Commission for the Two Year Colleges who have proudly and competently served their Commission and ACPA-College Student Educators International.
Presented this March in 2021 at the ACPA Annual Convention
News & Updates
Past Commission Chairs 1964-65, Joseph Fordyce, Santa Fe Community College, FL 1965-67, Jane Matson, Orange Coast Community College, CA 1967-68, Terry O’Banion, Santa Fe Community College, FL 1969-71, Jim Harvey, Oakton Community College, IL 1971-73, Don Creamer, El...
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Meet the Directorate
JoHyun “Jo” Kim
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Matthew K. Robison
Directorate Board Member
Jacquelyn “Jacqui” Rogers
Directorate Board Member
College of Southern Maryland
Membership is open to all ACPA members, whether they work at a two-year college or are just interested in the two-year college experience.
Ready to join?
Joining an Entity through the ACPA Member Portal automatically identifies you as a member of that Entity! You will begin to receive Entity communications through their respective email listserv and have access to any resources they share!
- Login to your ACPA Member Account
- Click on Community Groups (Chatter)
- Click Groups
- Click Active Groups
- Find the entity you want to join and within that group, click +Join
Contact c2YC@acpa.nche.edu, to learn more about ACPA’s Commission for Two-Year Colleges!
Any ACPA member can become involved and there are varying levels of involvement:
- Attend a Commission sponsored program or webinar.
- Submit a Nomination for our sponsored awards.
- Review conference programs for the annual convention
- Submit a program for the annual convention to be sponsored by the Commission
- Review conference programs for the annual convention
- Reach out to the Commission Chair to meet and discuss additional opportunities for involvement.
- Get to know C2YC at the annual convention:
- Attend Commission social
- Attend Commission Open meeting (open to all)
- Attend Commission Lounge and Learn, and sponsored programs
Thank you for your interest in the ACPA and C2YC Awards processes. To learn more about the awards that C2YC has to offer please continue to read our page below.
Service to the Profession
This award is given to an individual who has a history of distinguished involvement to Student Affairs/Student Development in the two-year college movement.
New Professional at a Two-Year College Award
This award recognizes a new professional employed at a two-year college who has displayed outstanding professional potential and commitment to Student Affairs/Student Development in the two-year college. A new professional is an individual who has begun working at a two-year college within the past five years.
This award is given to a program or organizational entity at a two-year college which produces a publication which is creative and effective in reaching out and communicating to the constituents it was designed to serve.
Pipeline to the Profession
This award recognizes an individual who, through mentoring, has guided new professionals or graduate students towards a career working within Two-Year Colleges
Promising Practice in Social Justice
This award is given to a person or institution at a two-year college that develops and implements a program or practice that is inclusive of a historically underrepresented group, promotes equity on their campus, or encourages thoughtful contemplation of social justice.
The Research Award is granted to a research project or research article that investigates or reviews a current community college issue and provides insight into factors that will improve or enhance student learning or development. Award recipients may be graduate students, practitioners, or college and university faculty members. The recipient must agree to submit his/her research results to the Commission for Student Development in the Two-Year College to be published in the commission newsletter.