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Please contact us at CMM@acpa.nche.edu or connect with the members of our Directorate Body with questions or ideas.
For the most updated information on our events, please see our Facebook page linked below!
Over the past 30 years, the Coalition on Men & Masculinities has evolved as a space to discuss the role men’s development plays in our lives as student affairs educators. In accordance with wanting to further this dialogue, the Coalition on Men & Masculinities Directorate and Membership have taken a critical look at what the group currently stands for along with what direction(s) the group should head in the future. This Strategic Plan is meant to serve as a living document, one which changes and evolves as time goes on, marking the ongoing development of the Coalition, its membership, and the Association to which it belongs.
The broad aim of the Coalition on Men & Masculinities is to promote men’s development. To accomplish this mission we:
- seek to promote awareness of men’s issues among men, women, and transgender individuals,
- support men on campus in developing their full potential,
- encourage and support the creation and dissemination of knowledge about men’s development, multiple modes of masculinities, and the intersections of masculinities with other socially constructed identities,
- challenge the current social paradigm that promotes a restricted vision of what it means to be a man, thereby limiting men in terms of their success and potential,
- actively welcome individuals who are newer to exploring male gender role socialization and the myriad issues related to hegemonic masculinity,
- welcome and actively develop successful partnerships and collaborative relationships with individuals and organizations working toward the same goals as the Coalition on Men & Masculinities,
- create a space wherein members’ personal growth and exploration is supported along with our professional responsibility to educate, organize and participate in the work of Association at large, and
- create meaningful partnerships with other Coalitions, Commissions and colleagues who are instrumental in furthering our collective understanding of how men’s development impacts our work as student affairs educators.
The vision of the Coalition on Men & Masculiniteis is to be a preeminent clearinghouse of information, knowledge, and professional development on issues related to men’s identity and development for all student affairs educators.
The Coalition on Men & Masculinities sets about its work from a feminist framework with a perspective that is anti-racist/sexist/classist/ablest, LGBTQQIA-affirmative, and seeks to promote social justice education, involvement and activism within our community. We believe focusing on gender role socialization and confronting the deleterious effects of hegemonic masculinity will benefit all individuals regardless of sex, gender identity and/or expression while also wanting to recognize and celebrate that which is positive about men and the myriad ways in which masculinities are expressed. We believe in the transformative nature of creating a community of shared leadership and engagement opportunities, and value the dissolution of models of hierarchical leadership whenever possible. We agree that individuals representing multivariate social identities, both targeted and privileged, need to work together toward equity and equality. Furthermore, we recognize we have much to offer as well as learn, and are cognizant of the synergistic relationship between educators and students that go toward creating a true learning environment.
Annually in the fall semester, the Coalition for Men and Masculinities collects nominations for our annual awards process. Winners are announced in mid-December and awarded at the next ACPA Convention.
Harry Canon Outstanding Professional Award
This award is given to a professional who has contributed significantly to the developmental theory or practice of men’s development within the context of higher education. The individual must have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the promotion of men’s development. The nominee must be a current member of ACPA.
Tracy Davis Emerging Research Award
This award is given to graduate student or faculty/staff member (1 – 5 years of professional experience) who has produced excellent scholarship related to men and masculinities.
Outstanding Men’s Program Award
This award is given to a program or intervention at an institution of higher education that has had a positive impact on men’s development.
Outstanding Graduate/New Professional Award
This award is given to a current graduate student or post-graduate new professional (working in field between 1-3 years) who has shown interest in and contributed to men’s development within the context of higher education.
Outstanding Research Award
This award is given to an individual who has completed exceptional journal quality research regarding men’s development. The nominee must be a current member of ACPA to be considered.
Meet the Directorate
University of Michigan
Vice Chair for Special Projects
Christopher S. Travers
Scholar In Residence
Vice Chair for Fundraising & Development
University of Minnesota
Souksavanh T. Keovorabouth
Vice Chair for Collaborative Initiatives
They or All Pronouns
Oregon State University & Macquarie University
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Vice Chair of Research & Scholarship
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Vice Chair for Membership Outreach
Pietro A. Sasso
Coordinator of Special Programs (Research)
Stephen F. Austin State University
Vice Chair of Membership Engagement
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Coordinator for Webinar Development
Oregon State University
Coordinator for Membership Engagement
Case Western Reserve University
Vice Chair of Convention Programs
Become a member of the Coalition on Men & Masculinities! Support student learning in higher education by helping to share knowledge of best practices, policies, and programs for those working with men and masculinities in the higher education community.
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 the CMM chair, Keenan Colquitt (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more about ACPA’s Coalition on Men & Masculinities!
Any ACPA member can become involved and there are varying levels of involvement:
- Join our listserv (sign up under “my profile” in the ACPA membership area)
- Attend our open business meeting at the annual ACPA convention
- Review conference programs for the annual convention
- Submit a sponsored program proposal for the annual convention
- Host/Attend an event located on our Facebook page
- Connect with our Facebook group (ACPA Coalition on Men & Masculinities) or Twitter (@ACPA_CMM)