Online Experiences & Engagement Task Force

Thank you for stopping by to learn more about the Online Experiences & Engagement Task Force. Take some time to look through our content and consider connecting with us to get involved. Use the menu below to jump to a section of interest.

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OUR purpose

The Online Experiences & Engagement Task Force provides opportunities for professional development about contemporary issues in engaging college students beyond coursework and creating meaningful experiences in a virtual space. The Task Force will assist in positioning ACPA to be an informed voice on understanding the development of learners, and their changing experiences in an online world.

Our goals:

  • To advance the conversation on equity in learning through online spaces across higher education and the relationship between online learning and the experiences of low income, first generation, and historically marginalized students.
  • To create a forum for ACPA members to discuss and share ideas, best practices and tips for working in online spaces and to connect with students.
  • To contribute to ACPA publications on research and/or best practices related to the online learner and online learning.
  • To identify new members based on their interest in online learning and improving the online experience for students.
  • To share job postings for online positions in higher education.
  • To identify emerging issues related to online experiences and engagement and provide members with access to information regarding current issues and trends.
  • To establish awards that recognize ACPA members who are doing outstanding and innovative work with online experiences and engagement.



We are endorsing a number of ACPA2GO webinars. Stay tuned for schedule updates.

Our history

  • We are a Task Force planning to become a Commission
  • We are looking for new and active members who want to get involved.

News & Updates

ACPA OEE: Call for Blog Post Submissions

ACPA OEE: Call for Blog Post Submissions

ACPA Online Experiences & Engagement (OEE) Task Force has created a Blog Submission pipeline to start serving the ACPA community with ongoing discussion and insights in contemporary issues and emerging practices for online experiences and engagement in higher...

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OEE Newsletter February 2022

OEE Newsletter February 2022

February 2022 Newsletter Welcome to our First edition of the ACPA Task Force for Online Experiences and Engagement (OEE) newsletter! We plan to send this a couple times a year to inform you of what we’ve been working on and ways to support us and get involved. If you...

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Visit Us at ACPA22!

Visit Us at ACPA22!

We will be at ACPA22 in St. Louis and want to meet you at our CelebrACPA table. Stop by to find out more about our work, sign up for our newsletter, and discuss how you can be involved. Online Experiences & Engagement Task Force provides opportunities for...

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upcoming events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past events

NOVEMBER 8 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

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29 SEPTEMBER 2021 // 12:00PM – 1:00PM ET

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Meet the Leadership

Lindsay Smith



Western Governors University


Nicole Chelonis

Task Force Member

Defense Acquisition University

Megan Oleksa

Task Force Member



Eileen Merberg

Task Force Member

Alpha Lambda Delta
Jessi Robinson

Task Force Member

University of Massachusetts Boston
Signum University
Jacqueline Huggins

Task Force Member

The University of the West Indies

Wadad El Housseini

Task Force Member

Qatar University

Dan Bureau

Task Force Member

Louisiana State University

Colleen M. Smith

Task Force Member

Florida State University

Frank Garofalo

Task Force Member

Get Involved

Membership is open to all ACPA members who have an interest in creating a better online experience for students!

We are always looking for new task force members interested in sharing their knowledge, ideas and energy with our team!  We are currently working on becoming an ACPA commission and are looking for folks who want to contribute, collaborate and connect with other ACPA members.
Please fill out this form and let us know how you’d like to get involved!

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!

  1. Login to your ACPA Member Account
  2. Click on Community Groups (Chatter)
  3. Click Groups
  4. Click Active Groups
  5. Find the entity you want to join and within that group, click +Join

Contact, to learn more about ACPA’s Online Experiences & Engagement Task Force!


ACPA OEE: Workgroups

  • OEE Events & Seminars for ACPA2GO
  • Online Spectrum

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