#ACPA16 It’s Proposal Time! Submit a Sponsored Session to the Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development

In the last few years, ACPA has highlighted a significant interest and movement in undersSubmit-a-Program-Proposal-Button-01-300x143tanding how student affairs and services practitioners and educators from around the world support student success. As such, the Commission for the Global Dimensions of Student Development (CGDSD) invites you to submit a proposal for the 2016 Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Specifically the Commission is seeking out innovative proposals that address topics related to the global dimensions of student development. We encourage proposals on a broad range of international and global issues in post-secondary education that are relevant to the professional and geographic areas you live and work in.  If your work and/or your interests relate to:

– The practice(s) of student affairs and services around the world

– Education abroad and/or international student programs,

– Examples of intercultural competence development (at home) initiatives, or

– Ideas and discussions on working with diverse populations of students

don’t hesitate! Submit a program proposal for sponsorship!

Why Submit a Sponsored Program? A sponsored program receives additional visibility among existing members of the Commission. Sponsored programs also get greater promotion to all conference attendees through dedicated and additional spaces in the conference program and web promotion. This visibility will expose your program to more people which will likely result in greater attendance at your session.

Submit a Sponsored Program. To have your program considered for sponsorship, start here when completing your program proposal

  • Under type of program select the ‘Sponsored Program/Co-Sponsored’ option
  • Then select ‘Yes’ in the next Sponsored Program
  • Then select” Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development” in the list of Commissions and Coalitions.

If your proposal covers multiple areas (e.g. career planning for international students) you can indicate co-sponsorship (by selecting Global Dimensions and another group). The co-sponsored option means we can sponsor more great work as it only counts as 0.5 of our 5 allotted spots. Remember, proposals not selected to be sponsored programs will be reviewed for the general program! Submitting a sponsored program proposal effectively doubles the possibility for your program to be selected for ACPA 2016 in Montreal. Can’t beat those odds!! Don’t wait, begin preparing your proposal today.

Guide/Tips on Submitting a Proposal. You can find more information about the program submission process here and see a brief webinar about how to propose a session for ACPA 2016.  All program submissions for the 2016 Convention are due on Friday September 4, 2015. If you have any questions about the process or about an idea you have for a proposal please feel free to contact Jeff Burrow (burrow.jeff@gmail.com) at any time.

This is the first time convention has been held outside the United States and we would love for #ACPA16 to really highlight the diversity and quality of international and global content, perspectives and practices we is out there.

Learn More about the Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development!

Website: http://www.myacpa.org/commgdsd

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