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2011 Sponsored Programs
By:  Megan Moore Gardner

The Commission is sponsoring seven dynamic programs at the 2011 national convention.  Each program was selected based on its overall quality and incorporation of practical and user-friendly assessment and evaluation information, tips, and tools.  Look for the following programs as you plan your days in Baltimore:
1.  “An update on student learning in student conduct systems”
2.  "Diverse Approaches to Assessing Leadership Identity Development"
3.  "Overcoming Barriers to the Assessment of Student Learning:  Steps for Success"
4.  "A Way of Life: Creating a Culture of Assessment"
5.  " Quizzes in Student Affairs? The Benefits of Using Direct Assessments"
6.  "Assessment of Learning in Student Affairs:  A Comprehensive Division-wide plan"
7.  "Avoiding Survey Fatigue: An Assessment Survival Guide"
We encourage all presenters to create presentations that are both engaging and informative.  Utilizing technology, following a manageable timeline, and incorporating time for audience participation and questions will contribute to the delivery of interesting and memorable programs.  In turn, we ask that all conference participants come prepared to ask questions and to seek new ways of applying the information presented within the unique institutional environments in which they work. 
The Commission would like to thank all of those individuals who submitted programs for potential sponsorship for the 2011 ACPA national convention.  For those interested in submitting programs for sponsorship for future conferences, we offer a few tips to ensure your programs receive the highest level of consideration:


  1. Incorporate the conference theme into your proposal.
  2. Write your proposal in a linear fashion attending to grammatical mistakes and other issues that may to detract from its overall quality.
  3. Include new and creative ways of presenting information to the audience.
  4.  Encourage audience participation and clearly detail how that participation will be realized in the actual presentation.

Check out the Pre-Conference Programs being offered at this year’s convention.

B’More in Baltimore!  We hope to see you at this year’s Convention, don’t forget that early bird registration ends January 31st.


Stay tuned to the February Commission Update for a complete listing of workshops being offered by the Commission in Baltimore this year.  In addition to the sponsored programs there will be: An Assessment Institute consisting of 6 sessions, Commission Sponsored Round Table, Commission Open Meeting.

Commission News

Webinar - Using CAS Standards For Program Review and Assessment
January 26thfrom 1:00-2:30 pm EST.  Featuring Gavin Henning, Laura Bayless and Susan Komives. Click on the title for more information