Program Reviewer

To shape a high-quality learning experience, the #ACPA23 Program Team needs a diverse team of reviewers from all functional areas of higher education, tertiary education, and student affairs and services. Representation is needed from all career levels, including graduate and entry, mid and senior-level professionals, as well as faculty and career adjacent professionals.. ACPA members of color, native or indigenous, trans members, women, members with disabilities, and members with other minoritized or historically-marginalized identities are encouraged to participate as program proposal reviewers.

As a reviewer, you provide feedback to individuals submitting proposals, learn more about best practices and initiatives in higher education, and gain professional development experience in evaluating proposals.

When you apply to serve as a reviewer, you indicate the types of sessions and topic areas you feel qualified to review given your experiences and knowledge/skill level in each of the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Educators. We intend to do our best to match you with proposals that align with your indicated knowledge/skills.The ACPA23 Program team will provide you with a variety of resources and tools to guide your reviews, ensuring that you have support along the way.

sign up to serve as a Reviewer

What is expected of Convention Program Reviewers?

  • Be available to evaluate and review programs from 12 – 30 September 2022
  • Participate in the online Review Training to ensure understanding of evaluation tools and the review process.
  • Provide at least three hours of service to ACPA by reviewing no more than eight proposals, unless you agree to review additional proposals.
  • Use a rubric to review all assigned proposals ethically and consistently.
  • Consider how the proposal connects to the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies, the #ACPA23 vision, and to relevant contextual and/or theoretical perspectives.
  • Evaluate how proposals utilize inclusive language; providing feedback on the use of any marginalizing language.
  • Provide constructive, thoughtful, equitable, and inclusive feedback to the coordinating presenter(s).

Program Review Timeline

  • 2 September: Reviewer Training materials available on the ACPA23 website
  • 9 September: Deadline to sign up to be a Reviewer
  • 12 September: Receive email with assigned programs to review
  • 12 – 30 September: Review assigned proposals
  • 30 September: Proposal reviews due

Program Reviewer Training Materials

Program Reviewer Resources

The Program Team recommends utilizing this worksheet to prepare your proposal before starting the official proposal form. The online form will time out which could result in losing unsaved work.

If you have questions about the program submission and review process, email [email protected].