The UConn HESA program is pleased to be participating in ACPA’s Virtual Convention as a whole program this year. Between March 1-17, ACPA 21 will offer a wide variety of educational, scholarly, and networking programs. ACPA21 aims to center attendees’ experience, focusing on building community, dedicated to a strong curriculum, and embracing the future of ACPA’s Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization.
ACPA-College Student Educators International is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. A key focus of ACPA‘s work is the Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization, through which the association directs resources, energy, and time toward addressing racial justice in student affairs and higher education around the world. Many of our HESA program faculty have been actively involved in ACPA, including in commissions and communities of practice. Since we signed up for whole-program registration in the fall, our students have also had memberships to ACPA and been able to participate in year-round programming.
Although we are excited for everything that ACPA 21 has to offer, we are particularly enthusiastic about the five programs that were accepted from faculty and students in the HESA program. We have provided a full list of these sessions below. Convention registrants can access all of them, and the other great convention content by logging in with your ACPA account information to the virtual convention platform.
|Session Type||Date & Time||Title||Presenter(s)|
|Research-in-Process||Monday, March 8, 2021, 2:30-3:30pm||The Personal is Professional: Exploring Emerging Student Affairs Professionals’ Intimacies||Ashley N. Robinson, Sade Erinfolami, Tania Flores, & Trevor Madore|
|Research-in-Process||Monday, March 15, 2021; 1:15-2:15pm||Anti-Blackness and the Monolith Construction of Higher Education Latinidad||Luz Burgos-López|
|Convention Program||Monday, March 15, 2021; 3:45-4:45pm||An Institutional Transformation Approach to Recruiting Racially Minoritized Faculty||Milagro Castillo-Montoya, Ashley N. Robinson, Luz Burgos-López, & Jillian Ives|
|Research-in-Process||Tuesday, March 16, 2021; 2:30-3:30pm||Finding Our Voice: Combating Anti-Blackness and COVID-19 in Higher Education.||Saran Stewart, Milagros Castillo-Montoya, Jasmine Sindico, Irvine Peck’s-Agaya, Nicole Hyman, Alquan Higgs, Rachel Wada, & Kiara Ruesta|
|Research & Practice Poster||Supporting Undocumented Immigrants in the Current COVID-19 Era||Kenny Nienhusser, Omar Romandia-Diaz, Kiara Ruesta|