Call for Program Reviewers

ACPA Tampa 2015

CALL FOR CONVENTION PROGRAM REVIEWERS

The deadline to sign-up is July 21, 2014. Email Meredith Carpenter, CHRL Sponsored Program Chair at mcarpent@umd.edu if you would like to be a reviewer. You may have received an email from ACPA soliciting your assistance to review programs for the 2015 ACPA Conference in Tampa, FL. While it would be wonderful for you to sign up as a general program reviewer, you have the unique opportunity to help our Commission select programs that will be sponsored by the Commission for Housing and Residential Life (CHRL). The commission is able to sponsor five programs. The programs, naturally, are ones our commission membership believe will best inform our practice as housing and residence life practitioners.  When individuals submit a program proposal, they have the opportunity to request our sponsorship. These are the programs our program reviews will evaluate. If you are submitting a program proposal, we also encourage you to request our sponsorship.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO REVIEW PROPOSALS

The commission will conduct a “closed” program review, meaning that only commission members can review program proposals for sponsorship. If you have never reviewed program submissions before, don’t worry. We will provide all the instructions you need and ACPA will offer a webcast “How to Review Programs for ACPA ’15”. Reviewers will be assigned to a number of specific program submissions as each program submission needs to be reviewed by 3 – 5 reviewers. Reviewing involves reading the program submission, scoring the submission on a series of criteria, and providing written feedback to presenters.  Program reviewing occurs over three weeks in September.

The full timeline is below. Here are the details:

  • July 21 – deadline to indicate that you would like to serve as a CHRL program reviewer.  Notify Meredith Carpenter, CHRL Sponsored Program Chair at mcarpent@umd.edu. You will be directed to register as a reviewer via a specific website.
  • September 4 – Educational program submissions are due to ACPA
  • September 5 – CHRL Sponsored Program Chair will assign programs to reviewers
  • September 24 – All programs must be reviewed by reviewers
  • October 17 – Educational program acceptance/decline emails sent out

We hope you will consider becoming a program reviewer for sponsorship by the Commission for Housing and Residential Life. This is a great professional development opportunity, a chance to become involved in the commission, and to help influence the educational sessions offered at Convention. Join us!

Meredith Carpenter
Sponsored Program Chair ACPA Commission for Housing and Residential Life
Coordinator for Human Resources
Department of Resident Life University of Maryland (301) 314-5111
mcarpent@umd.edu
www.reslife.umd.edu/employment

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