The Wisconsin College Personnel Association (WCPA) is a State Division of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and is dedicated to the professional development of its members.
WCPA aims to offer low cost, high quality professional development opportunities to our members.
Online Membership Form
WCPA has adopted the philosophy that all professionals and graduate students in Wisconsin working in student affairs and higher education can now automatically become members of WCPA once they completed the online membership form.
Membership in WCPA is open to anyone working in higher education or in transition and is free of charge.
Every year, WCPA honors students and professionals of all levels for their excellence and dedication to our field. Who will you nominate this year?
For award criteria and to nominate a deserving candidate, visit http://mywcpa.org/awards.php (Click on Nominate Now at the bottom right of each awardposting). Nominations will be accepted until July 1st.
Awards are presented at the Fall WCPA Conference. The following awards are available:
- The WCPA Program Award
- The WCPA Undergraduate Student Leader Award (includes scholarship to attend Student Affairs 101)
- The WCPA New Professional of the Year Award
- The WCPA Support Staff Recognition Award
- The Nora McGuire Outstanding Professional Award for an outstanding mid-level professional
- The Annabelle E. Wolf Outstanding Service in College Student PersonnelAward for significant contributions to the profession
- The Randy Thrush WCPA Leadership Award for outstanding service toWCPA
- The Daniel Siler Memorial Student Scholarship for graduate students (includes scholarship to the WCPA Fall Conference; self-nomination)
You may notice that the ACPA Scholarship is missing from this list. As many graduate students have not yet decided if they will attend ACPA 2014, this process has been moved to the fall. We are not currently accepting applications for this scholarship. Look for more details at the WCPA Fall Conference.
Please contact Kelly Knox, WCPA Secretary, with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-288-4327)
Welcome to the Wisconsin College Personnel Association (WCPA). As the message above mentions, WCPA is a State Division of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and is dedicated to the professional development of its members. We aim to offer low cost, high quality professional development opportunities to our members.
We offer low-cost, high quality professional development opportunities in numerous ways, among them our Fall Conference held in the Wisconsin Dells in October, Student Affairs 101 to help prepare the next generation of student affairs professionals, our Professional Development Institute, and through bringing professionals from across the state together in dialogue and development. Did I also mention that our membership is free? Well, our membership is free. WCPA wants to be able to bring you these professional development opportunities at the lowest cost possible because we want you to be able to participate.
So, please look through the WCPA webpage to gain more information about the organization and what we can offer you through membership. If you have any questions about anything please do not hesitate to send a quick email or phone call to any of the board members or commission chairs listed. We also welcome any suggestions or feedback that any members may have to help improve what the organization offers for its members. Otherwise, check out the opportunities posted below for attending and/or presenting at the Fall Conference. We’re all looking forward to hearing from you!
Joe Haferman, President
Well folks, we are five months away from the next Fall Conference. We are looking forward to this year’s theme “Community” and all it has to offer in terms of programming.
Are you a programming veteran? Are you someone who has never presented before? Are you just plain stuck on a topic to present? We have compiled a list of programs our conference attendees have shown interest in.
- Time management
- Mental Health
- Sexual Assault
- Moving up or Changing Student Affairs content areas
- Academic Advising
- Working with elected leaders
- Adult Learners
- MBTI/Strengths Quest
- Coworker Interaction
- Non-traditional Students
- Marketing Your Department
- Cross Departmental Event Planning
- Crisis Management
- Navigating Campus Politics
This is by no means an exhaustive list. Got something you want to share? Put in a program proposal and we will see you in October!
SAVE THE DATE!
The WCPA Fall 2013 Conference will be held October 16th-19th at the Glacier Canyon Resort (Wilderness Hotel) in the Wisconsin Dells.
The theme is “Community”
Hope to see you there!
Position Website: Link
Position: Admissions Counselor
Location: UW Oshkosh
The WCPA commissions shall be open to all members of WCPA and will provide an opportunity to discuss broad issues facing all areas of student affairs.
Commission members are expected to participate in commission teleconference and follow through on research projects, program recruitment or development, and award submission recruitment or development. Commission members will also promote WCPA, encourage colleagues to join WCPA and become involved in the organization in some way.
Commissions will meet via teleconference as necessary and meet at the annual conference to receive updates on WCPA business and to discuss contributions each commission can make to WCPA. Commissions will be relied upon heavily to recruit program presenters at the annual conference and PDI. Commissions will also be relied upon heavily to nominate individuals for WCPA awards. Each commission will be encouraged to research topics, share resources through email list serves, and recruit members to become involved in the commission’s work.