22-23 Ongoing Curriculum Support

Here is a brief summary of the cohort for 22-23.

IHEPoint PersonCurriculum
Clemson UEric PernottoHRL in year 9
Concordia – MoorheadMikal KenfieldDivisional entering year 4
Indiana State UJason JohnsonYear 8 of Residential Curriculum
James Madison UJonathan StewartLaunching Divisional
NDSUBecky BaheDivisional, after many years of having a residential curriculum
Smith CollegeDana OlivoRes Life moving to Divisional this year
Susquehanna USamantha ProffittLaunching Divisional
Texas A&M GalvestonSarah SchendzelosYear 3 of Divisional after HRL for several years
U of DaytonChristina SmithHRL (7 years) looking toward Divisional
UC – IrvineSharon SteadHousing and Res Life entering year 3
U of Mass – AmherstDanielle BaroneRes Life refreshed after several years, exploring expanding beyond RL.
U of OklahomaErin SimpsonLaunching Divisional after multiple years in several departments
U of OregonJessica WindersHRL in year 6
U of Southern MississippiMichael KingLaunching a divisional curriculum
U of TexasErin LongHRL in year 5

Campus Calls

Campus Calls are scheduled by the campus point person using this link to identify the date/time, topic, and additional attendees. You can identify the topics and attendees when you schedule or update as the pre-scheduled time approaches.


Group Calls

Group calls are set at pre-determined times by Keith with topics determined by the group and as events unfold in the world, with curriculum, and in higher ed. We try to limit group calls to 1-3 people for each institution. 

Navigating Inconsistent Buy-in - May 17, 2023

Educational Strategies - April 12, 2023

Selection, Training, & Onboarding - March 14, 2023

Assessment - February 9, 2023

Air Traffic Control - January 11, 2023

Reviews and Revisions - November 15, 2022

ICA Reflections and Sequencing - October 25, 0222

Training, Opening, Orientation, and More - September 21, 2022

Concordia College Board of Regents Report

Mikal Kenfield from Concordia College shares about this PDF report to the Board of Regents:

We finally did the unimaginable. We completely revamped our division’s board report. This time, our new way of thinking is about our work is reflected in the entirety of our report. What used to be four pages of times new roman paragraphs separated out by individual offices is now a much more holistic look at the work we do.

  • The first portion reimagines our divisions’ work as a supportive network all in service to the student experience. This means we completely took department/offices names out of our work, and focused on the broad themes of our shared work.
  • The second portion is all about student learning — both our assessment of our learning outcomes/goals and the professional development we are doing around this part of our work.”

Video on Innovation

Our colleague and former ACPAICA faculty member Dave Shorey shared this video on thinking about innovation inside the box. I thought it explained how the structure of a curricular approach is key to fostering innovation. This might be something to utilize in a staff meeting or training or send out to colleagues.

ACPA ICA Request for Virtual Resources

Call for ACPA’s Institute on the Curricular Approach (ICA) has opened the application for ICA 2022 resource fair materials. In the past, the resource fair has been an in-person portion of the conference where pre-selected institutions have tabled with artifacts that showcase their progression towards a curricular approach. This has provided an opportunity for attendees to get real-life examples of what the Institute content covers in sessions. This year, we will be providing a virtual fair element where colleagues from various institutions can submit materials which will be uploaded for attendees to peruse through at their leisure. If you are willing to share resources that document your institution’s journey towards a curricular approach, we encourage you to submit your materials to the following link.  

We encourage institutions at all stages of the curriculum development and implementation process to consider submitting a resource. Resources we are looking for include educational priorities, learning goals and narratives, learning outcomes, lesson plan templates, educational plans, marketing materials, training materials (professional and student staff), assessment strategies and takeaways, archeological dig document examples and examples of cross-divisional/departmental ties implementing a curricular approach.

Final call for resources will be September 25th by 11:59pm ET. Institutions that are selected to be showcased in the virtual resource fair will be notified by October 1, 2022, with projected rollout of the resource fair materials to occur ahead of the 2022 Institute on the Curricular Approach. Files will be compiled in PDF form and will be accessible to ICA 2022 registrants up to 6 months following the conference.

We hope you will consider this opportunity to share your experience with the curricular approach with other attendees. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Drew Johnson, djohns65@syr.edu, or Jordan Williams, jwilliams31@wustl.edu

Looking Back, Looking Forward - August 9, 2022

Getting Started - Monday, July 18, 2022