ACPA-College Student Educators International (ACPA) is committed to the bold transformation of higher education, and we strive to do so with members as co-creators, educators, and learners in this process. Now, more than ever, the ACPA Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization guides our work at a time when anti-Blackness, racism, and white supremacy continue to threaten Black lives; when students and campuses face immense challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic that disproportionately harms people of color; and when we sit on the precipice of change, opportunity, and needed action.

We embrace the call from members and institutions requesting more resources, knowledge, skills, and frameworks to advance Racial Justice and Decolonization in their own lives, their teams, and the campuses or systems in which they operate. We hope to better understand the individual-level, group/team, and systemic work being done on your campus with the goals of increasing awareness, action, and sustainable change with regards to Racial Justice and Decolonization in higher education.

Oftentimes, when we talk about expectations of campuses, supervisors/those above us in hierarchy, or institutional leadership, we often name the baseline skills or competencies to which we hope they will meet and exceed. We rarely, if ever, identify aspirational goals or expectations of ourselves, our leaders, or of the campus culture and environment we want to create. Perhaps higher education is challenged enough to meet those baseline standards or expectations, but maybe we are unsure how to set aspirational expectations that help us imagine ideal institutional cultures and environments?

To make this shift, we ask for your assistance in guiding towards what is relevant and salient, to highlight what is working, to engage in dialogue about raising our standards, questions, and guidelines that can assist campuses, divisions, departments, and individuals in beginning this work. We invite you, at your choice and comfort, to share your aspirations, your dreams, and your most desired expectations of inclusive higher education and student affairs experiences and environments with us in this survey. We also respect if you choose not to participate in some (or all) of the questions. We will not be able to attribute particular ideas or comments to individuals.

Thank you for your time and attention to these important questions for our field.

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Please share with us a bit about you to help us understand the context of your responses related to your identities: Position Level (select all that apply)

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Thank you for responding to this survey. Would you like to be involved in one or more future aspects of this project with ACPA? Check all that apply below.

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If you have selected either option for continued participation above (1st or 2nd options to stay involved), please let us know how to be in contact with you. You may also email your interest to info@acpa.nche.edu if you prefer to keep your survey responses separate from your interest in further work on this initiative.