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ACSD Ideas

An online digest of articles, ACSD Ideas aspires to help Christian college student development professionals to be imaginative and effective in their work so that they can make a bigger impact on their campuses and the needs of the wider world.

Writers’ Guidelines:

Feature articles, reviews, interviews, actionable advice, and other creative pieces will be subject to the guidelines (see below) that have been approved by the ACSD Executive Committee. The ACSD Ideas Editorial Team reserves the right to select the best combination of articles received for the ACSD Ideas website.

Great article content for ACSD Ideas should:
  • be thought-provoking and useful for our ACSD membership;
  • respect the readers intelligence and time;
  • establish a credible source of authority, drawing on research or experience;
  • be timely in nature;
  • already have been through an initial editing process prior to submission.
Submission guidelines for ACSD Ideas:
  • submitted in Microsoft Word;
  • utilize APA style and documentation;
  • consist of 600-900 words;
  • tied to one of the seven themes (noted below);
  • submitted to the ACSD Ideas general editor via the form below
  • Current Issues—pertinent and pressing issues in our work with college students: e.g. current news, social justice, sexuality, emerging adulthood, drug and alcohol use, etc…

  • Best Practices—innovative, effective and transferrable student development practices presented in an accessible and relevant way.

  • Faith & Work—exploring the integration of faith and student development.

  • Research & Reviews—reviews and summaries of current literature on higher education and student development.

  • Resources & People—Interviews, clips, and other resources to equip and empower the ACSD membership

  • ACSD Collaboratives—Professional specific content including but not limited to: Career Service Professionals, Commuter Services, First Year Experience, Housing and Residence Life, Multicultural, New Professionals, Student Conduct/Behavioral Intervention, Student Engagement and Leadership, Student Success, etc.

  • Stories—Compelling narratives from the front lines of student development work.
Publishing Cycle/Timeline:

Published bi-monthy.


To pitch an ACSD Ideas piece, include a summary describing the article idea, an approximate length, and expected date of completion.