Write for 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.
Feature articles, reviews, interviews, reflection pieces, 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 ideas 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;
- received on or before the submission deadline (contact editor for most recent issue deadlines);
- consist of 600-1000 words;
- tied to one of the six themes (noted below);
- submitted to the ACSD Ideas general editor via e-mail at .
- Trendspotting—exploring the emerging trends within higher education.
- Best Practices—research that is accessible and relevant to our work as student development professionals.
- Christian Faith—exploring the integration of faith and our work.
- Spiritual Formation—exploring the art and craft of spiritual formation of college students.
- Professional Development—equipping and empowering the ACSD membership to be more effective in our work.
- Culture—an exploration of book, music, and film that pertains to our work with college students.
- Student Care—pertinent issues in our work with college students: sexuality, emerging adulthood, drug and alcohol use.
- Student Development Disciplines—Professional specific content including but not limited to: Residence Life, Student Conduct, Campus Safety, Career Services, Campus Ministries, Counseling, Leadership Development, Student Activities, New Student Orientation, Student Development Administration, Minority Student Populations, etc.
To pitch an ACSD Ideas piece, include a summary describing the article idea, an approximate length, and expected date of completion.