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THE CARIBBEAN TERTIARY LEVEL PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION

Celebrating 27 Years

2024 Annual Regional CTLPA Conference
June 24-28 2024 - Trinidad and Tobago

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About the CTLPA

The Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association (CTLPA) is a professional organization that facilitates learning, development and professional advancement for student services personnel. This is done with an aim to enhance continuous effectiveness in facilitating student learning and development in tertiary level institutions. The CTLPA analyzes trends in higher education inclusive of the student profiles and uses this data to inform policy, practices and implement programmes that prepare students to function effectively in a global economy.

 

About the Conference

The Annual Conference is one of the avenues for the promotion of professional development of student services professionals. Participants are exposed to recent related research; local, regional and international developments that impact higher education; evolving theories that reflect changes in student characteristics; showcases of best practices in the delivery of student services and the opportunity to be part of a professional network. As a regional organization, each year the Conference is held in a different Caribbean country. It attracts participation from over seven to nine locations in the region and the USA. These participants represent various colleges and universities.

 

An Invitation to attend the Conference

An invitation is extended to faculty, student services personnel, resident advisors, graduate students, university and college administrators, representatives from the private and public sector and other interested individuals, to attend the CTLPA’s  27th Annual Conference which will be held June 24 – 28, 2024. What an exciting time as the conference will be hosted under the theme "The Future of Higher Education: Trends and Innovations".

GUIDELINES FOR PROPOSALS

Conference proposals should be in keeping with the conference theme and should highlight one or more of the following:

  1. Strengthening Administrative Frameworks

  2. Rethinking Student Engagement

  3. Fostering Partnerships in Higher Education

  4. Health and Wellness as a Critical Element in the New Normal

  5. Quality Assurance and Programme Evolution

PRESENTATIONS SHOULD FALL IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

Presentation -1 hour (inclusive of question-and-answer session) Showcase - Highlighting best practices in programme delivery or topical issue in student services - 30 minutes inclusive of a question and answer session. The proposal should include an Abstract of no more than 250 words and should outline the learning outcomes. An Abstract must reflect the content of the presentation accurately and must correlate to the listed topics and key words. It must include all information considered necessary by the presenter to merit the selection of the paper.

 

TOPICS MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

 

  • Assessment and Quality Assurance

  • AI and Data Analytics in Education

  • The Future Campus: Physical and Virtual

  • Funding and Affordability in Higher Education

  • Cultural Competence and Diversity

  • Global Student Mobility and Exchange Programs

  • Cross-Cultural Learning and Engagement

  • Global Career Development and Opportunities

  • Global Leadership and Professional Development

  • Green Campus Practices and Innovations

  • Student -Led Sustainability Projects

  • Sustainability Curriculum Integrity

  • Sustainable Infrastructure and Facilities Management

  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Programs

  • Engaging the Community: Partnership and Outreach

  • Sustainable Food Systems and Dining Services

  • Environmental Justice and Inclusivity

 

To learn more about this year’s Conference please visit our CTLPA’s website: www.myctlpa.org or email our headquarters at ctlpahq@gmail.com

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Shavon Hutchinson Administrator

c/o CTLPA Headquarters University of the West Indies,

Mona Campus, Kingston 7 Jamaica

 

Deadline for submissions: Friday, April 26, 2024 Proposals should be submitted to: ctlpahq@gmail.com We look forward to you joining us at the conference this year!

CONFERENCE 2023 - HIGHLIGHTS
Theme: "Unmasking Innovation: Re-defining and Retooling Student Support"
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Register for upcoming conference via  Conference 2024 tab soon and review our easy payment options. We encourage you follow us and invite a student services colleague to join the conversation.

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Team CTLPA at Conference in Trelawny, Jamaica

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Members of the CTLPA attended the ACPA Conference in New Orleans, USA from 26-29 March 2023. Our CTLPA members are seen here enjoying interacting, sharing, and networking with colleagues in Student Affairs globally.

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Join us for the 2022 CTLPA Conference Experience from June 26-29 2022! Join the conversation about student services in the Caribbean region.

If you are searching for a professional development organization and desire to be a change agent in the Higher Education Caribbean context, then CTLPA is here for you.

Mailing Address: Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association
C/o Office of Placement & Career Services

University of the West Indies,
Mona Campus, Kingston 7,

Jamaica.

Telephone: 876-977-6321 / 876-855-4752

Email:  ctlpahq@gmail.com

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