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 Present at a 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 submit proposals for presentation at the CTLPA’s 25th Annual Conference which will be held June 26 – 29, 2022 Online. The conference will be held under the theme 'Strengthening Frameworks for a Resilient and Sustainable Student Support System in Higher Education.'
Guidelines for Proposals
Conference proposals should be in keeping with the conference theme and should highlight one or more of the following:
Strengthening Administrative Frameworks
Rethinking Student Engagement
Fostering Partnerships in Higher Education
Health and Wellness as a Critical Element in the New Normal
Quality Assurance and Programme Evolution
Presentations should fall in one of the following categories:
Main Presentation -1 hour (inclusive of question and answer session)
Concurrent Session – 45 minutes (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:
Building Students’ Resilience and Readiness
Internationalization of Higher Education
Building a Culture of Mentorship for our Students
Coaching as a Mechanism for Developing Student Services Personnel
The impact of Positive Learning Environment on Student Success
The Role of Student Organizations in Recruitment, Retention and Student Success
To learn more about this year’s Conference please visit CTLPA’s website: wwwmyctlpa.org or email our headquarters at email@example.com. Deadline for submission of Proposals: Friday, April 29, 2022.
Proposals should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
c/o CTLPA Headquarters
University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
We look forward to you joining us at conference this year! #CTLPA25
Team CTLPA is represented at ACPA Convention 2022, St Louis, USA.
Dr Jacqueline Huggins, Shavon Huchinson, Dian Bailey and Kevin Snaggs attended the ACPA Convention 2022 held in St Louis, USA from March 6 to 9, 2022. Our CTLPA members are seen here enjoying enriching discussions and networking with international colleagues in Student Affairs globally.
CTLPA'S Executive meets with International Association of Student Affairs and Services
On Friday 19th November the following members of the CTLPA Executive and membership enjoyed a zoom meeting with International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS). IASAS is a worldwide association of University professionals working in the area of student services. IASAS has more than 1500 individual and institutional members representing 95 countries on five continents. IASAS was born from the need to consolidate the knowledge and professionalism of the student affairs staff who work to provide students with residential services, study support, sport and cultural activities that create the optimal conditions for the university life and help develop the potential of each student. Since 2013 IASAS has been based in Brussels, as a legally recognized entity under Belgian law.
This meeting facilitated discussions about issues happening globally in Student Services. The following CTLPA Members attended:
Dr. Jacqueline Huggins - President
Ms. Ronique Rhoden - President Elect
Ms. Julie-Ann Guy - Secretary
Mrs. Beverley Ellis - Treasurer
Ms. Amanda Best-Noel - Public Relations Officer
Dr Anne Marie Williams - Jamaica Chapter President
Dr Joy Cox - International Coordinator - ACPA
Ms. Simone Williams - Member
Ms. Keresha Larmond - Member
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 Personnel Association
C/o Office of Place & Career Services
University of the West Indies,
Mona Campus, Kingston 7,
Telephone: 876-977-6321 / 876-855-4752