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Annual Meeting

 ACJS 53rd Annual Meeting
“Advancing Justice on All Fronts”
March 29 – April 2, 2016
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado

Cengage Learning
Thank you to Cengage Learning for their sponsorship of the 2016 Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall Wireless Internet!

2016 ACJS Annual Meeting Final Program and Abstracts
The 2016 ACJS Annual Meeting Final Program as of February 1, 2016, and Abstracts are now available for review.  Any further corrections will be noted in the program files posted the week before the meeting on this website.

If you find that you have a conflict and need to move a paper presentation, you must first locate another panel to move your paper to, contact that panel chair to obtain permission for the move, and then notify the ACJS Association Manager of the change details. Please remember that a panel must still retain a minimum of 3 papers but should not have more than 5, if at all possible.

To search the program or spreadsheet:
1. Click Find in the Edit drop-down menu.
2. In the Find what box, enter the text that you want to search for.
3. Click Find Next.

The program is very large, so please allow time for the entire program to download and open before conducting your search.

PLEASE NOTE:  LCD projections will be available in the meeting rooms.  No overhead projectors or computers will be provided.  Additional audio-visual equipment is the responsibility of the presenter.  Individuals wanting additional equipment must either bring equipment to the conference or make the necessary rental arrangements through the ACJS audio-visual provider.  Please contact the Association Manager for rental information –


ACJS 2016 Sage Professional Development Teaching Workshop:

Interested in improving your teaching or in developing teaching skills?  You won’t want to miss the eighth annual ACJS Professional Development Teaching Workshop that will be held Tuesday evening, March 29, 2016, and continued on Wednesday morning, March 30, 2016, during the upcoming ACJS Annual Meeting in Denver.  This workshop is designed to help faculty develop new and innovative ways of teaching.  Experienced teachers and scholars will facilitate the sessions, offer information about creating and facilitating online courses, present tips for submitting manuscripts to journals, suggest techniques on how to be productive and find time to write, and much more.

This workshop is open to all interested ACJS attendees and is free of charge but pre-registration is required.  Registration is limited to sixty (60) participants and is on a first-come basis.  SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award winners will be pre-registered for the workshop.

To register, send an email to Cathy Barth, ACJS Manager,, with your name and contact information.  You must be able to attend both sessions of the workshop to be eligible to register.  The registration deadline is February 29, 2016.

Assessment Workshop:
Registration deadline for Assessment Workshop Extended to February 1, 2016.

The ACJS Assessment Committee and Peregrine Academics are proud to announce an Assessment Workshop to be held at the Denver Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 29 from 1:30-5:30.

If you have not heard the term assessment, you soon will. If you are wondering what assessment is, how it works, or just want to exchange ideas on best practices, this workshop is for you. Topics will include an introduction to assessment, creating assessment at the course and program levels and the relationship between assessment and accreditation. Time will be available to share best practices and ideas with your fellow attendees. A tentative agenda is listed below. Food will be available thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Peregrine Academics.

Registration is free, but space is limited in order to provide a chance for meaningful interaction among the workshop participants. Please register by sending an email by February 1, 2016 to Stephanie Mizrahi at

Tentative Agenda

  • Introduction, Welcome, and Overview
  • Panel # 1
    • What is Assessment and Why Do It?
    • Best Practices in Course-Level Assessment?
    • Best Practices in Program-Level Assessment?
    • Creating Outcomes That Matter
  • Break
  • Panel # 2
    • The Relationship Between Assessment and ACJS Certification
    • Evaluating Learning Outcomes Using Third-Party Assessment Services
  • Roundtable/Breakout Sessions on Best Practices and Shared Experiences

Speakers include Barbara Peat, Chair of the ACJS Academic Review Committee who will discuss the relationship between Assessment and ACJS Certification and Olin Oedekoven, President of Peregrine Academics who will discuss the use of third-party assessment services to evaluate learning outcomes utilizing comparisons between programs across universities and regions.

Host Hotel:
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO  80202

NOTE:  THE SHERATON ROOM BLOCK IS FULL.  We have secured an overflow hotel nearby.  Click the link below for more information.
Click here for hotel and reservation information.
Click here to see an explanation of the importance of staying at our host hotel.
Click here if you are looking for a roommate in Denver.

Denver Local Area Guide
For a guide to the Denver area, including restaurants and attractions near the hotel, please click here.

ACJS Employment Exchange
For information on the Employment Exchange held at the Annual Meeting, please click here.

Exhibitor, Advertising, and Sponsorship Information:
Deadline for Program Advertising, Exhibit Booth Reservations, and Sponsorships:  January 15, 2016
Click here for Exhibitor, Advertising, and Sponsorship Information and Reservation Form.

Meeting Registration:
Pre-registration closed January 15, 2016.  All registrations will now be processed onsite in Denver.  Registration will open on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at 1:00 PM in the Plaza Registration area.  All registration times can be found in the Annual Meeting program.  The onsite registration fees will be:

Onsite Registration fees:
ACJS Member US$180.00
Non-Member  US$220.00
Spouse US$60.00
Student (must have proof of student status when registering)  US$40.00*
Senior (65 and over) US$60.00

*All Graduate Students registrations include a one-year membership to ACJS.  Please be sure to provide proof of graduate student status when registering.  If you have been granted a Free Ph.D. Student Membership or a Free Graduate Student Membership in the past, you are not eligible to take advantage of this offer more than once.

Upcoming ACJS Annual Meetings:
March 29 – April 2, 2016 Denver, Colorado
March 21 – 25, 2017 Kansas City, Missouri
February 13 – 17, 2018 New Orleans, LA
March 26 – 30, 2019 Baltimore, Maryland
March 24 – 28, 2020 San Antonio, TX 
April 13 – 17, 2021 Orlando, FL
March 15 – 19, 2022 Las Vegas, NV