NACA® The Journal of Campus Activities Practice & Scholarship - Welcome to JCAPS
JCAPS: Volume 1, Issue 1

Individual articles from Volume 1, Issue 2

Translating a Dissertation to a Scholarly Publication: Words of Advice from the Journal Editorial Board
- JCAPS Editorial Board


Leadership Development through Campus Employment: Preparing a New Workforce
-Trisha Gott, Kansas State University

Old Whine, New Bottles: Understanding Historical Context Can Inform Our Current Narrative
-Michael Preston, Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities & Darren Pikul, Florida Atlantic University

Developing Employability Skill Articulation in College Students: A Framework and Practitioner Approaches for Co-curricular Educators
-Bradley C. Kovalcik, Point Park University (PA)


Social Connections Matter: A Look into New Student Affairs Professional Wellness and Attrition Intentions
- Zeak Naifeh,  Cameron University (OK)

Individual articles from Volume 1, Issue 1

Preface - Notes from the Editor
-David M. Rosch

How Campus Activities Can Lead the Modern University: Five Imperatives
-Gwendolyn Dungy & Adam Peck

Engagement with Campus Activities Matters: Toward a New Era of Educationally Purposeful Activities
-Susan R. Komives

Getting More from the Masters: Increasing Scholarship in Campus Activities Practice
-Cindy Kane

Enhancing the Use of Theory in Student Activities Professionals' Practice
-Patrick Love & Napur Goyal

Leveraging the Quantity and Quality of Co-Curricular Involvement Experiences to Promote Student Thriving
-Matthew K. Vetter, Laurie A. Schreiner, Eric J. McIntosh, & John P. Dugan

Discomfort, Offense, Trigger: Understanding and Managing Student Responses to Comedy
-Amma Marfo & Jason Meier

What Does "High-Impact" Mean in Extracurricular Experiences?
-Katrina Camerato, Alyssa Clift, Monique N. Golden, Jessica Gramajo Vivas, Patrick Rogers, & Alessa Strelecki



The Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship (JCAPS) is a social science peer-reviewed journal.  It focuses on publishing rigorous, relevant, and respected scholarship related to postsecondary education co-curricular campus activities, and translating such scholarship to practice.  It especially encourages submissions from practitioners throughout higher education.

 Typical submissions to the journal cover topics such as:

  • Student and leadership development within campus activities
  • Programming within a diverse and multicultural campus
  • Advising students and their organizations
  • Campus programming, governance, and/or funding boards
  • Assessing the effects of student involvement in campus activities
  • Navigating political and legal issues in working with students
  • Professional development for staff and faculty who work with students

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