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ACPA President Appoints International Member Advisory Board
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ACPA, in its commitment to the advancement of the student affairs profession, recognizes the global dimensions of its work and the long-term contributions of student affairs/student services practitioners and scholars throughout the world. For over a year, ACPA has been working to develop a Globalization Strategic Plan for the Association. Throughout its development, ACPA has vetted the Plan through a number of venues. More

Online Learning is a Trend Worth Watching
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Growth in online education is the kind of trend whose steady progress could change the world. What does it foretell for higher education and how educators engage students inside and outside of the classroom? More

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

March 16 |  Support Staff Conference
Mar. 24-28 |  ACPA 2012 Louisville Annual Convention
May 17-18 |  Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program Facilitator Training and Conference
June 17-19 |  ACPA Institute on Sustainability
Nov. 1-4 |  2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference

Top 20 Fundraising Universities
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This could be a sign of a recovering economy: Americans are feeling more charitable toward colleges and universities. In 2011, colleges and universities received $30.3 billion in donations, an 8.2 percent increase over the previous year, according to a new report from the Council for Aid to Education. Giving hasn't reached this level since its historic high of $31.6 billion in 2008, before the markets cratered. More

Best Practices for Campus Crime Prevention: Developing Evidence-Based Modern Crime Prevention Strategies for Institutions of Higher Education
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Margolis Healy & Associates (MHA), in collaboration with the United States Department of Justice Bureau for Justice Assistance (BJA), is conducting a significant research project entitled "Best Practices for Campus Crime Prevention: Developing Evidence-Based Modern Crime Prevention Strategies for Institutions of Higher Education." You are invited to participate in a survey that is designed to capture data associated with evidenced-based crime prevention program characteristics, implementation, evaluation, and population relevancy. For more information and updates, please visit E-mail project inquiries and feedback to:

Arizona Bill Censoring College Campuses Unconstitutional
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The Arizona Legislature is weighing a proposal, dubbed the "G-rated" bill, that threatens to censor Arizona's college campuses in an attempt to clear out "pottymouthed" professors. Most students in college are 18 or older, legally able to vote or buy cigarettes, lottery tickets, porn and alcohol. In other words, college students are adults. More

ACPA Institutional Leadership Councils Program
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Institutional Leadership Councils will be inaugurated at the ACPA Annual Convention in Louisville, Ky., in March. These councils will provide a forum for Vice Presidents of Student Affairs, Deans of Students and other ranking campus administrators to gather and discuss critical issues that are facing senior administrators on campuses similar to their own. More

Obama Takes Tougher Stance on Higher Education
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Access to college has been the driving force in federal higher education policy for decades. But the Obama administration is pushing a fundamental agenda shift that aggressively brings a new question into the debate: What are people getting for their money? Students with loans are graduating on average with more than $25,000 in debt. More

Students Tap College Career Services to Help With Job Search
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Many of the roughly 20 million students enrolled in postsecondary education hope a degree or certificate will advance them to the next step. However, when applying to a school, many may have little idea how students fared after graduation and what role the institution played in their success. An unsteady job market means a school's career help is more important than ever More

Entity Social Media in Membership Profiles
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ACPA has finished incorporating all social media that was submitted by each commission and standing committee into the individual entity pages in the membership profile. To get more connected, log into your membership profile here and select the "My Involvement" tab. From there, select an entity to view its description and list of social media. If no entities appear, select the "Get More Involved" button and join a standing committee or commission!

Feedback Requested on Federal Tools for College Comparisons
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College value is high on the agenda of the Obama administration — as it is for most students and families deciding on where to spend their tuition dollars. As part of the president's college-affordability rollout, a new college scorecard is being developed by the U.S. Department of Education to give students data to compare schools. More

Depression Care For College Students is Inadequate
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Depression treatment received by college students is often at inadequate levels, according to newly published research from the Healthy Minds Study. The findings are in press at the journal General Hospital Psychiatry

Universities Training Students For Jobs in High, Low Demand
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Joplin, Mo.,-area universities and community colleges are training students for careers that are in high demand. And they are training students for careers for which there may be less demand in the future. At issue is the role of universities and colleges. Is it to train students for specific careers and jobs? Or is it to give them tools to prepare them for a fluctuating job market? More


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