Notification: Proposed Bylaws Changes — Vote Now Open ACPA
The ACPA Bylaws serve as an important articulation of the governance structure and values of the Association. Bylaws, by their nature, serve as the foundation for an association's structure rather than as an expression of operating policies or procedures. Balloting is now open and closes on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST. To cast your vote, visit the ACPA Voting Portal — log in with your ACPA membership login information.
College Faculty Feel Students Lack Professionalism U.S. News University Connection
When hiring new college graduates, most employers are searching for applicants who have certain hard and soft skills. According to a 2012 survey by Millennial Branding, 98 percent of employers want new bachelor's degree holders to have solid communication skills, 97 percent value a positive attitude and 88 percent want candidates to be goal oriented. In short, they want job applicants to be professional. While professionalism is an important trait for students to possess if they want to land a job, a new survey shows that many college faculty members feel graduates are lacking in this area.
2013 ACPA Award Winners ACPA
Congratulations to all 2013 ACPA award winners! Thank you for your contributions to the higher education community, the student affairs profession and to ACPA. View a complete list of the winners here. Awards luncheon photos may be viewed here.
Are College Students Being Overly Optimistic? The Huffington Post
Despite everything that has happened in the economy, college still holds a strong attraction for most of today's young adults. At the turn of the century, when things seemed much rosier, enrollment between 1990 and 2000 in institutions that granted degrees increased by 11 percent, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. A more surprising fact is that right in the middle of our economic turmoil enrollment increased another 37 percent between 2000 and 2010, with much of this growth coming from full-time students.
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Job Advertising On ACPA Listservs ACPA
All ACPA members are encouraged to subscribe to listservs facilitated by ACPA entities such as commissions, standing committees, and task forces. ACPA listservs allow members to electronically participate in discussions on a wide range of topics related to student development, student affairs and higher education. As a reminder, the ACPA listserv policy states, “Job advertising is not permitted on ACPA listservs. ACPA offers Career Central (C2) and the New Career Central at Convention (C3) for this purpose.” C2, our year-round online job search portal, is an ideal database to post vacancies throughout the year. All positions posted to C2 are shared with our network via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. With this vast exposure, it ensures an ideal candidate for a prospective employer.
Even A Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk HealthDay News via WebMD College students who use marijuana and other illegal substances, even occasionally, are more likely to leave school than students who don't dabble in drugs, new research finds.
3 Ways Colleges Can Build A Bridge For Future Leaders Forbes
The 21st century poses looming challenges that will surely tax the talents of our future leaders across business, government and civil society. And since the quality of tomorrow's leadership is tied to the quality of today's education system, there is good reason for concern.
Mediation Training From A Social Justice Perspective ACPA
The Social Justice Mediation Institute is holding its annual trainings May 13-17 and June 8-12, 2013 in Amherst, Massachusetts. Do you know anyone interested in being trained as a mediator? Over 2500 people have gone through the social justice mediation training in the past 15+ years and we are offering an opportunity this coming spring and summer in Amherst, Massachusetts, for those who are interested in becoming trained mediators from a social justice perspective.
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For Libraries, MOOCs Bring Uncertainty And Opportunity The Chronicle of Higher Education
A lot of the discussion about massive open online courses has revolved around students and professors. What role can academic librarians play in the phenomenon, and what extra responsibilities do MOOCs create for them? At a conference held at the University of Pennsylvania, librarians talked about the chances and challenges that open online courses throw their way. The conference, "MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?," was organized by OCLC, a library cooperative that runs the WorldCat online catalog and provides other services and library-related research.
International Student Affairs Study Tour ACPA
ACPA, ACUHO-I, ACUI, NACA, NASPA, NIRSA, and NODA are working together with faculty from Colorado State University and partners in Doha, Qatar, and Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to produce an international student affairs study tour from June 19–30, 2013. This is an educational tour of three distinct regions of the Arabian Gulf to develop an understanding of the structure and practice of higher education in the region and gain insight into the issues and strategic directions for higher education and student services/affairs in this important region.
Even A Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk HealthDay News via WebMD
College students who use marijuana and other illegal substances, even occasionally, are more likely to leave school than students who don't dabble in drugs, new research finds. There's a strong link between marijuana use and "discontinuous enrollment," said study author Dr. Amelia Arria, director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. The same goes for other illicit drugs, she added.
Search Open For The ACPA Executive Director Position ACPA
ACPA is seeking a highly committed, innovative and collaborative leader who will guide the organization at this time of tremendous opportunity. Reporting to the Governing Board, the new Executive Director will have an exciting opportunity to bring a bold and creative perspective to an association that aspires to set the standard for success, excellence, and integrity among student affairs organizations.
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