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Writing A Student Evaluation Can Be Like Trolling The Internet
The end of the semester is nigh. Undergraduates linger in libraries, studying for exams and writing papers. Professors prepare their red pens, gearing up for grading. But one end-of-year activity will inevitably arouse mild dread and scorn from instructors and students alike: course evaluations.
Call for Convention Programs Opens Tuesday, June 3
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 3, and prepare to submit a proposal for the 2015 Annual Convention in Tampa! For information on the program timeline, program categories, and suggestions for submitting a good program proposal, please click here.
For Some Foreign Students, U.S. Education Is Losing Its Attraction
The New York Times
Each fall, thousands of students from South Korea arrive on American campuses. They come from a culture that views education as the key to success, where mothers and fathers save to send their children overseas. On top of tuition, parents shell out for test prep and cram schools, supplemental English lessons and recruitment agents to shepherd them through an unfamiliar admissions process. In the past, only a small elite pursued advanced degrees internationally; today, many sons and daughters of the nation's emergent middle class go abroad.
Apply To Be The #ACPA16 Convention Chair In Montréal
Apply to serve as the 2016 Convention Chair as we head to Montréal, Canada! The opportunity to lead our Annual Convention planning efforts in collaboration with the International Office team is a great opportunity to serve the profession and shape the convention experience for all those who attend. We are looking for passionate candidates who have experience leading volunteer teams and building relationships with members and Association leaders. Submit your application today! Applications are due Friday, June 13.
Follow Security Tips to Stay Safe On Campus As An International Student
U.S. News & World Report
It's important to be aware of your safety whenever you're in an unfamiliar place, and while moving to America may have already made many international students sensitive to their surroundings, being conscious of your safety on campus is particularly important. Although your college campus is most likely to feel like both the social hub and the safe space of your college experience, many college campuses are open and easily accessible by the public. Theft or other small crimes can be quite common, so it's important that international students learn to be security-savvy while on campus.
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Announcing The Presidential Task Force On Digital Technology In Student Affairs
We are proud to announce the Presidential Task Force on Digital Technology in Student Affairs. Previously, a Technology Advisory Committee and a Technology and Social Media Task Force have created goals and recommendations that were closely aligned and synergistic.
Read more from President Kent Porterfield and get excited for more ACPA digital technology resources to advance our field.
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.
Survey: Many College Students Graduate Unprepared For Job Search
U.S. News University
Officials from the nation's colleges and universities may want to review the findings of a recent survey of job seekers and HR professionals, as many of these individuals feel higher education does not prepare students for the job search. This is just one of several findings from a survey, which was conducted by research and consulting firm Millennial Branding and career network Beyond.com.
We Are Pleased To Support The #SAtech Unconference Series This Summer!
There will be multiple Student Affairs Technology Unconference events happening throughout the US and Canada in 2014! What started in Boston in 2011 has expanded to multiple events and throughout the US and Canada! Join us at an upcoming event!
- May 30 — #SAtechTX at Concordia University — Austin
- June 19 — #SAtechMI at Kalamazoo College
- June 20 — #SAtechPgh at California University of Pennsylvania
Here's What Procrastinators Are Doing Instead Of Schoolwork
The Huffington Post
Regardless of gender or age, you probably do your fair share of procrastinating if you're in school. A new study out from StudyMode, an international network that provides students with online learning tools, breaks down who procrastinates and why. The study gleaned its results by surveying more than 1,300 of the network's student members in high school and college.
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