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Virginia Tech's Next Leader Of Student Affairs Finds It A Small Campus At Heart
The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Since Virginia Tech chose ACPA member Patricia A. Perillo as its next vice president of student affairs, students and employees of the Blacksburg, Va., institution have inundated her with welcoming cards and emails. Perillo moves from Davidson College, with its 1,850 students in a bucolic North Carolina setting, to Virginia Tech and a campus with more than 30,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students. She will move into her new position in August. More

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

June 3-5 |  ACPA Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute
June 13-15 |  ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute
June 14 |  The First 90-Days: Take Young Professionals from New Hire to Peak Performer, presented by Intern Bridge
June 18 |   Community College Institute: Advising Students for Successful Transfer, co-Sponsored by CSPA-NYS and NYSTAA
June 19, 21, 25, 27, & 29 |  The Masters Series: Proven Strategies for Career and Employment Guidance, presented by Intern Bridge
Oct. 21-23 |  2012 CSPA-NYS Annual Conference
Nov. 1-4 |  2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference

Career Development Webcasts Free For ACPA Members
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Career Development recorded Webcasts are now posted on the ACPA Members-Only "My Resources" page. Posted Webcasts include "Moving Up and Around in Student Affairs" and "Salary Negotiation."

Student Loan Bills Stall In Senate
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The Senate voted twice to try to keep student loan interest rates low — but got nowhere. Senators rejected dueling Republican and Democratic plans to stop rates from doubling in July, because of partisan fighting — again — over how the $6 billion bill would be paid for. Republicans want to divert money from a prevention fund created under the new health care law, while Democrats insist on eliminating a tax loophole for Subchapter S Corporations. Both plans were largely expected to fail to reach the 60-vote barrier to kill a filibuster. And neither side was budging. More

Register Now: The Community College Institute
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This institute will be held June 18 at the Corning Community College in New York. Recognizing that the process of academic, career, and transfer advisement and counseling are intimately linked, this institute provides participants with the knowledge and resources to effect positive change for the students they serve. The curriculum also identifies the complexities facing higher education, with an emphasis on community colleges and student affairs. More

Flipped Classrooms Promote Personalization In Higher Education
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A frustrating aspect of many college courses is that class material is typically transmitted from teacher to students in a one-size-fits-all lecture format. Students are exposed to information and ideas in lockstep fashion, even though they may not start with the same level of knowledge or learn at the same pace. Enter the flipped classroom. You may be familiar with this term primarily as it applies to K-12 students, as popularized by in a 2011 TedX talk by Salman Kahn, founder of Kahn Academy. Many college educators are embracing and exploring the flipped classroom, too — especially as educational technologies evolve to make the flip more robust and more rewarding for teachers and students. More

Call For Interest: Women & Gender Center's Task Force Committee
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The Standing Committee for Women (SCW) works to create an environment that supports the lifelong holistic development of women, extending not only to professionals in our field, but female students as well. At many institutions, the role of female empowerment falls upon the shoulders of Women and Gender Center staff. To better understand how, if at all, the SCW and ACPA were serving staff in these areas, SCW held a round table titled "Are We Meeting Your Needs?: Women and Gender Centers," in Louisville, Ky., this past March. In this space, several professionals shared their desire for a much more intentional space for Women and Gender Center practitioners at ACPA. In response to this and other discussions, the SCW is looking for a group of professionals that share our commitment to empower women in higher education to serve on a Women & Gender Center's Task Force Committee. If you are interested in more information or in helping with this initiative, please email Laura Bayless, ACPA coordinator for commissions.

Virginia Tech Working Toward Camera-Covered Campus
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Ken may look like one of the crash-test dummies, but he doesn't get banged around. Rather, he is a sort of film star, used to evaluate the best sites around Virginia Tech to place new digital security cameras. Ken and his handlers from Northern Virginia-based X7 Systems Integration are working under a nearly $1 million contract to install a networked video security system around campus. Ken's job is to stand very still while cameras film him, so technicians can assess the quality of images at various locations. Since the April 16, 2007, campus shootings, the university has become a testing ground and even model for campus safety, including an extensive threat assessment program. More

I am ... Safe Zone: LGBT Ally Development Training DVD Pre-Sale Discount
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Jessica Pettit pulled together her three favorite interactive activities, and the facilitator guides too — to train Safe Zone trainers, possibly to be used as a Safe Zone training, to update existing curriculums, or to be conversation starters/stirrers — it is everything at once. This limited pre-sale offer gives you 50 percent off! For $250 you get three interactive DVDs and the bonus Resource Disc including Facilitator Guides for all of the activities. After July 1, the regular price for this training package will be $500. The estimated ship date is June 30. To take advantage of the pre-sale discount, click here.

Eli Capilouto: Higher Education, Housing And Disruptive Innovation
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Harvard Business Professor Clayton Christensen has for years helped private enterprise understand how new technologies and innovations are transforming the marketplace. Long established businesses considered mainstays can quickly become irrelevant or vanish all together if they don't adapt and become more flexible and more nimble as technology and customers change. American higher education now is facing the same set of transformational challenges. In an era of significantly reduced state and federal funding — what many of us call the "new normal" — higher education is confronting the need for disruptive innovation as well. More


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