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Recruit Your Next Colleague Through ACPA
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ACPA's all-new Career Central tools not only provide the high exposure to which you are accustomed, but also the ability to directly search for ideal candidates. ACPA's resume bank features hundreds of qualified candidates' resumes, and College/University and Organizational members receive discounted rates for jobs posted on the Career Central site. Now through July 31, save 20 percent with coupon code JULY12. More

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
July 23-25 |  Outcomes-Based Assessment for Career Services
July 25 |  Webcast: Program Proposal Advice for the ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Annual Convention
July 29 |  Maryland College Personnel Association Annual Summer BBQ
Oct. 21-23 |  Residential Curriculum Institute
Oct. 21-23 |  2012 CSPA-NYS Annual Conference
Oct. 24 |  Campus Sustainability Day 2012
Nov. 1-4 |  2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference
Dec. 9-11 |  Leadership Educators Institute
March 4-7 |  ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Annual Convention

An Update From ACPA President Keith Humphrey: Lessons From Summer Vacation
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Keith just returned from a week's vacation with his family. They went to their usual spot, the family cattle ranch near Shonkin, Mont., that his partner's great, great grandfather settled as part of the Homestead Act. It's a place where there are no televisions, no computers, and you have to hike up to the top of the mountain to get any cell signal (two bars). For someone like Keith, it's very hard to unplug that much. Keith didn't realize how much being that removed from technology would challenge him to rethink how he parents and how he does his job. More

Facts & Figures: How States Spent Student Aid During The Downturn
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As family incomes dropped and tuition rose during the recession, most states spent more money on financial aid for students at public colleges. Some states, however, dedicated a greater share of grants to private and for-profit colleges, according to a new report. This graphic shows spending before and after the recession. More

Soliciting CAS Program Proposals And 8th Edition Of CAS Blue Book Available
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Have you used the CAS Standards or CAS Learning Domains and Dimensions on your campus? If so, please consider submitting a program proposal related to your CAS experience for the ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Annual Convention. Allow others to learn from your experiences. The 8th Edition of the CAS Book of Standards will be available in August and will introduce five new functional areas of standards and guidelines: Campus Police and Security Programs, Parent and Family Programs, Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Programs, Transfer Student Programs and Services, and Veterans and Military Programs and Services. In addition, the General Standards have been updated to include technology and distance education services. The Book will continue to carry the 38 functional areas already published, while several functional area standards and guidelines have been revised and unanimously approved by the CAS Board of Directors. More

William Spelman Executive Search Offering 'Guide To An Effective Job Search'
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With 20 years of experience helping institutions find the most qualified candidates for upper-level positions, William Spelman Executive Search has reviewed thousands of resumes and interviewed countless candidates. They've learned a great deal about how the job candidate can best present themselves. In the "Guide to an Effective Job Search," William Spelman Executive Search will share their collective experience and help job seekers put their best foot forward. For July only, the guide is discounted from the regular price of $49.95 to only $19.95. More

Finding Your Midcareer Mojo: Jump-Start Your Productivity
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Kerry Ann Rockquemore has shared strategies, common challenges and emotional blocks that faculty experience at midcareer, and offers tips to jump-start productivity to get them back on track and moving down their "self-defined, post-tenure pathway." This time, she focuses on writing. More

ACPA Past President Profile: Ted Miller
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Theodore "Ted" Miller served as the 36th president of ACPA. He earned his B.A. and M.A. at Ball State University where he was mentored by fellow ACPA Past President Jack Beyerl. Between graduating with his B.A. in Business and English and beginning his master's, Miller served in the U.S. Army. Miller earned his Ed.D. at the University of Florida and the title of his dissertation was "An Analysis of Critical Personality Factors in Helping and Non-Helping Relationship Behavior in Residence Hall Situations." When elected ACPA president in 1974, Miller held the position of associate professor at the University of Georgia where he worked from 1967 until his retirement in 1997. During Miller's involvement with ACPA, he was instrumental in the Tomorrow's Higher Education (T.H.E.) Project, published "The Future of Student Affairs: A Guide to Student Development for Tomorrow's Higher Education," co-founded the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education in 1979, and served as the ACPA representative to the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. More

Is Social Anxiety A Hidden Disability Among College Students?
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Students often are expected to knowledgably speak in front of groups of unfamiliar people as part of their education. Psychologists Phil Topham from the University of the West of England-Bristol and Graham Russell from the University of Plymouth have investigated social anxiety in higher education. They believe that while transient anxieties arise in most students, in response to the social performance challenges of university learning, there is a significant minority for whom these anxieties lead to persistent, distressing anxiety and reduced engagement with learning. More

Study Abroad, Graduate On Time
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Many of the efforts to quantify study abroad's impact focus on international learning outcomes: intercultural competency, "global-mindedness," or foreign language acquisition. Increasingly, international educators are researching the link between study abroad and retention and graduation rates, busting the myth that study abroad delays time to graduation and raising questions about whether it can be used as a strategy to increase rates of student persistence and success. At the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, for example, institutional research shows that 64.5 percent of students who study abroad graduate in four years, compared to 41 percent of students who don't; at the five-year mark the numbers increase to 90 percent for participants, and 58.6 percent for nonparticipants. More


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