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ACPA President's Blog: With One Text...
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"I think I would rather move in on Friday instead of Thursday," was the text message ACPA President Dr. Keith Humphrey received this week from his partner's oldest son regarding his move-in to the residence halls on campus this week. "For those that know me, you know that I am a planner. And I am busy. The start of the school year is busy for the parent of any freshman ... but add on being the dean of students and every moment needs to be carefully choreographed." More

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Oct. 21-23 |  Residential Curriculum Institute
Oct. 21-23 |  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
Mar. 4-7 |  ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Annual Convention
April 3-5 |  Alcohol Policy 16

Everyone Matters
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Founded by social entrepreneur and journalist HeathCliff Rothman, Everyone Matters is an initiative from the What's Your Issue Foundation. The foundation recently launched its "big-tent" inclusiveness and equality online and in-school campaign, bringing together global celebrities and organizations under a joint banner to "Open your heart to everyone's differences." More

Is Your ACPA Member Record Current?
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Don't miss out on your publications and mailings! ACPA's myRecord allows you to manage your member profile information online. Update your mailing address, indicate your interest in joining the many commissions and standing committees, manage your e-mail subscriptions and more.

Latest Warning Unlikely To Threaten Penn State's Accreditation
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Even though Pennsylvania State University received yet another stern warning, it is highly unlikely that the university will lose its accreditation as a result of the child sex-abuse scandal involving a former assistant football coach, national experts said. The warning by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that Penn State's accreditation was "in jeopardy" is "standard protocol" for an accreditation agency, said Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education, which represents presidents of colleges and universities and leaders of other higher education-related organizations. More

Study: Racial Diversity Of Students Beneficial In Higher Education
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A racially diverse law student body provides educational benefits for students, their institution and society, according to a 10-year multidisciplinary research study conducted by four professors, including two faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An article on the study's results, "Does Race Matter in Educational Diversity? A Legal and Empirical Analysis," will be published in the summer issue of "Rutgers Race & the Law Review." The article is available online at Social Science Research Network. More

Give A Gift Of Membership
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Give a gift that keeps on giving in so many ways! From membership and professional development discounts to creating lasting networking relationships, sign up a colleague today to experience the many benefits of ACPA membership. Download the Give a Gift Membership application. More

Webinar For New Transgender Youth Resource From NCTE
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The TONI Project is an online resource for transgender people to share information about policies and practices at colleges and universities across the county. Prospective students can use TONI to explore the schools they are applying to, and current students and allies can discover new ideas to transform their campuses. More

Standing Committee For LGBT Awareness
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Greetings, members of the Standing Committee for LGBT Awareness. The Standing Committee has a special announcement: We are very excited to welcome our first pair of scholars to the Standing Committee for LGBT Awareness. Please help us welcome Dr. Elisa Abes and Dr. Chris Linder as the 2012-2013 SCLGBTA Scholars. For more information on the Standing Committee, click here.

The Commission For Student Involvement E-Series
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A New Culture of Learning: National Leadership Symposium Key Conversations, 1-2 p.m. EDT Sept. 6.
The National Leadership Symposium is a professional development experience designed for faculty members and student affairs professionals engaged in college leadership education and it occurs every summer. Register.

Student Involvement Assessment and Research: Measuring Student Learning, 1-2 p.m. EDT Sept. 20.
Student involvement can be difficult to assess. As the field and profession moves beyond simple programmatic evaluation to more direct measurement of learning outcomes, it is important for student affairs practitioners to have the skills and competencies to measure student learning. Register.


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