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Nominate A Colleague For An ACPA Award
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Each year ACPA recognizes the outstanding contributions of deserving colleagues at the annual convention. Review the list of awards and the nomination criteria. Please take the time to nominate a deserving colleague. For further information contact Myra F. Morgan.

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Oct. 18-19 |  Minnesota College Personnel Association Fall Conference
Oct. 21-23 |  Residential Curriculum Institute
Oct. 21-23 |  2012 CSPA-NYS Annual Conference
Oct. 24 |  Campus Sustainability Day 2012
Oct. 29 |  Webinar: Creating A Gender-Inclusive Campus
Nov. 1-4 |  2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference
Nov. 8-9 |  2012 Senior Student Affairs Officers Symposium
Dec. 2-4 |  Institute on Social Justice
Dec. 5-7 |  Symposium on Professional Development in Student Affairs
Dec. 5-7 |  Symposium on Service-Learning
Dec. 9-11 |  Leadership Educators Institute
Jan. 26-30 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
Mar. 4-7 |  ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Annual Convention
April 3-5 |  Alcohol Policy 16

Colleges Encourage More International Student Engagement
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Many American college campuses are mini melting pots, bringing together students from countries across the world. But simply congregating students from different cultures doesn't necessarily mean they'll interact — and some colleges are starting to step in. In a new environment, it's often easiest to gravitate to what you know. For international students, in particular, language and cultural barriers can muddle attempts to make friends at a new school in the United States. But in the past few years, colleges across the country have debuted initiatives, orientations and programs to encourage cross-cultural interaction, often even before the school year starts. More

ACPA Innovation Grants Team — Call For Members
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ACPA has created the Innovation Advocate position and provided a funding source for Innovation Grants to continue its ability to be adaptive, creative and resilient and to encourage innovations throughout the Association through the exploration of new and innovative approaches to ACPA current practices. To implement these grants, ACPA has established the Innovation Grants Team to review grant applications that suggest an innovative approach to Association work. Learn more about this volunteer opportunity and apply to be a member of the Innovation Grants Team online here by Nov. 12.

Computerized Counseling May Be Failing College Students
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Computer-delivered counseling has grown rapidly in college campuses as the format provides a method to address a large group of students with a relatively small counseling staff. However, a new review of several studies discovers that computer-delivered interventions have less effect than individual counseling. Specifically, the impact of these computer-delivered interventions on students was weaker and more short-lived than the effect of face-to-face counseling. More

ACPA Celebrates Careers In Student Affairs Month
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ACPA and the Standing Committee for Graduate Students and New Professionals (SCGSNP) are partnering together during the month of October to encourage faculty and staff to promote Careers in Student Affairs Month. Visit ACPA website if you are interested to learn more about what you can do on your campus and what other colleagues are doing at different campuses. Resources for undergraduate students are available on the SCGSNP Web page.

More Campuses Allowing Concealed Weapon Carrying
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While Stony Brook University's rules regarding guns will remain the same, other colleges in the nation are being pushed to make surprising changes in their policies on weapons. Recent incidents of gun violence that have dominated the media and shootings at schools in the past few years, have led a continuing debate on keeping guns off of campuses. However, some organizations are petitioning — and succeeding — to ease gun restrictions to allow students to defend themselves in case of an attack. More

ACPA Foundation October Speakers' Showcase
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October Speakers' Showcase to benefit the Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute! Gavin Henning, Kathy Obear, Sue Saunders, Dwayne Todd, and Jamie Washington/Sam Offer are offering their wisdom and expertise to you and to the ACPA Foundation. Your winning bid on the Bidding for Good site will give you an excellent speaker for your next professional development program, State/International Division conference or commission leadership development initiative and foster the growth of the New Professionals Institute at the same time. The Speaker Showcase runs from Oct. 1-31. Please contact Kristin Skarie or 585.330.9181.

Ads on Campus
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Dean Dad writes: "Should colleges use on-campus advertising as a revenue source? The question came up this weekend when I noted on Twitter how spoiled I've become by watching TV almost exclusively on the DVR. Sunday night I caught part of the Cardinals-Giants game, and couldn't help but notice how many ads there were. An alert reader tweeted back that some colleges are doing the same thing on campus, selling ad space everywhere from the sides of campus buses to the walls of student centers." More

Today's College Men: A Discussion On Men And Masculinities In Higher Education
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The Standing Committee on Men and Masculinities is proud to co-sponsor an upcoming professional development opportunity, "Today's College Men: A Discussion on Men and Masculinities in Higher Education." This drive-in conference is held on Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), also a co-sponsor. Dr. Michael Kimmel, author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, is the keynote speaker. To register, please click here.

The 10 Best Colleges For Your Bank Account
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Millennials came of age during a volatile time of market booms and busts, skyrocketing tuition costs and an increasingly competitive job market. Now, when it comes to selecting a college, they are focused on value: finding programs that will pay off and prepare them for the working world. According to a new survey of nearly 6,000 high school and college students, conducted by market research firm TRU, 88 percent of college-bound teenagers place career preparation and future success over more nebulous goals like personal growth or pursuing their passions. More

New Publication: Assuring Quality Institutional Self-Assessment Tool
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Assuring Quality is designed to be part of an institution's formative evaluation process with a focus on continuous improvement. It will assist your institution in drawing conclusions about the overall quality of its assessment processes and practices, will provide your institution's administration with an informed perspective on its strengths and gaps, and will allow your administration to plan strategically for improvement. More

Poll: Minorities Still Tie Hopes To Higher Education
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Economists and policymakers regularly tout higher education as one of the best long-term investments to reduce the income gap between white and minority families and to offer young people of all races a chance to succeed. To a large extent, the public agrees. In particular, minorities agree. The latest Apollo Group/National Journal Next America Poll found that blacks and Hispanics are even more likely than whites to believe that a four-year college degree is essential for success. Minorities are more likely than whites to say that their parents expected and encouraged them to attend college. More

Economic Recovery Assistance
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The ACPA Economic Recovery Membership Assistance Program offers active and lapsed members with job loss the opportunity to continue their member benefits at a reduced rate. This program includes member savings on publications and registration costs to attend professional development events and annual conventions for networking opportunities. For more information please visit.


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