Colleges Encourage More International Student Engagement U.S. News & World Report Share
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 ACPA Share
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 Psych Central Share
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 ACPA Share
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 The Statesman Share
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 ACPA Share
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 Inside Higher Ed (commentary) Share
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 ACPA Share
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 Forbes Share
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 ACPA Share
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 National Journal Share
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 ACPA Share
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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