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ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention Program Presenters Notified
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Notifications to presenters regarding their program proposals were sent out earlier this week. This year, we received a record amount of submissions and are excited to present a stellar curriculum at the ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention in March. Thank you to everyone who submitted a program proposal for the upcoming convention. Don't forget to take advantage of the early registration rates. Visit the convention Web page to get started!

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Oct. 29 |  Webinar: Creating A Gender-Inclusive Campus
Nov. 1-4 |  2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference
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

Interest In Online Courses Could Be Peaking
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When Cedrick Alexander was reviewing the courses he needed in order to complete his journalism degree at the University of Alabama, he found that some classes that fit his schedule were only offered online. "If I would have had the option, I would have probably gone with in-class options," says Alexander, who is in the process of finishing his degree. "The reason I took online courses was because they were the only ones available, [and] with time commitments, they worked for me." Alexander notes that there were some benefits to taking classes online, beyond the flexibility. "Online classes make you more accountable for your learning, instead of relying on guidance or instruction," he says. More

Students Urged To Care For Drinkers
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Students attending the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana are educated often on the implications of underage drinking, but encouraged to seek medical help if they witness a fellow student who is dangerously intoxicated. School officials said it is imperative to get help first, before thinking of the consequences of underage drinking. More

Abigail Noel Fisher v. University Of Texas At Austin, et al.
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The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the case Abigail Noel Fisher, petitioner, v. University of Texas at Austin, et al., on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and given the importance of this case to American Higher Education, we share with you the Amicus Brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court ACPA, signed on as respondents. Download the Amicus Brief.

US Immigration Choice: Education vs. Diversity, Or Both?
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People around the world with accredited degrees in science and math should "get a green card stapled to their diploma," Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in his debate with President Barack Obama, who has made similar appeals to retain skilled foreign students. Stewed over by lawmakers since 2009, the visa-stapled degree is a bipartisan idea that Congress has been unable to achieve. Election-year politicking brought a rare opening but then quickly shut the door to compromise this fall — specifically, whether to create more opportunities for highly educated scientists and engineers to stay in the United States at the expense of shutting down a random lottery of visas. More

Tough Times, Even Higher Debts For College Graduates
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Two-thirds of American college graduates left school last year with student loan debt hanging over their heads and the average amount they owed was $26,600, up 5 percent from the previous year. They also walked into a "tough job market" that was only marginally more friendly than in 2010, according to a report by the Institute for College Access and Success. More

Ancillary Space For ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention Requests Due Nov. 5
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Have a meeting or reception that needs space at the 2013 Convention? Submit your Ancillary Program request by Monday, Nov. 5. Questions? Contact Rachel Beech, Ancillary Programs Chair. More

Teaching, Stress, Adjuncts
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Full-time faculty members at four-year colleges are spending less time on teaching than they used to, according to a national study by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. Because the comparative data are for full-time faculty only, it is not clear if this trend is because more courses are being taught by part-timers, because more sections have been canceled due to budget cuts, or for other reasons. But the results show a long term decline in those who spend at least nine hours a week in teaching (defined by actual time, not credit hour) and a significant increase in those spending only one to four hours in teaching. More

Community Colleges Offer Smarter Education
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Universities aren't for everyone. With recent budget cuts, tuition has risen and admission requirements for a four-year university have become stricter. However, community colleges are a viable option for a higher education often overlooked and unappreciated. In 2010, President Barack Obama praised community colleges as "the unsung heroes" of the U.S. education system. More

Early And No-Excuse Absentee Voting Begins For Upcoming U.S. Elections
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U.S. citizens! If you are unable to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, early and no-excuse absentee voting may have started in your state of residence. For example, Virginia, Florida, Colorado and Ohio have started in-person early voting. For a complete listing, visit the National Conference of State Legislatures' Web site.

A New Survey Shows That College Students Really Just Want To Be Rich
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Cornell University recently conducted a survey that found that 86 percent of its incoming freshmen want to be "financially well-off." This is a 13.4 percent increase from the last year's class of incoming freshmen. Many students said that they want to live a comfortable lifestyle without worrying about money, be able to support a family in the future and not have to worry about college debt. While college students and young people were occupying cities across the country, this new study suggests a shift in values as students are embracing and aspiring to wealth. More


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