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Paul Eaton Is Appointed The New Editor Of Developments
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The ACPA Governing Board has appointed Paul Eaton as the next Editor of Developments. Developments is a quarterly online publication that connects ACPA members to current issues, trends, and scholarship in higher education and student affairs. It also serves as a key source of association-wide news, programs, services, and resources. Through the voices of emerging, seasoned, and senior scholars and practitioners, Developments articles provide engaging perspectives that enhance the work of college and university educators. More

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
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
Feb. 4 - 6 |  Institute for Aspiring SSAOs — Exploring Diverse Identities & Vocation
Mar. 4-7 |  ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Annual Convention
April 3-5 |  Alcohol Policy 16

When Colleges Woo Students Through Social Media: Less Viewbooks, More Facebook
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When Ashley Romero found out she had been accepted to the University of Georgia, it wasn't through a letter in the mail. It wasn't even by logging onto her computer and visiting Georgia's admissions website. It was on her iPhone, as she and a friend were driving down the highway toward summer camp. Romero opened Georgia's admissions app and saw in blazing green letters: "Accepted." More

John Braxton Continues As Editor Of The Journal Of College Student Development (JCSD)
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The ACPA Governing Board has extended John Braxton’s term as JCSD Editor by two years. JCSD is one of the world’s leading journals on higher education. Subscribers include the members of ACPA, individuals (subscriptions available through Johns Hopkins University Press), and academic libraries (as JCSD or Project Muse subscribers). JCSD is included in numerous research databases including the Social Science Citation Index, where JCSD is one of only five U.S. and international higher education journals indexed. More

Quest For Good Graduation Data Will Be Key To Next Higher Education Act
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As the limits of federal data on college completion have become more apparent, policymakers are seeking better means to gauge students' success, especially as Congress prepares in 2013 for the next reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. In that climate, a private research organization with good data can command a bipartisan audience on Capitol Hill. More

Call For Programs — Maryland Student Affairs Conference
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Don't forget to submit your conference program proposals by Monday, Dec. 3! The 38th Annual Maryland Student Affairs Conference seeks programs that showcase innovation, demonstrate the impact our work is having on ourselves and the students we serve, and/or inspire us to develop bold new ideas. As we consider the opportunities of increased student diversity, demand for greater accountability, advancements in entrepreneurship, learning outside traditional classrooms and working more efficiently with the resources in our campus communities, we should continue our efforts to provide exceptional programs and services. More

Student Advising Plays Key Role In College Success — Just As It's Being Cut
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Devon Mills pulls out his smartphone at a Starbucks on the Arizona State University campus, and maps out how long it will take him to finish his undergraduate degree. Just exactly the right amount of time, his phone tells him. Despite double-majoring in political science and justice studies with a minor in sustainability, serving as president of the college council and vice president of the Residence Hall Association, working as a page in the state Senate, and cramming for the Law School Admission Test, Mills is on schedule to become one of the distinct minority of American college and university students who actually receive their four-year bachelor's degrees in four years. More

Nominate LGBT And Ally Undergrads And Advisors For Campus Pride Voice & Action Awards
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Campus Pride's Voice & Action National Leadership Award program offers honorary national recognition highlighting the outstanding accomplishments of LGBT and ally young adult leaders and, in conjunction with ACPA, those advisors who work to support LGBT issues at colleges and universities across the United States. The recognition program is the only honor of its kind, focused on the work of undergraduate college students and the advisors who support them in their efforts to create positive change for LGBT and ally issues within their campus communities, local communities and region of the country. The deadline for student leader applications is Nov. 26, and the deadline for students to nominate advisors is Dec. 3. More

Higher Education Growth Steady, Stable, And Greater Than Overall US Jobs
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The number of jobs in higher education grew during the third quarter of 2012, continuing to outpace growth of all U.S. jobs. The "market share" of higher education jobs compared to all U.S. jobs continued to increase as well but only incrementally in the third quarter, a trend that has persisted for several years. Similarly, the number of advertisements for job openings in higher education continued to grow, but at a moderating pace in the third quarter of 2012, according to a new report from HigherEdJobs, the leading source for jobs and career information in academia. More

Melissa Harris-Perry, BD Wong And Ben Cohen: Featured Speakers At ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention
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If you haven't already done so, there is still time to register and take advantage of the early-bird registration rates. If you have registered and received your confirmation e-mail, be sure to book your hotel room at a discounted rate through the link provided. More

Colleges Freeze Tuition For Second Consecutive Year
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Students at several schools can breathe a sigh of relief: For a second consecutive year, their tuition won't be rising. Following an announcement from Ohio's Urbana University to freeze tuition again for the 2013-2014 year, at least three other private schools have announced similar consecutive-year freezes. One of the most recent announcements comes from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. The all-girls, private college will keep tuition and fees at $41,456, the rate it charged for both the current and previous school years. More

The New Leadership Alliance Publication
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The Alliance is pleased to announce a new publication to help colleges improve their assessment and accountability practices, Assuring Quality: An Institutional Self-Assessment Tool for Excellent Practice in Student Learning Outcomes Assessment. A follow up to the Alliance's 2012 publication, Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education, Assuring Quality is designed to be part of an institution's formative evaluation process with a focus on continuous improvement. More

More Than 500 Colleges Agree To Adopt Financial Aid Shopping Sheet Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The adoption of the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a big win for students already attending these institutions and those who are considering enrolling. The Shopping Sheet provides a standardized award letter allowing students to easily compare financial aid packages and make informed decisions on where to attend college. Students and their families now have a clear, concise way to see the cost of a particular school. More


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