Feb. 9, 2012

Job Searching? Hiring? ACPA Can Help
Whether you are searching or hiring, ACPA is the source for jobs and candidates. Our year-round Career Central and our on-site New C3 have the most affordable rates and diverse positions and candidates available!More

Sign-Up Today To Volunteer At Convention — 43 Days And Counting
Opportunities to volunteer at the convention are now available. Please visit this VolunteerSpot Web page to register for one of the many opportunities to help in Louisville.More

Study: US College Students Seek Treatment For Alcohol More Than Drugs
U.S. college students seeking treatment for substance abuse are more likely to be have trouble with alcohol than with abuse of drugs like heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine, according to a new government study. Researchers at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration analyzed data from 2009, when about 374,000 people between the ages of 18 and 24 were treated for substance abuse or dependence in the United States.More

Convention Regular Rates Valid Until Feb. 29
If you haven't registered for convention, do so today! Join thousands of educators, students, employers, job seekers and corporate sponsors who already have committed to Create Possibilities in Louisville, Ky., from March 24-28.More

Black Students Seeking Action On Racial Climate At Duke
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
A group of Black students at Duke University are continuing their push to force college administrators to improve the racial climate on campus, calling on university officials to allocate more financial resources and support to improving the plight of students of color. About two dozen students in the Black Student Alliance recently met with top university officials to present a document — the Black Culture Initiative — which they say is aimed at encouraging reform at the private research school in Durham, N.C.More

ACPA Past President Profile: E.G. Williamson
E.G. Williamson was the 10th president of ACPA and began his presidency just prior to the start of World War II. Williamson served as coordinator of the student personnel program, professor of counseling, and dean of students during his tenure at the University of Minnesota. In addition to serving as ACPA president from 1941-1945, he also served as APGA president (1967-1968). Further, Williamson served as the chair of the 1949 Student Personnel Point of View.More

Stay Current With The Council For The Advancement of Standards
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Tactics For The Smart Classroom: Getting Smarter About Faculty Involvement
Campus Technology
Higher education classrooms are being outfitted with the latest technology equipment, software, apps, and tools at unprecedented rates. From iPads to whiteboards and clickers to AV equipment, these new additions are meant to make teaching and learning more effective for everyone involved. When done right these initiatives achieve exactly that. But when it's not done properly, universities wind up with frustrated faculty and technologies that end up gathering dust on the shelf.More

Colleges Obsess Over Rankings; Students Shrug
The Associated Press via USA Today
When U.S. News & World Report debuted its list of "America's Best Colleges" nearly 30 years ago, the magazine hoped its college rankings would be a game-changer for students and families. But arguably, they've had a much bigger effect on colleges themselves. Yes, students and families still buy the guide and its less famous competitors by the hundreds of thousands, and still care about a college's reputation. But it isn't students who obsess over every incremental shift on the rankings scoreboard, and who regularly embarrass themselves in the process. It's colleges.More

Look Closely To Find Savings On Auto Insurance
If you renew your auto insurance as a matter of routine, you may want to take a few minutes to scrutinize your coverage. Many people find ways to reduce their rates through overlooked discounts. Here are a few to investigate:


Noliwe Rooks: Preventing A 'Citizen-Less' Nation Through Higher Education
Today, fewer Americans than ever believe one requirement of citizenship is to right the wrongs in our nation. So says a recent report by the American Association of American Colleges and Universities released recently at the White House. The report, called "A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy's Future," warns that the United States is nearing the point of becoming a "citizen-less" nation where the majority sit on the sidelines pointing out, complaining about and urging others to act. So what do we do in the face of this dire scenario? The report recommends that colleges and universities begin to make civic engagement central to the college experience. The preparation for democracy, they argue, is as important to our nation's future as is learning to write, count and prepare for a career.More