May. 8, 2014

Attend The 2014 ACPA Presidential Symposium
Join ACPA President Dr. Kent Porterfield, Vice President for Student Development at Saint Louis University, for two days of action and engagement around critical issues facing our profession. Participants will begin to #ACPArethink using one Guiding Question: To what extent do we need to rethink student affairs/services preparation, organization, and practice to help our institutions effectively address mega-issues of access, affordability and accountability?More

Does Misuse Of ADHD Medications By Students Constitute Cheating?
Students who are in high pressure academic environments often look to ways to help maximize their time for studying and completing school work. As students feel more pressure to succeed academically, the notion of gaining an advantage to complete numerous projects and study for exams may appeal to some students. Aside from the medical risks from using such stimulants for those without ADHD, the desire to compete and perform has some students taking chances in order to boost their academic performance.More

Continue Learning From #ACPA14. Program Handouts Are Now Available!
Is there a program from the 2014 ACPA Annual Convention in Indianapolis that you would like to know more about? Here is our list of presenters' program handouts to help you continue your learning experience. More

Hundreds Of Options Open To Late College Applicants
U.S. News & World Report
The May 1 national response date for college acceptances has passed, but students who aren't enrolled in school for the fall semester still have hope. More than 270 U.S. colleges and universities are still accepting applications for the fall, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling's annual College Openings Update. The list, released Tuesday, shows which of the organization's member institutions still have space for freshmen and transfers. Students can also see if a school has financial aid or housing available. More

Has Your College/University Joined or Renewed As A Member?
Exciting new benefits have been added to this year's College/University Membership, to include complimentary general memberships, a complimentary webinar, and to be featured on our website. Additional information will be posted in the next couple of weeks. Find more information about the current benefits of a C/U membership.More

Why Social Integration Matters
Inside Higher Ed
Over the past couple of decades, researchers have uncovered all sorts of ways in which certain types of students experience college differently. More

10 Universities With The Largest Undergraduate Populations
U.S. News & World Report
Going to college may be increasingly expensive, but the cost hasn't deterred thousands of students from enrolling. Between 1992 and 1998, undergraduate enrollment was stable, but it increased by 37 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.More

How College Health Centers Help Students Succeed
Psychology Today
Of all the dramatic changes in higher education in recent years, one that goes largely unnoticed is the tremendous growth in the mission, services, and facilities of health centers. More

Registration For #ACPA15 Is Now Live!
Registration for the 2015 Annual Convention in Tampa is now live! Consider. Collaborate. Create. Commit. Register today! Early-bird rates are effective through Friday, November 7, 2014.More

Interesting Times Ahead As Higher Education Goes Global
University World News
The sheer scale and mobility of higher education, its continued growth as student populations soar in emerging nations, the world's transforming demography and unpredictability, and a sector grappling with change in the face of an avalanche of innovation while struggling to prove its worth, were highlighted at the "Going Global" conference in Miami last week — suggesting interesting times ahead for higher education.More

ACPA Salutes Education Leaders In South Africa
As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democratic rule, we recognize the important role that higher education has played throughout the country's democratic transition. Higher education has been one of the driving forces behind South Africa's notable economic progress during the last two decades. Discover more here.More

Increases In Paperwork And Compliance Standards Lead To Rises In Tuition And Fees
Research from American Action Forum, a 21st century center-right policy institute, shows growth in required paperwork, general administrative staff, and compliance officers contribute heavily to the rise in tuition and fees at postsecondary institutions.More

Why Social Integration Matters
Inside Higher Ed
Over the past couple of decades, researchers have uncovered all sorts of ways in which certain types of students experience college differently. Racial and ethnic minority, international, LGBTQ, first-generation, lower SES, and even politically conservative students encounter marginalizing experiences that can undercut the quality of their education. Interestingly, researchers examining systemic differences in the ways that students experience college have spent most of their energy parsing differences between students' demographic traits. More

Please Join The Healthy Minds Network For Its Upcoming Webinar
Please join us for The Healthy Minds Network's upcoming Webinar, Social Media Interventions for Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health on Wednesday, May 21, 11:30am–12:30pm EDT.

This webinar is intended to help audience members better understand how social media can be used as a tool to understand and improve adolescent and young adult mental health. The Webinar will feature social media experts, including Dr. Megan Moreno, principal investigator of the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team at University of Washington, and Blake Wagner III, creator of the inkblots video series.

The Healthy Minds Network will also reveal plans for its new peer-based social media platform, tinyshifts. As always, the webinar is free and requires no special software. RSVP to with your name and email address, and questions for the panelists to address. for more about The Healthy Minds Network. More

College Graduation: 4 Ways Things Have Changed
The Associated Press via Diverse
There's still plenty of pomp and circumstance, inspiring words from lofty speakers and tossing tassels, but graduating from college today is very different from a generation or so ago. Here are four things today's college graduates may experience that have changed from 30 years ago, when the parents of some of today's students were picking up their diplomas.More

Brave New World, the 2014 AMOSSHE Conference
Interested in taking a trip across the pond this summer? Check out the Brave New World Conference being hosted by AMOSSHE, the UK Student Services Organisation, from July 16–18. Find out all about the conference, including the programme of events and how to book, here.More

ACPA Gift Store
Check out ACPA's first ever online gift store where you can purchase items for a recent graduate! These items include ACPA branded gear, gift baskets, care packages, flowers, and even cologne. ACPA's Online Store is an innovative fundraising program that helps to support our Association. When you purchase items a portion of the sales are given to help ACPA. It's that easy! Our store is brought to you by My Favorite Student. Check it out! More