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Aug. 23, 2012

College Grads Less Affected By Recession
United Press International
Virtually all the jobs recovered from the recession that began in 2007 required some form of postsecondary education, says a study. The study emphasizes the ongoing need for education beyond high school, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce reported. The number of jobs requiring bachelor's degrees has grown by 2.2 million since the recession began, the study said, while 5.8 million jobs for those with a high school education or less have been lost.More

Nominate A Colleague For An ACPA Award
ACPA
Each year ACPA recognizes the outstanding contributions of deserving colleagues at the annual convention. Review the list of awards and the nomination criteria. Please take the time to nominate a deserving colleague. For further information contact Myra F. Morgan.More

Immigrants Line Up By Thousands For Deportation Deferrals
The New York Times
Tens of thousands of young illegal immigrants waited excitedly in lines as long as a mile and thronged to information sessions across the country, the first day that a federal immigration agency began accepting applications for deportation deferrals that include permits to work legally. The public outpouring surprised both federal officials and immigrant advocates, who had expected an enthusiastic response to the Obama administration's deferral program but were unprepared for the size and intensity of it.More

Susan Komives Retiring As ACPA CAS Representative
ACPA
This month, Susan Komives will be retiring from her role as ACPA Director on the CAS Board of Directors. She has served ACPA in this role for a number of years as well as served as CAS President. Gavin Henning will assume the role of ACPA Director for CAS while Terrell Strayhorn will serve as the Alternate Director. ACPA thanks Dr. Komives for her contributions to ACPA and CAS.More

The 8th Edition Of The CAS Book Of Standards Is Now Available
ACPA
The CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education introduces five new functional areas of standards and guidelines: Campus Police and Security Programs, Parent and Family Programs, Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Programs, Transfer Student Programs and Services, and Veterans and Military Programs and Services.More

Education Aid Emerging As Campaign Issue
Education Week
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's selection as the Republican vice presidential candidate could spark a national debate about the future of education spending, an issue that's gotten short shrift in the presidential campaign so far. As the two national party conventions approach, Democrats are already charging that the Wisconsin lawmaker's controversial budget blueprint, which presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney has largely endorsed, would scale back college financial aid and slash other funding for education.More

Webinar For New Trans Youth Resource From NCTE
ACPA
The TONI Project is an online resource for trans people to share information about policies and practices at colleges and universities across the county. Prospective students can use TONI to explore the schools they are applying to, and current students and allies can discover new ideas to transform their campuses.More

NACAS Names Ron Campbell As New Chief Executive Officer
ACPA
NACAS, the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education, announced the appointment of Ron Campbell as the new CEO effective Nov. 1. He replaces Bob Hassmiller, who announced his retirement effective Oct. 31.More

Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Campuses Include UMass Amherst And UVM
The Boston Globe
Two New England universities — UMass Amherst and the University of Vermont — took top honors in the 2012 annual rankings of LGBT-friendly campuses released by Campus Pride in conjunction with HuffPost Gay Voices. Campus Pride's LGBT-friendly Campus Climate Index rates institutions of higher education on a scale of 1 to 5 stars based on criteria set in eight categories: LGBT Policy Inclusion, Support & Institutional Commitment, Academic Life, Student Life, Housing & Residence Life, Campus Safety, Counseling & Health, and Recruitment and Retention Efforts.More

The Commission For Student Involvement E-Series
ACPA
A New Culture of Learning: National Leadership Symposium Key Conversations
Sept. 6 from 1-2p.m. EST The National Leadership Symposium is a professional development experience designed for faculty members and student affairs professionals engaged in college leadership education, and occurs every summer. Register.

Student Involvement Assessment and Research: Measuring Student Learning
Sept. 20 from 1-2p.m. EST Student Involvement can be difficult to assess. As the field and profession moves beyond simple programmatic evaluation to more direct measurement of learning outcomes, it is important for student affairs practitioners to have the skills and competencies to measure student learning. Register.More