Sep. 12, 2013

Engaging Speakers Reinvent ACPA 2014 Indianapolis Convention
Six HEd Talk Speakers (so far) will join us to reinforce the REINVENTion of the 2014 ACPA Indianapolis Convention. Hear and learn from the diverse perspectives these HEd Talk Speakers bring to our attendees. Among this dynamic group are Brené Brown, Eric Qualman, and Tricia Rose.More

Early-Bird Rates For Residential Curriculum Institute Are In Effect
Early-bird rates for the Residential Curriculum Institute are in effect through Thursday, September 19. The University of South Carolina and ACPA's Commissions on Residential Life and Assessment and Evaluation welcome you to join them October 20-23 for this immersive professional development experience. Participants have the opportunity to view an alternative to traditional programming models. Sessions offered at RCI are designed both for schools new to the residential curriculum approach and for those with more advance experience. To view the schedule-at-a-glance and register, visit our Web site.More

Students Seeing Need For Social Media Classes
USA Today
Marc Torrence noticed a change in his popularity after covering his first University of Alabama football game — he gained thousands of followers on Twitter. "Even if 10 or 15 other people are tweeting the same quotes from (head coach) Nick Saban at a press conference, I get tons of retweets," Torrence said. "Everyone wants to know what Nick Saban is saying." Torrence isn't the only college student increasing his professional interest in social media. As schools across the nation develop social media programs, students are finding out it might be a necessity.More

Last Chance! Register Today To Join ACPA This Winter For Our Cultural Study Tour
ACPA — College Student Educators International and The Institute for Shipboard Education invites adventurers of all ages to explore 8 ports of call on the Passages and Exchanges Enrichment Voyage December 18, 2013 through January 3, 2014. Participants will transit the Panama Canal and explore the Caribbean and Central & South America on one of the world’s fastest passenger ships, the MV Explorer. This unique learning opportunity offers adventurous in-port excursions combined with abundant learning opportunities afforded by our on board Enrichment Sessions. Click here to learn more and register today!More

Students Seeing Need For Social Media Classes
USA Today
Marc Torrence noticed a change in his popularity after covering his first University of Alabama football game — he gained thousands of followers on Twitter. "Even if 10 or 15 other people are tweeting the same quotes from (head coach) Nick Saban at a press conference, I get tons of retweets," Torrence said. More

9 Ways Going To College Affects Your Health
Life Science
The waning days of summer herald the time when many young people wave farewell to their parents' home and head to college, where they'll face a barrage of challenges and changes, from overwhelming intro classes to inscrutable roommates.More

10 Highest-Priced Public Colleges For Out-Of-State Students
U.S. News & World Report
The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas.More

Why Are Research Universities Going Global?
University World News
Despite the significant increase in the number and type of international activities — from branch campuses to MOOCs and aggressive international student recruitment — many institutional efforts appear to be launched without a clear idea of best practices or how specific activities might be productive and meaningful for a particular institution. Empirical knowledge of how and why institutions expand these activities, and whether they are successful, remains largely anecdotal.More

Is Your ACPA Member Record Current?
Don't miss out on your publications, mailings, and entity group updates! ACPA's My Profile allows you to manage your member profile information online. Update your mailing address, join the many entity groups, manage your e-mail subscriptions and more. Also, remember to renew your entity membership if your ACPA membership has lapsed to continue receiving newsletters and updates from the groups of your choice.More

The Healthy Minds Network (HMN) Groundbreaking Research
The Healthy Minds Network (HMN) is sharing groundbreaking research on gatekeeper-trainings (GKTs), a widely used campus mental health intervention. HMN researchers recently conducted the first large-scale, multi-site study of a campus-based GKT, delivered to resident advisors on 32 campuses across the country. In HMN's latest research brief, the researchers present the main results of this study and their implications for practice and policy. The findings and their relevance for campus administrators will be the focus of HMN's upcoming webinars, which are free and open to all. The GKT Webinar sessions will take place on Wednesday, September 18 (3-4pm ET) and Monday, September 23 (12-1pm ET), with content the same at both sessions. RSVP to with your preferred date in the body of the message. Visit for more information about HMN's many initiatives, including its campus-wide surveys, which are currently enrolling colleges and universities.More

Should Students Use A Laptop In Class?
The Wall Street Journal
There's a widely shared image on the Internet of a teacher's note that says: "Dear students, I know when you're texting in class. Seriously, no one just looks down at their crotch and smiles." College students returning to class this month would be wise to heed such warnings. You're not as clever as you think — your professors are on to you. The best way to stay in their good graces is to learn what behavior they expect with technology in and around the classroom.More

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program In Pakistan
Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD — Pakistan), a program of the U.S. Department of State, provides opportunities for current undergraduate students from Pakistan to spend one academic semester of non-degree study in a U.S. university or community college. Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition. This program provides fellows with visa support, round-trip travel, accident and sickness coverage, tuition and mandatory university fees, room and board, a small incidental allowance, a limited allowance for books, and alumni networking opportunities. The application and instructions can be found on the Global UGRAD — Pakistan hosting page on the IREX Web site. The deadline for host application submission is September 20, 2013.More

Report: College Enrollment Plunges By Half Million Students
The Associated Press via WNEW-TV
A new report finds that college enrollment has plunged by approximately a half million students in comparison to the previous year. Statistics compiled by the United States Census Bureau in "School Enrollment: 2012" showed that college enrollment fell by 467,000 students in the fall of 2012. It was the reverse of what the bureau previously observed after 3.2 million enrolled in college between 2006 and 2011. The bureau found that the decrease was caused by the lack of students enrolling in college after reaching age 25 or older. The enrollment of that age group fell by 419,000, while enrollment for younger students went down by only 48,000.More