Oct. 16, 2014

ACPA's 2015 Career Central At Convention Is Open
We're thrilled to announce that the 2015 Career Central at Convention has launched. Career Central has been the go-to resource for hiring the most talented student affairs candidates for over 30 years. Held in conjunction with the ACPA Annual Convention in Tampa, FL (March 5-8, 2015), Career Central provides employers with affordable on-site recruitment options and the most qualified candidates in the field. Career Central provides job seekers with access to job postings, on-site interviews, resume reviews, and mock interviews—all included in the price of Annual Convention registration.More

Study Finds Many Colleges Don't Require Core Subjects Like History, Government
The Wall Street Journal
A majority of U.S. college graduates don’t know the length of a congressional term, what the Emancipation Proclamation was, or which Revolutionary War general led the American troops at Yorktown. The reason for such failures, according to a recent study: Few schools mandate courses in core subjects like U.S. government, history or economics. The sixth annual analysis of core curricula at 1,098 four-year colleges and universities by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni found that just 18% of schools require American history to graduate, 13% require a foreign language and 3% economics.More

Call For Nominations: ACPA Senior Scholars And ACPA Emerging Scholar Program
To be considered for inclusion in the ACPA Senior Scholars or to nominate a deserving colleague, please forward name and contact information to Florence A. Hamrick in advance of the October 21, 2014, deadline for submission of all application materials. To nominate a qualified individual for the Emerging Scholar Program, send the nominee's name and contact information to Florence A. Hamrick in advance of the October 21, 2014 deadline for submission of all application materials.More

Global Postgraduate Student Mobility Trends To 2024
University World News
India will have by far the most tertiary students in the world in 2024 — 48 million against 37 million in China — but China will still be the largest source of mobile postgraduate students, sending 338,000 abroad, according to a just-published study by the British Council. Nigeria will have the world's strongest growth in outbound postgraduate mobility, at 8.3% a year. While China continues to dominate the mobile student market in absolute numbers, in 2024 India is expected to account for 54% of growth in inbound postgraduate students to the United States. In the United Kingdom, China is anticipated to account for 44% of growth in inbound postgraduates.More

Commission For Student Involvement Leadership Applications Available Now
Serving on the CSI Leadership Team is a wonderful way for current members to lead initiatives that will move us forward as a Commission, and also a great opportunity for current members to amplify their current involvement with the CSI. It is also a wonderful opportunity to develop professionally, while working to forward the CSI mission to support colleagues in the area of student involvement. Please check out our 2015-2016 Leadership Elections Packet and other elections information here.More

U.S. College Students Eat Their Vegetables. Really?!
Medical Xpress
U.S. college students do better than their counterparts in the United Kingdom when it comes to physical activity, a healthy diet and less smoking, according to new research published in the latest issue of the journal Education and Health. "Among U.S. students, we see greater consumption of fruits and vegetables, more participation in organized sports, and less smoking," said American University Prof. Stacey Snelling, a lead study author.More

Register For The 2015 Multi-Institutional Study Of Leadership (MSL)
Registration for the 2015 Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL) is live, and the deadline for enrollment is fast approaching! The MSL is an international research program focused on understanding the influences of higher education in shaping leadership related outcomes (e.g., social responsibility, efficacy, cognitive skills, resiliency). Beyond a research program, the MSL is an international movement toward more effective, evidence-based practice. Visit our new web site at for details about participation fees, discounts, scholarship opportunities, and timelines. Feel free to contact with any questions. We are already at 80% of our enrollment capacity. Enrollment ends on October 31, 2014, and we expect a large spike in registration numbers as we approach this date. More

Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters?
"I went to a four-year university." "That job requires a one-year certificate." "It's a two-semester course." "She's a fifth-year senior." What do these expressions have in common? They use time as the yardstick for higher education. Essentially, this means measuring not how much you've learned, but how long you've spent trying to learn it. The conventions of the credit hour, the semester and the academic year were formalized in the early 1900s. Time forms the template for designing college programs, accrediting them and — crucially — funding them using federal student aid. But in 2013, for the first time, the Department of Education took steps to loosen the rules.More

ACPA Is Pleased To Announce Our Partnership With Higher Ed Live
We are delighted to announce that effective October 15, 2014, ACPA has signed a strategic agreement with Higher Ed Live, produced by mStoner, as a primary sponsor of Student Affairs Live. Broadcasting live, each week's episodes feature exclusive interviews with professionals, authors, consultants, scholars, practitioners, and other thought leaders from colleges and universities across the country. Tackling new topics with each broadcast, Student Affairs Live goal is to foster knowledge sharing and be a trusted source of information for higher education professionals around the globe.More

Hospitals, Colleges Stress Safe Practices For Nurses In Wake Of New Ebola Case
The Dallas Morning News
As some advocates say U.S. hospitals have not moved fast enough to protect nurses from Ebola, several North Texas hospitals and colleges are taking extra precautions to keep medical workers safe. Concerns about the disease escalated with Sunday's news that a 26-year-old Dallas nurse contracted the deadly virus. Nina Pham was caring for an infected patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She's the first known person to become infected with Ebola in the U.S.More

ACPA And NASPA Launch Professional Competencies Task Force
We are excited to announce that the ACPA Governing Board and the NASPA Board of Directors have established the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies Task Force. The charge of the Task Force is to review, update, and revise the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Practitioners, established and approved by both Boards in July 2010.More

Hands Up...Let's Discuss—Redefining Black/Brown And Masculinities
In light of recent events, and the ongoing marginalized experiences of young men of color, this webinar will discuss implications for working with Black and Brown men in higher education. Current best practice will be shared from student affairs practitioners on how to promote student success and engage Black and Brown men in public and privates spaces. The Standing Committee for Men and Masculinities is hosting this free webinar, taking place on Nov 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST. You can register by clicking here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.More

Early Registration For The Institute On Social Justice Ends Friday
Learn or refine ways from experts to address the challenges of infusing social justice into your everyday activities and conversations. This group of insightful and experienced speakers will share their wisdom and expertise. You will learn about cutting edge and innovative campus programs and will be provided resources to help you implement or reshape programs back on your home campus. Learn more and register today!More