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Dec. 12, 2013

Discover Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your ACPA Membership
ACPA
View the Getting Involved Webinar presented by the ACPA Involvement Team. This Webinar focuses on how new members can get involved and current members can expand their involvement. View it today!More

MOOCs As Neocolonialism — Who Controls Knowledge?
University World News
Massive open online courses — MOOCs — are the latest effort to harness information technology for higher education. The concept takes advantage of the significant advancements in technology that permit much more interactive pedagogy as well as more sophisticated delivery of content.More

Register Now For The 6th Annual Veteran Symposium For Higher Education
ACPA
The 6th Annual Veteran Symposium for Higher Education will take place February 23-25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Registration is available now. Registration is only $249 per person and includes all program sessions, lunches, continental breakfasts, and receptions. The symposium is designed to address issues facing student veterans on campus. Presentations will include research reviews and discussions of best practice programs designed to assist student veterans. Scheduled topics include civic engagement, academic leadership, student orientation and advising, impact of military sexual trauma, peer advising, tuition policies, and prior learning assessment. For additional information email vpsa@louisville.edu, call 502-852-6933, or visit the Web site for complete schedule and program information.More

It's Weirdly Difficult To Find Good College Advising Online
The Atlantic
The college application process has grown into a complicated and daunting task for high school students across the country, and many low-income high schoolers have to figure out the admissions process on their own. More

How College Health Centers Help Students Succeed
Forbes
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. Decades ago most colleges and universities believed their only responsibility for student health was to set up a clinic to treat the sick and injured. More

10 Colleges With The Highest Rate Of Student Internships
U.S. News & World Report
It's a tough job market for recent college graduates. Of the workers who graduated from college in the past two years, 41 percent say they are underemployed and working in jobs that do not require their college degrees, according to a 2013 survey from Accenture, a consulting company. 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. Universities with a large undergraduate enrollment usually offer hundreds of clubs, intramural sports and other activities to keep students engaged. Arizona State University, for example, has 850 registered student clubs for the 59,382 undergraduates enrolled in fall 2012, according to the results of a spring 2013 survey by U.S. News. The school had the largest undergraduate enrollment for a traditional brick-and-mortar school, according to data submitted to U.S. News by 1,248 ranked schools.More

Participate In ACPA 2014's Next Generation Conference
ACPA
ACPA's 2014 Next Gen Conference will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30, 2014 prior to the start of the ACPA 2014 Indianapolis Convention. More

Study: Cell Phones Could Be Hurting College Students' Grades And Happiness
The Huffington Post
The more glued college students are to their phones, the more their grades may suffer, a new study suggests. Researchers from Kent State University found an association between high frequency of cell phone use and lower GPA among college students. High cell phone use was also associated with decreased happiness and increased anxiety, compared with college students who used their phones less often, researchers found. The study is based on more than 500 college students whose daily cell phone use was recorded, as well as their anxiety levels and life satisfaction (to determine happiness levels). The researchers also had access to the students' cumulative GPAs. More

Is Your ACPA Member Record Current?
ACPA
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, if your ACPA membership has lapsed, remember to renew your entity membership to continue receiving newsletters and updates from the groups of your choice.More

It's Weirdly Difficult To Find Good College Advising Online
The Atlantic
The college application process has grown into a complicated and daunting task for high school students across the country, and many low-income high schoolers have to figure out the admissions process on their own. For these disadvantaged students, finding trustworthy advice on the admissions process can be extremely difficult. Few high-need students receive personal college counseling in school; the rest are left to navigate the process alone. As a result, many high-achieving, underprivileged students end up applying to and attending community colleges or other less-selective schools instead of top-tier, selective schools.More