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Report Finds For-Profit College Students Face Higher Debt, More Unemployment
Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
ACPA Next Generation Conference Registration Now Open
Honoring 25 Years Of ACPA's Asian Pacific American Network
Disney Youth Education Series College Edition Presents Magic Behind The Show: Improv And Teamwork At Epcot
Audrey Watters: Predictions For Higher Ed Technology In 2012
Register Now: Strengths in Education Conference: The Impact Of Strengths On Hope And Wellbeing
Register Now: Maryland Student Affairs Conference (MSAC)
In A Family's Grief, Determination To Force University To Tell Parents Of Suicidal Students
5 Colleges That Are Slashing Tuition Costs




Report Finds For-Profit College Students Face Higher Debt, More Unemployment
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Students attending for-profit colleges wind up with much higher student-loan debts, are less likely to be employed after graduation and generally earn less than similar students at public or private nonprofit schools, according to a recent paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study, conducted by a group of Harvard researchers, examines a bevy of federal data tracking student graduation rates, federal loan repayment rates and student success in securing jobs. More

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Jan. 21-Jan. 25 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute.
Jan. 26 |  Webinar: Teen Mothers and College Attainment: Connecting the Efforts of School/Community Systems and Higher Education.
Feb. 2 |  Webinar: From Standard to Stand Out! Female Leadership in Student Affairs.
Feb. 10 |  Maryland Student Affairs Conference.
Feb. 17 |  Job Search Jumpstart.
Feb. 20-Feb. 21 |  4th Annual Veteran's Symposium.
March 16 |  Support Staff Conference.


ACPA Next Generation Conference Registration Now Open
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The ACPA — College Student Educators International Next Generation conference, a program for undergraduate students considering careers in student affairs, will be held March 24-25, 2012 prior to the Annual Convention. For more information please visit the Next Generation Web site, join the Facebook group, or learn about the Next Generation experience on Tumblr. More

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Honoring 25 Years Of ACPA's Asian Pacific American Network
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Celebrate 25 years of ACPA's Asian Pacific American Network (APAN) at the annual convention in Louisville, Kentucky in March. APAN will present a program that describes the groundbreaking 25-year history of APAN and the ways APAN has adapted to meet evolving needs of Asian Pacific Islander American (AIPA) student affairs professionals. Drawn from interviews with 26 APIA leaders and archival data, this program will feature a panel of leaders to highlight the impact of APIA student affairs administrators, document APAN's history and future development, and understand the importance of APAN in providing opportunities for community, identity development, leadership, professional development, and mentoring. More

Disney Youth Education Series College Edition Presents Magic Behind The Show: Improv And Teamwork At Epcot
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Being able to apply improvisational techniques helps to bring focus to unpredictable situations and discover opportunities amidst limitations. During this three hour experience at Epcot, specially designed exercises help students develop and practice good listening skills, building connections, decisiveness under pressure and collaboration. Click here to learn more about this value-priced field study available to college student groups of 10 or more participants. More



Audrey Watters: Predictions For Higher Ed Technology In 2012
Inside Higher Ed    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The flurry of late 2011 news has certainly made making predictions about technology and higher education fun. The predictions foreseen about higher education for 2012 occur at the intersection of new technologies, new economies, and new business models, to name a few. More

Register Now: Strengths in Education Conference: The Impact Of Strengths On Hope And Wellbeing
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Please join us at the Strengths in Education Conference: The Impact of Strengths on Hope and Wellbeing, hosted by Gallup with George Mason University (GMU) Leads; the Center for Consciousness and Transformation, and the Colonial Academic Alliance in partnership with ACPA — College Student Educators International. Featured speakers include Dr. Shane Lopez, Dr. Larry Braskamp, and Dr. Sarah Pressman. This conference also will offer educational breakout sessions to gain insights and strengths applications from best practice leaders in the field. Conference will take place at the George Mason Inn, located near the GMU campus in Fairfax, Virginia, on Feb. 9-10, 2012. Register now to experience this innovative conference. For more information, download the conference brochure. More



Register Now: Maryland Student Affairs Conference (MSAC)
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This conference is about you! To energize ourselves and enhance our strengths, the 37th Annual Maryland Student Affairs Conference (College Park, Maryland) will explore inspiration, impact, and innovation. As student affairs staff, we each bring skills, talents, and commitment to our work. Through our individual contributions and our collaboration with others, we serve students, learn from our varied experiences, and add value to our campus community. In the age of social media and emerging technologies, we must consider new ways of thinking about our work. We must continue to inspire ourselves and others. We must find new opportunities to collaborate across departments and across campuses. More

In A Family's Grief, Determination To Force University To Tell Parents Of Suicidal Students
The Associated Press via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The issue of when colleges should notify parents their adult children may be suicidal remains fraught with legal, medical and ethical dilemmas. In an agreement finalized by a judge in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought by the family of a Virginia Tech student who killed himself, the parents of Daniel Kim settled with the school for $250,000, plus an endowed scholarship in Daniel's name. But the student's father also insisted that the agreement include language requiring Virginia Tech to notify parents of a potentially suicidal student unless it documents a reason not to do so. More

5 Colleges That Are Slashing Tuition Costs
Investopedia via San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As the cost of a college education rises every year, more young people, and their parents can hardly afford the expense of attending an institution of higher learning. Although college costs vary widely, with thousands of dollars in the difference between the most expensive to the least expensive schools, the trend over the past several years has been upward. Currently, however, a plateau seems to have been reached among certain colleges. Not all colleges and universities are raising tuition. More


 
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