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ACPA Unveiling Its New Web Site Soon
ACPA
After over a year of planning and work, ACPA will be launching its new website very soon. The new Web site is host to many new features, including a great and visually appealing design, advanced search feature, fully responsive layout, entity calendars and file repositories, and ability for entity groups to have full control over their sections of the Web site.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Jan. 25-29, 2014 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
Feb. 23-25, 2014 |  A Veteran Symposium for Higher Education
March 29-30 |  2014 Next Generation Conference (Undergraduates only)
March 29 |  2014 Institute on Sustainability
March 30 – April, 2014 |  ACPA Indianapolis Convention


10 Colleges With The Most Older Students
U.S. News & World Report
Adult students 25 and over — an increasing presence on U.S. campuses — come to school with their own unique concerns and goals. Unlike their younger peers, these students tend to be more doubtful than traditional students about going to school and less likely to have concrete plans in terms of what to study, according to a November report by Public Agenda. They are more confident about their ability to succeed academically and are more inclined to value online learning.
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ACPAGrow Mentoring Opportunities — Next Cohort Deadline January 24th
ACPA
ACPAGrow allows those in higher education at all levels to connect with others beyond our own institutions. ACPAGrow is the perfect opportunity to "give back" to the profession, have meaningful discussions, and be more involved with ACPA on a one-on-one basis. Consider serving as a mentor or a protégé for ACPAGrow next cohort, and commit to a few months of conversation, dialogue and learning! Full details about the ACPAGrow mentoring program and the online application are available here or by emailing acpagrow@acpa.nche.edu. You may also contact Danielle Morgan Acosta, Member-at-Large Entry Level on the ACPA Governing Board.
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Only 4 In 10 Students Finish College Where They Start
The Durango Herald
Less than half of all students who entered college in 2007 finished school where they started, and almost a third are no longer taking classes toward a degree anywhere, according to review.

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How College Health Centers Help Students Succeed
Psychology Today
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.

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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.

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Students Should Be At The Center Of Internationalization
University World News
As educators, we need to be aware of the forces that shape the future of education and the world for which we prepare graduates. A major factor that will shape the global demand for higher education relates to the development of middle-class populations throughout the world. The predictions for the development of the middle-classes globally show that by 2030 the Asia-Pacific region will dominate the world in terms of absolute numbers and the proportion of its population that will belong to the middle-class. The main consumers of tertiary education globally will be the offspring of middle-class parents.
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Discover Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your ACPA Membership
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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!
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Who Protects The Suicidal?
Inside Higher Ed
Nearly three years after a revision of federal regulations, colleges and the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights are still squabbling over when potentially self-harming students should be sent home — and in at least one case where OCR intervened, the reinstated student went on to commit suicide. Experts say that the case at Western Michigan University, where student Jackson Peebles filed a federal discrimination complaint with OCR after being involuntarily withdrawn due to suicidal tendencies, is not the only one where a student has hurt him or herself after pushing for readmittance.
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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.
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Only 4 In 10 Students Finish College Where They Start
The Durango Herald
Less than half of all students who entered college in 2007 finished school where they started, and almost a third are no longer taking classes toward a degree anywhere, according to review. The dire numbers underscore the challenges that colleges confront as they look to bring in more students and send them out into the world as graduates. The numbers also could complicate matters for students at schools with low graduation rates; the U.S. Department of Education’s still-emerging college rating system is considering linking colleges’ performances with federal financial aid.
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