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ACPA Innovation Grant Applications are Available
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ACPA Innovation Grant applications are now available online! Visit the grant's website for information about grant guidelines, the application and award process, ranking criteria and the application form. The ACPA Innovation Grants Team may allocate no more than $10,000 annually (fiscal year) for Innovation Grants submitted by ACPA members and entity groups. Two types of grants will be established: A pool of $5000 is available for grants for entity groups and a pool of $5000 is available for individual innovation grants. Grants amounts can vary but the maximum grant that will be awarded per request is $1,000. More

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Jan. 16 |  The New C3 Webcast: Strengths Based Interviewing/Resumé
Jan. 26-30 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
Jan. 30 |  How to Conduct a Successful Job Search
Feb. 7 |  Webinar: Universal Design in Student Affairs & Higher
Feb. 11-12 |  A Veteran Symposium for Higher Education
Feb. 14 |  The New C3 Webcast: Networking: Maximizing the Convention Experience & Developing Job Search Connections
Feb. 20 |  The New C3 Webcast: Can I Live and Work Here: Navigating the Campus Visit
Feb. 27 |  The New C3 Webcast: WebcastMoney Talk: Evaluating the Job Offer & Salary Negotiation
Mar. 3-4 |  2013 Next Generation Conference (Undergraduates only)
Mar. 4-7 |  ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Annual Convention
April 3-5 |  Alcohol Policy 16

The New C3 Webcast Schedule
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In an effort to support candidates' and employers' professional development, The New C3 will continue to partner with the Commission for Career Development to provide a series of webcasts, workshops and professional development snapshot sessions on-site. More

Free Assessment Webcast Series
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The Commission for Student Involvement, Commission for Assessment and Evaluation and the Georgia College Personnel Association would like to invite you to join any of our three-part webcast series developed to help you move forward with your assessment efforts! Click MORE to register. More

The Commission for Student Involvement Book Club Registration
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The Commission for Student Involvement, Commission for Wellness and Standing Committee for Graduate Students & New Professionals is excited to announce the next book club selection: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. This book was strategically chosen to center on wellness as this rotation will lead up to ACPA 2013 Convention which touts a theme of Inspiring Communities of Wellbeing More

Strengths Learning Intensive Program with Gallup Education
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Gallup Education is sponsoring a Strengths Learning Intensive program with Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., from Feb. 14-15. This program is designed to enhance and encourage individual and institutional strength growth. Day One is strengths train-the trainer program and Day Two is best practice concurrent session blocks by different college administers — conference style. Please review program description with program outline. ACPA Members receive an institutional special rate. The fee for this two-day program is $375; Gallup Education special is buy one get one free (BOGO) of individuals representing the same institution. Please contact Kyle Robinson for the free special registration communication. This special rate ends Friday, Jan. 25. More

Call for Case Studies Regarding Faculty-in-Residence Programs for Upcoming Publication
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The guest editor for WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation currently welcomes submissions of case study reports for a forthcoming special issue on the topic of Faculty-in-Residence. Generally speaking, FIRs contract to live in campus residence halls so that the learning happening inside the classroom can be expanded to include the often profound learning experiences happening outside the classroom. As such, FIRs also serve as role models, resources and advocates for the students with whom they live and work. The guest editor is inviting students, faculty and administrators — both within the United States and abroad — to submit novel or complex case examples encountered by or with FIRs. The focus can be a student, a faculty member, a community, an institution or any other defined unit. Alternatively, the focus can be on an event, trend, initiative or project. More

Triage System Helps Colleges Treat Mentally Ill Students
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Over the past decade, colleges and universities across the country have seen an influx of students like Dale with mental health needs. The stigma of mental illness has started to dissipate, and more students are comfortable seeking help. In addition, teenagers with serious conditions are getting treatment earlier, and so a population of students that previously didn't make it to college now arrives on campus each fall. More

Students Rush to Web Classes, but Profits May Be Much Later
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In August, four months after Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng started the online education company Coursera, its free college courses had drawn in a million users, a faster launching than either Facebook or Twitter. The co-founders, computer science professors at Stanford University, watched with amazement as enrollment passed two million last month, with 70,000 new students a week signing up for over 200 courses, including Human-Computer Interaction, Songwriting and Gamification, taught by faculty members at the company's partners, 33 elite universities. More

Making the Case for Adjuncts
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By now, it's hard to imagine than many people in academe haven't heard about how most adjuncts work for years at low pay, and under conditions that hinder their efforts to help students. So why hasn't the issue gotten more attention on a wider scale, and what will it take to achieve real change? Adjunct advocates and higher education experts are counting on a new, targeted focus on students and educational value, and gathering of more data about their employment, to force reform. More

For Newly Minted MBAs, a Smaller Paycheck Awaits
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The M.B.A.'s lot is partly reflected in starting pay. While available figures vary by schools and employers, recruiters' expected median salary for newly hired M.B.A.s was essentially flat between 2008 and 2011, not adjusting for inflation, according to a survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council. For graduates with minimal experience — three years or less — median pay was $53,900 in 2012, down 4.6 percent from 2007-08, according to an analysis conducted for The Wall Street Journal by Pay fell at 62 percent of the 186 schools examined. More


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