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Employers & Job Seekers: Check Out ACPA's Virtual Career Fair
ACPA
Please join us for our first ever Student Affairs Virtual Career Fair on February 17, 2015. This is a convenient way for employers and candidates to interact and discuss new openings before meeting face-to-face. Sign up today!
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Feb. 13 |  North Carolina CPA Research Symposium
March 5-8 |  2015 Annual Convention in Tampa
March 7-8 |  Next Gen Conference
June 7-10 |  About Campus Writers Retreat
June 13-17 |  2015 Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
June 17-19 |  Student Affairs Assessment Institute
June 22-24 |  2015 Conference on College Men
Oct. 18-21 |  2015 Residential Curriculum Institute
Nov. 1-3, 2015 |  2015 Institute on Social Justice


US Colleges Seek Economic Diversity In Students From China
The Associated Press via ABC News
Widely regarded overseas as places only for children of the rich and powerful, top American universities like Yale and Harvard are increasing efforts to attract the best international students, regardless of their financial backgrounds. With more undergraduates coming from abroad than ever, the Ivy League universities that have worked to overcome reputations for serving only children of the elite in the U.S. are trying to do the same the world over with travel, novel recruiting strategies and some help from the U.S. State Department.
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Just Two Days To Save On #ACPA15 Convention Registration
ACPA
The 2015 Annual Convention in Tampa is upon us and there's still time to save on your registration. Opening General Session kicks off on Thursday, March 5 with HEd talks from Jose Antonio Vargas, Steph Hammerman, and Eboo Patel and closes with Laverne Cox on Sunday, March 8! Your journey to Tampa, Florida starts by clicking here.
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Colleges Tracking Students' Class Attendance
WTXF-TV
Just when college students thought they could get away from the strict rules associated with living at home… Now colleges are stepping in to make sure that they go to class. Colleges across the country are increasingly turning to using tracking devices like electronic monitoring and hidden cameras to make sure that their students are going to class. According to the Wall Street Journal, student I.D. cards are used to track attendance at Villanova University, administrators at the University of Arkansas have started to electronically monitor the attendance of freshman in a pilot program, and at Harvard professors filmed classrooms to see how many students were skipping class.
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Two Year College Webinar
ACPA
ACPA's Commission for the Two Year College and Phi Theta Kappa presents an interactive webinar on student success and the connections between student organizations, CCSSE benchmarks, and student engagement. This presentation will explore the ways student organizations can foster active and collaborative co-curricular learning, student-faculty interaction, student effort, support for learners, and connections to community college campuses. Each of these benchmarks, identified by the Community College Survey of Student Success (CCSSE), has a significant impact on student learning and engagement and can augment classroom curricula and development of soft skills most sought by employers. Register today.
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Tips For International Students Looking To Transfer Schools
U.S. News & World Report
As an international student, school is your home away from home. You want to be sure your school and program of study is right for you. If it's not, international students on an F-1 visa have the option to transfer schools upon arrival in the U.S. If you plan to transfer schools, there are a few things you should do to remain in compliance with U.S. laws. Before you can transfer to another school, make sure the school you want to attend is certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. A list of certified schools can be found online. Make sure to work with the designated school officials at both your current and new school. They each play an important role in your transfer process.
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#ACPATrendingNow Poll Is Live!
ACPA
Be a part of the #ACPATrendingNow selection process by participating on our online poll. Our goal is to bring the most relevant and current discussion topics in a round table format at #ACPA15. If you are interested in facilitating one of these please e-mail Dwayne Todd, 2015 Program Co-Chair.
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Register For The International Student Affairs Study Tour: Ireland and the United Kingdom
ACPA
ACPA is working together with sister associations, faculty from Miami University (Ohio), and partners in Ireland and the United Kingdom to produce an international study tour focused on student affairs. This is an educational tour of very distinct regions—Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, and Scotland—to develop an understanding of the structure and practice of higher education in the region and gain insight into the issues and strategic directions for higher education and student services/affairs in this historic region. The registration deadline is February 18.
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Vulnerable To Measles
Inside Higher Ed
Students at three California campuses — Moorpark College, California State University at Channel Islands and California State University at Long Beach — are now believed to have contracted measles, joining more than 90 other people in the state who have contracted the largely eradicated disease. California students are within their legal rights to come to campus without having been vaccinated — the state is 1 of 22 that does not require college students to be vaccinated against measles. As a result, many California colleges, including the 10 campuses of the University of California System, do not require students to receive immunizations before enrolling.
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Study: Finishing College A Growing Divide Between Rich, Poor
The Associated Press via ABC News
There is a growing divide between who earns a bachelor's degree by age 24, with the gap between the nation's richest and poorest students doubling during the last four decades, according to a report released recently. The percentage of students from the lowest-income families — those making $34,160 a year or less — earning a bachelor's degree has inched up just three points since 1970, rising from 6 to 9 percent by 2013. Meanwhile, college completion for students from the wealthiest families has risen dramatically, climbing from 44 to 77 percent.
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Accepting Nominations And Applications For JCSD Editorial Board
ACPA
The Journal is currently receiving applications and nomination to serve as a member of its Editorial Board. We are seeking individuals with a research background and a record of scholarly productivity. Members of the Editorial Board review manuscripts submitted for publication consideration by The Journal of College Student Development (JCSD) and advise the Editors of the Journal on matters of policy and practice. Self-nominations are welcomed.
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NODA Catalyst Grant Call For Proposals
ACPA
The Catalyst Grant is designed to catalyze new research that will advance both knowledge and best practices in orientation, transition, and retention. Prospective research studies, pilot studies, exploratory research projects (qualitative and quantitative), as well as assessment-based best practices (as defined by Upcraft and Schuh, 2002) that may be generalized will be considered for this award. In the 2014-15, up to six catalyst grants (two $1,000 grants and four $500 grants) will be awarded to emerging OTR researchers. All grant recipients will also receive the registration fee for one annual NODA Conference or regional conference and a year’s membership to the association. Grant funds may be used to support professional development, researcher(s) stipend, and project expenses. All funds (100%) must be used to support the proposed project. Prospective grant recipients must electronically submit applications by February 16, 2015.
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