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Accepting Nominations And Applications For JCSD Editorial Board
The Journal of College Student Development (JCSD) is currently accepting applications and nominations 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 JCSD and advise the Editors of the Journal on matters of policy and practice. Self-nominations are welcomed.
Please forward the nominee's name, title, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and a current copy of their curriculum vitae. Materials can be e-mailed to Dominique Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are due no later than February 7, 2014.
Students Are Overwhelmed But Under-Challenged
It's been difficult to put my finger on what's happening among students in today's culture. On the one hand, 94% of college students say the top word to describe their life is "overwhelmed." About half say they are so overwhelmed it is almost difficult to function, and nearly one in ten have considered suicide in the last year.
Career Central At 2014 Annual Convention
Career Central at the 2014 Convention is shaping up to be our best yet! We already have numerous employers and candidates from around the country registered and ready to interview. If you have any questions about registering for Career Central as a candidate or an employer, please contact Ted Carroll, Program Manager for Career Central and Global Initiatives at email@example.com. To kick-start February, we have a special offer for employers. Starting today (February 6, 2014) the first five employers to post jobs on Career Central at Convention will get their positions listed as "Featured Jobs" on the Career Central site (a $75 value) for a week! We will have more updates and offers as we get closer to Indy.
More States Grant In-State Tuition To Immigrants
The Associated Press via ABC News
Giancarlo Tello paid $14,000 more than other New Jersey high school graduates to attend Rutgers University, the state's flagship public college. Why the difference? Tello spent much of his childhood in the U.S. without legal permission after his parents moved from Peru when he was 6. That changes if he re-enrolls this fall, as he plans, thanks to a law recently signed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie that provides in-state tuition to immigrants like him. Supporters of immigrants' rights are energized because after years of contentious fights, New Jersey and three other states passed statutes last year that will allow such students who came to the U.S. when they were minors to pay in-state tuition.
Complimentary Webinar: Performance Based Funding In Higher Education
ACPA is pleased to offer a free resource for our members! Join us on Wednesday, February 12th for Performance Based Funding in Higher Education. This Webinar will provide a forum to come together and explore meaningful ways to improve student success, while revising the way we do business. Panelists include: Zoe Thornton Doctoral Candidate — Iowa State University; Nick Lutes, Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges; Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs, President, University of North Georgia; and Dr. Steve Tyrell, President, North Country Community College. Click here to register. The Webinar is sponsored by the ACPA Senior Student Affairs Officer Advisory Board, the External Relations Advisory Board, and the Strategic Plan Leadership in Higher Education Implementation Team. For questions or more information, contact Tricia Fechter, Senior Director of Professional Development, Research and Scholarship.
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5 Must-Have Tech Skills For College Students
U.S. News & World Report
It may not seem immediately apparent, but possessing a solid foundation in using daily technology can greatly smooth a student's transition to college academics. In order to be successful, there are a few technical skills students should develop long before reaching college. 1. Typing ability: You will type a great deal at college while searching the Internet, sending emails and writing papers. Accurate and swift typing is essential as the more time you require at the keyboard, the longer you will take to complete assignments. Learn to type correctly by purchasing a software program and practicing daily. Understanding the home keys, keyboard shortcuts and correct keystrokes will greatly improve your speed and accuracy in the long run.
Webinar: Programming For First-Year Commuter Students
Join two members of the ACPA Directorate for Commuter Students and Adult Learners on Tuesday, March 3, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM EST as they share the results of a benchmarking study examining best practices for first-year commuter students. This interactive, roundtable style webinar will feature information collected and an opportunity for open discussion and collaboration with colleagues present for the webinar. To register for the webinar, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7149380816572674. For questions please contact Sarah George at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynne Miller at email@example.com.
The Limits Of Soft Power In Higher Education
University World News
Soft power is on the lips of scholars, policy makers and education leaders alike. Developed by political scientist Joseph Nye about a decade ago, the concept is popularly understood as the ability to influence others and achieve national self-interest(s) through attraction and persuasion rather than through coercion, military force or economic sanctions — commonly known as hard power. International higher education has been drawn to this new concept of soft power like bees to honey. Witness the number of references to it in conferences, academic journals, blogs and media articles in the last five years.
The Healthy Minds Network's Upcoming Webinar
Please join us for The Healthy Minds Network's upcoming webinar, Addressing Co-Occurring Mood and Alcohol Use Disorders in College Populations, which will take place on Wednesday, February 12, 12-1pm (ET). The webinar will feature Paola Pedrelli, PhD, whose research focuses on the negative consequences of co-occurring depression and substance use among college students. She is an expert in the delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has developed several CBT-based treatment manuals for patients with co-occurring disorders. Dr. Pedrelli will be joined by other expert panelists. The webinar is intended to provide a synthesis of cutting-edge research in the field and is appropriate for clinical and non-clinical audiences. As always, the webinar is free and requires no special software. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email address, and questions/comments for our panelists to address. Please visit www.healthymindsnetwork.org for more information about The Healthy Minds Network.
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College Kids Distressed Or Depressed? Consider All Treatment Options
The college years can be stressful: More than half of college students have experienced "overwhelming anxiety" and about one-third reported they felt "so depressed that it was difficult to function" at some point during the year, according to a 2013 survey by the American College Health Association. But despite this and other reports suggesting that depression has reached epidemic proportions among college students, UMass Medical School psychiatrist Daniel Kirsch, MD, believes many of these students are experiencing developmentally normal, age-appropriate psychological distress, rather than full-blown clinical depression.
Beyond Retention: Call For Chapters
Inspired by the African American oral tradition of call and response, Beyond Retention: Cultivating Spaces of Equity, Justice, and Fairness for Women of Color in U.S. Higher Education illuminates the calls, or personal narratives of women faculty of color who identify racialized, gendered, sexualized, and class-based challenges associated with work in predominantly White institutions. Proposals are due March 7th, 2014. For the complete submission procedures, contact Dr. Brenda Marina at email@example.com.
The publisher is Information Age Publishing Book Series (IAP) Research for Social Justice: Personal ~ Passionate ~ Participatory Inquiry and the editors are, Dr. Brenda Marina, Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University and Dr. Sabrina Ross, Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University.
College Hiring: Helping Students Or Padding Payrolls?
Colleges and universities over the last decade have hired "an explosion of new workers" to fill administrative jobs while relying increasingly on part-time faculty and graduate students to teach students, a new report finds. Spending grew fastest for jobs that involve direct contact with students, such as financial aid, counseling, student activities and health care. The report contrasts with a recent string of studies, including one released last week by the non-profit American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a conservative organization in Washington, D.C, and a 2010 analysis by the Goldwater Institute, a conservative, Phoenix-based think tank, that have blamed rising college costs on an expansion of jobs that have little to do with the education of students or discovery of knowledge.
Nominate A Webinar For Entity Groups
The Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan Workgroup is seeking nominations of entity group members to participate in a webinar series and supportive community interested in knowledge generation and dissemination. Nominate yourself or someone else. Space is limited and preference for participation will go to members of entity groups that are social identity-based or social justice focused (i.e., standing committees, commission for spirituality, faith, religion, and meaning; commission for global dimensions of student development; commission for social justice educators). These entity groups are the target for this webinar series because their members are uniquely positioned to understand particular issues important to equity and inclusion facing higher education. This webinar series is designed to support entity group members in projects of interest to them and their entity groups. Send nominations (including institution or email address) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Nominate yourself or someone else. Nominees can be a current directorate member of an entity group or member at large.
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