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ACPA 2014 Convention Registration Early Bird Deadline
ACPA
Register before February 18 to take advantage of the early bird registration rate for Convention! Social media is abuzz highlighting the many reasons to join us in Indy for ACPA 2014. Check out #ACPA14 to see what your colleagues are saying about the HEd Talk speakers and innovative programs and formats. Think Different. Expect More. Register today!
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Feb. 17-19, 2014 |  Academic Impressions Conference: Comprehensively Evaluating Your Student Affairs Division
Feb. 23-25, 2014 |  A Veteran Symposium for Higher Education
Feb. 26, 2014 |  Academic Impressions Online Training: Training Faculty: Essentials of Study Abroad Risk Management
March 17, 2014 |  Academic Impressions Online Training: Onboarding Spring Admits for Future Success
March 29-30 |  2014 Next Generation Conference (Undergraduates only)
March 29 |  2014 Institute on Sustainability
March 30 – April 2, 2014 |  ACPA Indianapolis Convention
April 8, 2014 |  Academic Impressions Online Training: Streamlining the Transfer Credit Review Process
April 10, 2014 |  Academic Impressions Online Training: Developing an Assistance Animal Compliance Policy


New Global Book On Collaborative Degree Programs
University World News
The Institute of International Education in the United States and DAAD — the German Academic Exchange Service — have published a book that looks at the field of international collaborative degree programs. Global Perspectives on International Joint and Double Degree Programs was conceived as an orientation for higher education institutions, government agencies and other organizations. It contains essays by 33 experts from six regions across the world. The publication examines areas such as student demand, employability of graduates and quality assurance. It also looks at what collaborative degree programs can achieve in regional policy contexts, and presents a number of in-depth case studies.
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ACPA 2012-13 Annual Report
ACPA
ACPA's Annual Report highlights major accomplishments and includes complete audited financial statements. The 2012-13 fiscal year Annual Report is now available for download here.
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How Colleges Flunk Mental Health
Newsweek
One night in 2012, alone in his dorm room at Princeton University, Dan downed 20 Trazodone, his prescribed antidepressant. He had recently switched medication and was experiencing rapid mood swings; a fight with his girlfriend and a tense email exchange with a friend led him to overdose, which Dan says he knew was "ridiculous" even as he swallowed the pills. Dan tried to make himself throw up the Trazodone but couldn't, so he went to Princeton's health center. They sent him to a nearby hospital, where doctors determined he didn't pose an imminent risk of harm to himself or others but kept him for three days to monitor his health. As Dan prepared to leave the hospital to attend a class, the director of student life left a voicemail message on his mother's cell phone: Dan had been evicted from his dorm room, banned from attending classes, and was prohibited from setting foot on campus.
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Higher Education Affordability and Concerns About the Rising Costs: Blaming Student Services is Not the Answer
ACPA
Colleges and Universities play a key role in the development of future leaders and citizens. No corner of the campus should be excluded from the expectation that it contributes to the academic mission of the institution, and all who work in higher education must be dedicated to creating the highest quality educational experience for students and in helping them matriculate to graduation.
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The End Of The College Roommate?
The Atlantic
When Spencer Kiessling was a freshman at the University of South Carolina, he had a terrible roommate experience. "I really didn't want to have to share a room again," he says.

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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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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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Colleges Are Reminded Of Federal Eye On Handling Of Sexual-Assault Cases
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The U.S. Education Department's chief enforcer of civil-rights laws said on Monday that her office would be working "faster and better" to make sure colleges abide by federal law in their handling of campus sexual assaults. Catherine E. Lhamon, the assistant secretary of education who heads the department's Office for Civil Rights, delivered that message to college officials attending a conference here at the University of Virginia called "Dialogue at UVa: Sexual Misconduct Among College Students." Her statement came just weeks after President Obama promised governmentwide scrutiny of campus sexual assault and singled out college presidents, in particular, for their obligation to do more to keep students safe.
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Indiana HJR-3
ACPA
On Tuesday January 28, 2014, the Indiana House of Representatives passed HJR-3, a bill designed to ban gay marriage in the state. A constitutional amendment (similar to those in existence in many states) at this point, the bill remains a number of steps away from being considered as a ballot initiative in Indiana. However, ACPA members are concerned about this recent legislative action and the Association felt it was prudent to update the membership and provide opportunities for discussion during the 2014 Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 30-April 2.
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2014 ACPA Institute on Sustainability at the Annual Convention
ACPA
The ACPA Institute on Sustainability, co-sponsored by ACPA, IUPUI, and the Hamad bin Khalifa University, is offered as a pre-convention colloquia on Saturday, March 29 at IUPUI. The featured keynote speaker is John de Graaf, Executive Director of Take Your Time, and author of Affluenza, a critique on American consumerism. In addition, participants will hear from speakers Kim Yousey-Elsener, Staci Ripkey, Keith Edwards and others talking about assessment, social justice, and LEED building. Enjoy a campus learning lab experience, and hear about efforts for sustainability on IUPUI's campus. Register and learn more online at the convention Website. Questions can be directed to Jess Buckley at beluebuckley@gmail.com.
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Universities That Attract The Most International Students
U.S. News & World Report
The number of international students is steadily increasing on college campuses. It hit a record high during the 2012-2013 school year, and experts expect that trend to continue. "Higher education providers in the U.S. can expect strong demand from international students for the next ten years," wrote Alan Ruby in a June 2013 report for NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Students from abroad — 49 percent of whom come from China, India or South Korea, according to one study — may have a better chance at finding peers from their home countries at certain schools. In fall of 2012, 29 percent of the 7,010 undergraduates at New School in New York were international students. The New School had the highest enrollment of international students, according to data submitted to U.S. News by 263 ranked schools.
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ACPA 2014 Genius Labs
ACPA
Do words like Wufoo, Hootsuite, LinkedIn, Twitter and Wordpress have your head spinning? Can technology sometimes overwhelm you? Does social media seem like a fad or waste of time? Explore the answers to all your questions at the new Genius Labs and learn how simple it is to use the latest technology to help you in project management, assessment, and communication with students and colleagues. These 20 minute "drop-in" workshops will be located in the main convention center hallway (next to registration) throughout the day Sunday, March 30 through Tuesday, April 1. A list of topics can be found here. Specific times and presenters will be listed in early March to help you plan out your schedule.
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The End Of The College Roommate?
The Atlantic
When Spencer Kiessling was a freshman at the University of South Carolina, he had a terrible roommate experience. "I really didn't want to have to share a room again," he says. So when he transferred to the University of Southern Indiana, a public university outside of Evansville, he requested a room all to himself. And his new school was more than happy to oblige. "The biggest advantage of your own room is, obviously, the privacy," says Kiessling, now a junior majoring in environmental science. "Also, it makes it a lot easier for me to focus when I need to get work done."
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Pre-Convention Colloquia At ACPA Annual Convention
ACPA
Whether you've landed your first job in the field, you're interested in learning about effective use of technology in student affairs, or you're a Senior Students Affairs Officer looking to stay on top of higher education policy and its impact on your daily work, there's a Pre-Convention Colloquia for you! The workshop offerings have depth and breadth that are suited for professionals at any point in their career path. Sign up for one of these sessions when you register for Convention before rates increase on February 19.
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CCAPS Webinar — 2013 CCMH Annual Report Overview: Implications For Policy And Practice
ACPA
On March 6 at 1 PM, the Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services will host a webinar that will be broken into three parts: (1) brief overview of the history and development of the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) including a discussion of the role of Practice Research Networks (PRN) in college mental health, (2) an overview of the 2013 CCMH Annual Report that summarizes data pooled on more than 95,000 clients at more than 130 counseling centers, and (3) a discussion for the practice and policy implications for practitioners, counseling center administrators, and higher education administrators. For more information on how to sign, up please click here.
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RCI 2014 Call For Faculty, Planning Team, Showcase Institutions
ACPA
The ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute recently opened the call for faculty, planning team members, and showcase institutions. The Ninth Annual ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute will take place October 19 – 22, 2014 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Interested individuals should submit their materials by following the links provided below.
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