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ACPA 2014 Convention Registration Early Bird Deadline Has Been Extended
ACPA
Feeling behind after lots of weather related snags this year? Don't worry, we extended the early registration deadline for YOU! Register by tomorrow February 21 to take advantage of the early bird registration rate for Convention! Check out #ACPA14 to see what your colleagues are saying about the HEd Talk speakers and innovative programs and formats. Think Different. Expect More. Reinvent. You. Us. Indy. Register today!
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Feb. 23-25 |  A Veteran Symposium for Higher Education
Feb. 26 |  Academic Impressions Online Training: Training Faculty: Essentials of Study Abroad Risk Management
March 17 |  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 |  ACPA Indianapolis Convention
April 8 |  Academic Impressions Online Training: Streamlining the Transfer Credit Review Process
April 10 |  Academic Impressions Online Training: Developing an Assistance Animal Compliance Policy
April 14-15 |  Symposium on the Recruitment and Retention of Students of Color


Competency-Based Degrees — The Quiet Revolution?
University World News
Over the past two years hardly a day has passed without an article about massive open online courses, or MOOCs. Critics protested that MOOCs would mean the end of higher education as we knew it. Supporters hailed MOOCs as the saviour of higher education in the future. The jury is still out on the potential of MOOCs to either destroy or save higher education. But quietly, and without much controversy, another potential "disruption" is taking place: competency-based degrees.
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Love Is On Board
ACPA
Dr. Cynthia Love will join ACPA-College Student Educators as Executive Director on July 1, 2014. The leadership of ACPA has asked her to begin introducing herself to you via video. To learn more about Dr. Love and view her introduction, click here.
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An Hour Makes A Difference
Inside Higher Ed
For years, studies have found that first-generation college students — those who do not have a parent with a college degree — lag other students on a range of education achievement factors. Their grades are lower and their dropout rates are higher. But since such students are most likely to advance economically if they succeed in higher education, colleges and universities have pushed for decades to recruit more of them. This has created "a paradox" in that recruiting first-generation students, but then watching many of them fail, means that higher education has "continued to reproduce and widen, rather than close" an achievement gap based on social class, according to the depressing beginning of a paper forthcoming in the journal Psychological Science.
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Career Central At 2014 Annual Convention
ACPA
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 tcarroll@acpa.nche.edu.
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Colleges Respond To Growing Ranks Of Learning Disabled
The Hechinger Report
Endowed with a newfound freshman's hunger for independence, Alix Generous thought she could conquer college without seeking help for the learning disabilities she had dealt with since she was 11. She was wrong.

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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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#ACPATrendingNow Voting Is OPEN!
ACPA
Vote #ACPATrendingNow is a new and innovative addition to convention that include 60-minute discussions centered on current topics that are impacting higher/tertiary education today. On March 31st and April 1st convention attendees will be able to come together to share information and ideas that are relevant to the topics selected. Vote on the 20 topics you think should be included in these sessions on March 31st and April 1st. Make sure to cast your votes now before polls close at 11:59pm ET on Friday, February 28, 2014.
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10 Universities With The Most Students In Sororities
U.S. News & World Report
A sorority isn't all about drinking and socializing. In between the dances and house parties that have become staples of Greek life, many sorority women give back to the community. Sorority members and alumnae donated 2.7 million hours of volunteer service during the 2012-2013 school year, raising more than $27 million for philanthropic causes, according to the National Panhellenic Conference. On average, 9.3 percent of the female, degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in fall 2012 were members of a sorority, according to sorority participation rate data reported by 892 ranked colleges and universities to U.S. News in a 2013 survey.
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New Editorial Board Members — The Journal Of Critical Thought And Praxis
ACPA
The Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis (JCTP), housed at Iowa State University School of Education, is pleased to announce the new editorial board members. First launched in 2012, JCTP began as a peer-reviewed online journal committed to providing a space for critical and progressive scholarship, practice, and activism. Our mission is to create an accessible and inter/trans-disciplinary journal that supports awareness and challenges individuals to move toward advocacy. The journal brings together emerging scholars, educators, and activists with the intention of providing greater recognition to the work of the social justice community.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Universities That Attract The Most International Students (U.S. News & World Report)
How Colleges Flunk Mental Health (Newsweek)
The End Of The College Roommate? (The Atlantic)
Colleges Are Reminded Of Federal Eye On Handling Of Sexual-Assault Cases (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

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Colleges Respond To Growing Ranks Of Learning Disabled
The Hechinger Report
Endowed with a newfound freshman's hunger for independence, Alix Generous thought she could conquer college without seeking help for the learning disabilities she had dealt with since she was 11. She was wrong. In her first year at the College of Charleston, Generous decided against using the school's assistance programs for students with dyslexia and other disorders, even though she had relied on such help throughout her childhood. "I was like, 'Now I'm 18 and can do what I want.' I definitely had that attitude. But a lot of it also was ignorance," said Generous, who grew up in Maryland.
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Is College Still Worth It? Pew Research Says Yes
Los Angeles Times
High unemployment has left many Americans questioning whether the soaring cost of college makes it a good bargain for today's young adults. But there's strong evidence that a four-year degree pays off — and in some ways that may be even more so for the current generation. New data from Pew Research indicates that for people 25 to 32 — part of the so-called millennial generation — the gap in earnings between college graduates and those with a high school diploma or less has never been greater in the modern era.
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Symposium On The Recruitment And Retention Of Students Of Color
ACPA
How can you strengthen your recruitment of students of color, while also helping more of these students persist and graduate? Join us at this informative symposium to hear what campuses are doing to enroll and engage students of color more successfully. Keynote speakers, campus presenters, and enrollment experts will present 20 sessions on a wide range of topics, including: communicating with and recruiting prospective students of color; retaining and graduating more students of color; improving student success programming and research; and building institutional commitment to diversity. To register, click here.
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Beyond Retention: Call For Chapters
ACPA
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. Proposal submissions are due March 7th, 2014. For the complete submission procedures, contact Dr. Brenda Marina at bmarina@georgiasouthern.edu. 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.
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