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#ACPATrendingNow Voting Ends Tomorrow!
ACPA
#ACPATrendingNow is a new and innovative addition to convention that includes 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 up to 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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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

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


Integrating International Students
Inside Higher Ed
A theme at this year's Association of International Education Administrators conference was the need to do a better job of integrating international students on American campuses in order to maximize the potential for global learning. The overarching message: student mobility alone won't cut it.
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Love Is On Board — Living Résumé
ACPA
When you are asked to tell people about your life, it's a temptation, I think, to list all the things you've done. But, those are easy for you to read as members of ACPA. I really want to talk to you about what I think is my living résumé, click here.
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Can International Education Be Truly Equal And Global?
University World News
The "Global Dialogue on the Future of International Education" organized by the International Education Association of South Africa in January 2014, was the most recent manifestation of an apparent need to redefine the internationalization of higher education at the global, regional and national levels, and to set an agenda for the future. Over the past three years an intensive and broad debate has emerged about the future of international education.
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Integrating International Students
Inside Higher Ed
A theme at this year's Association of International Education Administrators conference was the need to do a better job of integrating international students on American campuses in order to maximize the potential for global learning.

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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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ACPA Statement on Arizona Senate Bill 1062
ACPA
The American College Personnel Association's core values include an unwavering commitment to issues of equity and inclusion. ACPA leaders share the concerns of many association members regarding the passage of Arizona Senate Bill 1062 that legalizes a business owner's right to discriminate against LGBT individuals on the basis of religious belief.
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ACPA MMI 2014 In Review
ACPA
I had the fortunate opportunity to visit with the faculty and attendees of the 16th Annual ACPA Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute on the campus of the University of Texas — Austin last month and it was outstanding.
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Education Leaders: Time To Rethink What A College Degree Promises
U.S. News & World Report
Although a large majority of business leaders prioritize a candidate's knowledge and skills over a college pedigree, many large companies' hiring practices suggest the opposite. Finding a solution to the frustration of both business leaders and college graduates may require colleges and universities to rethink what a degree guarantees — and to be more transparent about those promises — a panel of higher education experts said. A poll conducted by Gallup and Lumina Foundation found 84 percent of business leaders said the amount of knowledge of potential hires is very important, while 28 percent said a candidate's college major is important and just 9 percent said where the candidate received his or her degree is very important.
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Congratulations To The 2014 ACPA Award Winners
ACPA
As a higher education community we are called to be "celebrative," where there is rejoicing in what we accomplish and where we can be publicly proud of those accomplishments. Annually, hundreds of individuals are recognized through the ACPA Awards Program for significant achievements and contributions to the higher education community, the student affairs profession and to ACPA, its commissions, state and international divisions and standing committees.
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Is College Still Worth It? Pew Research Says Yes (Los Angeles Times)

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A One-Hour Class Could Cut The College Dropout Rate
Reuters
First generation college students get lower grades and are more likely to drop out — an "achievement gap" that threatens efforts to boost the number of college graduates. Recent research, however, suggests a simple one-hour intervention that focuses on students' social-class backgrounds could help close the divide. In an experiment at an unnamed elite private college, incoming students listened to college juniors and seniors discuss how their social class backgrounds affected their college experience, according to the paper "Closing the Social Class Achievement Gap," to be published in Psychological Science. The attendees and the panelists were a mix of "first generation" students — those whose parents lacked college degrees — and "continuing generation" students whose parents had college educations.
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Data Blitz On The Intersections Of Intercollegiate Athletics And Student Affairs
ACPA
ACPA Commission for Recreation and Athletics and the NCAA Research Department are co-hosting a Data Blitz on the Intersections of Intercollegiate Athletics and Student Affairs at the NCAA National Headquarters on Monday, March 31st at 2:00 pm during the ACPA 2014 Convention. The session will feature a Pecha Kucha format of 5 researchers/practitioners to discuss key findings from recent research or pilot programs. Due to limited space, this event is RSVP only. Registered attendees will receive confirmation of their reservation. If you have questions, please email the Commission for Recreation and Athletics at acpacra@gmail.com.
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Consider Becoming A Dialogue Group Facilitator For The 2014 Institute On Social Justice!
ACPA
On November 9–11, the Commission for Social Justice Educators is hosting its biannual Institute on Social Justice at Seattle University. We are looking to assemble a team of 14 to 16 talented Dialogue Group Facilitators (DGFs) who will help bring alive our institute theme of "Vulnerability in Social Justice Education." The application deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014, Interviews will be conducted in-person at the annual convention or via Skype. DGFs receive 50% off the ISJ registration rate. For any questions, please contact Vu Tran at vu.t.tran@gmail.com.
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Register Now: LGBT Professional Academy For Advisors, July 15-20, 2014; Scholarships Available
ACPA
Do you enjoy advising LGBT college students, but wish you could be more effective and equipped with tools and resources, including understanding current national LGBT research and benchmarking policies and practices? Campus Pride has the professional skill-building training just for you — the LGBT Professional Academy for Advisors (aka Advisor BOOTCAMP). The five day training is in coordination with Campus Pride and brings together LGBT student advisors and higher education staff who support LGBT youth from around the country. At the academy, you will have the opportunity to gain knowledge, enhance your skills as well as collaborate with others who share your passion for advising and creating safer, more welcoming communities. Scholarships are available until Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Learn more, go to online at CampusPride.org/Bootcamp or email info@campuspride.org.
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