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ACPA Past President Heidi Levine Visits The United Arab Emirates
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Heidi Levine represented ACPA at the 7th Annual Gulf Region Conference. The theme of the conference was "Beyond Boundaries: Leading Locally, Thinking Globally."
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Mar. 1 |  Webcast: Intrusive Advising to Retain First-Year and Transfer Students
Mar. 3-4 |  2013 Next Generation Conference (Undergraduates only)
Mar. 4-7 |  ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Annual Convention
Mar. 5 |  Webcast: Integrating Information Literacy into the First Year
Mar. 19 |  Webcast: 7 Steps for Effective Study Abroad Risk Management
April 3-5 |  Alcohol Policy 16
June 13-23 |  Ecuador Higher Education Study Tour
June 26-28 |  2013 Student Affairs Assessment Institute


The Trouble With Online College
The New York Times
Stanford University ratcheted up interest in online education when a pair of celebrity professors attracted more than 150,000 students from around the world to a noncredit, open enrollment course on artificial intelligence. This development, though, says very little about what role online courses could have as part of standard college instruction. College administrators who dream of emulating this strategy for classes like freshman English would be irresponsible not to consider two serious issues.
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The Code Of Ethics Consortium Committee
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Nine student affairs associations have agreed to participate in The Code of Ethics Consortium Committee to discuss and review current ethic statements with the desire to determine if it is possible to produce a unifying Code of Ethics for the profession.
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Schizophrenia At School: Why Students Can't Find Help
The Huffington Post
An anonymous op-ed in the Harvard Crimson criticizes the College for failing to aid students with mental illness. If Harvard can't take the lead on this, who will? Joining the conversation are Susan Weinreich, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was in college, Dr. Paul Steinberg and Rachel Hollis.
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Volunteer For The ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention
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Attending the convention? A great way to get involved, meet new colleagues, and get the most out of your experience is to volunteer. Opportunities exist in many areas with no previous convention experience necessary. Convention could not be a success without our many volunteers, so please consider signing up for a shift and encourage your colleagues to do the same.
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The Trouble With Online College
The New York Times
Stanford University ratcheted up interest in online education when a pair of celebrity professors attracted more than 150,000 students from around the world to a noncredit, open enrollment course on artificial intelligence. This development, though, says very little about what role online courses could have as part of standard college instruction. College administrators who dream of emulating this strategy for classes like freshman English would be irresponsible not to consider two serious issues.

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Kathryn Hume: The Most Important Interview Question
Inside Higher Ed
What's the difference between an OK interview and a great interview? A recent job hunter made that difference crystal-clear to Kathryn Hume. He had Skype interviews with two liberal arts colleges.

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The Chronicle Of Higher Education Rates 2012's Best Colleges To Work For
The Huffington Post
In the Chronicle of Higher Education's fifth annual survey of faculty and staff, 103 colleges were recognized as "Great Colleges To Work For" based on several categories measuring the schools as a workplace environment. Endicott College, which made the Chronicle's Honor Roll list, received praise from its employees for its administration's policy of talking through contractual agreements in informal, as well as formal, settings.

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More Elite Universities Offer Free Online Courses
The Associated Press via eCampus News
More of the world's elite universities are joining the rush to offer "massive open online courses," but it's still uncertain whether so-called MOOCs will help more students earn college degrees. Coursera and edX, two of the leading MOOC providers, on Thursday announced major expansions that will roughly double the number of universities offering free online courses through their websites.
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Accessibility At The ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention
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The 2013 Convention Committee is committed to an exemplary convention experience for all of our members. Please visit our accessibility Web page and consider these concrete suggestions for creating more accessible spaces for the full breadth of participants at convention as you design materials, discussions, socials, and educational activities. These Universal Design for Learning recommendations were recently developed by members of the Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee.
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Study: Physical Education At College Level Is In Bad Shape
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Fewer colleges and universities than ever have a physical education requirement, according to a study conducted principally by Brad Cardinal, a professor of exercise and sport science at Oregon State University. In 1920, 97 percent of college students were required to take physical education, the study found. Today, only 39 percent are. This is both ironic and alarming, Mr. Cardinal said, because young people need exercise more now than ever, and much more is known now about the mental as well as the physical benefits of exercise.
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The Association of American Colleges And Universities Institute On High-Impact Practices And Student Success
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The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success runs from June 11-15, 2013 and takes place at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Apply through March 4, 2013. The Institute is designed to help campuses and systems develop institution-wide change strategies for the benefit of all students, enabling institutions to identify areas for improvement and target interventions. It seeks to help institutions meet ambitious goals for improving both completion rates and the quality of student learning.
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On-Demand Video Enriches Student, Faculty Engagement
eCampus News
In an age when "bring your own device" initiatives are booming and flipped learning is gaining steam, many colleges believe that video is an ideal medium for delivering academic content. Last year, Babson College students and faculty reportedly watched 30,000 hours of Brainshark on-demand video presentations outside of the classroom — a staggering number with numerous implications for the future of higher-education technology.
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Follow The ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention On Twitter
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There are several ways to stay connected virtually if you are unable to make it to Las Vegas this year. Follow 2013 Las Vegas Convention conversations — #ACPA13. Mark your calendars to attend ACPA 2014 Indianapolis Convention, from March 30 to April 2, 2014.
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More Colleges Offer Classes For Students To Have Their Genes Tested — If They Want To Know
The Associated Press via Fox News
Bakir Hajdarevic didn't have to study for the most important test in a class last fall. He just had to spit — a lot. The 19-year-old freshman at the University of Iowa took an honors seminar on personal genetics in which students had the option of sending saliva samples so a testing company could use DNA to unlock some of their most personal health and family secrets. The results would tell them how likely they were to get some forms of cancer, whether they were carriers for genetic diseases, where their ancestors came from, and a trove of other information.
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