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27 – 30 June 2019
Join senior leaders as we build your capacity to engage racial justice and decolonization work, identify the knowledge, skill and awareness necessary for culturally competent leadership, and deepen your emotional intelligence to be responsive, empathic and authentic. This unique professional development event is open to senior level administrators who are seeking ways to explore the challenges faced in our current climate. Faculty include Dr. Jake Diaz, Dr. Robin H. Holmes-Sullivan, Dr. Patty Perillo, Dr. Kent Porterfield, and Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington.
Did you know that cost-effective Title IX training and education is available 24/7 through Compliance U™? Online courses can be taken at your pace to help give you the knowledge you seek or need for your professional role.
Online courses that are available include:
Foundations of Law, Policy and Governance in Higher Education: Compliance 101
Title IX 101: Fundamentals of Title IX Compliance
Title IX Investigator Training
NEW: The First Amendment — Free Speech and Expression Identity
Register today with your ACPA Membership for substantial cost savings!
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ACPA wants to thank the Colleges/Universities below who renewed or joined as an institutional member during the month of February!
Review the complete list of institutional members here! If you think you should be on this list or have any questions about becoming an institutional member, please contact Brenda Fogg, Director of Membership, at 202-759-4831 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ATA College
- California State University-Northridge
- Claflin University
- Endicott Collge
- Lawrence Technological University
- Muskingum University
- Northampton Community College
- Saint Mary's College of Maryland
- Savannah State University
- The College of New Jersey
- The State University of New York-Morrisville (AKA SUNY Morrisville)
- Wittenberg University
- Xavier University of Louisiana
Learn more about being an ACPA College/University Member!
2019 is a year of celebration, as the ACPA Foundation will be acknowledging its 25th anniversary while the entire association also celebrates 95 years of existence. To help commemorate these milestones, increase engagement with the Foundation, and honor the contributions of so many in our profession, we invite you to participate in The Gratitude Campaign.
In commemoration of the Foundation's 25th anniversary, with a $25 gift, you can honor someone who has impacted your professional and or personal journey while supporting the vital work and initiatives of our association. Once you make your gift, you will choose to notify your recipient with either a virtual or direct mail acknowledgment.
Our goal is that 500 members will share gratitude for the leaders instrumental in their lives. All donations given to this campaign will also count toward to the larger ACPA Foundation's Invest & Transform campaign goals.
Please consider donating today!
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
4:00 p.m. Eastern
Sponsored by ACPA Commission on Student Involvement in conjunction with The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD).
NCCSD has been working on research about the campus climate for students with disabilities. In this webinar, Wendy Harbour and Richard Allegra from the NCCSD will share what they have learned, and will discuss what student affairs can do to make campus climates more welcoming and inclusive, and local, national, and federal resources that can help.
Friday, 29 March 2019
11:00 a.m. Eastern
This course, brought to you by the Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association (CTLPA) provides an overview of quality assurance including topics such as:
- Introduction to Quality in Higher Education
- Quality assurance standards and mechanisms
- Importance of stakeholders in Quality Assurance
- Self Assessment and self reviews
Dr. Anna Kasafi Perkins
University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Quality Assurance Professional
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The International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS) has requested that ACPA members provide feedback on a global competency project survey. Over the last six years there have been conversations and dialogues at student affairs and services conferences and meetings around the world about the work we do to support student success and what skills, abilities, and expertise are needed for our work. This study builds on those conversations and seeks to further highlight the importance of student learning outside of the classroom, as well as specific competencies on the part of staff and faculty to make that learning possible.
The Global Competencies Project has four objectives:
IASAS seeks your assistance in identifying and prioritizing the competencies needed to support student success and learning across the globe. To that end, they have developed a brief survey (approximately 10 minutes to complete). All results will be confidential and reported only in aggregate. No personal identities will be attached to any responses. A copy of the final results on the IASAS website.
- To gain an idea of the shared work of student support services across borders.
- Identify regional differences in competencies and/or skills.
- Elevate the work we do on a global scale by bringing attention to the importance of this work to university and government leaders.
- Promote the impact of our work in your own country.
To access the survey please visit: http://iasas.global/global-competencies-in- supporting-college-student-success-study/. The survey will be open until March 15, 2019.
Questions or feedback about the project or survey may be sent to Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, IASAS Secretary General, at email@example.com.
June 24-26 | University of Stellenbosch | Stellenbosch , South Africa
Many universities around the world engage, support and educate their student communities around mental health and well-being. Student leaders recognize that they can contribute meaningfully towards a considered and coordinated response, addressing mental health concerns within a wider ecosystem of support. The summit will play a role in helping participating student leaders develop this considered and coordinated response that is likely to lead to more sustainable and impactful solutions.
Student leadership involvement that highlights, models and supports individual agency and responsibility contributes to a culture of self-care, appropriately targeted peer support and linking to institutional or public resources. During the programme, participants will focus on the what, why and how to cultivate behaviours, develop skills and campaigns that enhance and support mental wellbeing.
- Explore their concept and understanding of leadership
- Gain insight into mental wellness and the role that student leaders play within an ecosystem of support
- Identify resources and strategies that support mental wellbeing
- Engage collaboratively across difference
- Develop a micro-campaign suited to their context
Elite colleges are making strides to diversify their student bodies, both racially and economically. In the last few years, we've seen most top schools commit to enrolling more low-income students, through financial aid, recruiting efforts and programs for high school students aimed at expanding the pipeline. But once those students arrive on campus, says Anthony Abraham Jack, they often find the experience isolating and foreign.
A recent article in the New York Times reported that 60 percent of today's college students suffer from anxiety disorders and psychological distress (Wolverton, 2019). What has caused this dramatic escalation of anxiety in our young people? Some explanations might be early childhood trauma, a biochemical imbalance, or the stress of economic insecurity and political polarization in today's world. And yet earlier generations managed to thrive during the Depression, World War II, Watergate and the Vietnam War. Research points to three changes in our culture that could be undermining the mental health of today's college students.
Inside Higher Ed
Discrimination is a source of stress for many faculty members, especially women and ethnic minorities. And most professors say they're not prepared to deal with diversity-related conflict in their own classrooms. So finds a new report from the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. The institute publishes its survey of undergraduate teaching every three years, with this report covering 2016-2017. The publication is a data trove on the faculty experience and includes additional information on professors' satisfaction with salary and benefits and mentoring students and other professors.
As several high-profile court cases reignite the debate over affirmative action, a new study has found that the vast majority of Americans say the college admissions process should be race-blind. A Pew Research Center survey released Feb. 25 found that 73 percent of Americans say race should not be considered in college admissions decisions, while 19 percent say it should be a minor factor and 7 percent say it should be a major factor.
As the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee works to craft a bipartisan solution to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., laid out her priorities for the forthcoming legislation in a Feb. 28 speech at the Center for American Progress. Murray is working across the aisle with Republication Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander to craft the HEA authorization that will address the equity gaps in gaining a college degree.
Andrea Vick's college experience led to regret. Yours doesn't have to. Even within today's high-cost, high-pressure college landscape, thoughtful planning can go a long way to make sure your education takes you where you want it to. When high school was over, Vick didn't plan to continue her schooling. Apple, in Portland, Oregon, paid her decent money to sell and repair computers. Plus, she had no idea what she wanted to study. Still, growing up, she said, she was led to believe that higher education was the only way to a more prosperous life.
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