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ACPA President Kathleen Kerr's Presidential Address
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Read ACPA President Kathleen Kerr's Presidential Address presented on March 6, 2013 at the Annual Business Meeting during the ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Mar. 19 |  Webcast: 7 Steps for Effective Study Abroad Risk Management
April 3-5 |  Alcohol Policy 16
May 19-21 |  Conference on College Men 2013
June 13-23 |  Ecuador Higher Education Study Tour
June 26-28 |  2013 Student Affairs Assessment Institute


Secrets Of The Most Successful College Students
TIME
College admission letters go out this month, and most recipients (and their parents) will place great importance on which universities said yes and which said no. A growing body of evidence, however, suggests that the most significant thing about college is not where you go, but what you do once you get there. Historian and educator Ken Bain has written a book on this subject, What The Best College Students Do, that draws a roadmap for how students can get the most out of college, no matter where they go.
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Only Half of First-Time College Students Graduate In 6 Years (The New York Times)
26th Annual National Conference On Race Ethnicity In American Higher Education (ACPA)
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ACPA Statement on Native American Mascots
ACPA
The misrepresentation of Native Americans has been an issue the United States of America has struggled with for some time. While this has been a problem in the media and our national discourse in general, the issue has impacted higher education as well. In particular, inter-collegiate and intra-collegiate athletics teams have used demeaning, disrespectful, and racist images of Native Americans to promote sports team. This ACPA statement attempts to examine the misrepresentation issue by delineating the history of the struggle against racist sports imagery and reviewing relevant research on the impact of using Native American mascots.
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Service Trips Take Students Out Of College 'Bubble'
USA Today
While thousands of college students are flocking this spring to the likes of Cancun and Fort Lauderdale, Wartburg College senior Mycala Briggs spent a week picking up 8-year-old trash from a wetland in New Orleans. Ever since Hurricane Katrina, she had wanted to help with disaster relief, and when she found out two years ago that her school offered a chance to clean up the Lower Ninth Ward over spring break, she said, "there wasn't much of a decision to make."
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Can We Bridge The Schism? Online Learners And Student Affairs
Inside Higher Ed
Student affairs professional association conference session topics are generally a direct reflection of practitioners in the field. Sessions at conferences span a wide array of functional areas, emerging trends, and competency-based tracks.

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10 Colleges Where The Most Students Study Abroad
U.S. News & World Report
Students who study abroad often cite it as one of the highlights of their college experience, and it is easy to see why. Studying at a foreign university allows undergrads to stretch their wings, explore new cultures, and forge friendships with students and host families, all while earning college credit.

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Freshmen Students Say Rankings Aren't Key Factor In College Choice
U.S. News & World Report
Once more, the largest and longest running survey of new U.S. college students refutes the often-stated belief by many in higher education that the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings are the primary factor in the average student's choice of college.

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Job Seekers! It Is time To Take Advantage Of Career Central (C2)
ACPA
Career Central (C2) is ACPA's year-round online job search portal. C2 allows job seekers to post resumes and search positions at any time — at no cost! ACPA members benefit from Career Development Resources from experts in the field. All positions posted to Career Central are shared with our network via email, Twitter, and Facebook.
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As Colleges Evolve, So Must Their Presidents
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Soon after he started as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in 2008, H. Holden Thorp stopped by The Chronicle to meet with several editors and reporters. It was the first time I had met him, and his youth took me by surprise. Thorp was 43 at the time, and I asked him whether his age was an advantage or a detriment. He thought it was an advantage because he could imagine leading the Chapel Hill campus for 20-plus years, an eternity in a job where the average college president serves just seven years.
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The One-year Anniversary of the Higher Education Compliance Alliance
ACPA
The Higher Education Compliance Alliance recently marked its one-year anniversary of helping college and university administrators meet their compliance obligations. Spearheaded by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) with initial support of 20 other higher education associations, the Higher Education Compliance Alliance was created to provide the higher education community with an online centralized repository of information and resources for compliance with federal laws and regulations.
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Can We Bridge The Schism? Online Learners And Student Affairs
Inside Higher Ed
Student affairs professional association conference session topics are generally a direct reflection of practitioners in the field. Sessions at conferences span a wide array of functional areas, emerging trends, and competency-based tracks. However, there seems to be a trend at these events of favoring a certain demographic of student when it comes to session conversations. The default "student" is almost always an on-campus learner. Online learners are rarely included in session discussions. And, it's no one's fault really. Our graduate programs attract professionals who usually want to work with students in a face-to-face environment.
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Campus-Based Sexual Assault Coalition Fights Back
The Huffington Post
A student-faculty coalition at Occidental College in Los Angeles is gaining national attention for standing up to campus administrators in the wake of yet another example of colleges and universities across the country mishandling reports of sexual assault. Students, alumni, and parents are expressing shock and outrage as details continue emerging about administrators' refusal to use the campus alert system to warn students after reports of a sexual assault in late February.
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