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Vote Today On Proposed Updates To The ACPA Bylaws
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

June 7-10 |  About Campus Writers Retreat
June 13-17 |  2015 Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
June 17-19 |  Student Affairs Assessment Institute
June 22-24 |  2015 Conference on College Men
June 28-30 |  Phyllis Mable New Professional's Institute
Oct. 18-21 |  2015 Residential Curriculum Institute
Nov. 1-3 |  2015 Institute on Social Justice
Nov. 8-11 |  Aspiring SSAO Institute


Just How Private Are College Students' Campus Counseling Records?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The U.S. Department of Education recently weighed in on an alleged case of sexual assault at the University of Oregon that has prompted heated debate about how privacy protections apply to students' therapy records. While the department's statement appears to lend credence to the university's assertion that it was justified in obtaining the student’s records, it also seems unlikely to settle a dispute that has intensified in recent days.
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  Take SAMHSA's Prevention Pledge

Show your commitment to preventing substance abuse and mental disorders—Take the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Prevention Pledge! The pledge is part of National Prevention Week 2015, a national observance that celebrates the power of prevention. Share your stories and show that together, we can achieve more.
 


Join Us Symposium On The Recruitment & Retention Of Diverse Populations
ACPA
Co-sponsored by Noel-Levitz and ACPA this convening is designed to helping today educators explore the latest strategies for enrolling and engaging a diverse student body. The symposium will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, April 13-15, 2015. Learn more and register here.
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Explore Academic Competitions In The U.S. As An International Student
U.S. News & World Report
It's important to get a good education during college, but it is equally important to put that education into practical use. Academic competitions are a common way to get students interested in a particular field of study and possibly be a part of something huge. International students studying in the U.S. can definitely take advantage of academic competitions, which are usually either held by companies or by universities. Most of the time you don't even have to be in a particular major to compete in a competition.
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ACPA Video On Demand: #ACPA15 Speakers!
ACPA
We are proud to announce that ACPA Video on Demand now has available the Speaker videos from ACPA Convention 2015! Videos are accessible to all on-site and Digital Pass registrants as part of your registration fee. Didn't get to join us? You may still purchase access! Visit ACPA Video on Demand today!


Study Finds Nearly 1 In 5 College Students Misuse ADHD Drugs
PsychCentral
Researchers at the University of South Carolina found that one in six college students misuse drugs for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, a finding that has both legal and health-related consequences. Given that Ritalin, Adderall, and their ilk are Schedule II controlled substances, the same as cocaine and methamphetamine, a lot of young adults are flirting with potentially serious legal jeopardy.
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ACPA Video On Demand: Confronting The Reality Of Racism
ACPA
Confronting the Reality of Racism Series has begun in ACPA Video on Demand! Check out the latest videos and webinars added to ACPA Video on Demand.
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Increased Smartphone Use Equals Lower GPA Among College Students
Government Technology
If college students want to excel in the classroom, they'll need to lay off using their smartphones, according to a new study. A Kent State University survey of approximately 500 students revealed that coeds using their phones more than 10 hours per day had a significantly lower grade-point average — 2.84 — in comparison to the GPA of those students who only used their phones up to two hours daily — 3.15. Professors Jacob Barkley, Andrew Lepp and Aryn Karpinski published their findings. The survey, The Relationship Between Cell Phone Use and Academic Performance in a Sample of U.S. College Students, follows in the footsteps of previous research done and findings made by the group.
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No Longer Adolescents, But Not Quite Adults
ACPA
We are excited to announce our March #Masculinity Mondays webinar! Vu Tran, a doctoral student in the Higher Education Student Affairs Program at The Ohio State University, will be our presenter. His webinar titled, "No Longer Adolescents...Not Quite Adults" will work to engage you in the reality that college men find themselves in a conundrum as they enter and experience college. Emerging adulthood affirms a life stage between the late teens and twenties marked by deep identity exploration, instability, self-focus, feeling in-between, and possibilities. This webinar explores how college can facilitate a coming-of-age experience for men and how educators can have an instrumental role.

The webinar will take place on Monday March 23rd at 7pm. You can register for the webinar at the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/979371655805027842.

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Stem The March Of The Administrators
University World News
It is no secret that in the past several decades, the numbers of those running universities, referred to here as "academic administrators", have increased dramatically whereas the growth in the number of tenure track academics, or "faculty", in US parlance, has been only modest, and the trend is projected to continue. For the purposes of this article, "academic administrators" include occupants of positions with titles such as president, vice-chancellor, provost, deputy vice-chancellor and pro-vice-chancellor, dean and perhaps a few other titles. Indeed, between 1993 and 2007, the number of full-time academic administrators per 100 students at American research universities grew by 39%, whereas the number of employees engaged in teaching, research or service per 100 students only grew by 18%.
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Apply Today For The Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
ACPA
Going into its 17th year, the Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute is an ACPA signature educational program for those desiring to understand their authentic leadership, strengthen their capacities and understand self and organizational dynamics in order to lead well. deadline for applications is Friday, April 24, 2015. Apply today!
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Conference On College Men
ACPA
Register now for the 2015 Conference on College Men, to be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from June 18-20. Bringing together the most diverse and talented educators in the field of men and masculinities research and practice, the Conference on College Men has become the premier venue to explore and examine issues related to men and masculinities in higher education. Early bird registration ends on 4/10/15, so sign up today to save!
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Student Affairs Assessment Institute
ACPA
Register today for the Student Affairs Assessment Institute to be held in Louisville, Kentucky. The Institute is a curriculum-based learning experience designed to ensure attendees leave with the assessment skills and knowledge necessary to develop and execute quality assessment plans on their campuses. Two scholarships covering full registration costs will be awarded. To apply, please complete the online scholarship application.
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Register For The Phyllis N. Mable New Professionals Institute
ACPA
Approximately half of ACPA members currently identify as entry-level professionals, and 40% have less than five years of experience in student affairs work. ACPA created the Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute to address the knowledge and skills emerging professionals desire as they collectively serve thousands of students on a daily basis.This institute will include several mentoring opportunities and one-on-one interactions with resident faculty and small group facilitators. Institute participation is limited to 50 participants. Register today!
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Dialogue Group Facilitator Applications For The Institute On Social Justice
ACPA
This November 1-3, ACPA will host the Institute on Social Justice at beautiful University of Central Florida, and we are seeking experienced social justice educators to serve as Dialogue Group Facilitators (DGF) at the 2015 Institute on Social Justice. This is an exciting opportunity to support the growth and development of attendees as well as network with other facilitators. Applications are due April 1!
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