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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
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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.
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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
Friday, 3 April 2019
3:00 p.m. Eastern
The topic will use information relating to Black Feminist Thought and the "outsider within" theory as a basis to understand how marginalized persons are excluded from the dominant culture due to particular identities. The use of this approach is to help frame the identity of fat bodies as this subculture within already discriminated identities and how that further creates a barrier for the college experience of these students and their sense of belonging. The framework of intersectionality will demonstrate how the experiences of fat bodies is not limited to just size, but the need to think of the harm and isolation that is associated with particular identities when they cannot be separated. An example would be a student of color at a predominantly white institution that identifies as low-income, first-generation, and fat. In order to create these spaces, the use of spoken word and open mic events must first be understood and not exploited as meaningless events held by particular groups on campus as entertainment. These spaces should be intentional in their use as it is a space for underrepresented groups to connect with others, share their information to an audience that recognizes the space is for transparency and vulnerability and create a sense of belonging.
Ellise Smith; a first year doctoral student studying Urban Education at Indiana University
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
1:00 p.m. Eastern
Many student leadership development programs utilize StrengthsQuest as a tool for individual and group development. While StrengthsQuest is touted as a universal tool to help all individuals leverage their strengths, the presenters are critical of both the tool itself and the ways educators employ StrengthsQuest. This webinar employs a critical whiteness framework to share information and engage attendees in deconstructing StrengthsQuest and offering possibilities for reimagining leadership and StrengthsQuest education in ways that center equity and justice.
Lauren Irwin (she/her/hers); doctoral student in the University of Southern California's Urban Education Policy PhD program
Nicholas Tapia-Fuselier (he/him/his); doctoral student in higher education at the University of North Texas.
We all know the critical role student services play in supporting the overall academic, personal, and social development of our students. Theories and our well-developed "gut instinct" support the idea that student services are heavily utilized. But, what about the data?
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Trends Manuscript: Past and Present
The Journal of College and University Student Housing seeks manuscripts that reflect upon, update, and discuss trends in campus housing. A Trends essay is based on a journal article written more than 20 years ago (prior to 2000) from any education journal, with articles from The Journal preferred. This is not new research, rather, the intent of the Trends essay is to discuss how the field of residence life and housing has or has not changed or improved on the selected concept.
Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:
Submit a preliminary abstract of the manuscript (no more than two single-spaced pages) electronically in Microsoft Word to Denise L. Davidson, associate editor, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. EDT Friday, April 26, 2019. Please include contact information for all authors, identify the coordinating author, and provide a copy of the article upon which the proposal is based.
- Public-Private Partnerships (e.g., nature of, effect on students, financial cost/benefit)
- Residential student outcomes and the impact of campus living
- Residential student success (e.g., successful interventions, student persistence and retention, impacts on historically marginalized populations)
- Residence hall operations, construction, and renovation including the impact of various housing features on student success
- Violence prevention and education
- Staff recruitment, selection, and retention
- Staff training and preparation
- Federal regulation, policy, and legal issues
- Historically under-represented resident populations
For the selected proposal, the full manuscript will be due Friday, July 26, 2019. Journal guidelines, including manuscript review process, publication style, length, and style guidelines for Journal manuscripts, are available here.
Manuscripts may be uploaded using ScholarOne Manuscripts at https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/acuhoi. If authors have never submitted to The Journal of College and University Student Housing, they will need to click "Create an Account" in the upper left side of the page. Once the account is created, authors may upload manuscripts immediately.
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Some students actively participated in the cheating: They had test proctors give them answers to college admissions tests and even "gloated" afterward, prosecutors said. Others knew, or should have known, something was amiss: They were asked to "be stupid" to get diagnosed with a disability, which allowed for extended time on tests. Some flew across the country to take those tests. Or they were asked to show up to college orientations for sports they didn't play.
This new finding is key to help universities address the problems of underage or binge drinking, says lead author Nancy Rhodes, an associate professor in the advertising and public relations department at Michigan State University. "We need to change our intervention approach to amplify the voices of those who don't approve of this kind of behavior, such as students who are disturbed at 3 am by drunk dormmates arriving home," Rhodes says.
Advocates for students with disabilities are concerned that accommodations for college entrance exams could tighten in the wake of an admissions cheating scandal. Last week, federal prosecutors indicted 50 people across the country for their roles in fraudulently seeking admission to elite colleges. One tactic those behind the scheme allegedly used was helping students fake learning disabilities so they could obtain special accommodations when taking the SAT or ACT. With accommodations of extra time or a private setting, the students’ answers were then corrected or someone else took the test for them, prosecutors said.
Go to college, we tell students. It's a ticket out of poverty; a place to grow and expand; a gateway to a good job. Or perhaps a better job. But just going to college doesn't mean you'll finish. To unlock those benefits — you'll need a degree. And yet for millions of Americans, that's not happening. On average, just 58 percent of students who started college in the fall of 2012 had earned any degree six years later, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Parents, no matter their socioeconomic status, want the best for their children. In recent days, the entire country has seen how this desire gets taken to illegal extremes when it comes to college admissions. The sordid details about CEOs paying for photoshopped athletic feats and actresses paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for fake credentials have become front page news.
Recently, dozens of parents — actresses, hedge-fund managers, doctors — were charged by federal prosecutors for their alleged role in a bribery scheme that cleared the way for students to get into selective colleges. Some parents are accused of cheating on the ACT or SAT, bribing test proctors to let someone else take the test for students to make sure they got the right score to get in. Other parents allegedly had an intermediary bribe coaches so that students could use an athletic designation for easier entry, because recruited athletes get a significant bump in the admissions process.
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