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From The President's Desk: We Must Do Better
ACPA
It has been a little over a week since returning from ACPA15. After catching up on some sleep, I'm at a place to reflect on my experience. Knowing that I would be transitioning into the President's role, I had played out the various moments of convention in my head thinking that I would know what to anticipate and could be prepared. ACPA15 didn't go as I expected and while some aspects of the convention were very challenging for me and other ACPA leaders, I'm glad it didn't as my eyes have been opened in ways they were not previously.

Read the rest of ACPA President Gavin Henning's blog post here.
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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
March 6-9, 2016 |  ACPA Annual Convention in Montréal


Amid Rising Concern About Addiction, Universities Focus On Recovery
NPR
In murder mystery novels, when the hero, a private detective or homicide cop, drops by a late-night Alcoholics Anonymous meeting to stave off a sudden craving for a beer or two or 20, it's usually in some dingy church basement or dilapidated storefront on the seedier side of town. There's a pot of burnt coffee and a few stale doughnuts on a back table. The Center for Students in Recovery at the University of Texas could not be more different.
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  SAMHSA's National Prevention Week Toolkit

Get involved in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Prevention Week 2015! Prevention Week is a national observance committed to preventing substance abuse and mental disorders in communities and on campuses across America. Download this toolkit to plan events and share in the power of prevention.
 


Did You Present At #ACPA15? Share Your Presentation Via #ACPACC
ACPA
Convention Continued is a blog site that will contain posts by convention presenters summarizing their presentations and sharing "takeaways" with the reader. The intention of this initiative is to extend the developmental and learning impact of your presentation beyond the time and space in which you presented. We have kept the process of submission as simple as possible. All you need to do is compose a blog post no longer than 1200 words in which you summarize and share the key points of your presentation. Then you fill out this form and upload the document and your headshot. Please note that this will be a blog, so the piece should be written in the style of a blog. That is, the style should be more informal and conversational and should NOT be written in the form of a journal article. We ask that you submit your piece as soon as possible, but the final deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Questions? Email Patrick Love — patrick.love@nyit.edu @pglove33
Ann Marie Klotz — aklotz@nyit.edu @annmarieklotz
Francy Magee — fmagee@nyit.edu @francymagee

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Colleges Look To Virtual Reality Tours To Enhance Recruiting
Los Angeles Times
Payton Ricci stood in her living room with what looked like a tissue box strapped to her face. When she slid it over her eyes, she could see a college campus in Lacoste, France. Looking up, she saw the town's vibrant blue skies. Looking down, its cobblestone streets. When she spun around, she got a 360-degree view of the rustic Provencal campus. And when she took it off, she was back in her living room in Palos Verdes Estates. Payton was immersed in virtual reality, a tool being used by a growing number of colleges to recruit prospective students. The virtual reality market is in its infancy, and VR itself is still far from mainstream adoption, but colleges think it might be more attractive than brochures, phone calls and visits.
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Share Feedback With ACPA's Digital Task Force
ACPA
The Digital Technology Task Force is pleased to share with their draft report document, featuring emergent themes for higher education and recommendations for ACPA. Before they submit their final report and recommendations to the ACPA Governing Board, they want your feedback, thoughts, and recommendations! It is important for college student educators across ACPA and all of higher If you would like to contribute your thoughts to this document, please do so in the "comments" section below the blog post by Tuesday, March 31st at 5pm PDT.
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Newer Studies Say Online Instruction Neither Harms Nor Benefits The Average University Student
The Hechinger Report
Does online learning work? Do college students learn better, or at least as well, from computer instruction as they do from a human teacher? That's a question asked over and over again by not only students, parents and professors, but also by academic researchers. It's especially important because universities are offering more and more of their courses online. Almost 5.3 million university students took at least one course online in the 2013-2014 academic year, a 4 percent increase from the previous year, according to a Babson Survey Research Group report citing federal data.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Increased Smartphone Use Equals Lower GPA Among College Students (Government Technology)
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Study Finds Nearly 1 In 5 College Students Misuse ADHD Drugs (PsychCentral)
Stem The March Of The Administrators (University World News)

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Join Us For The 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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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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How Constant Connectivity Is Changing The Study Abroad Experience
USA Today
There's no denying the impact technology has made on many aspects of our lives in recent years. We are constantly connected to people near and far; we hear news as soon as it happens; we share significantly more about our lives than ever before. Although it is rarely explored, the study abroad experience is one of many completely transformed by constant connectivity.
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Study Reveals Students May Be Less Likely To Intervene In Cases Of Sexual Assault Two Months Into College
The Daily Targum
Sexual assault is a prevalent topic on any college campus, especially in this age of social media expansion. But after two months of college, students may be less likely to intervene in sexual assault, according to a recent study from EverFi, an education technology company. According to the study, the first two months of college are problematic for a variety of reasons. Researchers found that nearly one in every 30 female students had been a victim of sexual assault before their first midterm.
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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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Evolution Of Early-College High Schools
District Administration Magazine
Ninth graders in North Carolina take all their classes on the campus of a major state university. Early-college high school students in Connecticut can gain an inside track to one of the world's largest tech companies. Online and blended learners in Michigan can spend a fifth year in high school and graduate with an associate’s degree. Aside from providing a money-saving jump-start on college, the rapid spread of early-college high school programs is spurring closer collaboration between K12 and higher ed around preparing students for the rigors of college life and coursework.
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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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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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Webinar On March 30th: Advice For The Advisers: RHA And NRHH Advising 101
ACPA
The Commission for Housing and Residential Life is hosting a webinar on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT entitled Advice for the Advisers: RHA and NRHH Advising 101. Are you a graduate student working with student leaders in residence halls? Are you a new professional and have found it challenging to motivate your hall government executive board? Or are you wondering why there are so many acronyms for RHA regions and feel overwhelmed by this different corner of the world of residential life? If you answered yes to any of the following you are in luck! Join us for effective ways to navigate the area of RHA and NRHH advising. Many current graduate students and professionals have said that they have struggled with advising due to a lack of training and more of a "trial-by-error" approach. Sponsored by the Commission for Housing and Residential Life, this webinar shares strategies for how advisors can be proactive with their student groups while also identifying skill areas that are needed in order to ensure our student leaders' success. Please sign up today at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4592064498851133442.
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Apply Today For The About Campus Writer's Retreat!
ACPA
Do you have an idea for an About Campus article? Would you like to develop your voice and reach a broader audience? Submit your Application. The About Campus Writers Retreat is designed to provide a supportive, collaborative environment in which you can develop your idea while bolstering your skills and confidence as a writer. Through workshops, one-on-one consultations, and creative activities, the editorial team will push you to break out of the confines of academic style and to embrace the writing process in new ways. When you leave us, our hope is that you will carry with you a strong draft, along with a close working relationship with a member of the About Campus editorial team, who will continue working with you when you get home. The retreat will ultimately culminate in an issue of About Campus dedicated to select articles developed during this process.
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