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ACPA And Campus Pride Partnership On White Paper
ACPA
Shane Windmeyer, Keith Humphrey, and Danielle Barker jointly authored, "An Institutional Responsibility: Tracking Retention & Academic Success of Out LGBT Students," to affirm both organizations' commitment to continual advocacy on inclusion and access.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
April 15-17 |  Symposium on the Recruitment & Retention of Students of Color
Apr. 18 |  Webinar: Strategies for Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
May 19-21 |  Conference on College Men 2013
June 2-4 |  2013 Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute
June 6-7 |  2013 Summer Career Central (SC2)
June 13-23 |  Ecuador Higher Education Study Tour
June 26-28 |  2013 Student Affairs Assessment Institute


Rising Child Care Costs Affect College Students
U.S. News University Connection
Child care can be expensive, especially for parents who work full time or attend college. Infants and toddlers require constant supervision, which means parents need to hire a babysitter or enroll their youngsters in a child care center while they attend classes or go to work. Unless they have a loved one who is willing to lend a hand, they'll have to pay for the service, and the costs can add up. "Families need child care in order to work," said Ollie M. Smith, interim executive director of Child Care Aware of America, in a press release. "But, child care today is simply unaffordable for too many families. This is not a low-income issue. Families at nearly every income — except for the very wealthy — struggle with the cost of child care."
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Search Open For About Campus Executive Editor Position
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ACPA and Wiley/Jossey Bass announce the search for a new Executive Editor (EE) for its premier magazine, About Campus. After nearly 10 years of outstanding leadership as editor-at-large, managing and executive editor, Dr. Jean Henscheid will be stepping down at the end of this semester.
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Study Finds Testing Helps Students Retain Information Taught Online
The Harvard Crimson
A new study conducted by psychology researchers at Harvard suggests that early and frequent testing improves students' retention of educational material taught through a virtual platform. With the rapid emergence over the past year of massive open online courses offered through initiatives like Harvard's virtual learning platform edX, preventing students' minds from wandering when studying at home remains a challenge for which there is "shockingly little" hard scientific data, said the study's author Daniel Schacter, a psychology professor at Harvard.
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Why Do Students Enroll In (But Don't Complete) MOOC Courses?
MindShift
Less than 10 percent of MOOC students, on average, complete a course. That's the conclusion of Katy Jordan of Open University, who published her analysis, pulled together from available data of some Massively Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. But do completion rates matter? It's not that course completion rates don't inform observers about the nature of MOOCs, said Michelle Rhee-Weise, who follows higher-ed developments in online and blended learning as an education senior research fellow for the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation (formerly Innosight Institute). But with no negative academic consequences from dropping out, that information is less about the effectiveness of the courses themselves, and more about the reasons people might be enrolling, she said.
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Study Finds Testing Helps Students Retain Information Taught Online
The Harvard Crimson
A new study conducted by psychology researchers at Harvard suggests that early and frequent testing improves students’ retention of educational material taught through a virtual platform.

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When It Comes To Curbing Drinking, College Students Do Listen
TIME
One of the more effective ways to reduce excessive drinking in college is also the most obvious — talk to freshman before they set foot on campus.

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Study: Path Through College Is Indirect And Stressful For Many Students
MindShift
Despite a deeply held belief that success in college is crucial for success in life, the traditional path students assume they'll take is more an exception than the rule, according to a new report.

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Take Advantage Of ACPA's Career Services
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ACPA is dedicated to providing high quality career and placement services for all levels of college student educators. Through its professional development offerings, mentoring program, and job search tools, ACPA offers everything you need to advance in your career. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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How Much Do College Students Really Drink?
The Washington Post
College drinking is in the news again, as seen in my colleague Jenna Johnson's story, here, about what happened at the University of Virginia this week when the student newspaper tweeted about reports that authorities were raiding dormitories to find forbidden alcohol. The tweets set off an alcohol dump by students who were afraid of being caught with their contraband — even though it turned out that there were no raids.
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Maryland College Personnel Association (MCPA)'s Annual Support Staff Conference
ACPA
The theme for this year's conference is "Getting to the Core." MCPA's Annual Support Staff Conference, hosted at Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville will encourage participants to take a closer, more meaningful look at themselves and the important work they do. "Getting to the Core" is an opportunity to explore the "who, what, where, when, and why" of our jobs. We are all familiar with the how to do things, so please join us as we take time to discover the way we fit into the fabric of higher education.
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