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Application to Chair the ACPA 2015 Tampa Convention
ACPA
The role of the Convention Chair is one of the higher profile positions within ACPA. Generally appointed no less than 18 months before the convention date, the Convention Chair will work directly with ACPA leadership and International Office staff to implement a meaningful and educational convention, appoint a team of practitioners, faculty, and graduate students that can fulfill the responsibilities required of a convention planning team, manage the regular challenges associated with planning a large and complex event, and maintain an accurate account of expenditures and schedule.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
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 19-30 |  International Study Tour: Arabian Gulf
June 26-28 |  2013 Student Affairs Assessment Institute


ACPA 2011-12 Annual Report
ACPA
ACPA's Annual Reports highlight major accomplishments, and include complete audited financial statements. The 2011-12 fiscal year Annual Report is now available for download here.
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Register Now: ACPA Summer Career Central (SC2) in Washington, D.C.
ACPA
Summer Career Central (SC2) is a new recruitment opportunity for student affairs professionals hosted by ACPA and American University Housing and Dining Programs. This is the chance for employers and candidates alike to recruit, interview and make connections over job opportunities that have occurred since the spring recruitment season. SC2 will be held June 6-7, 2013 at American University in Washington, D.C.
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Survey finds that business executives aren't focused on the majors of those they hire
Inside Higher Ed
Business executives care more about their new hires' thinking, communication and problem-solving skills than they do about their undergraduate majors, according to a survey released April 10, by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The association first conducted the survey in 2006, and has done so periodically since then.
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7th Annual Intergroup Dialogue National Institute
ACPA
The Program on Intergroup Relations at the University of Michigan is hosting its 7th Annual Intergroup Dialogue National Institute from June 19-22, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Institute is designed for faculty and staff who are interested in starting intergroup dialogues at their institutions, or are interested in expanding and assessing intergroup dialogue programs already in place. They hope that you and/or others from your institution or program can participate in the upcoming Institute.
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Application to Chair the ACPA 2015 Tampa Convention
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The role of the Convention Chair is one of the higher profile positions within ACPA and is generally appointed no less than 18 months before the convention date.

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How Much Do College Students Really Drink?
The Washington Post
College drinking is in the news again about the University of Virginia when the student newspaper tweeted about reports that authorities were raiding dormitories to find forbidden alcohol.

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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. But do completion rates matter?

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Even highly motivated students aren't ready for college
NPR
Low-performing high school students are often unprepared for college. But some analysts say even gifted students are falling behind. Host Michel Martin discusses why many students, across the board, aren't hitting the mark.
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Senate committee hears concerns over financial aid
The Wall Street Journal
Undergraduate students face a sunset date this summer on their lower interest rate. These rates will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on federally subsidized loans on July 1, unless Congress acts. Sen. Tom Harkin, the Iowa Democrat who is chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, emphasized the need to sustain the current loan rates. "With overall interest rates stuck at historic lows," Harkin said at a committee hearing, "we cannot simply allow Stafford Loan interest rates to double for middle-class students and families struggling to afford a higher education."
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Rigorous schools put college dreams into practice
The New York Times
Across the country in communities like Newark, N.J., the early college high school model is being lauded as a way to provide low-income students with a road map to and through college. According to the most recent figures from the National Center for Education Statistics, 68 percent of all high school graduates make it to a two- or four-year institution, but only 52 percent of low-income students do the same.
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HBCU presidents cite personalized recruiting, intrusive counseling among best practices
Diverse
When Michael Sorrell assumed the presidency at Paul Quinn College, one of the first things he did was examine what successful small colleges were doing to achieve their results. Afterwards, Quinn began to adopt some of the most successful strategies that he discovered, from personalized recruiting like other institutions use to recruit athletes, to "intrusive counseling," in order to turn things around.
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Is higher education the next bubble?
The Huffington Post
Jennifer Kramer writes, "It is probably not in my best interest if the higher education system in the United States collapses since I am the co-owner of a company that prepares students for higher education. Yet, I believe a crash is inevitable. Ironically, I also find myself hoping the bubble bursts sooner rather than later.Why? Because education in the United States is broken."
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MIT tops Leiden ranking as US dominates
Times Higher Education
The U.S. dominates this year's CWTS Leiden Ranking of the world’s top universities. Switzerland's Ecole Polytech Fédérale Lausanne (in 13th place) is the only university outside America to feature in the top 20 of the ranking, which was devised by the Netherlands' Leiden University. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology takes top spot in the 2012-13 ranking, with the University of California Santa Barbara in second place, just ahead of Stanford University.
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