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Register Now: ACPA Summer Career Central (SC2) in Washington, D.C.
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Summer Career Central (SC2) is a new recruitment opportunity for student affairs professionals hosted by ACPA's New C3 Team 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 powered by CSO Interfase, the same software that successfully was used for The New C3 in Louisville, Ky. This software offers candidates and employers online search and scheduling capabilities. SC2 will be held June 6-7 at American University in Washington, D.C. More

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
May 8 |  Internship Best Practices Workshop at TCU, presented by Intern Bridge
May 9 |  Utilizing Science & Practice: Implications of the CCMH 2011 Annual Report
May 17-18 |  The Big Ideas in Higher Education Conference
May 18 |  ACPA Presidential Symposium
June 3-5 |  ACPA Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute
June 13-15 |  ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute
June 14 |  The First 90-Days: Take Young Professionals from New Hire to Peak Performer, presented by Intern Bridge
June 17-19 |  ACPA Institute on Sustainability
June 19, 21, 25, 27, & 29 |  The Masters Series: Proven Strategies for Career and Employment Guidance, presented by Intern Bridge
Nov. 1-4 |  2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference


Assembly Town Hall — Questions And Answers
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As a follow up to ACPA's successful Assembly Town Hall, ACPA pledged to follow up with responses to all of the questions offered via the poll everywhere software in writing to the membership as part of ACPA's value of transparency and to share the benefit of all the responses. See all of the questions and responses.

ACPA Partners With Academic Impressions To Increase Opportunities For Professional Development
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ACPA is supporting select Academic Impressions Webcasts and conferences to provide ACPA members with greater opportunities to participate in professional development programs. Below are upcoming Academic Impressions events supported by ACPA:

May 9Webcast: Customizing Orientation for Transfer Students
May 16Webcast: New Solutions to Student Conduct Challenges
June 5Webcast: Effective Transition Programming for Students with Disabilities
June 6-8Students with Mental Health Issues: Policies for the Whole Campus
June 25-27Integrated Sustainability Planning Institute
June 26Webcast: Revamping Pre-Arrival Communications for International Students
July 11-13Supporting International Student Academic Success
July 16-17Creating High-Performing Teams in Higher Education
July 23-25Outcomes-Based Assessment for Career Services
Aug. 2Webcast: Proactive Advising to Retain First-Year and Transfer Students
Oct. 2Webcast: Developing Academic Stamina in First-Year Students


New Presidential Appointments
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ACPA congratulates Dr. Joe Bertolino, the new president at Lyndon State College in Vermont and a member of ACPA's Annuit Coeptis. ACPA also congratulates Dr. Steve Tyrell, chair of ACPA's Credentialing Implementation Team, on his recent appointment to the presidency of North Country Community College.

Will New Funding Rules Improve Dismal University Graduation Rates?
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So many students will graduate from Slippery Rock University this spring that administrators have had to limit the number of guests each one can invite. There isn't enough room in the basketball arena for everybody. At a time when American higher education is under fire for dismal graduation rates that have eroded the nation's leadership in college degree-holders, this public university in western Pennsylvania will graduate a record number of students, and do so more quickly than in years past. That's because Slippery Rock has built in aggressive new measures to help students succeed — and eliminated many obstacles that make success so elusive almost everywhere else. More

Daniel Fisher: Poor Students Are The Real Victims Of College Discrimination
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Later this year, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to ban affirmative-action policies at U.S. universities in Fisher vs. University of Texas. President Obama and Mitt Romney are falling all over themselves, meanwhile, with promises to keep college-loan rates low so more Americans can attend school. Lost in all the debate is this simple fact: Income, not race, is the real determining factor in higher education today. Millions of otherwise-qualified high school students aren't attending college, either because they can't afford it or because the admissions system screens them out. More

How New College Grads Can Land A Shockingly Good Job
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It's college graduation time, but can you celebrate? Accordingly to recent news, 53 percent of recent college graduates either are underemployed or unemployed, the highest share in at least 11 years. And the numbers are worse for majors like humanities, art history, philosophy or anthropology. It's enough to make those just about to graduate feel hopeless. But don't. Even in the toughest job markets, the best candidates find great positions. You simply have to know how to be one of the best. More

ACPA's Student Affairs Assessment Institute: Enhance Your Knowledge And Skills Related To Assessment And Reporting
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Do you wonder how much students really are gaining for the educational experiences you create for them? Do you struggle to find points of data that demonstrate the impact of your work on student success? Do you need an opportunity to enhance your own skills related to assessment and reporting? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then ACPA's Commission for Assessment and Evaluation has a solid solution for you. ACPA's Student Affairs Assessment Institute helps you to develop skills that are essential components of any student affairs professionals' toolkit. More

Opening Soon: Advanced Registration For 2013 Las Vegas Convention
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Advanced registration for the 2013 Las Vegas Convention is opening June 5. Make sure you register early so you can save on the registration fees, and make your room reservations at Paris, Bally's or Planet Hollywood.

College Perks: Maid Service, Vegan Food, Debt
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Colleges and universities are pouring millions into renovating residence halls and freshening up cafeteria food. Administrators believe it can give them an edge in recruiting top students, while also improving the overall education by improving quality of life. "Students spend 90 percent of their time outside the classroom, so when they're determining where to go to college, they really are looking for the full package," says Brian Dawson, associate dean of Housing and Residential Life at Pepperdine University. Pepperdine hugs the Pacific above Malibu, Calif., and the views alone may warrant a portion of the $54,000 a year it costs to attend. More



 
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