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ACPA Video On Demand
ACPA
View the latest from ACPA Video on Demand. Recently added content include: Check out these and other critical issues on ACPA Video on Demand.
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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


Gauging The Impact Of International Students In Higher Education
Education DIVE
International students have been part of the United States campus community for decades. Historically, most have come to this country for graduate work. Increasingly, though, international students are coming as undergrads. Their growing presence on college campuses — and their ability to pay full tuition — is boosting strained budgets and providing cross-cultural experiences to U.S. students, most of whom never study abroad.
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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.
 


The Completion Agenda: Opportunities For College Student Educators
ACPA
ACPA President, Dr. Gavin Henning discusses the completion agenda and what it means for college student educators in this months blog post available today here!
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U.S. Universities Offer International Students A Taste Of Home
U.S. News & World Report
Many U.S. universities have gone to great lengths to make international students feel at home, providing familiar foods, cultural events and religious and recreational opportunities. In diverse metropolitan areas, adjusting can be easier. But even in smaller locations, universities work to bring the tastes of home to international students, while exposing them to American customs. Below are four areas where U.S. universities have stepped up their efforts — and, in places where access to cultural elements is limited, how international students have found creative ways to introduce them. Prospective international students can find out more about opportunities offered by U.S. universities by checking out their websites, contacting the international students office and reaching out to current students, including those in ethnic and religious organizations.
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Colleges, Universities Must Do More For Students
Newsday
Paying for college may soon become easier — especially for low-income students. President Barack Obama recently signed a directive — a Student Aid Bill of Rights — ordering the U.S. Department of Education to find ways to help students repay their loans. The directive also would hold those that service federal loans to higher standards. The Bill of Rights is the latest in the president's campaign to make college more affordable. Earlier this year, he increased Pell grants for low-income individuals. Last year, the administration expanded the number of people eligible for income-based caps on federal loan repayments. But the obstacles low-income students face as they pursue college are not just financial. They also face steeper social, emotional, and administrative hurdles than their peers.
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Applications For The Marylu McEwen Dissertation Of The Year Award Now Being Accepted
ACPA
ACPA – College Student Educators International is now accepting applications for the 2016 Marylu McEwen Dissertation of the Year Award. The ACPA Foundation will recognize the winner with a cash award of $2,500 and a plaque during the 2016 ACPA Convention in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The recipient will also receive a complimentary registration to the Convention and a reserved educational session to present their work. Additionally, the recipient's dissertation advisor will also receive a complimentary registration to attend Convention.

Eligible dissertations must have met all requirements of the applicant's institution and have been signed off by the applicant's dissertation committee between April 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2015. Please click here for the online application form and instructions.

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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Title IX Coordinators Required (Inside Higher Ed)
To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices (NPR)
How To Find A Roommate Who Shares Your Academic Goals (USA Today)
Are College Admissions Applications Outdated And Inefficient? (The Washington Post)
3 Things International Students Should Know About The IELTS Exam (U.S. News & World Report)

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6 Hypotheses Why Internal Campus Communication Is So Challenging
Inside Higher Ed
Why are higher ed internal communications so challenging? What are the reasons that it is so difficult to have everyone on campus understand the thinking behind big initiatives, policy changes, and long term institutional investments? What are the barriers to everyone on campus at least gaining a shared understanding of leadership priorities, even if getting consensus on the wisdom of those priorities is a longer term effort? How can the various constituencies within a campus, the schools or departments or centers or units, get their work and their initiatives better known by the university community? Why is it that we spend so much time thinking about communications and outreach, but seem to have so little success in getting our messages out to the larger campus?
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ACPAGrow, The Career Mentoring Program
ACPA
Join the ACPAGrow community to participate in a mentoring experience beginning in June! One of our association's core values is continuous professional development and personal of student affairs and student services professionals. ACPAGrow is a mentoring program, where mentors and protégés are matched based on professional interests and background to participate in a 12 week program. Begin conversation with colleagues from different institutions and gain valuable networking opportunities and great dialogue about student success and personal professional development.

We are looking for members from all professional backgrounds and experiences to participate in our cohort of #ACPAGrow participants. The deadline to participate in the next cohort is May 15, 2015. To learn more about and sign up for this professional development experience, start here and fill out the ACPA Grow Interest form.

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How Students At Women's Colleges Are Working To Expand Our Understanding Of Gender
The Huffington Post
The feminist heart of Scripps College, a women's college about a half hour east of Los Angeles, is the Motley, a coffee shop that calls itself the "largest all-women student-run organization west of the Mississippi." On the walls, there are posters reading "FEMINIST: A Person who believes in the social political and economic equality of the sexes," "Si se puede," "Equal positions with equal pay" and "We All Can Do It!" (with black and Latina Rosie the Riveters). Destiny's Child ("Ladies leave your man at home") and the Notorious B.I.G. ("Don't let 'em hold you down, reach for the stars" ... but also "F*** all y'all hoes") are on the playlist, as students quietly tap away at their laptops.
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Register Today For The Student Affairs Assessment Institute
ACPA
The Student Affairs Assessment Institute is the premier professional development event for practitioners in the area of student affairs assessment and evaluation. New to this year's Institute is a pre-Institute program on Program Review, a process characterized by self-reflection and evaluation whereby one can critically assess all aspects of a department or functional unit. Register today to develop your assessment skills in this and other areas, and join keynote speaker Dr. Frank Shushok, Jr. and a team of experienced faculty in Louisville, Kentucky this June!
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Mid-Level Professionals Apply Today For MMI!
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. The Institute, named for Donna Bourassa, Ed.D. former Associate Executive Director of ACPA, is a successful professional development resource to hundreds of colleagues in the student affairs profession. Apply today!
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Less Than 5 Years In Student Affairs? Join Us At NPI In June!
ACPA
Approximately half of ACPA members currently identify as entry-level professionals, and 40% have less than five years of experience in student affairs work. ACPA created the Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute to address the knowledge and skills emerging professionals desire as they collectively serve thousands of students on a daily basis. Register today to join Jill Carnaghi, Peter Magolda, and the rest of our faculty in St. Louis in June!
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New Coalition On Men & Masculinities Clearinghouse Initiative
ACPA
The Coalition on Men & Masculinities leadership team is excited to announce that we have launched a new initiative in the form of a programmatic clearinghouse. The goal of this clearinghouse is to serve student affairs practitioners as a great resource to learn about men's programming happening across the country! If you (or your campus colleagues) coordinate any types of programs geared towards college men and their development, we encourage you to share details about these programs with us. Information collected will then be made available to members through our website. Contributions are appreciated and may be made here.
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