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ACPA Awareness: United Nations & International Day Against Transphobia, Homophobia And Biphobia
ACPA
ACPA Executive Director, Dr. Cindi Love represented ACPA at a meeting with Steve Berry, Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons for the State Department on Monday, 11 May 2015. This conversation about human rights for all people took place on the International Day Against Transphobia, Homophobia and Biphobia and was hosted by the United Nations Foundation. Please review Dr. Love's blog entry as she reflects on her experience as an activist in our society today.
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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


4 Ways International Students Can Weigh Potential Majors
U.S. News & World Report
Danh D. Pham, a contributor for U.S. News & World Report, writes: "Every year, there is a great number of incoming international students in U.S. colleges who have not yet figured out what they want to study over the course of four years. If you are one of those, please do not feel too nervous or stressed out. I have seen many people switch their majors after two years. This includes those students going to top-notch schools in the U.S. News rankings. Therefore, I want to help you make a more informed and wiser decision by laying out a few steps new international students can take to choose a major."
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  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.
 


2015 Annual Convention Handouts Are Available!
ACPA
The learning from the 2015 ACPA Annual Convention in Tampa continues! In addition to highlights from opening and closing general sessions posted on ACPA Video on Demand and Pecha Kuchas on the ACPA YouTube channel, you can now access presentations from #ACPA15 by clicking here!
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Most Colleges See Fraternities As Among Their Top Liability Risks
The Chronicle of Higher Education
In the wake of numerous news reports of bad, and sometimes criminal, behavior by fraternities and their members, the association surveyed its members to see if colleges are reconsidering how they oversee those organizations. While the survey gives a snapshot of how colleges are gauging the problems and potential benefits of Greek life, the sample size in the survey was too small to draw very meaningful conclusions. There were just 60 respondents from a possible 2,100 individual association members.
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ACPA Video On Demand
ACPA
View the latest from ACPA Video on Demand. Recently added content include:
  • Dr. Steve Tyrell of North County Community College, along with University of Mary Washington's Melissa Jones, offer advice to Student Affairs Professionals on pursuing a Presidency.
  • Joseph Nichols, Assessment Coordinator for the College of Education and Public Service at Saint Louis University, discusses the clout that numerical data can hold in a political debate, and how you can structure an assessment program to influence change in Assessment Systems that Succeed.
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania President, Dr. Karen Whitney explains why SSAO's have the knowledge, disposition, and skills to meet the challenges of leading a College or University and why Higher Education needs SSAO's to become President's.
Check out these and other critical issues on ACPA Video on Demand.

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3 Benefits Of Summer College Classes
USA Today
With the spring semester quickly drawing to a close, most college students are focused on studying for their final exams. After all, once finals week ends, there is nothing left to do but enjoy the summer. However, certain college students choose to continue taking classes for all or part of the summer. In recent years, summer terms have become an increasingly popular academic option for students who are looking to remain productive even after the standard collegiate year concludes. Summer courses usually cover the same amount of material discussed in a standard college semester, but in a shortened period of time.
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#ACPACC — Continue Your #ACPA15 Experience!
ACPA
Welcome to Convention Continued; your source of post-convention engagement with our talented group of ACPA Convention Presenters. Check out our recent posts including Having it All In Student Affairs: Considering the Impact of Parenthood and Who Cares Why You Decide to Help? Check back often for new posts, or follow the #ACPACC hashtag on social media.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    3 Key Findings About College Admissions (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
For Some College Students, The Cap And Gown Makes Graduation Day Too Costly (Bloomberg Business)
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Tied to Eating Disorder Risk In College Students (Reuters)
Plug Into Technology To Find The Best College Match (U.S. News & World Report)

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College Campuses Are More Trans-Inclusive Than Ever, But Still Have A Long Way To Go
The Huffington Post
A unique, very small group of students who shared a particular struggle in their path to a diploma was among the millions of the nation's college graduates who tossed their caps into the air this past weekend. That group is those students who identify as transgender, or gender non-conforming, gender-fluid or any other number of terms that continue to crop up describing those who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth. Although ever-increasing numbers of college campuses and universities across the country are instituting new policies that are inclusive of trans students — such as the all-female Smith College's move earlier this month to open its admissions policy to include transgender women — the deck is largely still stacked against this oft-overlooked student population.
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Higher Ed Live: ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies
ACPA
Professional Competencies are intended to define the broad professional knowledge, skills, and disposition expected of student affairs professionals, regardless of their area of specialization or positional role within the field. The original competencies were established and approved by both Boards in July 2010.

In October 2014, the ACPA Governing Board and the NASPA Board of Directors announced the creation of a joint Professional Competencies Task Force. The charge of this Task Force was to review, update, and revise the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Practitioners and to ensure that competencies were up-to-date with current scholarship and practice. Of particular note, the Task Force was charged with reviewing the threads of technology, sustainability, and globalism to determine whether these areas of practice required the creation of additional competency areas or a reframing of existing ones. In April 2015, NASPA and ACPA provided opportunities for members to provide feedback on the proposed changes.

On Wednesday, May 27th at 1:00pm ET, join Student Affairs Live host Tony Doody as he talks with task force members John Hoffman (representing NASPA) and Patty Perillo (representing ACPA) about process, proposed changes, feedback from members, and implications for the field.

Please contribute to the conversation by emailing questions before the show to tony@higheredlive.com or by tweeting live during the show using the #higheredlive hashtag. We'll do our best to incorporate questions from viewers (with attribution) into the live conversation.

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Study Has More Disturbing Findings About Campus Rape Of Freshmen Women
CNN
A new study about the incidence of rape involving college freshmen women will probably add to the ongoing debate about whether enough is being done on campuses to keep students safe. The study, conducted at a large unnamed private university in upstate New York and published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that 19% of women, nearly one in five, said they had been a victim of attempted or completed rape, either by force or while they were incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs, during their freshman year.
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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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New #SAPro? Join Us At NPI!
ACPA
Have you been in the field less than five years? Then the Phyllis Mable New Professional's Institute is the program for you! This will be the last year that Peter Magolda and Jill Carnaghi lead the program, so don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to attend! Register today!
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Expanding Pathways To ACPA Leadership
ACPA
Understanding how and why individuals choose to get involved in leadership roles in ACPA is critical to our organizational health, stability, and sustainability. It is important to explore and understand reasons individuals choose to get involved and continue involvement as well as possible barriers that prevent and limit involvement.

In the process of trying to ensure that ACPA's leadership pathways are open to all and reflect the values of the association, we are holding four focus groups over the next couple of months to continue to gather information about the facilitators and barriers to engagement.

Specifically we would like to learn more about experiences of the following populations of ACPA members:
  • Black and African American cis-male colleagues, under the age of 35
  • Native, First Nation, and Indigenous colleagues
  • Trans, Gender Queer, and Gender Non-Conforming colleagues
  • Latino/a colleagues
If you would be interested participating in one of these focus groups, please contact alex@acpa.nche.edu by 1, June, 2015. We are particularly interested in talking with people who are not currently in an ACPA Leadership position, nor have held one in the recent past.

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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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Register Today: Theory To Practice To Outcomes: Connecting Student Development Theory To Community College Practice
ACPA
The Commission for Two-Year Colleges, Morgan State University, and National Center for Student Development are sponsoring a drive-in conference on July 16 at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. The focus of the conference is utilizing student development theory in the community college and will be highlighted with a keynote address by Dr. Lee Knefelkamp, co-creator of the Practice-to-Theory-to-Practice model. Registration is only $75 and includes lunch. Learn more and register here.
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Registration Open For Lead365 National Conference, November 5th-7th
ACPA
Early Bird Registration for the Lead365 National Conference is now open. This program will take place November 5-7 in Orlando, Florida. ACPA along with NASPA, NACA, and NCLP is endorsing the Lead365 National Conference in its mission to develop collegiate leaders and those professionals, graduate students and leadership educators dedicated to their success.
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Registration Open For Expanding The Circle: Advancing LGBTQ Initiatives In Higher Education, From The Classroom To The Campus Quad 2015 Summer Institute
ACPA
This program will take place June 10-13, 2015 in San Francisco. ACPA members are eligible for a $150 discount. Utilize the code ETCACPA to access this discount. This program is designed for academic deans and administrators, campus counselors, faculty and faculty development specialists, student affairs professionals, students, and non-profit professionals who seek to advance LGBTQ issues and concerns in higher education. Goals of the 2015 Summer Institute will include creating greater inclusion for all members of our campus communities, and enriching the quality of education and scholarship in higher education through national coalition-building. More information on the seminar can be found here.
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Grant Opportunity with HHS: College Sexual Assault Policy And Prevention Initiative
ACPA
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health and the Office on Women's Health has announced that there is $1.5 million in funding for up to 5 cooperative agreement awards for the College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative. They are looking for grant applications for projects focused on policies to address sexual assault on college campuses. The awards will be used to enhance and implement sexual assault prevention policies through provision of national outreach and technical assistance, development of institutional partnerships, and creation of campus coalitions. For more information can be found here.
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Online Reputation Management — A Free Resource For Professionals
ACPA
Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to share a publication by Online Reputation Management as a free resource for professionals and those starting to look for a first job.

Best,
Cindi

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