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Get Involved Today
ACPA
In an effort to make sure members who want to volunteer are matched with the appropriate volunteer opportunities, we are offering our members the ability to fill out the Volunteer Needs Form (to be filled out by current leaders) and the Involvement Interest Form (to be filled out by current members). By filling out these forms, the Involvement Team will help match members who are looking to get involved in the work of ACPA with volunteer positions. Get involved today!
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

June 3–5 |  Symposium on Service-Learning
June 8–10 |  2014 Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute
June 10–11 |  Summer Career Central
June 11–12 |  2014 ACPA Presidential Symposium
June 25–27 |  Student Affairs Assessment Institute
Oct. 19-22 |  Residential Curriculum Institute
Nov. 2-4 |  Institute for Aspiring SSAOs: Exploring Underrepresented Identities and Career Paths
March 5-8, 2015 |  2015 Annual Convention in Tampa


Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds
Science
Are your lectures droning on? Change it up every 10 minutes with more active teaching techniques and more students will succeed, researchers say. A new study finds that undergraduate students in classes with traditional stand-and-deliver lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in classes that use more stimulating, so-called active learning methods.
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#ACPAGrow Mentoring Opportunities: Next Cohort Deadline June 12
ACPA
#ACPAGrow ensures mentoring and career development can occur beyond our own institutions with others across the country and the world. More importantly, it provides the opportunity to set aside time to reflect and discuss with colleagues in meaningful ways. Contribute to the profession and consider serving as a mentor or a protégé for ACPAGrow's next cohort and commit only a few months of conversation, dialogue and learning! Conversations occur every two weeks for approximately thirty minutes and are supported through a series of discussion prompts surrounding professional and career development, lessons learned, and understanding campus culture. Get the full details about the #ACPAGrow career mentoring program and apply online. Email questions to acpagrow@acpa.nche.edu.
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Women Are Underrepresented As College Chiefs But May Get Higher Pay
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Walk into the president's office at a public research university, and chances are high that the person behind the desk is a man. An 84-percent chance, in fact. According to new data from The Chronicle's annual survey of executive compensation, women accounted for just 40 of the 254 people who served as chief executives of public universities and public-college systems in 2012-2013. It probably isn't a surprise that women are underrepresented at the helms of universities, considering that they are also underrepresented at the highest faculty levels. As we reported last month, there are more than three times as many male full professors at doctoral universities as there are female full professors.
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10 Universities Where The Most Students Study Outside the US
U.S. News & World Report
There's bad news for parents who want to keep a close eye on their college kids: More and more American students are studying abroad.

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10 Universities With The Largest Undergraduate Populations
U.S. News & World Report
Going to college may be increasingly expensive, but the cost hasn't deterred thousands of students from enrolling. Between 1992 and 1998, undergraduate enrollment was stable, but it increased by 37 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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How College Health Centers Help Students Succeed
Psychology Today
Of all the dramatic changes in higher education in recent years, one that goes largely unnoticed is the tremendous growth in the mission, services, and facilities of health centers.

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LGBT Summer Academy: Register For The Campus Pride Professional Academy For LGBT Advisors This Summer 2014
ACPA
Do you enjoy advising LGBT college students, but wish you could be more equipped and the most effective with the best information, tools and resources? Campus Pride has the skill-building retreat just for you — the LGBT Professional Academy for Advisors (aka Advisor BOOTCAMP). The five-day retreat is in coordination with Camp Pride and brings together LGBT student advisors and higher education staff who support LGBT youth from around the country. At the academy, you will have the opportunity to learn new knowledge, enhance your skills, and collaborate with others who share your passion for advising and creating safer, more welcoming communities. The academy is for you if you want a summer professional enrichment on LGBT issues and concerns. Until May 30, 2014, you can receive an early discount off the registration. Go online to www.CampusPride.org/Bootcamp or email info@campuspride.org.
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Is College Adequately Preparing Students For The Workforce?
Fox Business
The job market isn't looking promising for grads leaving college with a degree in liberal arts. In fact, a new report finds only 2% of companies are actively recruiting these graduates. What's more, 49% of people across generations say there are "no jobs" for those with liberal arts degrees. Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm released a new report Tuesday, "The Multi-Generational Job Search" in conjunction with Beyond.com, an online career network. The survey was conducted nationally among 2,978 respondents.
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Campus Sexual Assault Roundtables Held On U.S. Capitol Hill
ACPA
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) held the first of many roundtable discussions dealing with rape and sexual assaults on U.S. college campuses. These discussions included panelists who were former student victims, campus safety and sexual assault experts, and sexual assault advocacy organization leaders. The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, which went into effect in 2012 and is enforced by the Department of Education, was also discussed. Click here to view this discussion on C-SPAN. The goal of these roundtables is consistent with that of the ACPA Presidential Task Force.
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Climate Change: Humankind's Greatest Challenge
University World News
Our species is confronting its greatest challenge in the long history of humankind: trying to ensure our survival and that of the myriads of animals and plants. Without united action by governments and their citizens across the globe, the consequences of a changing climate — largely caused by human activities — will lead to an upheaval in the lives of billions of people on a scale the world has never experienced. Researchers in universities around the globe are playing a key role in revealing what is happening and explaining what needs to be done to prevent the looming catastrophe. In many cases, it is their students who are most active in tackling a serious problem before the situation becomes even worse.
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Continue Your #ACPA14 Learning Experience With These Online Resources
ACPA
Our 90th Annual Convention in Indianapolis was a time for us to Reinvent You. Us. Indy! We're proud to have hosted over 500 educational sessions this year. We encourage you to continue your #ACPA14 learning experience with the resources we have available online. Watch our Higher Education Talks, Pecha Kucha Talks, and browse the Program Handouts session presenters have uploaded to help implement your new ideas.
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10 Universities Where The Most Students Study Outside the US
U.S. News & World Report
There's bad news for parents who want to keep a close eye on their college kids: More and more American students are studying abroad. The number of U.S. students studying in other countries has more than tripled over the past two decades, according to the 2013 "Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange," an annual survey of study abroad trends for U.S. and international students. During the 2011-12 school year, 283,332 students pursued academic credit abroad, a 3.4 increase from the year before, the report found. The United Kingdom was the No. 1 study abroad destination, drawing 12.2 percent of all American students, the report found. Italy, Spain and France followed.
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Brave New World, The 2014 AMOSSHE Conference
ACPA
Interested in taking a trip across the pond this summer? Check out the Brave New World Conference being hosted by AMOSSHE, the U.K. Student Services Organisation, from July 16–18. Find out all about the conference, including the programme of events and how to book, here.
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