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Student Affairs Professionals Today
ACPA
As higher education makes monumental shifts, the perception of student affairs professionals' roles has shifted as well. Hear Dr. Cindi Love's discussion with the University of the District Columbia Public Broadcasting Station about our members' roles today, particularly with sexual violence in higher education.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

June 8–10 |  Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute
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
Nov. 9-11 |  Institute on Social Justice
Dec. 11-13 |  Leadership Educators Institute
March 5-8, 2015 |  2015 Annual Convention in Tampa


7 College Orientation Tips For International Students
U.S. News & World Report
It's finally time to start your college journey, and the first step is completing your freshman orientation. For international students, this might be the first time you actually visit your school, so do a bit of research on the area where your school is located beforehand. This is an exciting opportunity to get a taste for what your life will be like in the next few years.
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Apply to be the #ACPA16 Convention Chair in Montréal
ACPA
Apply to serve as the 2016 Convention Chair as we head to Montréal, Canada! The opportunity to lead our Annual Convention planning efforts in collaboration with the International Office team is a great opportunity to serve the profession and shape the convention experience for all those who attend. We are looking for passionate candidates who have experience leading volunteer teams and building relationships with members and Association leaders. Submit your application today! Applications are due Friday, June 13.
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Aiming For A Top 100 College? It's Not At All Necessary To Thrive, Poll Finds
The Christian Science Monitor
When it comes to having a thriving life and a job you like, it helps to go to college, but a new poll finds that the benefits don't hinge on getting into a certain type of school. In fact, the survey conducted by Gallup and released Tuesday finds little difference in reported well-being between college graduates overall and those who graduated from colleges in the top 100 in the widely publicized U.S. News & World Report rankings. And although college generally puts people on a track toward a better life, the poll points to lots of room for outcomes to improve.
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The International-Friendly Campus
Inside Higher Ed
At Ohio State University, the number of undergraduate international students has skyrocketed in the last 10 years, growing from 1,360 to 3,345, with the majority of that increase involving students from China.
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7 College Orientation Tips For International Students
U.S. News & World Report
It's finally time to start your college journey, and the first step is completing your freshman orientation. For international students, this might be the first time you actually visit your school, so do a bit of research on the area where your school is located beforehand.

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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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Sleep Problems Have The Same Effects On Students' Grades As Drug Abuse, New Study Finds
PBS Newshour
Losing sleep can have the same effects on your grades as binge drinking and chronic marijuana use, according to a new study published in the journal Sleep. Researchers at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. scoured through 43,000 responses to the 2009 American College Health Association National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey, looking for the connections between sleep problems and academic success. They found college freshmen were more affected by sleep loss than upperclassmen. An analysis of the data showed that sleep problems alone predicted if a student would drop a class, even when controlling for factors such as chronic health problems, race, gender, anxiety, depression and work hours.
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#ACPAGrow Mentoring Opportunities—Next Cohort Deadline Is June 12, 2014
ACPA
#ACPAGrow ensures mentoring and career development can occur beyond our own institutions with others across the country and worldwide. 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. #ACPAGrow ensures mentoring and career development can occur beyond our own institutions with others across the country and worldwide. 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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Overwhelming Majority Of College Presidents Oppose Allowing Guns On Campus, Research Finds
The Huffington Post
Nearly every college president opposes allowing guns on campus, according to a new survey. Research from Ball State University publicized Monday showed 95 percent of college presidents and chancellors oppose permiting firearms on their campuses. The survey of 401 college chief executives identified accidental shootings of fellow students as their top concern with allowing guns on campus. In addition, the survey found 98 percent of college presidents believe students and faculty feel safe on their campuses.
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#ACPArethink: Examining Access, Affordability, And Accountability
ACPA
In 2011, ACPA Past President Heidi Levine hosted a Presidential Symposium in collaboration with the Iowa College Personnel Association. Through this single-day conference, a group of student affairs professionals came together to discuss ways to be more intentional about fostering student success. The conversation about student success continues today, but it is increasingly a conversation impacted and influenced by broader concerns about access, affordability and accountability—concerns about which the government, business and the general public are speaking loudly and critically. Our ability as a field to impact the future of higher education, our institutions' aspirational goals and objectives, and the success of our students may require us to adapt and even to rethink some aspects of student affairs preparation, organization, and practice.
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Writing A Student Evaluation Can Be Like Trolling The Internet (The Atlantic)

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Higher Education's Missing Faculty Voices
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Conversations about what we need to know about higher education, both to rate college and university performance and to provide information to prospective students and their parents, leave one word largely unspoken: faculty. A recent report by the Institute for Higher Education Policy, "Mapping the Postsecondary Data Domain," mentions faculty members only once—as users, not as subjects of data. And the report is only the latest in an effusion of discussions of higher-education data needs. The same neglect occurred at a daylong Department of Education symposium on the subject in February. While pondering what we need to know to improve and reform higher education, students, administrators, and researchers were mentioned repeatedly, but the faculty members who teach those students received only rare and fleeting attention.
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ACPA Strongly Supports Gainful Employment Regulations
ACPA
ACPA—College Student Educators International has recently signed on with the American Council on Education (ACE) advocating for a revision of the recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. ACPA stands in partnership with many higher education associations in strong support of gainful employment regulations that would render ineligible for Title IV federal financial aid those educational programs that do not serve their students well.
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ACUHO-I Open House
ACPA
Will you be in Washington, DC, for #ACUHOI? Visit the International Office on Monday, June 30, for an open house and meet and greet with our new Executive Director, Cindi Love! All friends in the DC area are welcome, so stop by from 6:00–8:00pm.

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Call For Convention Programs Is Open
ACPA
You can now submit a proposal for the 2015 Annual Convention in Tampa! For information on the program timeline, program categories, and suggestions for submitting a good program proposal, please click here.
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