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#ACPArethink Will Live Stream
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Unable to join us for the Presidential Symposium? Attend virtually! We will live stream the Presidential Symposium from St. Louis University, and you can join the conversation on Twitter using #ACPArethink. Contribute to the dialogue on access, affordability, and accountability. Live streaming begins Thursday, June 12, at 8:45am CDT.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

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


Colleges Focus On Alcohol And Drugs As Serious Crime Dips
The New York Times
Colleges have become more aggressive about punishing alcohol and drug offenses, even as the rate of serious crime on campuses has dropped, according to a government report. The annual report from the Education and Justice Departments found that in 2011, colleges and universities started disciplinary proceedings for alcohol or drug offenses against 162 of every 10,000 students, not including those who were arrested. That was up from 132 in 2001.
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Has Your College/University Joined Or Renewed As A Member?
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Exciting new benefits have been added to this year's College/University Membership! We have expanded our complimentary individual memberships and continue to offer a complimentary webinar. Get more information about College/University membership.
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Submit Nominations For The Inaugural Dissertation Of The Year Award
ACPA
We are seeking nominations for the newly created Dissertation of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize a completed dissertation that demonstrates scholarly excellence and makes a substantial contribution to knowledge in the general field of student affairs and student services. The dissertation may be in any scholarly tradition or methodology and focus on any topic in the field.

Nominations are due July 1, 2014. Please direct questions to Diane Cooper.

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Colleges Focus On Alcohol And Drugs As Serious Crime Dips
The New York Times
Colleges have become more aggressive about punishing alcohol and drug offenses, even as the rate of serious crime on campuses has dropped, according to a government report.

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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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Experts Debate The Impact Of MOOCs On Education
U.S. News & World Report
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are praised for providing a free education to people across the world. But they have a murky record in terms of their overall effectiveness, particularly in light of their low student completion rates. Experts are divided on whether MOOCs can improve the overall quality of higher education in the U.S. Some say the courses have already made a positive imprint, while others say more time has to pass before the effects of MOOCs can be seen in online and brick-and-mortar classrooms.
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Get Involved Today
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In an effort to ensure 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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Study: College Sex Crimes Up By 51% Even As Other Crimes Fall
The Associated Press via The Huffington Post
The number of sex offenses reported at American colleges and universities went up in the last decade even as overall campus crime decreased, according to an Education Department survey that also suggests high schools are safer than they used to be. The report said 3,330 forcible sex offenses were reported on campuses in 2011, the latest data available for colleges and universities that researchers have analyzed. That was a roughly 52 percent increase from the 2,200 reported a decade earlier, according to the report. But the number of campus crimes in every other category, such as burglary and car theft, declined during the same period. The report acknowledges the steady increase in college enrollment that occurred during that period — census data show nearly 21 million students in 2011 compared to roughly 16 million in 2001 — but says the number of crimes reported on campus nonetheless declined for all categories but sex offenses.
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Using The Healthy Minds Network Data Interface To Improve Research-To-Practice Webinar
ACPA
Join the Healthy Minds Network for its complimentary webinar, "Using the Healthy Minds Network Data Interface to Improve Research-to-Practice" on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from 3-4pm ET. The webinar will discuss two national survey studies of college student mental health, the Healthy Minds Study and the Healthy Bodies Study, and how colleges and universities can use the data to assess their populations' needs and priorities. Guest presenters will include:
  • Dr. Marilyn Downs, Tufts University Counseling and Mental Health Service
  • Dr. Joseph Behen, School of Art Institute of Chicago Wellness Center.
RSVP to healthyminds@umich.edu with your name, email address and any questions.

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Tech-Savvy Doesn't Mean Internet-Savvy
eCampus News
Many people, pundits and educators alike, operate under the assumption that the current generation of students is the most technologically savvy in history. While today's young people certainly are surrounded by technology, and they use it in their everyday lives, this is not the same as mastering technology as a task-specific learning tool, especially for gathering online information for research reports, reviews and syntheses. While the vast majority of students may consult their smart phones dozens of times a day to view Facebook and Instagram or to send text messages, far fewer know how to access and evaluate quality information online to help them complete academic tasks and assignments.
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The Summer Issue Of Developments Has Arrived
ACPA
Stay abreast of trending topics in the summer issue of Developments!

Developments is a quarterly online publication that connects our members to current issues, trends, and scholarship in higher education and student affairs. You can also find Association news, programs, services, and resources. Join the conversation using #ACPAdev.

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Community Colleges Shorten Their Names
ACPA
Growing numbers of community colleges are moving to drop the word "community" from their name, inspiring a sometimes passionate parsing of its meaning. As institutional offerings change and evolve, many institutions are reimagining their place in the higher education market. Learn more about these name changes.
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ACPA Foundation Accepting Nominations For The Diamond Honoree Program
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The ACPA Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2015 Class of Diamond Honorees. Nominees are expected to have demonstrated sustained contributions to ACPA; higher/tertiary education; and the student affairs/service profession at the local, state, national and international levels. The 2015 Class of Diamond Honorees will be recognized at the 2015 Annual Convention in Tampa, Florida. Submit nominations electronically to Keith Humphrey by Monday, June 30, 2014.
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