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2014 Student Affairs Assessment Institute Recap
ACPA
The 2014 Student Affairs Assessment Institute was held June 24–27 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. More than 100 higher education professionals joined us to develop their skills related to assessment practice, systems, impact, and presentation. Read more Insitute highlights and takeaways.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Sept. 9 |  Webcast - How to Review Programs for #ACPA15
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
Nov. 13 |  Webcast - Your Program Was Accepted, Now What?
Dec. 11-13 |  Leadership Educators Institute
March 5-8, 2015 |  2015 Annual Convention in Tampa


Boost College Applications With A Positive Online Presence
U.S. News & World Report
Increasingly, colleges and universities turn to the Internet while screening applicants — they check Facebook and Twitter, conduct Google searches and more. While not all schools participate in this practice, and while even those that do may not screen all potential incoming students, you can never be truly certain of who may be searching for your online presence, as well as when and for what purpose. Many high school students believe that the most important thing they can do is scrub their online accounts of all material, including images, posts and videos, that is either embarrassing or paints them in a negative light.
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ACPA Foundation Accepting Nominations For The Diamond Honoree Program
ACPA
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/services 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 Friday, July 18, 2014.
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Colleges Keep Increasing Discounts To Keep Students Coming
The Hechinger Report
Colleges and universities continue to give record-high discounts on tuition, which is good news for students, but bad news for the institutions, a new report shows. The so-called discount rate — the amount of revenue that goes back out the door in the form of financial aid to fill seats — was projected to have grown to more than 46 percent at colleges and universities this past academic year, according to the report, from the National Association of College and University Business Officers. That’s the highest ever, up from just under 45 percent the year before. The organization blamed flat enrollment driving greater competition for students.
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Open Office Hours With Vice President Gavin Henning
ACPA
Join VP Gavin Henning on July 10 at 2pm EDT as he starts monthly Virtual Office Hours. Once a month, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, provide comments, or just chat with him live using Google+ Hangouts. We will record the office hours so you can review later if you can't tune in live. You can also submit your questions or comments here if you can't participate but would like your questions answered. You can then view the recording to hear the answers to your questions or hear your comment shared.
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MOOCs In The Developing World—Pros and Cons
University World News
Massive open online courses have brought education from top universities to armchair scholars across the globe. Now some are wondering whether MOOCs, as they are called, could help elevate developing nations.

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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.

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Here's What Procrastinators Are Doing Instead Of Schoolwork
The Huffington Post
Regardless of gender or age, you probably do your fair share of procrastinating if you're in school. A new study from StudyMode, an international network that provides students with online learning tools, breaks down who procrastinates and why.

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Most Expensive Colleges
Inside Higher Ed
The U.S. Department of Education released its rankings of the most and least expensive colleges in the country — an annual ritual that some lawmakers are eyeing for elimination in the coming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. As has been the case in previous years, many well-known institutions appear on this year's list, which ranks the top 5 percent of the most expensive colleges based on tuition and the average net price students pay after receiving financial aid.
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Has Your College/University Joined Or Renewed As A Member?
ACPA
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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MOOCs In The Developing World — Pros And Cons
University World News
Massive open online courses have brought education from top universities to armchair scholars across the globe. Now some are wondering whether MOOCs, as they are called, could help elevate developing nations. Advocates say the MOOC could bring quality instruction to poverty-stricken places where university attendance is little more than a fantasy. But critics worry that the largely Western-style courses could equate to a new form of imperialism and push out more effective forms of education.
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Career Central Price Announcement!
ACPA
We are happy to announce a new pricing structure for Career Central job postings. Single 30-day postings are now $125 for members, and we have added a 60-day posting option priced at $175 for members. These prices are an outstanding value for our membership. Fill your open positions now!
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ADHD And Learning—A Different Approach For Different Minds
Psych Central
With a university or college graduation rate of 5% or less for young ADHD adults, clearly today's post-secondary institutions have a long way to go before successfully engaging the special minds of ADHD students. With academic aspirations thwarted, many young ADHD adults go on to test the entrepreneurial waters. All too often, their forays into business end in failure as well.
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President Obama's Fourth Annual Interfaith And Community Service Campus Challenge Gathering
ACPA
The Campus Challenge Gathering will be at The George Washington University on September 22 and 23, 2014. Attending the Gathering is a great way to learn about President Obama's Challenge and network with other institutions. For information about accommodations and to register for the Gathering click here.
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