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President Obama Signs Executive Order On LGBT Workplace Equality
Dr. Cindi Love, ACPA Executive Director
I have exciting news about justice and equality for those in the United States workforce who identify as LGBT. On Monday, July 21, President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning discrimination in the workplace against employees who identify as LGBT and work in the federal government or as federal contractors.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

July 31 - Aug.1 |  2014 Student Affairs Tech Boston (#satechBOS)
Sept. 9 |  Webcast - How to Review Programs for #ACPA15
Sept. 30 |  Higher Education Forum
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. 2-5 |  Women's Leadership Institute
Dec. 11-13 |  Leadership Educators Institute
March 5-8, 2015 |  2015 Annual Convention in Tampa


Bipartisan Bill Takes Aim At Sexual Assault On Campuses, Protecting Students, Boosting Accountability And Transparency
ACPA
New, bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday takes aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses by protecting and empowering students, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions—including establishing stiff penalties for non-compliance with the legislation’s new standards for training, data and best practices.
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U.S. Universities With The Most International Students
U.S. News & World Report
International students interested in studying in the U.S. are in good company. The U.S. welcomed 819,644 international undergraduate and graduate students in 2012-2013 — the highest number ever, according to the Institute of International Education. These 10 National Universities had the largest percentages of international, degree-seeking undergrads in fall 2012, based on data submitted to U.S. News by 263 ranked schools.
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Video: #ACPA14 HEd Talks: Jeffrey Cufaude
ACPA
Watch Jeff Cufaude's HEd talk from our 2014 Annual Convention to start digging into the sandbox of life.
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What Counts For Academic Productivity In Research Universities?
University World News
Publication in high status refereed journals has become a major criterion of academic success in the competitive environment of global higher education. Appearing in internationally circulated journals published in English is especially prestigious. Universities are engaged in a global arms race of publication; and academics are the shock troops of the struggle. At stake is placement in the global university rankings, the allocation of budgets from governments, national prestige, the ability to attract the best students and professors and a preferred place in the pecking order of academe.
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Register For The Higher Education Forum
ACPA
Are universities truly preparing today's students for tomorrow's workforce? The Economist's Higher Education Forum will address the major challenges facing college and university leaders today, and ask what role private companies should have in improving the outlook for post-secondary schooling, its students, and the learning-to-earning pipeline in America and around the world. ACPA Members save $200 on registration for this event! Use code EMPEMACP.
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U.S. Universities With The Most International Students
U.S. News & World Report
International students interested in studying in the U.S. are in good company. The U.S. welcomed 819,644 international undergraduate and graduate students in 2012-2013 – the highest number ever, according to the Institute of International Education.

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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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Colleges Finally Taking Steps To Handle Sexual Assault Problem
By: Suzanne Mason
A recent segment on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" mocked James Madison University's handling of sexual assault. But the segment sheds light on a growing problem of how colleges and universities need to do more when it comes to handling sexual assaults on their campuses. A stunning report recently released by a congressional subcommittee showed that more than 40 percent of colleges and universities have concluded no investigations of alleged sexual assaults over the last five years.
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Read College/University Member Spotlight Williams College's Story
ACPA
ACPA has helped us to really hone our programming. It has provided us with numerous educational opportunities to learn from our peers and experts in the field and has opened our work up to models of programming and leadership development that we had not even dreamed of. Share Your Story.
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Building A Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard?
The New York Times
For a long time, U.S. News & World Report had a monopoly on the college rankings game. Every August, the magazine would announce that, once again, Harvard was America's best college, or Princeton, or, to shake things up, a tie between Harvard and Princeton. But in recent years, there has been a profusion of rankings competitors, each with a different perspective on what "best colleges" really means. Playboy ranks America's best party schools, much to the chagrin of administrators at the winners. The Princeton Review ranks colleges in no fewer than 62 categories, including financial aid and campus food.
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Read Member Of The Week Ardy Gonyer's Story
ACPA
ACPA truly has been my professional home since the beginning of my graduate school years. I value ACPA as a professional association because it provides a place of inclusion for all, regardless of social identity, ideology or years of service to the profession. I have found ACPA of particular value as the association has made space for me as a new professional to immediately be involved in leadership roles. Through my work in the Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues, as well as the Ohio College Personnel Association, I have been able to give back to colleagues and a field that have given so much to me. Share Your Story.
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Getting The Most From A MOOC
Inside Higher Ed
When MOOCs are contrasted with traditional residential courses, such comparisons are often based on individual components (video vs. live lectures, online forums vs. classroom discussion, multiple-choice tests vs. graded papers, etc.). While such comparative analyses are worthwhile, they may miss the most important element of learning success: the motivation level of a student. A personal analysis of this phenomenon derives from my Degree of Freedom project, which involved an attempt to learn the equivalent of what a student would get from completing a four-year liberal arts BA program in just twelve months using only MOOCs and other forms of free learning.
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Interactive Webinar: Healthy Minds Network
ACPA
On August 14th from 3-4pm (ET), the Healthy Minds Network is hosting an interactive webinar for early career scholars (e.g., students, postdocs, junior faculty) who are developing research agendas related to adolescent and young adult mental health. This free webinar will be an opportunity to meet and have a discussion, via webcam, with senior scholars who have established successful research careers in the field. RSVP to healthyminds@umich.edu.
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Save The Date! The Western Regional Careers In Student Affairs Day (WRCSAD) Is coming Saturday, October 25 To Azusa Pacific University!
ACPA
You don't want to miss it! WRCSAD focuses on providing an entire day dedicated to the field of student affairs. Through dynamic speakers and engaging workshops and panels, WRCSAD is a great opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, new and mid-level professionals to network. In addition, we will have a graduate fair and coaching tables where new professionals can connect with and ask questions of current professionals. **Only $25 for students, $40 for professionals. For further information, please contact Tara Bishop-Roy at tbishoproy@apu.edu.
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