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ACPA Foundation 2014 Class Of Diamond Honorees Nominations
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The ACPA Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 Class of Diamond Honorees. The Foundation invites you to consider nominating someone you believe is deserving of this honor. To learn more about the Diamond Honoree program visit the ACPA Foundation Web site. The deadline for nominations has been extended to September 1, 2013. All nominations must be sent electronically to Dr. Jamie Washington.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Aug. 16 – 17 |  #SATech Toronto Unconference
Sept. 15-17 |  ACPA Institute for Aspiring SSAOS: Exploring Underrepresented Identities and Career Paths
Oct. 3-4 |  ACPA Vision Day/SSAO Symposium
Oct. 14-16 |  Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference at the University of Vermont
Oct. 20 – 23 |  Residential Curriculum Institute
Dec. 18 – Jan. 3 |  Cultural Study Tour: Passage and Exchanges
Jan. 25-29, 2014 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
Feb. 23-25, 2014 |  A Veteran Symposium for Higher Education


No More Double-Spending
Inside Higher Ed
College students likely spend hundreds of thousands of dollars extra per year on buying rights for digital versions of readings to which they have free access. Some college and university libraries have been attempting to rein in the duplicative charges, which stem from journal articles and other assigned readings that students are told to buy for class even though the material is freely available to them through library holdings.
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U.S. Capitol Hill Update: U.S. Student Loan Interest Rates
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The U.S. House of Representatives passed the U.S. Senate approved bill H.R. 1911and is now awaiting the president's approval. While this bill was not the ideal for many members, it does replace the immediate new loan rate increase for students this year. This may be revisited in the Higher Education Reauthorization bill in 2014.
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Why Students Are Rejecting America's Top Colleges
The Fiscal Times via The Week
While tuition, room, and board have always been considerations in deciding which college to attend, the exponential rise in costs is preventing a slew of talented people from attending America's top universities. A recent study by Sallie Mae found that 67 percent of families eliminated colleges based on cost, up from 56 percent of students in 2009. Of those surveyed, 40 percent said they dismissed schools based on cost before they had even researched the school. Families spent an average of $21,178 on college, about the same amount they spent the previous year.
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Minority Enrollment in U.S. Colleges/Universities Increasing, New Report Finds
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Hispanics and African Americans are enrolling in four-year colleges at a record pace, closing the gap between the number of minority and white students attending universities, according to a new report from The Education Trust.

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Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing The Lecture
MindShift
Scott Aikin admits that he's "a very conservative pedagogue." That's why the author and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University says that, this fall, he's asking his students to keep their laptops at home.

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Study: College Women Binge Drink More Often Than Men
U.S. News & World Report
Female college students exceed government-suggested limits on weekly alcohol consumption more often than male students do, according to a new report by researchers at Harvard University. Men and women are starting on something of an uneven playing field.

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#SATech Unconference
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ACPA is pleased to support the #SAtech Unconference movement this summer. The unconferences seek to connect those interested in learning and sharing knowledge about technology in student affairs; to expose professionals to the "Unconference" model of professional development/learning; and to foster unique opportunities for networking, by building something together, onsite, through the common interest groups. There will be multiple Student Affairs Technology Unconference events happening throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2013. What started in Boston in 2011 with one event has expanded to multiple events and counting throughout the U.S. and Canada. Join them in Toronto or another Unconference city this summer!
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Most U.S. College Students Work Part-Time Jobs, But Few Pay Their Way Through School: Poll
The Huffington Post
Parents are more likely to support a student's cell phone bill than their pursuit of a college degree, a new survey releasedWednesday by Citigroup and Seventeen magazine found. Nearly 4 out of 5 college students are working part-time while studying for their degrees, averaging 19 hours a week, according to the survey, but just 18 percent pay their way through school. Forty-one percent rely on financial aid while 16 percent said scholarships get them through college. Another 22 percent said their parents cover the bill. Students are also slightly more likely than parents to fund their housing in school, 31 percent of students compared to 30 percent of parents footing the bill.
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Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) Publication
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The HEASC Fellows, Sean Williamson has finished his piece called Community Partnerships: A Key Component of Sustainability. Here is an excerpt, "Colleges and universities, longtime leaders in sustainability, are increasingly realizing the full potential of community partnerships as a means for further advancing their sustainability goals."
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Minority Enrollment In U.S. Colleges/Universities Increasing, New Report Finds
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Hispanics and African Americans are enrolling in four-year colleges at a record pace, closing the gap between the number of minority and white students attending universities, according to a new report from The Education Trust. The report found that overall, both enrollment and graduation rates are up in colleges across the nation for not only minority students, but all students. The report — "Successful: Improving Minority Student College Graduation Rates" — uses numbers for the U.S Department of Education.
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Journal Of College Student Development News
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Recently, the ACPA Governing Board approved a recommendation from the Editorial Staff of the Journal of College Student Development (JCSD) to increase the number of issues per year from six to eight. Beginning in January 2014, JCSD will be published in January, March, April, May, July, September, October, and November. ACPA members will start receiving those newly added issues as a member benefit in 2014. This exciting change marks the importance of the Journal of College Student Development and the scholarly contributions to higher education as we approach the association’s 90th anniversary and the 55th year of publication for JCSD. Many thanks to Dr. John Braxton, Editor, and the members of the JCSD editorial board who work to provide quality research to higher education.
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