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The Chronicle Of Higher Education Rates 2012's Best Colleges To Work For
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In The Chronicle of Higher Education's fifth annual survey of faculty and staff, 103 colleges were recognized as "Great Colleges To Work For" based on several categories measuring the schools as a workplace environment. Endicott College, which made the Chronicle's Honor Roll list, received praise from its employees for its administration's policy of talking through contractual agreements in informal, as well as formal, settings. The employees attributed this policy as one of the factors that altered a once tense and distrustful relationship between employers and employees at the school. More

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Oct. 21-23 |  Residential Curriculum Institute
Oct. 21-23 |  CSPA-NYS Annual Conference
Oct. 24 |  Campus Sustainability Day 2012
Nov. 1-4 |  2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference
Dec. 9-11 |  Leadership Educators Institute
Mar. 4-7 |  ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Annual Convention
April 3-5 |  Alcohol Policy 16

ACPA Mentoring Program: How To Get Involved
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ACPA continues to be excited about its career mentoring program, building on the highly successful work of Ed Cabellon's #saGROW and #saPRO programs. Get involved! You can participate as either a mentor or a protégé in one or more of the cohort groups forming now. Participants elect to join one or more of three cohort periods of the program: (1) Oct. 1 to Jan. 31; (2) Feb. 1 to June 30; (3) July 1 to Sept. 30. More

Has Your College/University Joined Or Renewed As A Member?
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The ACPA College/University membership is effective July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. It allows faculty and staff to individually join at a discounted rate. C/U dues are based on the college/university full-time enrollment. Find out more about the benefits of a C/U membership here.

'I Am ... Safe Zone' DVD Available At A Special Rate For ACPA Members
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Are you an LGBT Ally? Want to refresh your Safe Zone curriculum or develop your ally skills? "I am ... Safe Zone" is a three DVD LGBT Ally Development set and includes a bonus Resource Disk with facilitator guides, assessment tools, and fantastic readings all in one place. After helping campuses across the country develop or update Safe Zone programs, Jessica Pettitt is happy to offer fellow ACPA members a discounted rate of this highly interactive and powerful resource. These DVDs can be standalone training, professional development or be used as a training for trainers and is appropriate for students and staff at all knowledge levels. CEUs also are available. Making tough conversation simpler, "I am ... Safe Zone" is part of the solution to improve our campus climates and dismantle heterosexism using history, theory, humor and self-reflection. Be part of the solution, too! More

Universities Turn To Internet For Virtual Tours
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When Chris Carson started 15 years ago, most U.S. colleges and universities were not using the Internet to attract new students. What university sites offered in 1997, he said, were dry explanations of programs and courses, with few pictures and no videos. Today, schools are using sophisticated multimedia presentations to recreate campuses, lecture halls, campus life and, in some cases, even visits to surrounding areas. More

Jed Foundation Offers Free Training To Help Campus Health Professionals Support Emotional Health Of Student Veterans
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While student veterans bring valuable skills and assets to campus communities, sometimes they face unique challenges as they transition from service or combat into college life. The Jed Foundation and the Bob Woodruff Foundation have partnered to create a training tool that helps campus health professionals best understand the mental health issues that some student veterans may experience, recognize how the signs and symptoms may manifest themselves, and provide the emotional support they need. PSAs and video features designed to help bridge the gap between student veterans and their civilian peers also are available. More

New Online Certificate Program Aims To Make Higher Ed Affordable For Immigrants
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A new certificate program — offered jointly by the National Labor College and the University of California-Los Angeles' Center for Labor Research and Education — aims to make higher education more affordable to undocumented immigrants and raise awareness about the barriers they face to attaining that education. The one-year program, called National Dream University, will begin in January 2013. Applications for the program recently opened, said Kent Wong, director of UCLA's labor center. He said the program has received a lot of inquiries from prospective students as well as responses from faculty nationwide who want to support the program. More

ACPA Platinum Partner, EdR Announces Option-To-Purchase Agreement With Landmark Properties For New Off-Campus Cottage Community At Penn State
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ACPA Platinum Partner EdR, one of the nation's largest developers, owners and managers of collegiate housing, has announced a $3 million mezzanine investment and an option-to-purchase agreement with Landmark Properties for The Retreat at State College, a 587-bed, cottage-style community to be built 1.2 miles from The Pennsylvania State University campus. More

Researcher: College Students With ADHD Need Support From Families, Staff
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College students with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder need support from family members and university staff to succeed, a U.S. researcher says. Kristy Morgan, a recent doctoral graduate in student affairs and higher education at Kansas State University-Leavenworth, said ADHD affects 1 to 4 percent of college students, and the transition from high school to college is the most difficult. Morgan interviewed eight freshmen — four men and four women — to talk about their transition during their first semester of college. Morgan found the ADHD students did not adequately plan their college transition, nor did they factor ADHD into their decision-making about college, but rather chose a school based on how the campus felt. More


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