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ACPA 2015 Tampa Annual Convention Chair Announced
ACPA
ACPA Vice President, Kent Porterfield, and the ACPA Governing Board are pleased to announce that Kristan Cilente Skendall has been selected to chair the ACPA 2015 Tampa Annual Convention. Kristan’s involvement with ACPA has spanned more than a decade and includes roles on various convention teams, involvement with the Standing Committee for Graduate Students and New Professionals, service on the ACPA Governing Board, and as an International Office staff member. Kristan earned her BA from the College of William & Mary, her MA from the University of Arizona, and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Currently, she serves the Associate Director of the Gemstone Honors Program at the University of Maryland.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

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


Is Online Education Widening The Digital Divide?
MindShift
Universities across the country are experimenting with MOOCs (massive open online courses) as a way to make higher education more affordable and accessible to all students. The premise of MOOCs has, to some, come to mean the democratization of quality higher education, a way of equalizing the playing field for students of every demographic.
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2014 ACPA Convention Indianapolis Call For Programs
ACPA
Start our reinvention by submitting your program proposal for the 2014 ACPA Convention. Indianapolis, a city that has reinvented itself, reminds ACPA of the opportunity to engage continually in transformative practice and innovative approaches that benefit our growth and the learning, development, and growth of our students. Plan now to attend the convention from March 30 to April 2, 2014 and present a program. Many new innovative program types and formats will provide new ways for attendees to engage at convention. Access the Web site to learn more about the program categories for 2014. Educational program submissions are due on September 5, 2013. Submit a program today.
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Do Some Have An Overly Idealistic View Of Internationalization?
University World News
Most international educators have a very positive feeling about the contribution their work will make to students’ personal and professional development, and to peace and mutual understanding in the world. They are driven by their enthusiasm and by the opportunities that European programmes such as Erasmus+ and other scholarship schemes offer. For them, international education is not only a job but an ideal. There is in nothing wrong with this approach. It gives people an enthusiastic and positive drive, and students and staff they work with can benefit from this.
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Is Online Education Widening The Digital Divide?
MindShift
Universities across the country are experimenting with MOOCs (massive open online courses) as a way to make higher education more affordable and accessible to all students. The premise of MOOCs has, to some, come to mean the democratization of quality higher education, a way of equalizing the playing field for students of every demographic.

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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 Indicates College Students Prefer Casual Dress
University of Arkansas via Phys.org
Articles and books are continuously written suggesting how to dress appropriately. However, Quang Ngo, a recent University of Arkansas honors graduate from the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, has completed research on how first impressions of college students vary from the norm regarding apparel.

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Get Involved With ACPA Annual Conventions
ACPA
Getting involved with ACPA Annual Conventions has never been easier. Sign up now to be a program reviewer or a volunteer for the 2014 Indianapolis Annual Convention, apply to be on the ACPA 2015 Tampa Convention Planning Team, or express interest in learning more about being a part of the ACPA 2016 Montreal Annual Convention Team. To get involved, fill out this online form by September 5, 2013. Questions? Contact the Involvement Team at getinvolved@acpa.nche.edu.
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U.S. College Students Say No To Costly Textbooks
USA Today
U.S. college students and some of their professors are pushing back against ever-escalating textbook prices that have jumped 82 percent in the past decade. Growing numbers of faculty are publishing or adopting free or lower-cost course materials online. Students also are getting savvier: 34 percent this spring reported downloading course content from an unauthorized website, up from 20 percent in 2010, says a survey released last month by the Book Industry Study Group, a trade association whose members include publishers, retailers, librarians and other professionals engaged in print and electronic media.
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2014 ACPA Convention Indianapolis Call For Reviewers
ACPA
Interested in helping in the selection of Convention programs by serving as a reviewer? Each year hundreds of ACPA members help in this endeavor. This professional involvement and development activity is a vital step in creating an engaging convention curriculum. If you would like to have a voice in what programs are offered, please sign up to be a program reviewer. Questions? For assistance in the proposal process, please contact conventionprograms@acpa.nche.edu.
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More College Students Rely On Federal Aid, Study Says
NPR
The percentage of U.S. undergrads who rely on the federal government for financial aid soared above 50 percent in the most recent survey from the National Center for Education Statistics. The data show that for the first time, a majority of students got federal help. According to, the majority of students at every income level except those whose families make more than $100,000 received some type of federal aid. And those above the century mark weren't far behind, at 47 percent.
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ACPA Foundation 2014 Class Of Diamond Honorees Nominations
ACPA
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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Journal Of College Student Development News
ACPA
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 our profession.
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