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Take Part In The ACPA Leader Nomination And Election Process
ACPA
The ACPA Leader Nomination and Election process provides a defining moment in the development of our Association. It is an opportunity to ensure that people with the necessary competencies are leading ACPA and providing governance that will fulfill the objectives of the Association. It is also an opportunity for new leaders to contribute to long lasting sustainable goals and outcomes.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Sept. 9 |  Webcast - How to Review Programs for #ACPA15
Sept. 25 |  #SAgrad Open House at the ACPA Office
Sept. 30 |  Higher Education Forum
Oct. 3 |  Cynthia S. Johnson Student Development Forum
Oct. 13-15 |  Legal Issues in Higher Education conference
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
Dec. 2-5 |  Women's Leadership Institute
Dec. 11-13 |  Leadership Educators Institute
March 5-8, 2015 |  2015 Annual Convention in Tampa


College Sexual Assault: A Campus-By-Campus Report Card
MSNBC
Students at Amherst College no longer have to worry about being judged by classmates or faculty who have traditionally adjudicated sexual assault complaints on campus. Instead, the liberal arts school will rely on independent, trained professionals from outside the academic community to oversee such charges. After a second full year of the new system, it's just one of many changes being made on campuses across the country as tens of thousands of students return to schools under federal investigation for their handling of sexual assault incidents.
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Countdown To Call For Programs And Reviewers Is On!
ACPA
Is submitting a program proposal or signing to be a reviewer for #ACPA15 still on your to-do list? You have one week till the call for programs and reviewers comes to a close on Thursday, September 4! Contribute to creating a balanced convention curriculum by proposing a Pecha Kucha presentation, an Exceptional Practice Program, General Convention program or giving feedback on a proposal. Start the sign-up process today!
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5 Must-Download Apps For College Students
U.S. News & World Report
This year's crop of college freshmen was in elementary school when Apple Inc. released its first iPhone and, along with it, the App Store. Now, more than 70 percent of college students own smartphones and most use them for schoolwork on a regular basis, according to a 2013 report by Pearson, an education services company. Keeping up with which apps are the best bets for taking notes, managing schedules and studying for an upcoming exam can be a full-time job, though, with hundreds of new apps released every day.
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Apply Today For The ACPA Institute For Aspiring SSAOs
ACPA
ACPA is proud to offer this exciting professional development event for those who are considering a Senior Student Affairs Officer (SSAO) role as a future career goal. The ACPA Institute for Aspiring SSAOs: Exploring Underrepresented Identities and Career Paths will explore ways in which our diverse backgrounds (such as gender identity and presentation, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and physical/cognitive qualities) impact our move to and experience within an SSAO role. Check out the list of program faculty! Applications are due Monday, September 15! Submit yours today!
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5 Must-Download Apps For College Students
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This year's crop of college freshmen was in elementary school when Apple Inc. released its first iPhone and, along with it, the App Store.

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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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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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College Institutes New Admissions Policy That Covers Transgender Applicants
Human Rights Campaign
There are 119 single-sex schools of higher education in the United States, but only one of them has an admissions policy that covers transgender applicants — and it's a new one. Starting in September, all-women's school Mills College in Oakland, Calif., will accept Spring 2015 applicants who self-identify as women, including trans women and those who may not fit the gender binary. In an interview with KQED radio, Vice President of Enrollment Brian O'Rourke said that the policy is a "codification of our practice for several years" and a result of an initiative by the Mills College Diversity & Social Justice Committee to make the school as inclusive as possible in the application process.
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Read Member Of The Week Darren Pierre's Story And Share Yours!
ACPA
Where do I begin? My involvement in ACPA has been pivotal in my understanding of student affairs as a vocation. As Chair of the Commission for Student Involvement, I was invited to see firsthand the incredible work being done by professionals across the globe. Share Your Story.
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Colleges Adjust To New Reality That More Students Juggle Work, Family
PBS Newshour
In 2006, Corey Clark was a typical college freshman. Well, maybe not typical. He was 18, had just graduated from high school and was living on his college's campus. But he was taking 22 credit hours, many more than a standard full-time schedule, and had to get permission from the president's office to register for such a heavy course load. He wasn't having any trouble keeping up with the work. Even so, during a weekend at home something one of his friends was doing seemed more compelling than Clark's challenging course load.
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The Presidential Task Force On Digital Technology In Higher Education Website Is Now Live
ACPA
The Task Force will develop a multi-prong approach for educators, with the primary objective being to advance the application of digital technology in higher education informed by student affairs scholarship and practice, and to further enhance ACPA's digital stamp and its role as a leader in higher education in the information age.
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Report Shows Grim Economic Outlook For Colleges, Universities
By: Archita Datta Majumdar
The latest report on public universities released by Moody's Investors Service does not have good news to deliver. As one of the most reputable credit rating agencies in the country, Moody's has been a veritable benchmark for U.S. higher education status and progress. Like the past few years, limited revenue growth from tuition and falling enrollments do not augur well for the future of our colleges. The study has not revealed any new avenues that will bring in revenue in the coming months, which leads one to wonder where they will find sustenance for their high operational costs.
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Join The Association Of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals (AHEPPP) For Our 2014 National Conference In San Diego!
ACPA
Designed specifically for higher education/student affairs professionals who work directly with parents and families of college students, the AHEPPP National Conference provides opportunities for participants to explore best practices; discuss current challenges; and share our successes. This year's conference also features a special pre-conference workshop for professionals new to parent/family programs. From the conference kick-off at the world-famous San Diego Zoo, to innovative educational sessions and programs, the AHEPPP National Conference will inform and inspire you to better serve your campus community. Visit http://www.aheppp.org/aheppp-2014-conference to learn more and to register for the conference.
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The College Majors Most And Least Likely To Lead To Underemployment
The Washington Post
Employees with degrees in fields like English, general studies, and graphic design are among the most likely to report feeling "underemployed" at their current jobs. This is according to a recent survey of 68,000 workers by salary information firm PayScale. Liberal arts majors (I'm one of them!) are used to being the punchline in jokes about un- and underemployment. But more unexpectedly, majorities of graduates with more "practical" degrees in fields like business administration also said their jobs didn't put their education, training or experience to work as much as they should.
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Call For Applications And Nominations — 2016 ACPA Montréal Convention Planning Team
ACPA
In March 2016, ACPA — College Student Educators International will host its first Annual Convention outside of the United States in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The first international Convention represents a historic moment for the Association. This landmark occasion will require the love, dedication, and thoughtfulness of a diverse and talented convention team. We are currently searching to identify a new generation of leaders who are ready to create, inspire, and welcome thousands of attendees in Montréal for a convention that will live forever in the story of ACPA and our profession.
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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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