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ACPA's Agreement With The Partnership For A Healthier America
ACPA
We are excited to announce that effective September 4, 2014, we have signed a strategic agreement with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and its Healthier Campus Initiative. We believe deeply in the core values of this program and the benefits for students, and we want to share an opportunity with you. The first ten campuses that sign commitments with PHA by October 1, 2014, will receive free registration for three people to #ACPA15 in Tampa March 5–8, 2015.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Sept. 19 |  12pm EDT Developments Twitter Chat #ACPADevChat
Sept. 25 |  #SAgrad Open House at the ACPA Office
Sept. 28-30 |  Missouri State Conference — Ignite Leadership, Inspire Change
Sept. 30 |  Higher Education Forum
Oct. 3 |  Cynthia S. Johnson Student Development Forum
Oct. 5-7 |  New York State Conference — Knowledge, Experience, Innovation
Oct. 8-10 |  Georgia State Conference — Engineering Student Affairs
Oct. 9-10 |  Wisconsin State Conference — Innovate
Oct. 13-15 |  Legal Issues in Higher Education conference
Oct. 19-22 |  Residential Curriculum Institute
Oct. 19-22 |  Pennsylvania State Conference — Connecting the Keystone. Collaborating with Purpose. Committed to Success
Oct. 23-24 |  North Carolina State Conference — No Theme, No Holds Barred
Oct. 23-24 |  South Carolina State Conference — Collaborate
Oct. 24 |  Illinois State Conference
Oct. 27 |  Michigan State Conference — Best Practices to Next Practices, Balancing Tradition and Innovation
Oct. 30-31 |  Minnesota State Conference — Forging Our Future: Prioritizing Equality for Our Student Success
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


Colleges Adopt Programs To Help Freshmen Adapt
U.S. News & World Report
Consider this shocking stat as you shop for a college: Fully one-third of freshmen don’t return for sophomore year. And only 61 percent of undergraduates get a degree within six years. So your guidance counselor isn't kidding when she says your job is to find a college that’s a great fit for you. Not your parents, not your friends – you. But you also might want to check out what schools of interest are doing to make themselves "sticky." The goal "is to get students connected," says Martha McCaughey, a sociology professor and faculty coordinator of the required first-year seminar at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. The semester-long discussion-based class pairs small groups of freshmen with faculty members teaching a topic they are passionate about.
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7 Ways To Stay Prepared In The Job Search Process
ACPA Career Central blog by Sonja Ardoin
Are you job searching? The answer should be yes. You should always be mindful of opportunities and strategic about shaping your career. Consider the job search to be a non-credit-bearing course that you enroll in every semester. The job search requires continuous attention, time, energy, research, collaboration, and perseverance, among other things. Much like a graduate-level course, it can be interesting, frustrating, demanding, and exhilarating. More than anything, the job search is a process. And, like many worthy processes, it can be lengthy and ongoing.
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Different Ways Of Learning For Students Abroad
University World News
When the European Commission recently published the results of the Erasmus program for 2012-2013, it was proud to announce an overall increase in numbers of students by 6 percent to nearly 270,000. The numbers and trends presented in the press release are indeed impressive: the overall numbers, the percentage of European Union students who are spending part of their study abroad with the support of Erasmus — 10 percent, still only half of the target of 20 percent set by the Bologna ministers of education, though — the top receiving and sending countries (Spain is number one for both), as well as increases in staff mobility (13 percent), in teaching assignments (8.5 percent), in university cooperation projects (25.4 percent success rate) and in intensive language courses (9 percent).
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Increase In Student Transfers Worrying Alumni Offices
The Hechinger Report
Maya Gunaseharan spent her first year in college at American University, then transferred to Cornell. And that was after 12 years at a private school in New Jersey.

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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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Read Member Of The Week Tierza Watts' Story And Share Yours!
ACPA
Over the last 25 years, I've had the pleasure of being inspired by exceptional Convention experiences and challenged by a variety of leadership opportunities. Involvement in ACPA has been easy from the beginning. I’ve served as a volunteer in Career Central, Convention program reviewer, and a commission member who has simply enjoyed the debate and resources offered through listservs. All you have to do is sign up or reply to an email... yes, it's really that simple. Share Your Story.
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Top Colleges That Enroll Rich, Middle Class And Poor
The New York Times
Vassar has taken steps to hold down spending on faculty and staff. Amherst and the University of Florida have raised new money specifically to spend on financial aid for low-income students. American University reallocated scholarships from well-off students to needy ones. Grinnell set a floor on the share of every freshman class — 15 percent — whose parents didn't go to college. Over the last decade, dozens of colleges have proclaimed that recruiting a more economically diverse student body was a top priority. Many of those colleges have not matched their words with actions. But some have.
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Increase In Student Transfers Worrying Alumni Offices
The Hechinger Report
Maya Gunaseharan spent her first year in college at American University, then transferred to Cornell. And that was after 12 years at a private school in New Jersey. Now all three ask her to contribute money. "I do feel a pull, because I had a really great first year at American," said Gunaseharan, who is 24. "But I've seen a very clear return as a result of my degree from Cornell. So I absolutely feel the tension about who to give to." Universities and colleges are feeling it too. Already dealing with financial problems on many fronts, they're worried that the large proportion of students transferring from one school to another will make it harder to solicit alumni donations.
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Final Comments On McCaskill S 2692 Final
ACPA
The undersigned higher education associations write in response to your request for comments on S. 2692, the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), introduced by Sen. McCaskill. One of the most important issues facing higher education today is how to better prevent sexual assaults on our campuses and how to respond in a compassionate, effective and equitable manner when these cases do occur.
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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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Cheap Drinks And Risk-Taking Fuel College Drinking Culture
NPR
There's no question that alcohol is a factor in the majority of sexual assaults on campus. And alcohol is abundant and very present at most colleges today. In fact, federal health officials say more than 80 percent of college students drink. And about half say they binge drink. This means more than four drinks for women and more than five drinks for men, within a two-hour time frame. "Everybody's drinking to get drunk," says Dr. Sharon Levy, a pediatrician and director of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program at Boston Children's Hospital. "Kids tell me this is how they socialize with friends."
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Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium Campus Sustainability Webinar — October 16
ACPA
ACPA members are invited to participate in a fall networking and learning opportunity, sponsored by the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC): Civil Discourse and Civic Engagement in Student and Academic Affairs with Planet Education, scheduled for 3pm EST on October 16, 2014. Registration is FREE at http://tinyurl.com/HEASCWebinar.
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Developments Twitter Chat — September 19
ACPA
The fall issue of Developments arrives in your inbox on September 15! Join us on September 19 at 12pm EDT for a Twitter chat with author Kate Mazal as we discuss Mazal's article, "Muslim Students in Higher Education." We will use the hashtag #ACPADevChat, and Editor @PEatonLa will moderate.
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