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In this issue:

As colleges slash budgets, who's taking the hit?

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
STEM education: It's elementary
ACPA MeetUps
Reworking the university rankings for a new higher education market
New C3 is easier to use and more affordable than ever
Revision to Nevada faculty workload policies
Multicultural student services professionals
Low hanging fruit in higher education
NILOA's newest resource
Military veterans seek help from colleges
Society for College and University Planning call for proposals open now
All together now? Educating high and low achievers in the same classroom




As colleges slash budgets, who's taking the hit?
The Associated Press via CBS News    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Colleges and universities are cutting budgets by the tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. But what exactly are they cutting — fat or lean? There are two new contributions to the debate, which is more like a shouting match on many campuses. The two key questions: Are the masses of administrators and executives who sprouted across higher education in flush times taking their fair share of the pain during the current crisis? And will the crisis really force higher education to be more efficient? More

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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Sept. 20Online Seminar: 10 Skills to Increase Your Community's Diversity Competence
Sept. 28-Oct. 1 | 5th Annual Residential Curriculum Institute
Nov. 10-11 |  SSAO — Senior Student Affairs Officer — Symposium X
Dec. 22-Jan. 12 |  Cultural Study Tour: Passage through the Amazon


STEM education: It's elementary
U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Increasingly, business leaders, educators, industry experts and others are rallying around the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in education. This is a key issue for K-12 education and it's a requirement to create the kind of workforce our country needs. The Obama administration has clearly focused on this as a major education initiative and a business imperative. More



ACPA MeetUps
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ACPA MeetUps is an initiative to shape a common vision for student affairs in the coming decade. It is a collaborative process designed to tap into the collective wisdom of ACPA's members and others in student affairs to contribute to build a bridge between the profession we are and the profession we want to be. For more information or to sign-up to be a cluster leader, visit http://meetups.myacpa.org/. More

Reworking the university rankings for a new higher education market
The Guardian Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Higher education, like so many other sectors, is currently undergoing change. Global trends demonstrate the increased marketization of universities. This means, in some cases, that higher education institutions are seen as for-profit businesses, run on business logic. More

New C3 is easier to use and more affordable than ever
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We have heard and have acted accordingly. New C3 is powered by CSO Research, which is easy to use and has a robust scheduling tool. Not only that, but now all ACPA Annual Convention registrants can search for jobs or post one position, all included in their convention registration. More

Revision to Nevada faculty workload policies
The Rebel Yell    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The revision of the Nevada System of Higher Education , or NSHE, Board of Regents policy regarding faculty workload, as well as the redesign of the Master’s degree in Educational Leadership were approved by the board’s Academic Research and Student Affairs Committee on Sept. 8. More



Multicultural student services professionals

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For new professionals in multicultural student services, this book constitutes a thorough introduction to the structure, organization and scope of the services and educational mission of these units. For senior practitioners it offers insights for re-evaluating their strategies, and inspiration to explore new possibilities.

The book discusses the history and philosophy of MSS units; describes their operation; asserts the need for integration and coherence across the multiple facets of their work and how their role is influenced by the character and type of their institutions; and considers the challenges and opportunities ahead.
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Low hanging fruit in higher education

Inside Higher Ed    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Whether they called them "near completers," "ready adults" or "stop outs," educators and policy experts that recently gathered in Washington, D.C., agreed that people who have earned most but not all of the credits they need for a college degree should receive more attention. The Institute for Higher Education Policy held a meeting focused on how these people could be key to meeting President Barack Obama's goal of seeing a larger share of Americans earn degrees. The meeting broke down the issue of near completers into four categories: assessment, recruitment, affordability and recognition of completion. More

NILOA's newest resource
The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment — NILOA — just released a new Assessment Brief — a short, informative guide on the nature and practical use of assessment evidence. Marilee Bresciani, a professor at San Diego State University and a long-time scholar of student affairs assessment, shares information on making assessment meaningful. More

Military veterans seek help from colleges
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As new students thronged on Anne Arundel Community College on the first day of the semester, some trickled into a tiny office with a big American flag on a cinderblock wall. They wanted to know when their promised government would aid arrive, how they would for pay for books and housing and why their reimbursements were short or late. They were part of a wave of hundreds of thousands of students with unique concerns landing in U.S. colleges: military veterans aided by an expanded G.I. Bill. Like Roger Parker, many crave more help on campus navigating the bureaucracy of government and higher education. More

Society for College and University Planning call for proposals open now
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Join higher education leaders who shape new thinking and action. Submit a program proposal to SCUP's international conference for July 2012 in Chicago. We want practical solutions and applications, fresh approaches and best planning practices. More

All together now? Educating high and low achievers in the same classroom
Education Next    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Michael Petrilli wrote, “The greatest challenge facing America's schools today isn't the budget crisis, or standardized testing or teacher quality. It's the enormous variation in the academic level of students coming into any given classroom. How we as a country handle this challenge says a lot about our values and priorities, for good and ill. Unfortunately, the issue has become enmeshed in polarizing arguments about race, class, excellence and equity. What's needed instead is some honest, frank discussion about the trade-offs associated with any possible solution. U.S. students are all over the map in terms of achievement.” More


 
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