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Read The Fall 2014 Issue Of Developments
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It's time to see what trending topics are covered in the most current issue of Developments. Check out the amazing articles below and join the conversation on Twitter using #ACPAdev. We will also host a Twitter chat on September 19 with author Kate Mazal to discuss her article "Muslim Students in Higher Education." Join us at 12pm EDT using #ACPADevChat.
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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


The Death Of The Classroom As We Know It
CNBC
To walk into a college classroom today is to take a trip back in time. Odds are, the room will have desks arranged in rows, with open space or a lectern at the front of the room. Professors will be using that space to lecture as students sit and listen passively. That classroom structure has changed little since the late Industrial Revolution, when child labor laws and the shift from farm to factory work for adults brought more children into schools. But is passively absorbing information really the best way for students to learn today?
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Last Chance! Apply Today For The Aspiring SSAO Institute!
ACPA
Join us in San Diego in November for the Institute for Aspiring SSAOs: Exploring Underrepresented Identities and Career Paths. We 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. Applications are due tomorrow, Friday September 19.
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Colleges Brainstorm Ways To Cut Back On Binge Drinking
NPR
It's early Friday night, and Frostburg State University police officer Derrick Pirolozzi is just starting the late shift. At a white clapboard house he jumps out of his SUV to chat with four students on the front steps. "S'up guys!" he calls out, assuring them he just wants to chat. All are underage but one, and that one tells Pirolozzi he's got a string of alcohol violations from past years. Pirolozzi banters a bit. He tells them to "call anytime," and reminds them not to walk around the street with open containers.
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Celebrating The 25th Anniversary Of The ADA At #ACPA15
ACPA
July 26, 2015, marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This is an important milestone in the history of the disability rights movement in the United States. The ADA is an important piece of civil rights legislation that applies to all sectors of life. It guarantees access for millions of individuals to countless goods, services, and opportunities. It has opened doors and changed lives in the first 25 years of its existence. Learn how we are celebrating this anniversary at the 2015 Annual Convention.
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Online Education Evolves As It Draws More Students
U.S. News & World Report
Cynthia Stebbins loved her first two years at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, but after she got married in May of 2013, she found herself in a bind.

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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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Making Top Colleges Less Aristocratic And More Meritocratic
The New York Times
Education is supposed to be America's primary engine for social mobility, but growing economic inequality is vividly reflected in our nation's top colleges. At the nation's most selective 193 colleges and universities, affluent students (those from the richest socioeconomic quarter of the population) outnumber economically disadvantaged students (those from the bottom quarter) by 14 to 1.
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#ACPA15 Registration Rates Are Now More Global And Inclusive
ACPA
As we continue to expand access to ACPA Convention to a global population, it is necessary to offer a more inclusive registration structure that increases attendance opportunities. Early registration pricing is lower, and Convention attendees are encouraged to begin planning in advance to reduce their total costs. Early registration runs from the beginning of the 2014 Convention through 11:59pm on December 19, 2014. Regular registration will now run from 12:00am on December 19, 2014, to 11:59pm Friday, February 6, 2015.
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MOOC On MOOCs? A Novel Yet Pragmatic Approach
University World News
The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, or IIT-K, and the Commonwealth of Learning in Vancouver have teamed up again to offer a novel MOOC that is focused on the design of the course itself. Entitled "MOOC on MOOCs: What you need to know about massive open online courses," it is aimed at addressing the nuts and bolts of designing and running a MOOC. Building on their recently completed MOOC, "Mobiles for Development" or M4D, co-leaders Dr TV Prabhakar of IIT-K and Dr V Balaji of the Commonwealth of Learning are hopeful that "MOOC on MOOCs" will produce similarly fruitful collaborations — if not new initiatives — among participants.
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Read Member Of The Week Jillian Baer's Story And Share Yours!
ACPA
In my second year of graduate school at The Ohio State University, I was selected to present at the 2013 Annual Convention in Las Vegas. It was a thrilling experience and helped give me confidence to move forward with my job hunt. Immediately after landing in Columbus, Ohio, from that trip, I ran to my final interview for my current job. I believe that my success and amazing experience at Convention (as a participant and presenter) helped me ace my interview! Share Your Story.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Colleges Adopt Programs To Help Freshmen Adapt (U.S. News & World Report)
Different Ways Of Learning For Students Abroad (University World News)
Cheap Drinks And Risk-Taking Fuel College Drinking Culture (NPR)

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Online Education Evolves As It Draws More Students
U.S. News & World Report
Cynthia Stebbins loved her first two years at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, but after she got married in May of 2013, she found herself in a bind. Her husband, Cody, who is in the Air Force, was transferred to Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Stebbins, 21, didn't want to have a long-distance marriage, so she decided to finish her bachelor's degree the 21st-century way: online. She'll graduate next spring from CSU with a degree in psychology. Although Stebbins sometimes misses the campus social life, she's confident she's getting just as rich an academic experience as when she was trekking from one classroom to another.
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#SAgrad Open House
ACPA
Welcome back to a new academic year, #SAgrad's! We are excited to welcome graduate students from DC, Maryland, and Virginia to a Back-to-School Open House at the ACPA International Office. Mix and mingle with graduate students from around the region, get to know the ACPA staff, and take home great resources. To visit, take the red line to the Dupont Circle stop. The International Office is at 1 Dupont Circle in the National Center for Higher Education, conveniently located near the south entrance. RSVP today!
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Standing Committee For Women Webinar
ACPA
ACPA's Standing Committee for Women (SCW) believes that the recent Supreme Court decisions regarding contraceptives and health care could have long lasting and unforeseen consequences for our student affairs colleagues on religiously affiliated campuses. To that end, we are hopeful that ACPA will take up this cause as an advocate for women's health care. We will be hosting a webinar on September 25 (noon EST) in conjunction with the American Association for University Women regarding the Hobby Lobby case and legal implications for higher education. We welcome your attendance.
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The 2015 Trans Leadership Exchange Building The Power Of Trans And Genderqueer Leaders
ACPA
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force will launch a six month leadership development program for 20 transgender and genderqueer leaders from across the United States. This group of leaders will participate in a learning community that will offer peer coaching, skill building, opportunities for self-reflection, story sharing, and action! Click here to apply today! We welcome participants from a range of backgrounds and traditions; the Task Force is committed to creating multi-racial, gender diverse, accessible spaces in our leadership programs. The Trans Leadership Exchange is available at low or no cost to all accepted participants, based on a sliding scale. No one will be turned away based on finances. We welcome inquiries about the program. Please contact Evangeline Weiss, Leadership Programs Director at the Task Force: eweiss@thetaskforce.org, 919-236-3049. Applications are due by October 15 and we will notify you by November 20.
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