Report On Looming Federal Budget Cuts 'Confirms The Worst' For Higher Education The Chronicle of Higher Education Share
The dire consequences of looming automatic cuts in the federal budget came into sharper focus with the release of a 394-page report by the White House Office of Management and Budget. The report contains preliminary details of cuts set to fall on agencies across the federal government, including most programs related to higher education.More
Penn State To Compensate Sandusky Victims, Erickson Says Bloomberg Share
Pennsylvania State University plans to settle with victims of the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, President Rodney Erickson said. The university is working with outside lawyers and plans to announce a process that will result in the settlement of "ideally all" of the civil cases so that "victims will not have to be dragged through a long litigation process," Erickson said in an interview yesterday at Bloomberg LP's headquarters in New York. The money will come from insurance policies and funds set aside from interest on internal loans, Erickson said.More
Jerome Webster Begins Tenure As Terra Community College President ACPA Share
Dr. Jerome Webster began his duties as the sixth president of Terra State Community College. Members of the campus community lined the hallway to greet Webster as he reported for his first day and a small reception followed. "I am very excited, humbled and honored to serve in this role," Webster said. "I believe so much opportunity exists at the college to serve our students and all of our communities with distinction. I look forward to working with what I believe is the best faculty and staff on any college campus.".More
Higher Education Mental Health Alliance Releases Guide For Campus Threat Assessment/Behavioral Intervention Teams ACPA Share
As campus teams that identify and monitor students whose behaviors may be troubling have become more widespread, the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) recognized the need for a resource that would help both existing and new teams make informed decisions about their structure, scope, functions and day-to-day operations. Therefore, HEMHA has produced Balancing Safety and Support on Campus: A Guide for Campus Teams to meet these needs. This guide summarizes the existing literature on campus teams and suggests some of the key issues that should be considered when creating or managing a campus team. The guide may be particularly useful to new teams considering various options for how they should be organized and led; it should also be helpful to existing teams interested in assessing their current functions, operations or emphases.
5 Colleges That Award International Students The Most Financial Aid U.S. News & World Report Share
U.S. News & World Report released its 2013 Best Colleges rankings, packed with data on more than 1,600 colleges and universities. For some international students who use the rankings, many U.S. schools may seem out of reach financially, due to the high costs of tuition and living expenses and the limited financial aid options for international students. But there are schools across the country that offer substantial financial aid packages specifically to international students hoping to study in the United States. During the 2011-2012 academic year, 350 ranked schools offered financial aid packages to 50 or more international students, averaging $17,289 in institutional aid per student.More
Become A Trustee ACPA Share
We need you ... or someone like you! Please consider serving on the ACPA Foundation Board and forward this email to a colleague. The purpose of the ACPA Foundation is to encourage activities that generate and disseminate new knowledge that prepare college student educators for leadership roles in a global society. In order to fulfill its purpose, the Foundation needs dedicated professionals who are interested in paying it forward and volunteering to serve as Foundation Trustees. Information, including trustee responsibilities, contribution requirements and the application process, are available online.
Why College Students Still Prefer Print Over E-Books MindShift Share
College students may seem to be well-equipped to learn in a wired world, but despite the enormous growth of tablets, e-readers and digital textbooks, they still prefer heavy, expensive print books. These were the results of a pilot program created to understand why students have been slow to adopt digital texts and what would have to change in order to make them the preference.More
Assessment Resources From CAS ACPA Share
Did you know that the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education has an online library of assessment documents, presentations related to the standards and informational materials? Just visit the CAS website.
Seeking Mentors: Do You Have Five Or More Years Of Experience In Student Affairs? ACPA Share
Mentoring new professionals is an essential value of our profession — a role that many of us enjoy not only at our own institution but beyond as well. Particularly for those of us who are mid-level professionals, it's rewarding to be able to share our professional experiences with someone who may be a bit newer to the field. Want to "give back" to the profession, connect with others and be more involved with ACPA? Consider serving as a mentor through ACPA's saGROW mentoring program. For questions about the ACPA saGROW mentoring program, email Alice Mitchell, Mid-Level Member at Large on the ACPA Governing Board. Full details are here.
10 Colleges With The Most Expensive Room And Board U.S. News & World Report Share
Savings-savvy students are finding ways to cut their overall college costs. Students are negotiating scholarship packages, avoiding applications fees and taking on part-time jobs to help pay for their higher education pursuits. One student paid for an entire semester by cashing in on mail-in rebates, according to a recent article by Business Insider. Students are also saving by skipping dorm life for the comforts of home. Slightly more than 50 percent of college students are avoiding sometimes costly room and board charges by living with their parents, according to a report by Sallie Mae, a financial services firm.More
The Commission for Student Involvement E-Series ACPA Share Student Involvement Assessment and Research: Measuring Student Learning
Sept. 20 from 1-2p.m. EDT
Student Involvement can be difficult to assess. As the field and profession moves beyond simple programmatic evaluation to more direct measurement of learning outcomes, it is important for student affairs practitioners to have the skills and competencies to measure student learning. Register.
Creating Leaders who Change the World Tuesday
Oct. 2nd at noon CDT
In this Webcast, Jason Connell, Executive Director of Ignited Leadership, will discuss the findings from this three years of practice research. More importantly, he will share low-cost, high-impact strategies that you can use to help turn your students into effective modern leaders who change themselves, their campus, their country, and ultimately, our wider global community. Register.
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