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US higher education failing to focus on basic skills

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Small grant opportunity
Looking forward to Louisville: Create possibilities
Recognizing outstanding work in admissions, orientation and first-year experience
Stream Away
Complimentary undergraduate student membership for college/university members
Learn more about IASAS
College campuses combat eating disorders
Nominations for ACPA awards
The Standing Committee for Graduate Students and New Professionals celebrates careers in Student Affairs Month
Study: Social media profiles could help ID student drinkers


US higher education failing to focus on basic skills
The Washington Post via The News Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Certainly not for the many young Americans graduating from colleges that have prepared them inadequately for the competitive marketplace in which they find themselves. We often hear lamentations about declining educational quality, but the focus is usually misplaced on SAT scores and graduation rates. Missing from the conversation is the quality of what's being taught. Meanwhile, we are mistakenly wed to the notion that more people going to college means more people will find jobs. More



Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Oct. 12The Center for Collegiate Mental Health: A Practice Research Network for College Counseling Centers
Nov. 10-11 |  SSAO — Senior Student Affairs Officer — Symposium X
Dec. 22-Jan. 12 |  Cultural Study Tour: Passage through the Amazon
Jan. 21-Jan. 25 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute


Small grant opportunity
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The ACPA Commission for Admissions, Orientation and the First Year Experience and the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition invite applicants for their 2011 Research Grant Competition. One grant in the amount of $500 will be awarded to promote original, descriptive or evaluative research; philosophical studies; or institutional assessment or evaluation on issues surrounding admissions, orientation and/or the first-year experience. All ACPA members are eligible to apply for this research grant. The application deadline is Nov. 14. Click here for details.

Looking forward to Louisville: Create possibilities
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VideoBrief ACPA President Heidi Levine expresses her excitement about the upcoming conference in March. More

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Recognizing outstanding work in admissions, orientation and first-year experience
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This ACPA commission on admissions, orientation and first-year experience seeks to recognize the outstanding contributions of ACPA members in these functional areas. All institutions are encouraged to participate in this program by nominating undergraduate and graduate students, new and experienced professionals, innovative projects/programs or collaborative initiatives. Institutions may submit only one nomination per category. Click here for detailed guidelines and links to the online submission portal.

Stream Away
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A federal judge threw out a lawsuit by an educational media trade group and one of its constituents against the University of California over the legality of streaming copyrighted videos on secure course websites. While the case was dismissed largely on technical grounds, U.S. District Court Judge Consuelo B. Marshall indicated that streaming a copyrighted work on a secure website is no different from holding a screening in a classroom. More

Complimentary undergraduate student membership for college/university members
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College/University Members are offered one complimentary Undergraduate Student Membership per institution. Undergraduate student members will have online access to the Journal of College Student Development (JCSD) and About Campus. ACPA offers student rates to attend Next Generation Conference, access to Career Central, and membership directory. More

Learn more about IASAS
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IASAS is the International Association of Student Affairs Administrators. Around the globe, staff working in student affairs and services have different responsibilities and approaches to supporting students. IASAS invites you to share your experience in student affairs and services with your colleagues from around the world by participating in the IASAS 10 Questions Blog Project to contribute." More



College campuses combat eating disorders
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Eight million people in the U.S. have eating disorders. Many people are diagnosed early in adolescence. But Katie Gibas reports, with the stress of leaving the familiarity of home, another common age of onset is when teens move to college. Without parents around checking up on kids regularly, going off to college can often be a place to hide an eating disorder. "You could look at it as detrimental to them to be at college because they're able to engage in their eating disorder more effectively," said John Wohlers, Ph.D., Center Syracuse clinical director. More

Nominations for ACPA awards
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Please take the time to nominate a colleague for one of the ACPA awards including emerging and senior scholars. Click here for award descriptions. Contact Myra F. Morgan for more information. More

The Standing Committee for Graduate Students and New Professionals celebrates careers in Student Affairs Month
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In celebration of Careers in Student Affairs Month, it is your chance to make a difference in someone else's life! As graduate students and new professionals, our transition into the field is likely prominent in our minds. It is unlikely that any of us colored pictures in kindergarten of being a student affairs administrator. Most commonly, someone saw potential and reached out to guide each of us into the field. SCGSNP has some excellent ideas for ways that you can reach out to be that mentor for others. Together we can grow the future of our profession. More

Study: Social media profiles could help ID student drinkers
The Canadian Press via CTV News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Social media profiles may reveal more personal details than just hometowns and hobbies — they could help identify underage college students at risk for problem drinking, a new study suggests. Dr. Megan Moreno of the University of Wisconsin — Madison and colleagues explored links between alcohol use and intoxication/problem drinking on Facebook, as well as self-reported problem drinking using the 10-question Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test clinical scale. The audit assesses consumption, dependence and harm or consequences of alcohol use. More


 
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