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President To Ease Student Loan Burden For Low-Income Graduates

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
ACPA Welcomes New College/University Members
Developments, A Members-Only Publication
U.S. Coast Guard Names Cutter After Captain Stratton, Dean Of Women At Purdue University
Call For Editorial Review Board Members
Boren Scholarships And Fellowships
Share Your Campus International Education Week Events - November 14-18, 2011
Higher Education Costs Continue To Soar
Professionals Praise Use Of Online Collaboration In Higher Education
Educators Plan To Share Resources Across State And District Lines




President To Ease Student Loan Burden For Low-Income Graduates
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President Barack Obama is expected to announce new programs to lower monthly loan payments for some students graduating next year and thereafter and to let borrowers who have a mix of direct federal loans and loans under the old Federal Family Education Loan Program consolidate them at a slightly lower interest rate. Melody Barnes, director of the Domestic Policy Council, said the president would use his executive authority to expand the existing income-based repayment program with a "Pay as You Earn" option that would allow graduates to pay 10 percent of their discretionary income for 20 years and have the rest of their federal student loan debt forgiven. That plan would start next year. More

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Nov. 2 |  November Dial a Dialogue #1: Engaging Muslim Students on our Campuses, sponsored by the Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development.
Nov. 10 |  November Dial a Dialogue #2: Recruiting and Serving Underrepresented Students in Study Abroad, sponsored by the Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development.
Nov. 10-11 |  SSAO — Senior Student Affairs Officer — Symposium X
Nov. 30-Dec. 2 |  ACPA Symposium on Professional Development in Student Affairs: Best Practices on College & University Campuses.
Dec. 22-Jan. 12 |  Cultural Study Tour: Passage through the Amazon
Jan. 21-Jan. 25 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute


ACPA Welcomes New College/University Members
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ACPA welcomes the University of Texas-Austin, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Texas A&M University-College Station, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, our largest College/University members that have over 40 thousand students enrolled full-time! Search to find your College/University status. More

Developments, A Members-Only Publication
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The Fall Issue of Developments presents a NEW regular feature, Commissions Corner, which addresses current initiatives of selected ACPA Commissions. It also includes articles about strengthening Native American partnerships, the meaningful impact graduate preparation faculty have on their students, and Part III of the Working on Our Inner Lives Series. More

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U.S. Coast Guard Names Cutter After Captain Stratton, Dean Of Women At Purdue University
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Captain Dorothy Stratton (1899-2006) earned her Ph.D. in College Student Personnel at Columbia University and served as Dean of Women and Professor of Psychology at Purdue University before joining the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1942. During her tenure at Purdue University, she contributed to nearly tripling the enrollment of women from 500 to more than 1,400 in less than one decade. Captain Stratton was recognized in 2007 at the ACPA Annual Convention, and her full bio is available here. More

Call for Editorial Review Board Members
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition is currently accepting nominations (including self-nominations) for members of the editorial review board. Editorial review board members serve a three-year term (January 2012 — December 2015). Members of the editorial review board hold advanced degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent preferred), have a minimum of five years experience in higher education, are affiliated with an accredited college or university, and have expertise in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research design and analysis. Individuals who meet these qualifications are invited to submit a letter of intent and CV to Dr. Paul A. Gore, Jr., Editor, at paul.gore@utah.edu. The deadline for receipt of completed nomination packages is December 1, 2011. More



Boren Scholarships And Fellowships
Boren Awards for International Study    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The applications for the 2012-2013 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. More

Share Your Campus International Education Week Events — November 14-18, 2011
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This year marks the 12th annual International Education Week (IEW), sponsored by the U.S. Departments of State and Education. Is your campus planning an event to celebrate International Education Week? Inspire others by sharing your ideas with a wall posting on our Facebook event, uploading your photos and videos, and adding links to your activities. More

Higher Education Costs Continue To Soar
The Associated Press via CBS News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New figures on the cost of a college education aren't what students and their parents want to hear. But it's probably no surprise: Costs are rising as public universities pass state budget cuts on to customers. The College Board says average in-state tuition and fees at four-year public colleges rose an additional $631 this fall, or 8.3 percent, from a year ago. Nationally, the cost of a full credit load has passed $8,000, an all-time high. With room and board, the average list price for a state school now runs more than $17,000 a year. More

Professionals Praise Use Of Online Collaboration In Higher Education
U.S. News University Directory via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the era of technology, many students have seen tablet devices, smart phones and social media integrated into their college or university classes. Still, some academic professionals do not believe that it is enough to simply provide students with technology in the classroom. They feel that professors should also be preaching online collaboration. Daniel Terris, vice president for global affairs and director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University, recently expressed this opinion to Inside Higher Ed. In his article, Terris wrote that many schools currently do not prepare bachelor's degree seekers for the online collaboration skills they will need to use in the workforce after graduation. More

Educators Plan To Share Resources Across State And District Lines
Education Week (subscription)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Now that all but five states have adopted the common-core state standards, education leaders are working to create and distribute high-quality professional development to guide teachers through the transition. Those leaders cite the Internet as a powerful tool for sharing resources and materials across state and district lines. "We’ve always had the ability to share resources, but now those resources are aligned with the same student expectations," said Greta Bornemann, the project director for the implementation of the common standards for the office of public instruction in Washington state. More


 
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