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The #ACPA14 Advanced Registration Deadline Has Been Extended!
ACPA
We apologize for our technical difficulties early in the week! We've extended the ACPA 2014 Convention Advanced Registration deadline to Monday, November 4, 2013. If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please contact info@acpa.nche.edu.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Nov. 6 |  Career Central Webcast Series: Making the Transition from Student Affairs to Academic Affairs
Nov. 13 |  Webinar: Triumph During Tragedy: Survival Strategies After a Student Death
Nov. 15 |  MCPA Fall Conference and ACPA East Coast Graduate Fair
Dec. 3-6 – 23 |  Women's Leadership Institute
Jan. 25-29, 2014 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
Feb. 23-25, 2014 |  A Veteran Symposium for Higher Education
March 30-April 2, 2014 |  ACPA Indianapolis Convention


Help Shape The 2015 Annual Convention — Submit Your Theme Ideas
ACPA
The Steering Team for the 2015 ACPA Annual Convention will begin meeting next month and is interested in feedback from our membership regarding the convention theme and issues of focus. What issues critically impact your work? Are there trends emerging in the profession that you would like to explore further? In what ways can this Convention provide the ultimate professional development experience for you and your colleagues? We invite you to help shape the 2015 Annual Convention by completing this brief questionnaire to provide your ideas and reflections regarding the convention theme. You may also share your suggestions on Twitter using the hashtag #ACPA15. Please share your suggestions by Friday, November 8. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Carlton, Marketing & Communications Chair for the 2015 ACPA Annual Convention.
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Adapt To Online Learning Or Become Obsolete
University World News
To understand how online delivery affects transnational education, it is important to understand the impact that innovations in online delivery, and educational technology more widely, are currently having on the higher education sector. These impacts will be felt around the world and transnational education programs need to adapt to the changing environment to remain competitive. One of the most high profile examples of innovation in educational technology is the recent emergence of massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
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Deadline for Ancillary Space at ACPA 2014 Indianapolis Convention is November 5
ACPA
The Ancillary Programs Deadline is fast approaching. Go to the Ancillary Programs page to view instructions and information required to make your submission. All requests for Ancillary Programs must be submitted by Tuesday, November 5, 2013 11:59 PM EST.
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College Counseling Matters
Inside Higher Ed
A theme of several studies in the last year has been that there are plenty of academically talented low-income students who for some combination of reasons are not applying to competitive colleges to which they would probably be admitted. A new study along those lines — this time documenting the impact of intense college counseling — was released by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study found that a nonprofit group that focuses on college counseling in Minneapolis-St. Paul had a significant impact in increasing the rate at which low-income students enrolled in four-year colleges, including competitive institutions.
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The ACPA Foundation Is Pleased To Announce The 2014 Class Of Diamond Honorees
ACPA
The Diamond Honoree Program, established by the Foundation in 1999, is both a recognition program and a fundraiser. These individuals will be honored at the 2014 ACPA Convention in Indianapolis in recognition of their outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and to student affairs. Funds raised in their honor are used for ACPA and Foundation activities in keeping with the Association's strategic plan. Please join us in congratulating the 2014 ACPA Foundation Diamond Honorees!
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Smartphones And Texting In Class: College Students Face Poor Learning Outcomes, Thanks To Digital Devices
Medical Daily
The reason why many college students have difficulty taking good notes or remembering what they learned in lecture may lie in their own hands — their digital device.

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3 Common Questions From Nontraditional Students Answered
U.S. News & World Report
Nontraditional students aren't so nontraditional anymore. Roughly 71 percent of all U.S. undergraduates defy the college-student stereotype, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Should Students Use A Laptop In Class?
The Wall Street Journal
There's a widely shared image on the Internet of a teacher's note that says: "Dear students, I know when you're texting in class. Seriously, no one just looks down at their crotch and smiles." College students returning to class this month would be wise to heed such warnings. You're not as clever as you think — your professors are on to you.

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Find Fellowships For International Graduate Students
U.S. News & World Report
Fellowships are prestigious awards and are a great way for an international student to stand out from the crowd — and help pay for graduate school. While there are fewer fellowships for international students than there are for American students, the fellowships that are available are not necessarily well-advertised and many international students miss the opportunity to apply for them altogether. A fellowship is a monetary award given to pursue training or research in a particular field, usually at the graduate or postgraduate levels. Fellowships typically provide a modest stipend so that recipients may devote time and energy toward research or training, and not work to support themselves.
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Last Day To Participate In Careers In Student Affairs Month (#ACPACSA)
ACPA
Submit your "Images of Student Affairs" on Instagram, using the hashtag #ACPACSA? The image should correspond with the following statement, "Student Affairs is..." For complete contest rules and prize information, click here.
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Lists That Rank Colleges' Value Are On The Rise
The New York Times
Looking out over the quadrangle before him as students dashed from one class to the next, James Muyskens was feeling proud one recent afternoon, and why not? The college he had led for the past 11 years had just been awarded second place in a new ranking of American higher education — ahead of flagship state universities, ahead of elite liberal arts colleges, even ahead of all eight Ivy League universities.
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Career Central Webcast Series
ACPA
Join us for our next FREE Webcast in the Career Central Webcast Series. On Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00 pm ET, Jennifer Lease Butts, Regina Zmich, and Lynn Hogan will present, "Making the Transition from Student Affairs to Academic Affairs". Register today. Career Central Webcast Series offerings are complimentary for all ACPA members.
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Smartphones And Texting In Class: College Students Face Poor Learning Outcomes, Thanks To Digital Devices
Medical Daily
The reason why many college students have difficulty taking good notes or remembering what they learned in lecture may lie in their own hands — their digital device. Chances are if students are using their smartphones, tablets, and laptops in lecture for non-classroom purposes like texting, tweeting, or sending e-mails, they could impair their learning abilities, according to a recent study. As digital devices make it possible to have wider access to information and people 24/7, students use technology as their go-to source for instant communication. In an annual Ball State University survey of college students, 73 percent of students reported owning a smartphone while 30 percent reported owning a tablet. As the ownership of digital devices increases, so does usage of these devices among college students in the classroom — and this trend is not expected to slow down any time soon.
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ACPA Higher Education Webinar Series
ACPA
The next installment in the ACPA Higher Education Webinar Series, "Triumph During Tragedy: Survival Strategies After a Student Death" will be presented on Wednesday, November 13th at 2:00 pm ET. Student affairs educators often enter the field of student affairs in order to help others. However, both the reality facing a student's death and managing its aftermath are seldom a part of the training of student affairs professionals. This Webinar illuminates the experiences of faculty, senior administrators, mid-level professionals, and entry-level staff as they discuss navigating the complex issues raised by a student death. Click here to register.
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ACPA Standing Committee For Graduate Students And New Professionals Presents "Student Affairs New Professionals: Navigating Relationships With Self And Others"
ACPA
Our Faculty in Residence, Kimberly Griffin and Sean Robinson, will host an "open mic" call in show on Friday, November 1st from 12-1 pm (EST). They will discuss life as a new professional, and issues that can come up as you work through new roles and relationships figuring out who you are in a new place and position. To participate, please call 605-475-6333, Access code 882-0853 at 12:00 pm EST.
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Nominate A Colleague For An ACPA Award
ACPA
Our members play a pivotal role in this process in recognizing the work of those who help to shape our profession. Please take the time to nominate a colleague for one of the ACPA Awards. All members of ACPA are eligible to nominate or be nominated for these awards. Award descriptions can be found here. Most of these awards have a common deadline of November 15, 2013.
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