Emergency Tips For College Students SayCampusLife Share
College students have plenty on their minds and may not give much consideration to how a fire, an earthquake, a tropical storm or other weather event might impact their lives. That isn't unusual as few of us make these thoughts a priority. When a disaster does come up, we can hope that everything falls into place or, in the case of a pending event such as a late-season hurricane or a blizzard, there are ways that you can prepare. If you must evacuate your dorm, follow your college’s instructions as you make your way to safety. The following tips should always be kept in mind when preparing for a disaster.More
ACPA President's Blog: What Student Affairs Can Learn From Madonna ACPA Share
There are few things in my life that I always clear my calendar for: a meeting with my boss, fun stuff with my kids and, of course, Madonna whenever she goes on tour. I got to see her tour about two weeks ago (from the fifth row!!!), but that is the topic for another blog J. Like Madonna, I have been on tour this fall. Not singing and dancing, but meeting great student affairs professionals from around the country in places like Virginia, California, and New York.More
As College Costs Rise, Has Competition Arrived? U.S. News & World Report Share
In a recent review of The Project on Student Debt's recent report, "Student Debt and the Class of 2011," the Student Loan Ranger briefly noted the important role of transparency regarding schools' costs and outcomes. A lack of transparency harms borrowers who have difficulty comparing colleges to assess their value and abets the continuing rise in tuition. Greater transparency increases the competitive pressure on institutions of higher education and incentivizes them to focus on student outcomes and reduce costs.More
ACPA Innovation Grants Team — Call For Members ACPA Share
ACPA has created the Innovation Advocate position and provided a funding source for Innovation Grants to continue its ability to be adaptive, creative and resilient and to encourage innovations throughout the Association through the exploration of new and innovative approaches to ACPA current practices. To implement these grants, ACPA has established the Innovation Grants Team to review grant applications that suggest an innovative approach to Association work. Learn more about this volunteer opportunity and apply to be a member of the Innovation Grants Team online here by Nov. 12.
Social Media's Impact In The Higher Education Classroom eCampus News Share
Higher education's use of social media in the classroom is expanding and changing, with younger faculty members leading the way and influencing how tools such as Facebook, Twitter and video are used, according to an October 2012 survey. The survey, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Facebook: How Today's Higher Education Faculty Use Social Media, surveyed nearly 4,000 teaching faculty from all disciplines in higher education. The third annual survey represents U.S. higher education professors and examined both the personal and professional impacts of social media. The report comes from the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson.More
Nominate A Colleague For An ACPA Award ACPA Share
Each year ACPA recognizes the outstanding contributions of deserving colleagues at the annual convention. Review the list of awards and the nomination criteria . Please take the time to nominate a deserving colleague. For further information contact Myra F. Morgan.
Report: Colleges Must Help Prepare Students For Higher Education The Chronicle of Higher Education Share
If colleges want more of their students to be ready for the academic challenges of higher education, then those institutions have to take a more direct role in elementary and secondary education, recommends a new report from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The report, written by a dozen college presidents and released here at the association's annual meeting, calls on its member campuses to begin preparing students as early as preschool, helping children to acquire the building blocks of a successful academic career. And to have the greatest impact, the report says, colleges should focus on areas with high concentrations of poverty, where children have the greatest disadvantages in academic preparation.More
Some Colleges Give Students Affected By Hurricane Extra Time To Finish Early Applications The Associated Press via Fox News Share
Superstorm Sandy is buying some high school seniors a few more days to finish their early-round college applications, with a number of selective colleges extending deadlines that were set to fall later this week. Most students applying to college face deadlines in January or on a rolling cycle throughout the year, but many selective schools have "early decision," "early action," or "priority" rounds whose Nov. 1 deadlines for applications and letters of recommendation.More
Early And No-Excuse Absentee Voting Begins For Upcoming U.S. Elections ACPA Share
Due to Hurricane Sandy some of these deadlines have changed. If you are unable to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, early and no-excuse absentee voting may have started in your state of residence. For example, Florida, Colorado and Ohio have started in-person early voting. For a complete listing, visit the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Web site.More
What's At Stake Inside Higher Ed Share
For a few days in early June, as President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred over student debt and interest rates, it seemed that higher education might play a major role in the 2012 presidential race. Since then, it has largely faded into the background, the subject of occasional T.V. and radio advertisements or debate one-liners. Still, when voters go to the polls on Nov. 6, issues important to colleges and their students — some obvious, some less so — will hang in the balance.More
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