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Careers In Student Affairs: Reflections From Cindi Love
ACPA
I am an unlikely candidate for a job in student affairs so I feel very fortunate to "break into" the field in a mature stage of my life. My path was not traditional. My degrees are in speech and hearing therapy, special education, and educational administration. My post-doctoral studies were at Harvard Kennedy School in public policy and at MIT in entrepreneurial leadership. No one in my family ever worked on a college campus. I've never been a RA, in fact I've never lived in a residence hall. The closest connections in my résumé to traditional student affairs jobs are my experiences living with people of differing abilities and as a human rights activist.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Nov. 9-11 |  Institute on Social Justice
Nov. 14 |  Maryland State Conference
Nov. 19 |  Webinar: Publishing Options for Mid-Level Professionals
Dec. 2-5 |  Women's Leadership Institute
Dec. 5 |  Massachusetts State Conference — Piloting the Field
Dec. 11-13 |  Leadership Educators Institute
Jan. 14-16, 2015 |  Ohio State Conference — Discover — Connect — Lead
Feb. 3-5, 2015 |  South Dakota State Conference — Together Toward Tomorrow
March 5-8, 2015 |  2015 Annual Convention in Tampa
March 7-8, 2015 |  Next Gen Conference


Social Media Gains Momentum In Online Education
U.S. News & World Report
In his University of Hawaii online course, Introduction to e-Learning, associate professor Michael Menchaca requires his students to introduce themselves to each other by creating 15-second videos on Instagram. Later in the semester, students "meet" to discuss their group projects using Google Hangouts. Twitter is popular in his classes, too, enabling students to share resources and engage in discussions, Menchaca says. These are just two examples of the social media tools Menchaca uses to foster communication among his students.
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Deb Liddell Named Editor Of Journal Of College Student Development
ACPA
Dr. Debora Liddell, Associate Professor and Department Executive Officer, at The University of Iowa has been named Editor of the Journal of College Student Development. Dr. Liddell will succeed Dr. John Braxton, Vanderbilt University, in July 2015.
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5 Common Illnesses College Students Should Know About
The Huffington Post
While you really shouldn't be worrying about catching Ebola on your college campus, there is a higher probability you'll get a certain sexually transmitted infection if you don't get vaccinated. In case you zoned out when your mom bugged you about staying healthy when you went off to college, or you totally didn't pay attention during orientation about some of the things you'd be at risk for on campus, we've rounded up some common illnesses you may encounter.
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Webinar: Publishing Options For Mid-Level Professionals
ACPA
The Mid-Level Community of Practice is proud to host this complimentary webinar. You have successfully navigated your years as an entry-level professional challenge or milestone? As a mid-level professional, you may be curious about whether professional writing might be right for you. This webinar will provide information on the range of ACPA publication opportunities for first-time writers to more experienced writers. Come with publication ideas or just plain mid-level curiosity about that next step!
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New Global University Ranking Puts Germany Second To U.S.
University World News
United States universities continue to dominate the top 500 in a new global university ranking launched by leading American education publisher U.S. News & World Report. But German universities have outperformed their United Kingdom counterparts. The U.S. has 134 universities in the top 500, followed by Germany with 42 and the U.K. with 38. China has a strong showing with 27 institutions in the Best Global Universities ranking launched on October 28.
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ACPA Foundation Diamond Honoree Class
ACPA
It's time for ACPA members to support the research, scholarship and professional development of our field by celebrating the ACPA Foundation Diamond Honoree Class of 2015! We encourage all ACPA members to visit the Diamond Honoree website to meet the Class of 2015 and make donations in their honor. All donors will be invited to a special reception at the ACPA 2015 Convention in Tampa, FL. Questions about the Diamond Honoree Program can be directed to Dr. Keith Humphrey at humphrey@calpoly.edu.
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Demystifying The MOOC
The New York Times
When massive open online courses first grabbed the spotlight in 2011, many saw in them promise of a revolutionary force that would disrupt traditional higher education by expanding access and reducing costs. The hope was that MOOCs — classes from elite universities, most of them free, in some cases enrolling hundreds of thousands of students each — would make it possible for anyone to acquire an education, from a villager in Turkey to a college dropout in the United States.
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Stay Tuned for Upcoming Student Affairs Live Shows
ACPA
Broadcasting live, frequent episodes feature exclusive interviews with professionals, authors, consultants, scholars, practitioners, and other thought leaders from colleges and universities across the country. Tackling new topics with each broadcast, Student Affairs Live goal is to foster knowledge sharing and be a trusted source of information for higher education professionals around the globe. Check out the upcoming shows.
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To Tackle Sexual Assault Cases, Colleges Enlist Investigators-For-Hire
NPR
As colleges continue to scramble under federal pressure to overhaul how they handle cases of sexual assault, the list of schools under investigation for botching cases continues to grow. That's left some wondering if campuses will ever get it right, or if they might be better off leaving the job to others. A growing number of campuses already have made the choice to do just that: Rather than try to train their provosts and professors to act like prosecutors, they're outsourcing the job to real ones instead.
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Graduate Convention Payment Plans
ACPA
In order to make the convention experience more accessible to graduate students, we are pleased to announce a payment plan for graduate students. Graduate student members wishing to attend #ACPA15 can now pay registration in three monthly installments. To learn more about the process and how to get started, click here.
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The Journal Of The First-Year Experience & Students In Transition Accepting Nominations
ACPA
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 2015 – December 2017); 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. Candidates with knowledge of advanced statistical methods are especially encouraged to apply. 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, 2014.
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Recorded Webinar With Dr. Cindi Love On Meaning Making, Student Affairs, And ACPA
ACPA
Did you miss the The Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion & Meaning virtual Fireside Chat with ACPA's Executive Director, Dr. Cindi Love, on November 3? If so, watch the recorded webinar today. You can also stay connected with the Commission by tweeting your ideas for topics to @ACPA_CSFRM using the hashtag #ChatwithCindi.
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