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Pepper Spray At UC Davis Sparks Online Uproar, Calls For Chancellor's Resignation
Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
ACPA Global Initiatives
Register Now: 2012 NASPA — ACPA Gulf Conference
Higher Education Advocates Wonder 'What Now' After Supercommittee's Failure
Social Media Enhancements And ACPA Entity Profiles
Opinion: Why All Public Higher Education Should Be Free
International Higher Education — Lessons From The Contemplation of How Others Might See Us
More American College Students Need To Study Abroad
Controversial College Gossip Site Founder Rebrands Himself
Save The Date: 13th Annual White Privilege Conference
Register Now: Jon C. Dalton Institute On College Student Values


Pepper Spray At UC Davis Sparks Online Uproar, Calls For Chancellor's Resignation
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Videos of student protesters at the University of California at Davis seem to have only emboldened members of the Occupy movement at Davis, and some say it may fortify similar protests across the U.S. In Davis, demonstrators are using the well-publicized incident to focus attention on their pleas to end tuition hikes and to bring an end to heavy-handed police action at student protests. More

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
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 Global Initiatives
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Through research, scholarship and professional development events, ACPA has had a long history of providing the necessary knowledge and skills to all educators to ensure student success. As part of this commitment, it recognizes the importance global dimensions and perspectives contribute to student development. See list of current initiatives More

Register Now: 2012 NASPA — ACPA Gulf Conference
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The theme for the 2012 NASPA — ACPA Gulf Conference is "Sustainable Strategies for Student Success." Hosted by the Qatar Foundation, the conference will take place on February 1-2, 2012, in the new Student Center in Education City, Doha. This exciting and inspirational professional development opportunity is open to students studying in the field of education, educators and leadership practitioners in the region and across the globe. More

Higher Education Advocates Wonder 'What Now' After Supercommittee's Failure
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With a few terse paragraphs, the Congressional "super committee" on deficit reduction announced that it could not reach an agreement, setting the stage for $1.2 trillion in sweeping automatic spending cuts over the next decade if Congress does not act by 2013 to compromise on the deficit. Higher education advocates had dreaded such an outcome, warning that deep and across-the-board cuts could be devastating for student loans, Pell Grants, research spending and other priorities for colleges and universities. More

Social Media Enhancements And ACPA Entity Profiles
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Since August 2011, members are able to list their social media accounts in their member profiles. This winter, ACPA Commission, Task Force, and Standing Committee profiles will host a comprehensive list of their social media channels for easy following and reference. Look for this new feature under the "My Involvement" section of ACPA's Member Profile. More

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Opinion: Why All Public Higher Education Should Be Free
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bob Samuels, president, university council, American Federation of Teachers, writes that while the U.S. has a free K-12 public education, its failure to fund higher education means that America's economy is unable to compete with other developed nations that have free universities. Furthermore, by removing the need for students to go into debt, the government would allow graduates to be more productive, and they would have more money to spend, which in turn would act as a stimulus for the economy. More

International Higher Education — Lessons From The Contemplation Of How Others Might See Us
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Bruce Johnstone, University Professor of Higher & Comparative Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, identifies eight features of American higher education that he believes are the most unique, most difficult to explain to a foreign scholar or university leader, and possibly most often overlooked by Americans in terms of their influence in shaping higher education in this country today. More

More American College Students Need To Study Abroad
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As International Education Week passes, a report from the Institute of International Education shows that the number of students that are studying abroad has risen over the past year. This encouraging news coincides with a State Department push for increased participation among American students, a positive step towards creating a generation of Americans that are ready to handle the unique challenges of the 21st century. The world is becoming an undeniably more connected place. The U.S. should make it a national priority to send more students abroad. More



Controversial College Gossip Site Founder Rebrands Himself
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A lot of people dislike Matt Ivester, the creator and former CEO of JuicyCampus. Ivester's laissez-faire moderation policies helped the college gossip website become a haven for bigoted screeds and anonymous personal attacks. Now, Ivester is attempting to parlay his past as proprietor of the controversial gossip forum — which prompted condemnation from student governments, access bans from campus network administrators, and investigations from two attorneys general — into a new career as a self-styled sage of responsible digital citizenship. More

Save The Date: 13th Annual White Privilege Conference
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Since its inception in 1999, the founder, Eddie Moore Jr., has persisted beyond misperceptions of the White Privilege Conference’s (WPC) name to present a transformational experience based on three tenets: understanding, connecting and respecting. The WPC has become a venue for fostering difficult and critical dialogues around white privilege, diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social and economic justice, and intersecting systems of privilege and oppression. The conference is unique in its ability to bring together students, youth, teachers, university faculty, activists, social workers and counselors, healthcare workers, and members of both the spiritual community and corporate arena. Issues of race, addressed from a comprehensive, intersectional perspective, bring in dynamics of gender/gender identity, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, ability and class. More

Register Now: Jon. C. Dalton Institute On College Student Values
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The Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values has focused on issues related to values, ethics, and character in college student development for over two decades. Thanks to a generous gift from the John Templeton Foundation, the 22nd annual Dalton Institute will continue this tradition by focusing on the role of colleges and universities in promoting social entrepreneurialism. The 2012 Dalton Institute will examine higher education’s role in helping students to transform their visions for a better world into practical strategies for making a positive difference with their lives. The Institute program will review what leading colleges are doing to engage students in the development of social capital and how higher education can be more effective in promoting personal and social responsibility during the college years. More


 
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