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Early Bird Rates Effective Through December 19, Register For #ACPA15 And Save!
ACPA
The 2015 ACPA Annual Convention is 84 days away and we welcome you to Tampa with open arms. We have an amazing slate of keynote speakers planned, Pecha Kucha presentations lined up, a variety of program sessions and career development support through Career Central at Convention. You can save $50 on your registration through Friday, December 19! Your pass to #ACPA15 is a few clicks away, register today!
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

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
June 7-10, 2015 |  About Campus Writers Retreat
June 22-24, 2015 |  2015 Conference on College Men
Oct. 18–23, 2015 |  2015 Residential Curriculum Institute
Nov. 1-3, 2015 |  2015 Institute on Social Justice


Why First Generation Students Find It Tougher To Earn A College Degree
StateImpact
Students who are the first in their family to attend college often have a more difficult time finishing their degree. Research shows those students know less about how to get into and pay for college. And first generation college students are less likely to take tough high school courses needed to be prepared for college. Documentary filmmaker Adam Fenderson spent three years following a group of first generation students through high school as they prepared for college.
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2015 ACPA Governance Election Results
ACPA
Please join us in congratulating these outstanding newly elected ACPA leaders who will serve us and our association well! Thank you to all of our exceptional candidates and to all who voted. ACPA's strength comes from its members and their involvement and leadership. We appreciate your role in the election process.
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Online College Students Give Instructors Better Marks If They Think Instructors Are Men
redOrbit
A new study shows that college students in online courses give better evaluations to instructors they think are men — even when the instructor is actually a woman. "The ratings that students give instructors are really important, because they’re used to guide higher education decisions related to hiring, promotions and tenure," says Lillian MacNell, lead author of a paper on the work and a Ph.D. student in sociology at NC State. "And if the results of these evaluations are inherently biased against women, we need to find ways to address that problem."
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Joint Statement With AFA, ASCA, NASPA, and ACUHO-I
ACPA
The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA); College Student Educators International (ACPA); the Association of Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA); Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA); and the Association of College & University Housing Officers — International (ACUHO-I); issue this statement in response to the recent fallout from the Rolling Stone article regarding the student and institutional responses to sexual assault at the University of Virginia. These events illuminate the duty of all professionals on our campuses to ensure that accusations of sexual assault, including those involving members of fraternities and sororities, are handled in a manner that protects the rights and well-being of victims of sexual violence. Click here to read the full statement.
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Study: Heavy Cellphone Usage Leads To Uptight College Students
The Greeley Tribune
Frittering away hours on your smartphone playing games and using social media may seem like harmless fun. But a new Kent State University study suggests it's actually making you more uptight and stressed out — not to mention it's keeping you from other rewarding activities. Kent State researchers studied the cellphone habits, personalities and daily leisure activities of more than 450 college students, concluding that many need to disconnect more frequently from their phones.
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#ACPA15 Online Schedule Is Live!
ACPA
We're less than three months away from convening for the ACPA Annual Convention in Tampa and it's never early to think about what sessions you might want to attend. All the info regarding educational sessions, receptions, and meetings are at your fingertips. Don't forget to make time for signature events like ACPA powered by PechaKucha, Genius Labs to your calendar.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Funding Changes Demand New Research Leadership Skills
University World News
The way research is organized and carried out in universities is changing in many countries. Increasingly, funding agencies prefer to back multidisciplinary and applied research, while national priorities often require research to benefit the wider community, whether it is industry, economic growth or regional development.
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Join The Growing #ACPAgrow Community
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One of our association's core values is continuous professional development and personal of student affairs and student services professionals. ACPAgrow is a mentoring program, in which we match up mentors and protégés based on professional interests and background to participate in this 12 week program. We are looking for members like you to participate in our eight cohort of #ACPAgrow participants. To learn more about and sign up for this immersive professional development experience, start here.
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Many College Students Regard Hookah Smoking Safer Than Smoking Cigarettes
News-Medical.Net
Despite emerging evidence otherwise, many college students consider hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes, reports a University of South Florida College of Public Health study published this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, appearing online in the CDC journal Preventing Chronic Disease, examined the prevalence of hookah use and described social and behavioral factors associated with hookah smoking among students at USF, a large urban public university in Tampa, Fla. The research suggests that future public health campaigns address misunderstandings about the risks associated with hookah use as well as the regulation of such alternative nicotine-delivery devices.
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Join Us Today For A Community Conversation: Confronting Reality Doing What Matters To Get Things Right
ACPA
On December 2, 7, and 9 almost 200 people assembled on-line for the first three Community Conversations: Confronting Reality & Doing What Matters to Get Things Right. Dr. Tanya Williams and Dr. Kathy O'Bear facilitated the first one. Dafina-Lazarus Stewart and Z Nicolazzo led the next one. Heather Lou and I convened the third one. The fourth Conversation is scheduled December 18 at 4:30 pm EST. It will specifically provide access around these tough conversations for those who work with students and the resources and “best practices” that have proven most helpful to students and practitioners. Please bring your ideas, links to materials that you have used and the stories of student interactions, protests and challenges on your campuses.
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Graduate Student Payment Plan For #ACPA15
ACPA
In order to make the convention experience more accessible to graduate students, we are pleased to offer 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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About Campus Writers Retreat
ACPA
The About Campus Writers Retreat is designed to provide a supportive, collaborative environment in which you can develop your idea while bolstering your skills and confidence as a writer. Through workshops, one-on-one consultations, and creative activities, the editorial team will push you to break out of the confines of academic style and to embrace the writing process in new ways. The retreat will ultimately culminate in an issue of About Campus dedicated to select articles developed during this process.
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Call For Proposals: Noel-Levitz/ACPA Symposium On The Recruitment And Retention Diverse Populations
ACPA
Proposals are now being accepted for the 2015 Symposium on the Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Populations in Atlanta, April 13-14, 2015. Presentations can address a wide range of topics on enrollment management and student success for diverse populations. The deadline for submission is January 2, 2015. Click here for additional information on the Symposium and to access the online submission form.


 

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