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ACPA Partners With Noel Levitz For The Symposium For The Recruitment And Retention Of Students Of Color
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ACPA is pleased to partner with Noel Levitz to present the Symposium for the Recruitment and Retention of Students of Color, April 14-15th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Program proposals are now being accepted for this Symposium. Click here to submit your proposal before January 2nd, 2014.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Jan. 25-29, 2014 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
Feb. 23-25, 2014 |  A Veteran Symposium for Higher Education
March 29-30 |  2014 Next Generation Conference (Undergraduates only)
March 29 |  2014 Institute on Sustainability
March 30 – April, 2014 |  ACPA Indianapolis Convention


U.S. Colleges Finding Ideals Tested Abroad
The New York Times
Members of the Wellesley College faculty reacted strongly when word spread that Peking University might fire Prof. Xia Yeliang, a critic of the Chinese government. Professor Xia, an economist, had visited Wellesley over the summer after the college signed a partnership agreement with Peking University. In September, 130 Wellesley faculty members sent an open letter to Peking University's president, warning that if Professor Xia was dismissed for his political views, they would seek reconsideration of the partnership. The next month, Professor Xia was fired. Peking University said it was because of his teaching, not his politics, but many at Wellesley doubted that. Still, after much debate, the faculty voted to keep the partnership, as the college president preferred.
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Discover Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your ACPA Membership
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View the Getting Involved Webinar presented by the ACPA Involvement Team. This Webinar focuses on how new members can get involved and current members can expand their involvement. View it today!
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After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought
The New York Times
Two years after a Stanford professor drew 160,000 students from around the globe to a free online course on artificial intelligence, starting what was widely viewed as a revolution in higher education, early results for such large-scale courses are disappointing, forcing a rethinking of how college instruction can best use the Internet.

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How College Health Centers Help Students Succeed
Forbes
Of all the dramatic changes in higher education in recent years, one that goes largely unnoticed is the tremendous growth in the mission, services, and facilities of health centers. Decades ago most colleges and universities believed their only responsibility for student health was to set up a clinic to treat the sick and injured.

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10 Colleges With The Highest Rate Of Student Internships
U.S. News & World Report
It's a tough job market for recent college graduates. Of the workers who graduated from college in the past two years, 41 percent say they are underemployed and working in jobs that do not require their college degrees, according to a 2013 survey from Accenture, a consulting company.

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Protecting Higher Education From Attack — Report
University World News
Violent attacks on higher education are a widespread problem affecting institutions and personnel worldwide, and governments should take responsibility for protecting them, says the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack in a report released this month. The organization said states should ensure that universities were spaces where professors and students were safe to teach, learn and research, and which were free from threats to their physical and psychological well-being. Universities and their staff and students experienced violence, abuse and intimidation in nearly 40 countries between January 2009 and February 2013, according to the report Institutional Autonomy and the Protection of Higher Education from Attack.
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The North Carolina College Personnel Association (NCCPA) Research Symposium
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Attend the NCCPA Research Symposium. The theme is A.D.V.I.S.E. (Academic Design is Valued. Individual Strategies are Essential) co-Sponsored by NACADA. It takes place on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 8:30 am – 3 pm at the Central Carolina Community College located in Sanford, NC. Higher education continues to shift focus from participation to graduation rates. More than ever, we must continuously evaluate the academic advising and support that we provide and prove that it has an impact. As national movements to redesign career and college pathways take place, we must find ways to use data to assess students' needs and design academic support programs which integrate student/faculty support, advising, and study skills into instruction (Seidman 2005; Completion by Design, 2012).
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College Students Have Online Anxiety
The Associated Press via Sandusky Register
A new Kent State University study says college students who spend hours each day online, texting or talking on cell phones are more anxious, less happy and get lower grades. The Ohio researchers say this appears to be the first study correlating cell phone use to anxiety and happiness. The study was done by Andrew Lepp, Jacob Barkley and Aryn Karpinski. The researchers interviewed 536 students representing 82 different majors. The students recorded daily cell phone use. Each took validated social science tests that measure anxiety and satisfaction with their life, or happiness.
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Participate In ACPA 2014's Next Generation Conference
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ACPA's 2014 Next Gen Conference will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30, 2014 prior to the start of the ACPA 2014 Indianapolis Convention.
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How International Students Can Fight Holiday Homesickness
U.S. News & World Report
International students who are not going home for the winter break often find themselves feeling lonely or homesick, especially as many of their American friends leave to spend time with their families for the holidays. But international students can minimize such feelings by taking the following steps.
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Is Your ACPA Member Record Current?
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Don't miss out on your publications, mailings, and entity group updates! ACPA's My Profile allows you to manage your member profile information online. Update your mailing address, join the many entity groups, manage your e-mail subscriptions and more. Also, if your ACPA membership has lapsed, remember to renew your entity membership to continue receiving newsletters and updates from the groups of your choice.
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