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California College Freshmen Could Be Asked To Declare Sexual Orientation
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College freshman entering the University of California system next year could be asked to identify themselves as gay, straight, bisexual or transgender when they accept their admissions offer. The system's Academic Senate initiated the proposal, which would add an additional question to the statements of intent students fill out when deciding to go to the University of California. The statements already include a host of identifiers such as race, gender, and ethnicity. The question will not be asked on applications to the schools because students may feel uncomfortable filling out the forms in front of their parents, according to Robert Anderson, chair of the senate. More

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

March 16 |  Support Staff Conference
March 24-28 |  ACPA 2012 Louisville Annual Convention
March 28 |  Internship Salary 2012: The Trends, Data and Impact on Students & Career Centers
April 4 |  What You Need to Know About the Future of Work to 2030
April 11-13 |  Career Services Online Technology & Social Media Conference
April 17 |  Webcast: Money Talks: Evaluating the Job Offer and Salary Negotiation
May 17-18 |  Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program Facilitator Training and Conference
June 13-15 |  ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute
June 17-19 |  ACPA Institute on Sustainability
Nov. 1-4 |  2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference

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William Spelman Executive Search Guide To An Effective Job Search
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With 20 years of experience helping institutions find the most qualified candidates for upper level positions, William Spelman Executive Search has reviewed thousands of resumes and interviewed countless candidates. From those experiences, the authors have learned a great deal about how the job candidate can best present him or herself. If you are considering a mid-level or senior-level position in student affairs or enrollment management, this guide will help you with your search. More

Study: American College Presidents Overwhelmingly White, Over 60
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The American college president's office overwhelmingly remains a haven for white men — but increasingly, those white men are over 60, too, a study released by the American Council on Education shows. "The American College President," an every-few-years profile of demographic and other characteristics of campus chief executives, in some ways shows very little change from its last iteration, in 2006. The average age in 2011 had crept up to 60.7 years from 59.9 years, men filled 73.6 percent of jobs compared to 77 percent, and minority presidents had lost a bit of ground, to 12.6 percent of campus CEOs from 13.6 percent in 2006 (even counting historically black colleges). More

SCVNGR Spends a Summer Day With Penn State University
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Each summer, thousands of students flock to Penn State for Spend a Summer Day, one of the largest high school visit programs in the country. The day is designed to give rising high school juniors and seniors an overview of Penn State and the more than 160 majors they offer. It can be a very information-packed day and the admissions team always is searching for ways to make it a little more fun. In 2011, they were able to do so by creating a trek on SCVNGR for students who visited University Park, Penn State's largest campus. More

Catharine Hill: Is Federal Policy Partly To Blame For Rising College Prices?
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Faced with growing questions about how the public benefits from government support for higher education, President Barack Obama in his new budget proposal suggests significant federal policy shifts to improve college affordability, access, and graduation rates. These are certainly key goals for our country, and Catharine Hill, president of Vassar College and a higher education economist, writes that she hopes that Obama's ideas and those that others are recommending spark a debate that brings meaningful results. More

CAS Announces Winner Of The Ted K. Miller Achievement of Excellence
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The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education's Ted K. Miller Achievement of Excellence Award was established to be given to an individual, higher education institution, or professional association in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in advancing standards of practice and quality assurance in educational programs and services in higher education. More

Student Anger Over Education Cuts Puts Heat On Lawmakers
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Student anger has simmered as lawmakers have repeatedly cut funding for higher education in their struggle to balance the California' books, and as the universities have responded by raising tuition and fees. The Cal Grants program, which awards state funds to qualifying students at public and private universities, also has been targeted. Thousands marched on the Capitol recently in one of the largest student demonstrations in Sacramento, Calif., in recent years. More

Accidents Happen, Let Forrest T. Jones Help Protect You And Your Family
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No matter how cautious you are, you can't eliminate the risk of suffering a fatal or disabling accident. Accidents are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases. The total cost of all fatal and nonfatal injuries was $693.5 billion. That comes to an average cost of $17,800 per incident and $5,900 for every U.S. household. Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance — available through the Member Insurance Program — is an affordable way to supplement your life insurance coverage and provide financial support from a disabling injury. AD&D pays benefits if an accident leads to death or, full or partial physical disability. Benefit amounts range from $30,000 to $300,000, and you are guaranteed acceptance if under age 65. More

Call For Programs: AASHE Conference
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AASHE 2012: Investing in the Future will draw together a diverse group of campus representatives, from faculty to sustainability officers, presidents to students Oct.14-17 in Los Angeles. All will join together to examine the complexity and challenges of sustainability within urban, suburban, rural and international campuses. This model of a collaboration is necessary in order to approach the campus as a living, learning laboratory for sustainability education, measuring the true values of sustainability, and the need for ownership from a diverse group in order to set ideas into action. Submit a program or become a reviewer today.

Study: Faculty Salaries Up 1.9 Percent
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The median salary of full-time faculty members in 2011-2012 is 1.9 percent higher than it was a year ago, according to a study by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. Continuing a pattern from recent years, the median increase was greater at private institutions (2.3 percent) than at public institutions (1.1 percent). With a gain in the Consumer Price Index of 3.2 percent, the typical faculty member — whether at a private or public institution — lost spending power in the last year. More


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