Higher Education
Volume 2 / Issue 12
March 12, 2014
In This Issue:
Statistics in Brief on New College Graduates at Work


This Statistics in Brief examines the employment outcomes of college graduates one year after earning a bachelor's degree. It compares 2007-08 bachelor's degree recipients who graduated at the start of the recent recession with their peers who graduated in 1992-93 and 1999-2000. Different labor market conditions characterized these three time periods.  


College Students in Transition: An Annotated Bibliography


A new annotated bibliography, College Students in Transition, helps researchers and practitioners navigate the emerging literature base on college student transitions beyond the first year, with special focus on adult learners, student veterans, and those studying in different cultures. 

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Idaho Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Guns on Campus

The Spokesman-Review, March 7, 2014


When It Comes to Havoc-Wreaking College Bashes, UI Has Company

The News-Gazette, March 7, 2014


Former U-Va. Student Seeks to Block New U.S. Law on Campuses' Handling of Sexual Assaults

The Washington Post, March 6, 2014


Regents Sex Assault Data Shows Less-Accurate Picture of Problem

WGC Courier, March 6, 2014


While High Legal Drinking Age in the U.S is Unpopular, Studies Show it Does Save Lives

The Arkansas Traveler, March 5, 2014


Email Survey Assesses Student Engagement

The Penn, February 28, 2014 


Protesters Rally against Guns on Campus Bill

The Idaho Statesman, February 27, 2014 


How a College Roommate Can Affect Your Child

The New York Times, February 24, 2014  

Amador, P. & Amador, J. (April 2014) The Internet and Higher Education
Kilmer, J.R., Cronce, J.M. & Larimer, M.E. (March 2014) Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
Special Issue: Substance Use Problems and Issues in Recovery among College Students (February 2014) Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions

Case Closed: Research Evidence on the Positive Public Health Impact of the Age 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age in the United States

DeJong, W., Blanchette, J. (March 2014) Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 



Making the Most of Public Service Internships

Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 3 - 4pm EST


Learn how youth and adults can work together to create quality internship experiences that are important for positive youth development.  This interactive webinar will raise awareness of public service internships and offer suggestions for how to stand out in the application process and make the most of these important opportunities. Participants will learn about internship experiences firsthand and get tips from federal employees and prior interns.  Share this webinar with your networks and register today!


Campus SaVE Act: What You Need to Know

Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 1 - 2pm CDT


Last year federal lawmakers amended the Clery Act with the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, which requires colleges and universities to design and implement preventive and educational programs for students, faculty and staff. It goes into effect this March, and full compliance should be demonstrated by October. While everyone wants to improve safety on campuses, the idea of fulfilling compliance requirements can be daunting. This online seminar covers all the compliance basics. You will learn how to establish protocols for communicating with survivors and alleged assailants, appropriate methods for collecting evidence and documenting accusations, and investigation strategies appropriate for domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and other crimes.  Learn more about the Campus SaVE Act: What You Need to Know webinar.




Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2014 Town Hall Meetings Initiative

March - June 2014


The SAMHSA 2014 Town Hall Meetings initiative helps educate communities about underage drinking and engage them in its evidence-based prevention. SAMHSA seeks to partner with key constituency organizations, such as NASPA, The Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues, and existing statewide higher education coalitions, in identifying and engaging institutes of higher education (IHEs) and campus/community coalitions as Town Hall Meeting hosts. IHEs and campus/community coalitions recommended by a constituency organization will receive an invitation from SAMHSA to register online as event hosts. These events should be held between March and June 2014. The first 300 IHEs to register will be offered a $500 planning stipend from SAMHSA. Learn more about the SAMHSA 2014 Town Hall Meetings or contact Tom Colthurst

to learn more about the college initiative.



Institute for the Success of Students Veterans

April 4 - 6, 2014, Columbia, SC


Over the last three to five years colleges have been on a journey to become more veteran friendly. On campus many of us have engaged faculty and staff in new conversations about retention, learning, access, and educational issues that impact veterans. The emerging culture of creating veteran friendly campuses has transformed the way we approach students and many colleges are achieving noteworthy results. This Institute brings the myriad of conversations together to focus on best practices in many areas. Learn more about the Institute for the Success of Student Veterans.
About NCSSLE's Higher Education e-Digest

The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments Higher Education e-Digest addresses campus and community engagement, health, safety, and security. Regular contents include news from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and other federal partner agencies and organizations, salient research summaries, examples of effective field practices, announcements submitted by IHEs and other subscribers, and relevant upcoming events. The Higher Education e-Digest also highlights NCSSLE resources and the availability of ongoing services, including technical assistance, products, and tools. 

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