Higher Education
Volume 3 / Issue 2
October 22
, 2014
In This Issue:


White House Announces Grants to Prevent Youth Substance Use


The White House has released new information on The Drug-Free Community Support Program Grants (DFC). Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced that 680 DFC Support Program Grants are available to communities across the country. The Drug-Free Communities Support Program Grants, which total $84 million, provides local communities funding to prevent youth substance use and supports the Administration's National Drug Control Strategy, which treats our Nation's drug problem through a balanced public health and safety approach. To read more about this announcement click here. To learn more about the DFC support program click here.


U.S. Department of Education Announces Final Rule to Help Colleges Keep Campuses Safe


The Obama Administration announced publication of the final rule implementing changes made to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). That law and the new rule strengthen the Clery Act to more effectively address, and ultimately reduce, sexual violence on college campuses, including, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. To read more on this announcement click here. 
Building and Maintaining Successful Community Relations

The National Center for Campus Public Safety has compiled several resources to help create a trusting partnership between public safety organizations and the diverse, multicultural communities they serve. The resources include guides, publications, best practices, training, and education materials to assist public safety and law enforcement officials in their efforts to build and maintain successful relationships with their communities.

AACC's Guide to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has created a guide to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) intended to help community college personnel better understand aspects of the new laws that are most relevant to their work. Enacted in July, many of WIOA's provisions will take effect July 1, 2015. To view the full guide, click here.

Bringing Theory to Practice Monographs: Civic Learning and Teaching

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has released the latest installment in its five-part Civic Series concerning civic engagement in higher education. The final chapter, Civic Learning and Teaching, contributes to an understanding of why civic engagement in higher education matters, both inside and outside the classroom, for teachers, students, and community members. To access and download the latest monograph, click here.

A Strategic Primer on College Student Mental Health

The American Council on Education (ACE), in partnership with the NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and The American Psychological Association, have released A Strategic Primer on College Student Mental Health, a report focusing on student mental health issues. To read or download the report click here. To learn more about the ACE's focus on student issues, click here.
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Teachers Decry Harvard's Shift on Sex Assaults 

Boston Globe, October 15, 2014

When Women Become Men at Wellesley 

The New York Times, October 15, 2014 


Marijuana Decriminalization has Minor Effects on Philadelphia Colleges 

The Daily Pennsylvanian, October 14, 2014 


The Washington Times, October 12, 2014  


BU Says More Than 460 Students Hospitalized for Alcohol Since 2012  

The Boston Globe, October 10, 2014 


Teach For America LGBT Initiative Will Address School Climate,Teacher Training  

Education Week, October 9, 2014 


California's Radical College-Sex Law Experiment  

New York Magazine, October 6, 2014   


Logan, D.E. & Mastroleo, N.R.(October 2014) Rhode Island Medical Journal: Disorders and Treatment


Cashwell, C.S. & Giordano, A.L. (October 2014) Journal of College Counseling 


Bersamin, M. et al. (October 2014) Addictive Behaviors


Bryan, J., Foster, D.W., Prokhorov, A.V., Steers, M.N., Yeung, N.C. & Young, C.M. (October 2014) Drug and Alcohol Dependence

Long-Term Outcomes of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Recalled School Victimization

Britton, P.J., Fitts, B. & Greene, D.C.(October 2014) Journal of Counseling & Development


Bieschke, K.J., Effrig, J.C., Locke, B.D., Maloch, J.K. & McAleavey, A. (October 2014) Journal of College Counseling

Integrating Cybersecurity with Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) for Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs)
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2-3PM ET
The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), and in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is pleased to announce a webinar on cybersecurity and emergency preparedness for IHEs. This webinar will provide an overview of the landscape of cyber threats facing IHEs, as well as DHS resources, programs, and tools to help IHEs maintain secure networks and prevent cyber attacks. Immediately following the presentation will be a brief question-and-answer session. To register for this event click here.

Driving Student Success at Minority-Serving Institutions: National, Research and Institutional Perspectives
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 1-2 PM ET

Diverse Education is hosting a complimentary, one-hour webinar, courtesy of Educational Testing Service. Attendees will learn about national, research, and institutional perspectives on how to drive student success rates at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). To register for the event click here.

Crisis Planning & Emergency Preparedness 
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 2-3:30 PM ET


Campus Safety Magazine will be hosting a free webinar to discuss Security and Safety Best Practices. 90% of educational institutions have reported a safety incident and 31% of schools have notified parents of a lock-down. This webinar will focus on education trends and statistics, security and safety best practices from peer institutions, how to demonstrate "duty of care", how to utilize mobile technology, and much more. To register for this webinar click here.

Ebola: Key Information for Campus Planning & Preparation
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 2-3:30 PM ET

PaperClip Communications is hosting a webinar on the topic of Ebola, highlighting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s recommendations for colleges and universities, the current state of Ebola, how to be best prepared to communicate and control issues related to this global threat, and much more. For more information on this webinar, click here. To purchase this webinar and accompanying resources, click here.  

Defining Scope of Care: Student Mental Health
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 2-3:30 PM ET

PaperClip Communications is hosting a webinar on the growing spectrum of student mental health behavior. Attendees will learn about services offered by most mental health providers, an overview of potential ways to define scope of care for students, how to effectively communicate an agreed upon scope of care, examples of definitions of scope of care and the implications for services and staffing, and much more. To learn more about this event, or to purchase the webinar and its accompanying resources, click here.

National Policy Summit: Redefining Access for the 21st Century Student

December 3, 2014, Washington, DC

The National Policy Summit is a signature Institute For Higher Education Policy (IHEP) event that brings together critical stakeholders-policymakers, institutional decision makers, business leaders, and other influential individuals whose reach extends across and beyond the post-secondary community-to foster policy and practice solutions in support of increased access and success. To learn more about this event, click here.

2015 NASPA Annual Conference
March 21-25, 2015, New Orleans, LA

The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) annual Conference will bring together provoking speakers and colleagues from around the world to help its attendees return to their campuses with the tools needed to navigate the changing landscape of student affairs. To learn more about the conference, click here. To register for the conference click here.

95th American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention
April 18-21, 2015, San Antonio, TX

The American Association of Community Colleges(AACC) annual meeting is the premiere event for community college leaders and AACC's Annual Convention offers professional development as well as the opportunity to network, share, and learn from professionals in the fields of education, business and industry, and the government sector. To learn more about the convention, click here and to register, click here.

American College Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting
May 26-30, 2015, Orlando, FL

The American College Health Association (ACHA) 2015 Annual Meeting will host college health professionals from across the country to share ideas, inspire one another, learn about a variety of college health topics, grow their professional skills and knowledge, and earn 20+ hours of continuing education credits. To learn more about the event click here. To register for the event, click here.
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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) 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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