Higher Education
Volume 3 / Issue 3
November 5
, 2014
In This Issue:
Campus Diversity Climate Survey: The Results Are In

The results of the College of Charleston
Campus Diversity Climate Survey have been released. Over 2,220 students, faculty, and staff of the College completed the survey last spring as part of the College's two-year effort in evaluating the campus climate. The results have been compiled into a report and PowerPoint presentation, both of which will be available on MyCharleston and in Addlestone Library this month. For more information on the survey, click here. 

New CampusClarity Website

The CampusClarity website has been updated. The website provides access to an award-winning online training for students, faculty, and staff on substance abuse and sexual assault prevention. The CampusClarity website also provides access to the Talk About It Community where downloadable materials are readily available. To learn more about the CampusClarity website, click

Safer Campuses and Communities Website and Safer University Program Toolkit

Safer Campuses and Communities (SCC) offers information on developing and implementing research-based, proven interventions to change the culture of off-campus drinking and to reduce levels of intoxication and related problems.  While off-campus parties can serve as an opportunity to meet others and socialize with friends, it has often involved too much drinking, too much rowdiness, neighborhood disruption, and even injury and death. Click here to learn about SCC research, costs, benefits, and answers to questions. Click here to access a toolkit to help with designing your own campus and community interventions.

Suicide and College Students

The October 17th issue of The Weekly Spark newsletter from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) lists a number of  resources and sources of information on suicide, including research on suicide and college students. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center offers a variety of resources to help campus professionals to develop and implement effective mental health promotion and suicide prevention on campus. Click here to learn more about SPRC's services for colleges and universities.

University of Michigan Typology Matrix: Mapping Alcohol and Other Drug Campus and Community Prevention Efforts

The University of Michigan has released Typology Matrix: Mapping Alcohol and Other Drug Campus and Community Prevention Efforts, which outlines a typology of programs and policies for preventing and treating campus-based alcohol-related concerns. The Matrix can be used to categorize current efforts and to inform strategic planning of multilevel interventions. To view this PDF, click here.

The Alcohol Epidemiology Program Updated Website

The Alcohol Epidemiology Program (AEP), a research program housed in within the school of public health at the University of Minnesota, has updated their website. The AEP faculty and staff conduct advanced research to discover effective community and policy interventions to reduce alcohol-related social and health problems. The AEP research team has a variety of academic backgrounds, including public health, psychology, and sociology. To view the AEP's current projects click here. To access AEP's tools and publications, click here.
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Consent Bro: Meet the Guy Who Teaches Frat Brothers What 'Yes Means Yes' Means
The Washington Post, October 29, 2014


A New Push to Get Low-Income Students Through College

The New York Times, October 28, 2014  

Students to Carry Mattresses in Protest of Sexual Assault
The Daily Pennsylvanian, October 28, 2014

Rare Survey Examines Sexual Assault at M.I.T.
The New York Times, October 27, 2014

Hazing Trial for FAMU Band Members Begins Monday
USA Today, October 26, 2014

After Hazing Allegations, CSUN Bans Fraternity Pledging
The Los Angeles Times,
October 25, 2014

Why College Kids Drink Like They're Getting Extra Credit for It
New York Magazine, October 24, 2014

CalArts Students Protest School's Handling of Rape Allegations
The Los Angeles Times, October 23, 2014

Emerson Adds Inclusive Gender Options to Application
The Berkeley Beacon, October 22, 2014
Addictive Behaviors.

Formative Research on Identifying and Promoting Responsible Party-Hosting Skills Among College Students
Lin, C.A., Harris, J. & Lagoe, C. (October 2014) Journal of Communication in Healthcare: Strategies, Media, and Engagement in Global Health

MTF: College Students' Daily Use of Marijuana at 30-Year High
Knopf, A. (October 2014) Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly

Alcohol Use in Students With and Without Hearing Loss
Pinquart, M. & Pfeiffer, J.P. (October 2014) Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 

Interracial Contact on College Campuses: Comparing and Contrasting Predictors of Cross-Racial Interaction and Interracial Friendship
Bowman, N.A. & Park, J.J. (October 2014) The Journal of Higher Education

Mediating Effects of Stress, Weight-Related Issues, and Depression on Suicidality in College Students
Smith, S.S., Carter, J.S., Karczewski, S., Picarunas, B., Suffoletto, S.& Munin, A.
(September 2014) Journal of American College Health
Hispanic/Latino Student Success: Promising Practices
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 2-3:30 PM ET

PaperClip Communications is hosting a webinar on the increase of Hispanic/Latino college enrollment and how to help these students complete their college degrees. Although the enrollment rate for Hispanic/Latino youth is increasing, the completion rates are not correlating with the rapid population growth. For more information, and to purchase this webinar, click here.

24/7 Emergencies: Risk Management After Hours
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 2-3:30 PM ET

A webinar on after hour emergencies is being hosted by PaperClip Communications. Participants will leave this webinar with the ability to discuss the level of reasonable care you can provide after-hours related to facilities, available professional and student staff, learn how to build potential collaborative partners both on and off campus, learn about ways to increase awareness strategies of how after hours emergencies are handled on your own campus, and much more. For more information, click here.

Yik Yak on Campus: What You Need to Know About the Latest Anonymous Social Scene
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 2-3:30 PM ET

PaperClip Communications is hosting a webinar on Yik Yak, a new social media app that's been growing in popularity among college students. A number of institutions have seen high-profile incidents involving the app including sharing of sex tapes, hate speech, harassment, and threats of violent crime on campus. The webinar will be guiding participants through how Yik Yak works and will outline a strategy for anonymous mobile discourse on campus. For more information, click here.

Student Mental Health: Professional Risk Management and Safety
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 2-3:30 PM ET

PaperClip Communications will be hosting a webinar about the major safety concerns that student affairs professionals face in higher education and how to prepare for them. The webinar will address how to design a safe practice environment, a plan which requires; proper training, a clinician safety plan, and familiarity with security procedures. To learn more, click here.

New Compliance Requirements: Dating & Domestic Violence on Campus
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 2-3:30 PM ET

A webinar on the Changes to the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act is being hosted by PaperClip Communications. The webinar will address issues requiring action, such as: educating your community, tracking and accurately disclosing accusations of dating and domestic violence, and providing proper disciplinary responses and care to those involved. For more information, click here.

Applying the Concepts of Academic Grit to Improve Student Success
Friday, November 14, 2014, 1-2:30 pm ET & 
Monday, November 17, 2014, 1-2:30 pm ET

Academic Impressions (AI), a company that supports higher education professionals by providing educational products and services that help institutions tackle key strategic challenges, is hosting a webcast on helping first-year students who are at-risk or unprepared. The webcast will discuss how to promote and apply strategies to improve self-efficacy, academic engagement, educational commitment, and campus engagement. To learn more about this event click here. To register for this event, click here.

Transgender Students 2015: Strategies for Serving and Supporting
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 2-3:30 PM ET

PaperClip Communications is hosting a webinar on how to create a campus community that actively supports the transgender community. While great strides have been made in understanding concerns related to lesbian, gay, and bisexual college students, higher education is just beginning to make strides in understanding the needs of transgender and gender-nonconforming students. The webinar will focus on identifying discrimination, receiving valuable resources and new research on trans and gender-queer college students, understanding the current demographics, and more. To learn more about this webinar, click here.   

Minors on Campus: Youth Protection Policies & Procedures
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 2-3:30 PM ET

A webinar, focusing on the proper training and policies that need to be in stature when hosting minors on a college campus, is being hosted by PaperClip Communications. The webinar will address key strategies for developing and implementing institution-wide protection protocols, how to identify leading practices for protecting children and youth, real-world lessons on what to expect regarding daily operations, and more. To learn more about this webinar, click here.

Online Orientation: Focusing on Student Learning
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 1-2:30 pm ET

Academic Impressions (AI) is hosting a webcast focusing on online orientation, an accommodation that many institutions are providing, but that may not have the most effective retention tools. This webcast will discuss ways to improve the effectiveness of your online orientation program by implementing research-supported online instructional strategies. To learn more about this event, click here. To register for this webcast, click here.

Conducting a Self-Audit of Your Retention Data and Programs
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 1-2:30 pm ET

This webcast, hosted by Academic Impressions (AI), is designed to help higher education professionals understand how retention teams can measure the success of their retention programs. This webcast will provide a worksheet retention teams can use that organizes the institutional programs, goals, and students related to these initiatives. To learn more about the webcast, click here. To register, click here.



AACU 2015 Annual Meeting: Liberal Education, Global Flourishing, and the Equity Imperative 
January 21-24, 2015, Washington, DC

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) Centennial Annual Meeting will be examining the multiple meanings of "global flourishing" for individuals and society. Participants will further examine what higher education's role is in engaging students with the world's "grand challenges" and "wicked problems" and in helping to create a more just and sustainable future. For more information about this event, click here. To register for this event, click here.

20th Annual National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education
March 23-24, 2015, Washington, DC 

Advocates for the higher education success of the nation's youngest and largest ethnic population group are gathering in Washington, D.C., to shape and promote an agenda for Congress and the country at the annual Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Capitol Forum. HACU members and partner colleges and universities join public policymakers, key federal agency leaders, allied organizations, and corporate, community and philanthropic representatives at a national platform for winning public- and private-sector support for Hispanic higher education. To access more information about this event, click here. To register for this event, click here.
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