Higher Education
Volume 3 / Issue 5
December 10
, 2014
In This Issue:
Bystander Intervention Programs

PaperClip Communications' white paper on bystander intervention programs discusses ways to involve bystanders to prevent sexual violence. Bystander intervention strategies are touted as a primary prevention strategy by the White House as well as within the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). The white paper covers topics such as strategies for developing a bystander intervention program, involving student leaders, and more. To learn more about this resource, click here.

PaperClip Communication's Student Affairs Newswire

PaperClip Communication's Student Affairs Newswire is a twice-weekly online newsletter that highlights current topics of interest to student affairs personnel, such as issues related to compliance with Title IX and upcoming training opportunities. Click here to learn how to sign up to receive this newsletter.   
Alcohol's Hold on Campus
The Chronicle of Higher Education's series, Alcohol's Hold on Campus, focuses on the hazardous relationship many college students have with alcohol. The series also examines college towns' attempts to respond to college drinking problems and the promising strategies for reducing high-risk drinking by students. To access the series, click here.    

Tracking Black Student Graduation Rates at HBCUs

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (JBHE) has compiled a listing of black student graduation rates from historically black colleges and universities. The graduation rate is calculated by determining the percentage of students who receive their bachelor's degree within six years from the same college or university. To read the JBHE's findings, click here

Campus Insecurity

Campus Insecurity is an ongoing investigative series examining crime and punishment on U.S. college campuses, with additional installments to be published  in upcoming months. In order to write these articles, The Columbus Dispatch teamed up with the Student Press Law Center, a non-profit group that is an advocate for student First Amendment rights providing assistance to student journalists.To read these articles, click here.
Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses

The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA), an organization that aims to provide leadership through partnership to advance college mental health, has created Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses. This guide is intended for use by college and universities that are affected by, or want to be prepared for, campus crises and campus deaths. The resource defines specific areas of consideration and planning and offers suggestions for best practices. To access and download this resource, click here.

National Study of Non-First-Time Students Shows Disturbing Completion Rates

Inside Track, an organization that works with colleges and universities to improve student and institutional success, has released the results from a national study on non-first-time students. This is the first national effort to benchmark the persistence pattern of non-first-time college students. To read about the study and results click here.

Under Pressure: College Students and the Abuse of Rx Stimulants

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction, has released the results of the new nationally representative survey on the abuse of prescription stimulants among college students and young adults. To learn more about the survey, click here.
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PBS Newshour, December 2, 2014


Wheaton College Students Protest in Wake of Ferguson Decision
Chicago Tribune, December 2, 2014


Why Colleges Haven't Stopped Binge Drinking  

The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 2, 2014

The Mental Health of the College Athlete    

The Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2014  


NPR, November 30, 2014  


U-Va.'s Entrenched Fraternity Culture at Tipping Point 

The Washington Post, November 29, 2014 


U.S. Wants Teacher Training Programs to Track How Graduates' Students Perform  

The New York Times, November 25, 2014 

Reid, A., et al. (December 2014) Journal of American College Health

Alcohol Use, Impulsivity, and Non-Medical Use of Prescription Stimulants Among College Students.

Messina, B.G., et al. (December 2014) Addictive Behaviors  


Response of Heavy-Drinking Voluntary and Mandated College Students to a Peer-Led Brief Motivational Intervention Addressing Alcohol Use 

Mastroleo, N.R., Oakley, W.C., Eaton, E.M., Borsari, B. (December 2014) Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 


Smith, S., et al (December 2014) Journal of American College Health

Roemmich, J.N., Balantekin, K.N. & Beeler, J.E. (November 2014) Journal of American College Health

Mental Health Symptoms Among Student Service Members/Veterans and Civilian College Students  

Cleveland, S., Branscum, A.J., Bovbjerg, V.E.& Thorburn, S. (November 2014) Journal of American College Health


Risk Factors Associated with Self-Injurious Behavior Among a National Sample of Undergraduate College Students

Taliaferro, L.A.& Muehlenkamp, J.J.(November 2014) Journal of American College Health



New Federal Immigration Action: What Campuses Need to Know
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 2-3:30 PM ET

This webinar will outline the new changes and consider how they align with the policies enacted at the state level. Our expert presenter will focus on current and potential college students who will be impacted by this new action and how colleges can be supportive of their admission process and experiences in school and beyond. Ideal college-wide policies, programs and resources will be shared. To learn more about this webinar click here.


Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars 

Palm Desert, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Panama City, FL


The Clery Center for Campus and Security On Campus is hosting a two-day training seminar on the Jeanne Clery Act in three different locations: The College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA, Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA, and in Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, FL. The Clery Center has been collecting feedback and listening to comments since the inception of CATS in 2007.  All of this feedback has informed a fully-revised curriculum that now includes an update in accordance with the final regulations of the VAWA amendments to the Clery Act. To learn more about the training, click here. To register for an event, click on the location of interest below:

Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar - College of the Desert
January 12 - 13, 2015 Palm Desert, CA

Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar - Occidental College
January 14-15, 2015 Los Angeles, CA

Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar - Gulf Coast State College
February 3- 4, 2015 Panama City, FL

Intersections in the Clery Act and Title IX: 1-Day Training 
March 16, 2015, Clemson, SC

The Clery Center for Campus and Security On Campus is hosting a training on the Intersections in the Clery Act and Title IX. Since the release of the U.S. Department of Education's Dear Colleague Letter in April 2011, college and university campuses nationwide have taken steps to educate and respond to sexual violence on their campuses. The training sessions will focus on: The Clery Act (the VAWA amendments to Clery, compliance challenges, coordination for prevention and response); Title IX (implementation problems, policy examples, and best practices); navigating Title IX and Clery Act Intersections; case studies, and more. To learn more about this event and to register, click here.

36th Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education 
February 11-16, 2015, Orlando, FL

Stetson University College of Law is hosting its Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education. The event will offer numerous intensive workshops on critical topics such as Title IX compliance, litigation update, disability law, and care teams.The nation's leading experts on higher education law and policy will lead these workshops. To learn more about this event and to register click here.
NACA National Convention  
February 14-18, 2015, Minneapolis, MN

The Network for Campus Engagement (NACA) is hosting its national convention, where more than 2,200 delegates from more than 420 colleges and universities will come together for four days of educational sessions, networking and collaboration opportunities. For more information on this event click here to register click here.

AAC&U 2015 General Education and Assessment 
February 19- 21, 2015, Kansas City, MO

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is hosting the 2015 General Education and Assessment: From Mission to Action to Evidence -- Empowering and Inclusive General Education Programs, which will focus on providing quality general education and ways to effectively create a campus culture of assessment. To learn more about this program, click here. To register, click here
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