Higher Education
Volume 3 / Issue 7
January 21
, 2015
In This Issue:
The Chronicle of Higher Education: In Context Campus Sexual Assault

The Chronicle of High Education's A Reader's Guide to Campus Sexual Assault examines how campus sexual assault has become a focus of public discussion and-for colleges-an urgent, crucial concern. The guide describes ways to help protect students and includes recommendations on how college personnel should comply with the expanding legal obligations. To view this resource, click here.

Practitioners' Discussion of Implementing Clery/Title IX

The National Center for Campus Public Safety held a Summit in August 2014 at the University of Wisconsin. The summit brought together campus officials from around the United States to discuss unresolved issues around Title IX and other related legislation, including the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Campus police, administrators, deans of students, Title IX and Clery staff, and others met to work toward better compliance. Summit participants reviewed two cases and created a comprehensive list of issues and promising practices to consider. To view the white paper featuring a list of issues and practices discussed during the summit, click here.

National Law Enforcement Policy Center

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) established the National Law Enforcement Policy Center in order to assist law enforcement agencies across the country in developing and refining law enforcement policy through the development of a wide variety of model law enforcement policies. Each model incorporates the research findings, the input of leading subject experts, and the professional judgment of advisory board members who have combined this information with their extensive practical field and management experience. To learn more about this resource, click here.
Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center January 2015 Resource Alert

The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) has released their latest resource alert. The UDETC's resource alerts are a monthly document which provides short summaries and references on the most up-to-date research findings and other helpful information geared toward the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws community. To read this alert, click here.

Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education

In Locus of Authority, authors William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin argue that every issue facing today's colleges and universities, from stagnant degree completion rates to worrisome cost increases, is exacerbated by a century-old system of governance that desperately requires change. Bowen and Tobin use case studies of four very different institutions to examine how faculty roles have evolved and those governance norms and policies should be assessed in the context of historical events. To learn more about this book, click here.

CDC Vital Signs: Alcohol Poisoning Deaths - United States, 2010-2012

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report featured in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on a national study investigating alcohol poisoning deaths and death rates between 2010 and 2012. The study found that on average, six persons, mostly adult men, die from alcohol poisoning each day in the United States. Alcohol poisoning death rates vary substantially by state. To read the report, click here.

International Town & Gown Association Dateline

The International Town & Gown Association provides a network of resources to assist civic leaders, university officials, faculty, neighborhood residents and students to collaborate on common services, programs, academic research and citizen issues, creating an improved quality of life for all residents, students, visitors, faculty and staff. To read the weekly newsletter, Dateline, click here.


Cato Institute Research Brief: High on Life? Medical Marijuana Laws and Suicide

The Cato Institute has published a research brief examining the relationship between medical marijuana laws and suicides. The research concludes that the legalization of medical marijuana leads to fewer suicides among young adult males. This result may, at least in part, be attributable to the reduction in alcohol consumption among young adults that appears to accompany the legalization of medical marijuana. To read the research brief, click here.

National Safety Month

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. The Council provides a variety of free, downloadable materials to get everyone engaged on important safety topics. For more information on how to participate in National Safety Month, click here.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 16, 2015


The Washington Post, January 15, 2015

Bill Would Require Virginia Colleges to Report Sex Assaults 

The Washington Post, January 13, 2015


The New York Times, January 12, 2015

Inside Higher Ed, January 8, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 7, 2015

The Washington Times, January 4, 2015
Hillman, N.W., Tandberg, D.A. & Fryar, A.H. (January 2015) Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Chang, E.C. et al. (January 2015) Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Harmening, D.S. & Jacob, S.A. (January 2015) Journal of Case Studies in Education 

Linden-Carmichael, A.N., Braitman, A.L. & Henson, J.M. (January 2015) Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Luke, C., Redekop, F. & Burgin, C. (January 2015) 
Community College Journal of Research and Practice

White Privilege: How It Undermines Our Best Efforts to Diversify and Be Inclusive
Tuesday, January 27, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Diverse is hosting a webinar examining the historical patterns and impacts entangled in white supremacy, white privilege, and other forms of oppression. The webinar will explore conversational tactics that deepen understanding and engagement especially when viewpoints differ and tensions run high. Participants in this session will leave with new understandings, practical skills, and tools to empower them to be positive role models and effective agents of social and institutional transformation. To learn more and register, click here.

Commencement 2015: How to Make it Your Most Memorable
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 2-3:30 PM ET

PaperClip Communications is hosting a webinar, presented by Melissa Werner, co-founder of the North American Association of Commencement Officers (NAACO), on strategies for addressing specific challenges and opportunities faced in planning and producing commencement ceremonies. The webinar will provide practical best practices for ceremony production that are adaptable and transferable. In addition, the webinar will provide ways to take full advantage of social media as a positive vehicle for enhancing the audience experience, including potential challenges and how to prepare for them. To learn more and register, click here.

Academic Advising 2015: Become the #1 Source for Student Success 

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 2-3:30 PM ET


PaperClip Communications is providing a webinar to discuss specific strategies and practices for helping academic advisors develop personal connections with their students, offering structured support through academic advising efforts, and ultimately setting the stage for student success and retention. The strategies derive from three innovative advising frameworks: Intrusive (Proactive) Advising, Developmental Advising, and Appreciative Advising. To learn more and register, click here.



From Mission to Action to Evidence: Empowering and Inclusive General Education Programs
February 19-21, 2015, Kansas City, MO

The Association of American Colleges and Universities is celebrating its centennial anniversary by hosting a conference featuring an exploration of strategies, opportunities, experiences, and achievements of general education programs. To learn more about this event and to register, click here.

Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education

March 2-4, 2015, San Francisco, CA

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is hosting its second Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education. The event will offer numerous workshops discussing how our education institutions confront increasing pressure to educate all students towards more engaged citizenry, higher levels of knowledge and workforce skills, increased global educational and economic competition, and the need to prepare for the rapid societal changes brought about by technology. To learn more about this event and to register, click here.

Access, Innovation, Engagement: A Century of Reinventing Higher Education
March 30 - April 1, 2015, Washington, DC

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association will be hosting its 100th annual conference. While this year's conference builds upon the same standard of excellence of all preceding conferences, it also tackles the challenges facing higher education in this time of complexity and change, demand for greater access and affordability, and an unprecedented impact of technology on teaching, learning, and administration. To learn more about this event and to register, 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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