Higher Education
Volume 3 / Issue 9
February 18, 2015
In This Issue:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Prevention Week, May 17-23, 2015

National Prevention Week is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. National Prevention Week's three primary goals are to involve communities in raising awareness of behavioral health issues, foster partnerships and collaboration with federal agencies as well as national organizations, and to promoted and disseminate quality behavioral health resources and publications. To learn more about this event, click here.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center Student Toolkit

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) Student Toolkit is designed to provide students with resources to identify and raise awareness of human trafficking in their community. Students play an active role in educating others about human trafficking, promoting the NHTRC hotline, and preparing the campus community to take a stand against human trafficking. To access this resource, click here

Confronting Campus Sexual Assault: An Examination of Higher Education Claims 


United Educators (UE) studied sexual assault claims filed between 2011 and 2013 by the institutions it insures. The study examines 305 claims from 104 colleges and universities that involved an alleged sexual assault and a student victim. A claim is defined as a demand for damages or an event that could give rise to legal action. This analysis highlights the complexity and characteristics of sexual assaults on college campuses. The findings can be used to inform efforts to prevent sexual assaults and improve the institution's response when a sexual assault is reported. To review the results from this study, click here. To download a PDF version, click here.


The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2014

The Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies have released their annual report on incoming students. The American Freshman monograph provides national normative data on first-time, full-time entering college freshman and reports on a variety of student activities and intentions. To read more and to download this report, click here.
Bringing the Institution into Focus


The National Survey of Student Engagement has released findings showing how the average student experience can vary considerably from one institution to another, even among institutions that are similar with regard to enrollment and admissions selectivity. The report details results from more than 355,000 first-year and senior student attending 622 U.S. colleges and universities that participated in NSSE in Spring 2014. To access this resource, click here.

Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center's February Resource Alert

The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) has released their Resource Alert for the month of February. These resource alerts are a brief document that provides short summaries and references to the most up-to-date research findings and other helpful information geared toward the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Community. To access this alert, click here.

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College Sexual Assault Prevention Has Likely Model: US Service Academies

Stripes, February 12, 2015


UTSA Architecture Students Create Theoretical Center for Human Trafficking Victims, Runaways & Abandoned Youth

USA Today, February 11, 2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 9, 2015

Northwest Herald, February 7, 2015 

The Boston Globe, February 6, 2015

USA Today, February 6, 2015

A University Recognizes a Third Gender: Neutral 

The New York Times, February 3, 2015 

Hernandez, J., Slate, J.R. & Joyner, S.A. (February 2015) Community College Journal

Amar, A.F., Tuccinardi, N., Heislein, J. & Simpson, S. (February 2015) Nursing Outlook
Edwards, K.M., Sylaska, K.M. & Neal, A.M. (February 2015) Psychology of Violence

Read, J.P., Radomski, S. & Borsari, B. (February 2015) Current Addiction Reports

Cheng, H. & Malinckrodt, B. (January 2015) Journal of Counseling Psychology

Sahker, E., Acion, L. & Arndt, S. (January 2015) Journal of American College Health

Foxcroft, D.R., Morerira, M.T., Santimano, N.A. & Smith, L.A. (January 2015) Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group

Support Student Success 24/7: StudentLingo Demo & Implementation Strategies
Monday, February 23, 2015, 3-3:30 PM ET

Innovative Educators is hosting a webinar that will help institutions provide services to all students in a cost effective manner. Institutions are turning to technology-based solutions to solve this program. StudentLingo is a series of interactive on-demand workshops, actions plans, and valuable resources focused on helping students achieve their academic, personal, and career goals. The 30 minute presentation will show how StudentLingo can increase student success and retention. To learn more about this event, click here.

Timely Warnings & Sexual Assault: Building an Effective & Consistent Approach

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 2-3:30 PM ET


The Clery Center for Security on Campus is hosting a webinar on how and whether to share information with the campus community when a sexual assault has occurred on campus. In this interactive, virtual workshop, the Clery Center's Alison Kiss and Abigail Boyer will provide an overview of things to consider when implementing your campus's timely warning policy, as well as explore participant-submitted case studies. To learn more and to register, click here.

Overview of Examples of Exelencia 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 2-3:30 PM ET

Excelencia in Education accelerates higher education success for Latino students by providing data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latinos, by promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement, and by building a network of results-oriented educators and policymakers. This webinar will provide an overview of Examples of Excelencia and step by step instructions on how to write an effective profile for your program or department. To register for this event, click here.




American Council on Education's 97th Annual Meeting Promises to Keep: Higher Education and the Public Trust

March 14-17, 2015, Washington, DC


The American Council on Education's Annual Meeting will be bringing together nearly 2,000 higher education leaders to network with one another and hear from leaders and newsmakers discussing a variety of topics including diversity, leadership, and veterans issues. To learn more about this event and to register, click here.

National Safety Council 2015 Community Safety Summit
March 30-31, 2015, Austin, TX

The National Safety Council is hosting the 2015 Community Safety Summit which explores ways to build safe and resilient communities. The summit will have breakout sessions with applications for successful programs and strategies, opportunities to meet your legislator, national leaders, advocates, and more. To learn more and to register, click here.

CITE 2015 Online Learning Conference
April 20-30, 2015, Orlando, FL

Pearson is hosting their annual online learning conference, Cite 2015. With industry experts and fellow higher education peers, participants will explore online program management, innovative models and pedagogical approaches, ways to improve student engagement and retention, and best practices in professional development and corporate learning. To learn more about this conference and to register, click here.
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
May 28-30 2015, Portsmouth, VA

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders provides a transformative experience for attendees and prepares them to be the next generation of leaders. The conference will provide more than 50 workshops and networking opportunities that prepare participants for life after college. To read more about this event and to register, click here.

Campus Safety Conference
June 24-26 2015, Washington, DC
July 13-14 2015, Rosemont, IL
July 23-24 2015, Los Angeles, CA

The Campus Safety Conference is for government, hospitals, K-12 schools and university police agencies, administrators and campus stakeholders who are actively engaged in the development and implementation of safety procedures and responsive strategies. The conference provides techniques and information needed to prevent, detect, and respond to the many risks and incidents that occur. To learn more and to register, click here.
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) 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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