Higher Education
Volume 3 / Issue 10
March 4, 2015
In This Issue:
Higher Education e-Digest Feedback

NCSSLE has been publishing its Higher Education e-Digest for over a year. As part of our commitment to continuous quality improvement, NCSSLE would like your feedback on the e-Digest.  Please take a few minutes to quickly respond to our short list of questions.  We will use your responses to tailor this resource to best meet your needs and interests. To give us your feedback, click here

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Research and Evaluation on the Investigation and Adjudication of Campus Sexual Assault 

The U.S Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) are seeking applications for research and evaluation related to the investigation and adjudication of sexual assaults on college and university campuses. The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault identified a need to improve understanding of current practices in campus investigation and judicial decision-making involving student-on-student sexual assault. To learn more and to apply, click here

Forecast of Funding Opportunities under the Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs for Fiscal Year 2015

The Department of Education (ED) has published a document listing the programs and competitions where they have invited, or expect to invite, applications for new awards. A number of post-secondary opportunities are detailed in chart 4A. Actual or estimated deadline dates for the transmittal of applications under these programs are also included. The charts are organized according to ED's principal program offices. To access this resource, click here

SAMHSA 2015 Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year 2015 Campus Suicide Prevention grants. The program aims to facilitate a comprehensive public health approach to prevent suicide in institutions of higher education. The grant is meant to assist colleges and universities in building the essential capacity and infrastructure to support expanded efforts to promote wellness and help-seeking of all students. To learn more and to apply for this grant, click here.

NIAAA Spectrum

NIAAA Spectrum is the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's (NIAAA's) webzine and features accessible and relevant information on NIAAA and the alcohol research field for a wide range of audiences. Each issue includes feature-length stories, news updates from the field, articles and photo essays, and an interview with an NIAAA staff member or alcohol researcher. To access the latest issue, click here.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Special Feature: Teen Dating Violence

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) has created an online compilation of topical resources on the prevention of teen dating violence. Dating violence is a type of intimate partner violence that can take place in person or electronically, and affects a significant proportion of teens. Studies investigating the effectiveness of programs to prevent dating violence are beginning to show positive results. To access these resources, click here.
Resources for Hazing Prevention on College Campuses

StopHazing, an organization dedicated to research about hazing and its prevention, collects data on hazing and is developing an evidence-base for hazing prevention. It offers a range of options for institutions to collaborate, build capacity, and create momentum around hazing prevention. Upcoming opportunities include: joining the Hazing Prevention Consortium; participating in a special Hazing Prevention Technical Assistance session at the upcoming NASPA meeting in New Orleans; or receiving customized hazing research and prevention consultation to support hazing prevention initiatives on your campus. For more information, click here.

Recalibrating Regulation of Colleges and Universities: Report of the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education


This report, provided by The National Center for Campus Public Safety, is the result of an extensive examination completed by the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education to identify specific challenges and potential solutions of federal regulation requirements. The report provides information on the burden of federal regulation, the challenges to higher education in the current regulatory environment, and specific regulations of concern. To access this resource, click here.


Practitioner's Discussion of Implementing Clery/Title IX

In August 2014, a summit was held to bring together campus officials from around the U.S. to discuss unresolved issues around Title IX and other related legislation, including the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act. During the summit, campus police, administrators, deans of students, Title IX and Clery Act staff, and others met to work toward better compliance.  Following the summit, a list of issues and promising practices was created. To access this resource, click here.

Change Agent-Ontario's Universities: Transforming Communities, Transforming Lives


Ontario's universities are dramatically transforming the 33 communities in which they are rooted--socially, culturally and economically--and opening the door to a wide range of community-based learning opportunities for students, according to a report released today by the Council of Ontario Universities. Change Agent-Ontario's Universities: Transforming Communities, Transforming Lives reports on the many ways universities, students, faculty and staff are improving their communities, from free medical services for at-risk groups, to culturally sensitive mental health outreach, and innovative campaigns that save lives. To access this report, click here.

New Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery

The new Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery offers resources and services to support alcohol and drug misuse prevention and recovery efforts on college and university campuses across the nation. The Center is collaboration between Ohio State's College of Social Work, College of Pharmacy, Office of Student Life, Generation Rx Initiative and Collegiate Recovery Community. The mission of the Center is to help college and community leaders develop, implement, and evaluate programs and policies aimed at reducing drug and alcohol misuse and improve recovery services. To learn more about this Center and visit the new website, click here.

Stop Flying Blind: Using Data to Get Students Across the Finish Line


This resource, sponsored by Blackboard, discusses how half of all states allocate higher education dollars based on student performance rather than full-time student enrollment. In the past, colleges and universities had to enroll students to acquire state money, but today's institutions are being asked to do more, such as demonstrating degree completion. Campus administrators are turning to data analytic to figure out how to help students successfully transition into higher education and improve their chances of earning a degree. To learn more, click here. 

For more news clips, visit Stay Connected on the NCSSLE website!


MinnPost, February 25, 2013


Boston Standard, February 24, 2015

Inside Higher Ed, February 23, 2015 

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, February 22, 2015

The Daily Pennsylvanian, February 22, 2015 


The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 20, 2015

Time, February 19, 2015

Selkie, E.M., Rajitha, K., Chan, Y. & Moreno, M. (February 2015)  
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Messina, B.G., Tseng, A. & Correia, C.J. (February 2015) Addictive Behaviors

McCarthy, C. (February 2015) College Athletics and the Law

Henslee, A.M., Buckner, J.D. & Irons, J.G. (February 2015) Addictive Behaviors

Lanter, P.L. et al. (January 2015) Journal of American College Health

Allen, C.T., Ridgeway, R. & Swan, S.C. (January 2015) Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma

Service & Comfort Animals: Compliance & Communication on Campus
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 2-3:30 PM ET

PaperClip Communications is hosting a webinar on the policies and protocols related to service and support animals on campus. During the webinar, participants will discuss topics such as what the current laws regarding service and comfort animals on campus are, what should be included in an institute's service and comfort animal policy, what kind of documents are required, and more. For more information and to register, click here.

Off-Campus Trips: Manage Risk, Safety, Behavior & Protect Yourself

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2-3:30 PM ET


PaperClip Communications is hosting a webinar on how higher education institutions can better manage off-campus trips. The webinar will focus on ways to align policy with practice in order to coordinate off-campus trips in a way that will minimize risk to the institution and its students. To learn more about this webinar and to register, click here.

5 Keys to Promoting Diverse Students' Sense of Belonging in College
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 2-3:30 PM ET

Diverse Issues in Higher Education is hosting a webinar on ways to promote a sense of belonging for diverse students in college. The webinar will cover five key strategies for promoting belonging in college, especially for historically underrepresented students, and steps for devising action plans for improving belonging, campus climate, and student success for all. For more information and to register, click here. 


Students Overwhelmed by Technology: Help Students Manage Their Lives and Be Mindful About the Role Technology Plays
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 2-3:30 PM ET

PaperClip Communications is hosting a webinar on helping students explore and manage their technology. The webinar will explore topics such as employing helpful skills to avoiding circling around issues surrounding students' internet lives, an understanding of the implications of technology usage on mental health, wellness, and social skills, specific strategies to implement that will grab students' attention to encourage positive behavioral changes, and more. For more information and to register, click here.

Title IX Compliance: Addressing Gender-Based Violence on Campus

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 2-3 PM ET


Diverse Issues in Higher Education is hosting a webinar to discuss the civil rights approach that Title IX takes to combating gender-based violence in education. Participants will also learn about the equality principles embodied by Title IX and how they provide a foundation for addressing gender-based violence on campus. For more information and to register, click here.

Kids on Campus: Policies & Best Practices To Protect Your Young Guests & Your Institution
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 2-3:30 PM ET

PaperClip Communications is hosting a webinar on best practices to protect young visiting children on campus. The webinar will cover topics such as how child sexual abuse can occur on campus, key strategies for responding to suspected incidents, an overview of relevant legal principles related to working with minors on campus, suggestions for free and low-costing training resources, and more. For more information and to register, click here.

2015 NADOHE Annual Conference
March 16-18 2015, Washington, DC

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) is hosting a conference focused on the rising opportunities and challenges in diversity and inclusion in higher education. The issues confronting 21st century higher education are as complex and diverse as the communities represented on college campuses today, whether they are two-or four-year institutions or tribal colleges. For more information on this event and to register, click here.  

Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Assessing and Advancing Inclusive Excellence
March 26-28, 2015, San Diego, CA 

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is hosting a conference on the Equity Imperative, calling on higher education to more intentionally advance equitable access to reverse the disparities that impair our educational systems and threaten out democracy's promise of equity for all. Faculty, administrators, student affair educators, and students are invited to participate. To learn more about this event and to register, click here

Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments
July 14-18, 2015, Newark, DE

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Summer Institute is intended for colleges and universities interested in developing faculty and departmental leadership for advancing programs and curricula for integrative learning. Applications are due March 16, 2015. To learn more about this event and to apply, click here.

HACU's 29th Annual Conference
October 10-12, 2015, Miami Beach, FL

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is hosting a conference to provide a unique forum for the sharing of information and ideas for the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics. The conference aims to showcase successful, effective, and exemplary programs and initiatives of HACU member institutions, promote and expand partnerships and strategic alliances for collaboration between HACU member institutions and public and private sector organizations, and more. To learn more 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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