Higher Education
Volume 3 / Issue 22
August 19, 2015
In This Issue:

Using Data to Catalyze Change on Campus

The Lessons from the Field series, a repository of practical ideas for institutions administering the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to improve evidence-based assessment and improvement initiatives, has released an issue on using data to fuel change on campus. This volume builds on insights from earlier volumes and illustrates the benefits of using NSSE, showcases the new indicators, and more. To learn more about this series, click here. To read and download volume 3, click here.
Safer University Program: Updated Toolkit

The Prevention Research Center has released their toolkit, The Safer Universities Program, which aims to reduce excessive drinking and intoxication at off-campus locations near colleges such as nearby bars and restaurants. The toolkit contains an implementation process, an action plan, a management plan, and evidence supporting the suggested techniques. To learn more and to access the toolkit, click here.

32 National Campus Safety Initiative 

32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32 NCSI), a program from the VTV Family Outreach Foundation, is designed to empower college and university communities to make informed decisions about campus safety. The program offers self-assessment instruments and educational programming guided by a panel of leading experts, inspired by the lessons learned from the shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech. To learn more about 32 NCSI, click here.

Applications for HACU's Spring and Summer 2016 Internship Program Now Open

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program is accepting applications for its spring and summer 2016 sessions. The program is open to all majors and internship locations will be in Washington D.C. as well as in field locations throughout the U.S. Since its inception, the HACU National Internship Program has placed more than 11,000 interns at federal and corporate sites nationwide, and many of these internships have led to full-time employment. To learn more and to apply, click here
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Families of Virginia Tech Massacre Victims Start Program to Improve Campus Safety

The New York Times,  August 13, 2015


New Clues in Death of Clemson Fraternity Pledge Tucker Hipps

CNN, August 13, 2015


'Title IX Tuesdays' Among UMW's Recommendations to Tackle Sexual Assault 

The Free Lance-Star, August 11, 2015


Liquor Agents Who Arrested Black UVA Student 'Did Nothing Wrong'

The Christian Science Monitor, August 10, 2015


College Demands to See Rape Survivor's Entire Sexual History

New York Magazine, August 10, 2015


Bring Back Frat Mom? University of Michigan Wants It

USA Today, August 10, 2015


Applying to a UC Campus? Now You Can Choose Among Six Gender Identities -- If You Want To

Los Angeles Times, August 6, 2015


Indictment of Cincinnati Campus Cop Raises Fears About Armed Police at Schools

Newsweek, August 5, 2015


Reid, A.E.& Carey, K.B. (August 2015) Clinical Psychology Review

Diemer, E.W., Grant, J.D., Munn-Chernoff, M.A., Patterson, D.A. & Duncan, A.E. (August 2015) Journal of Adolescent Health

Jacobson, L.E., Daire, A.P., Abel, E.M. & Lambie, G. (August 2015) Annals of Internal Medicine

May, R.W., Bauer, K.N. & Fincham, F.D. (August 2015) Learning and Individual Differences

McMahon, S. et al. (July 2015) Health Education Research


Faculty & Staff Online Conduct: Community Standards, Guidelines & Policies
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 2 - 3:30 PM ET

PaperClip Communications is hosting a webinar on how to strategically plan and prepare for student use of social, open, and interactive technologies. Colleges and universities are increasingly encountering issues of employee conduct, accessibility considerations, online harassment, and standardization of technology that best supports the faculty and staff community. Treating social media and online spaces as an afterthought is a disservice to the institution. Presenters will discuss how 250 institutions from 10 countries are guiding media and online use within the post-secondary sector, how to design protocols and standards to best support the campus community's needs, the proven strategies and expectations one can develop, and more. To learn more and to register, click here.


Defining, Developing, and Assessing Institutional Roadmaps: A Network for Academic Renewal Conference 
October 8-10, 2015, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) is hosting a conference to help educators place real-world problem solving at the center of the undergraduate curriculum. The conference will provide opportunities to discuss how global learning can be grounded in an equity-minded conceptual framework and in inclusive institutional roadmaps, examine the latest findings on how students learn, discuss how to advance students' ownership, and more. To learn more and to register, click here.  

Prevention of, Response to, and Recovery from Campus Emergencies
October 14-15, West Columbia, SC

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is offering a training course on how to navigate through the difficult aspects of dealing with campus emergencies involving natural or man-made events, including acts of violence. The training consists of small, problem-based, integrated group activities that require a coordinated approach to solve. All are welcome to register for the course but it is recommended for school officials, emergency managers, emergency medical services, law enforcement, firefighting, public safety communications, hazardous materials personnel, and other first responders. To learn more and to register, click here

25th Annual Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference
October 19-21, 2015, Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont is hosting a conference on the diverse legal and campus safety issues shaping all aspects of higher education. The presenters intend to help participants acquire practical, hands-on methods to implement best practices, policies, programs, and ideas. The conference will also have concurrent sessions in tracks for student affairs, administrative affairs, and campus safety professionals. Reference materials and detailed presenter outlines will be available on the web. To learn more and to register, click here.

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