Higher Education
Volume 4 / Issue 14
April 20, 2016
In This Issue:

National Prevention Week

In honor of National Prevention Week, May 15-21, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has created a micro-website for schools and communities to help increase awareness of and action around, mental and substance use disorders. The website provides resources, webinars, and tips for how to involve students and community members in prevention activities. To access the micro-website, click here.

Using Postsecondary Data to Promote Student Success

The Institute for Higher Education Policy released a report on the role that data play in developing effective institutional policies and practices to support student success. Geared toward senior campus administrators and leaders, the report discusses the launch of the Senior Institutional Leadership Council and how the Council's efforts can change the way institutions of higher education use data to make decisions that impact student learning and academic achievement. To access the report, click here.  

Twenty Years of Research on Student Achievement at Community Colleges

The Community College Research Center (CCRC) created a timeline that looks back at the achievements and work of CCRC since its inception in 1996. The timeline includes links to all of the featured reports and research CCRS has produced over the years regarding student achievement and school equity among the nation's community colleges. To access the timeline, click here.

National Recognition Program Honors Student Success Initiatives

University Business Magazine, in partnership with Higher One, has developed a new recognition program called Models of Excellence. The program honors colleges and universities that have implemented innovative, effective, and inter-departmental initiatives that are bolstering student success. Institutions of higher education can nominate their student success initiatives in April, August, and December of each year. To learn more, click here.

Postsecondary Education Builds the Talent that Helps Us Rise

The Lumina Foundation has released an interactive national database called "A Stronger Nation" that presents data on education attainment and college enrollment across the country in 2016. The data are aggregated by state, age, race, and ethnicity. The database supports the Foundation's "Goal 2025": that by the year 2025, 60 percent of Americans will hold a degree, certificate, or other high-quality postsecondary credentials as a key to building the talent that helps the nation rise. To access the database, click here.

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Community College Week, April 13, 2016

USA Today, April 12, 2016

Northern Star, April 11, 2016

Inside Higher Education, April 11, 2016

The Miami Hurricane, April 10, 2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 10, 2016

Los Angeles Times, April 9, 2016

Vice, April 6, 2016

Rossheim, M. E. et al (June 2016) Addictive Behaviors

Zhao, L., Yin, J. & Song, Y. (May 2016) Computers in Human Behavior

Hoorelbeke, K. et al (May 2016) Journal of Affective Disorders

Wang, C. D. C. et al (April 2016) Journal of College Counseling

Rosenbaum, J. E. et al (April 2016) The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

Schuckit, M. A. et al. (April 2016) Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Lenz, A. S. et al (April 2016) Journal of College Counseling

Young-Wolff, K. C. & McKee, S. A. (April 2016) Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Title IX and Violence Prevention at Institutions of Higher Education
April- June 2016

The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM), in partnership with Innovative Educators, is sponsoring a series of webinars on best practices regarding Title IX and violence prevention efforts in institutions of higher education. Upcoming events will feature discussions on trauma-informed investigations; addressing ethical, policy developments, and legal conflicts; and evaluating violence risks on campus. To learn more, click here.

Driving Student Success with Predictive Analytics
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 2-3 PM ET

University Business Magazine is organizing a webinar on predictive modeling for identifying postsecondary students who are at-risk of dropping out. The event will feature presentations from two practitioners  who will describe their experiences using data to analyze student behaviors and predict future trajectories. To learn more, click here. To register, click here

Building a Food Pantry for Your Students
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 1-2 PM ET

StudentAffairs.com is hosting a webinar examining ways higher education institution leaders and other stakeholders can build food pantries to assist food insecure students on their campus. The purpose of the webinar is not only to discuss strategies for establishing food pantries, but also to expand attendees' understanding of food insecurity and how it continues to grow across campuses. To learn more, click here. To register, click here.

Campus Facilities & Transgender Students: Ensuring Safe, Welcoming and Compliant Accommodations
Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 2-3:30 PM ET

PaperClip Communications is hosting a webinar on identifying and developing strategies for creating trans-supportive facilities that are in compliance with Title IX regulations. The webinar will feature case studies, an examination of social and political concerns, and the financial costs of implementing new projects. To learn more, click here


Third Annual AIHEC Behavioral Health Institute
May 23-27, 2016, Box Elder, MT

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is organizing a week-long event focused on building the research capacity of Tribal College and University faculty and staff in the fields of behavioral health. Participants will have opportunities to present on research, engage in interactive learning activities, and network with other practitioners. To learn more, click here. To register, click here.

Student Success and Completion
June 12-15, 2015, Paradise Valley, AZ

The League for Innovation in the Community College is sponsoring a working retreat for community college leaders and staff to connect with colleagues and share experiences, discuss issues, and explore strategies for overcoming obstacles and meeting challenges related to student learning and achievement. To learn more, click here. To register, click here.

Higher Education Risk Management Certification Institute
August 11-12, 2016, Philadelphia, PA

NCHERM is hosting an intensive two-day immersion training on the legal and administrative components of risk management on higher education campuses. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn a higher education risk management certification. To learn more, click here.   

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 2016 Communities Talk Higher Education Initiative
This is an ongoing initiative. See event details below. For more information on any of these events, contact Tom Colthurst.

Fresno State University Communities Talk
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 5-7 PM ET

Washington County Prevention Coalition/Dixie State University 
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 9 AM-4 PM MT

Truckee Meadows Community College Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 11 AM-1 PM PT

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