- Practical Ethics: Using ACPA’s New Statement of Ethical Principles and Standards
Practical Ethics: Using ACPA’s New Statement of Ethical Principles and Standards
When it is time to solve a problem, theory and practice are often seen as leading to different courses of action. A comment such as, “That’s all well and good in theory, but let’s be practical about it,” is the standard way to frame this conflict. A different approach, attributed to Kurt Lewin, is “There’s nothing as practical as a good theory”. I subscribe to the Lewinian approach and believe that a good theory can provide guidelines for practice ...
- From the President
From the President
ACPA President Jeanne Steffes
Thank you for making the 2006 ACPA Convention a great success! We had more than 4000 guests join us in Indianapolis. It was truly an honor for so many of you to join us as part your yearly professional renewal; a time to seek out new ways and ideas to serve students in the future and also to process and reflect upon this past year. For many, the 2006 ACPA Indianapolis experience offered a chance to seek out a new professional opportunity or fill an ...
- From One Dupont Circle: Quarterly Update
Greetings from One Dupont Circle!
This spring has been a very busy and as you might suspect in the nation’s capital the activity on the “Hill” has been swift:
- No Higher Education Reauthorization Bill. As of this writing, Congress has returned from break and the discussion continues. It is highly unlikely that any action will be taken on ...
- Facebook.com: An Overview of Uses and Limitations in Judicial Cases
Jason E. Lane
University of North Dakota
You walk out of your office to grab a file and notice your student worker quickly minimize a screen on his computer. Curious, you ask him about it and he simply replies that he is “facebooking.” Curiosity piqued, you inquire more. Looking over his shoulder ...
- ACPA Award Winners
ACPA Award Winners
These Association awards were announced at the Leadership Reception and Awards Ceremony during the Indianapolis Convention.
Annuit Coeptis Award-Senior Professional: Jan L. Arminio, Shippensburg University; Linda M. Clement, University of Maryland; Tracy L. Davis, Western Illinois University.
Annuit Coeptis Award-Emerging Professional: Elisa S. Abes, Miami University; Rashida Hiba Govan, Community College of Baltimore County; Shaun R. Harper, Pennsylvania State University; Ashley Mouberry Sieman, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; J. Malcolm Smith, Ohio University.
Emerging Scholars: Elisa Abes, Miami University-Ohio; Brian Bridges, George Washington University.
Senior Scholars: William M. McDonald, Presbyterian College; Richard P. Keeling, Keeling & Associates, Inc.
Senior Scholar Diplomate: Robert B. Young, Ohio University – Athens.
- CAS SymposiumContinue
CAS National Symposium
Offered by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education
CAS Standards, Self-Assessment, and
Student Learning Outcomes in Higher Education
November 12-14, 2006
Hilton Crystal City Hotel, Washington, DC
Richard P. Keeling, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Consultant
Keeling & Associates, Inc. (K&A)
Susan Komives, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Counseling & Personnel Services
University of Maryland, College Park
- “CAS Basics” – introduction to CAS materials & approach
- Learning sessions
- Connecting Functional Areas to Student Learning Outcomes
- Frameworks for Assessing Learning Development Outcomes:
Setting the Foundation for Imagining the Future
- Preparing for Institutional Accreditation
- Creating a Culture for Assessment
- Round table discussions institution type
- Round table discussions by ...
- From the Editor
From the Editor
Welcome to the summer issue of Developments. In this issue we begin a new series that provides voices to our graduate students and will be complemented by thoughts from staff and faculty. We expect these voices to continue throughout several issues of Developments. Tom Segar from the University of Maryland reflects on his decision to pursue his Ph.D. and the wisdom he has gained during his first year in his program. The staff article highlights interviewing tips for new professionals.
In addition to these articles Jason Lane, in our Legal ...
- Interviewing Tips for Grad Students and New Professionals
Interviewing Tips for Grad Students and New Professionals
Summer is right around the corner and for graduate students and new professionals that means job searching and interviewing for a new or first professional experience. Interviewing can be intimidating, but with the right information and preparation it does not have to be. Always remember that the interview is an opportunity not only for the interviewer to see if you are a good fit for the position and the institution, but for you to find a good fit for your skills, interests, ...
- Memorial Resolution: Edward Grandpré
Memorial Resolution: Edward Grandpré
Whereas, the American College Personnel Association and the student affairs profession mourn the passing of Edward Grandpré on March 17, 2006; and
Whereas, Ed was an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Clemson University, had been the Director of Student Services in the College of Education at the University of Georgia and had served the student affairs profession and students at Mississippi State University, the Ohio State University and Florida State University; and
Whereas, Ed served the Association as immediate past chair of the ACPA Assessment Commission and ...
- Memorial Resolution: Jack Niven
Memorial Resolution: Jack Niven
Whereas, John “Jack” Niven received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northeastern University, and
Whereas, Jack was employed at Northeastern University in Residence Life from 1973-2002 and as the Director of University Housing at Temple University from 2002-2005, and
Whereas, Jack oversaw the opening of Temple’s first residential classroom, and
Whereas, Jack assisted with the development of Temple’s Student Leadership Challenge to nurture responsible student leaders, and
Whereas, Jack passed away on December 5, 2005, and is greatly missed by students, staff, faculty, family, and alumni,
Now therefore be it resolved, ...
- New Publications from the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Eduation
New Publications from the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Eduation
CAS has announced it will suspend all sales of it old publications effective May 1, 2006, and will start taking orders for its new publications to be released on August 1, 2006. In the interim, if colleagues want to purchase publications, they should realize the 2003 Book of Standards will be replaced with a new 5th edition.
The Book of Standards to be released in August will introduce five new functional areas of standards and guidelines for: College Honor Societies, ...
- A Ph.D. Student Experience
Every year the ACPA Convention offers a number of programs presented by current doctoral students offering their insights on successfully completing a doctoral program. Over the years I have attended several of these sessions hoping to ...
- Presidential AddressContinue
ACPA President Jeanne Steffes
2006 Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Hello colleagues and friends. I am very humbled to be able to serve you and our students again during the coming year as the ACPA President. It has been an honor and a privilege to have volunteered with so many of you on campus, and on several committees during the past 20 plus years. For those of you I have not had the opportunity to work for, I look forward to working hard to make you proud of your connection to the student affairs profession and to maximize the value of your ...
- From the President