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2018 ACCU Senior Student Affairs Officers Conference

Save the Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Planning for the 2018 ACCU Senior Student Affairs Officers Conference is in full swing. Todd Olson of Georgetown University has agreed to chair the conference planning committee, and he and the other members would like your input on session topics. Please e-mail Todd directly with your suggestions.


New Student Affairs Book Now Available

Early reviews of the new book, Student Life in Catholic Higher Education: Advancing Good Practice have been very positive. Edited by Sandra M. Estanek, Michael Galligan-Stierle, Maryellen Gilroy, and Lisa Kirkpatrick, the book showcases the wisdom of 25 of the best and brightest student affairs practitioners, including 8 Catholic college presidents who have risen from a position within student affairs. Using the structure and insights of the Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (2010), the four editors of this book asked writers to incorporate their student affairs experiences with the content of the principles, as well as the seminal work for Catholic universities, Ex corde Ecclesiae. Order your copy today!


ASACCU Awards and Conference

Our friends at the Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities have announced the recipients of the 2017 Mission Integration Awards. Congratulations to Providence College, Siena College, and St. Vincent College. Read about their accomplishments on the ASACCU website. Also, there’s still time to register for the ASACCU 2017 National Conference, Journey for the Dream: Catholic higher education as a compass for our students at Neumann University in Aston, PA, July 18-21, 2017. More information and registration can be found here.


New NASPA Resource

NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has conducted a landscape analysis of the use of predictive analytics by student affairs professionals at higher education institutions and found that most student affairs divisions are collecting student engagement data and conducting needs, process, and outcomes assessments. You can download NASPA’s research report for more details.


Hiring for Mission

Joshua P. Hochschild, Monsignor Robert R. Kline Professor of Philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s University (MD),  recently published an article in Commonweal, titled “The Catholic Vision. Hiring for Mission: More than ‘Counting Catholics,’” which offers some useful guidance for recruiting and hiring faculty at a Catholic college or university. It is worth a read!