Higher Education
Volume 5 / Issue 11
April 26, 2017
In This Issue:
SPOTLIGHT: Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental Health America reports that the number of college students with mental health challenges is increasing. In fact, colleges and universities are struggling with meeting increased demand for services. This month is focused on increasing awareness around mental health and the importance of seeking help. Below are resources and information about how to get involved and learn more.


Guide to Campus Mental Health Action Planning
Jed Foundation and Education Development Center

Depression on College Campuses
University of Michigan

Managing Student Mental Health at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Findings from a Critical Issues Forum with Campus Public Safety Leaders
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators and the National Center for Campus Public Safety

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: April 29, 2017
Drug Enforcement Administration, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, and NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

National Prevention Week: May 14-20, 2017
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Graduation Rates, Outcome Measures, Student Financial Aid, and Admissions in Postsecondary Institutions
National Center for Educational Statistics

Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Educational Attainment in the United States
U.S. Census Bureau

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Moving Past Students' 'Islands of Challenge' to Encourage Academic Success
Education Dive , April 5, 2017

A New Look At the Lasting Consequences of Student Debt
National Public Radio , April 4, 2017

Half of Bachelor's Degree Earners Enroll in Community College
Community College Daily , March 29, 2017

Fifteen Percent of Female University of Texas at Austin Undergraduates Victims of Sexual Assault, Survey Says
Newsweek , March 27, 2017

College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.
The New York Times , March 24, 2017

Measuring College (Un)affordability
The Atlantic , March 23, 2017

College Internships Are Critical to Future Success
Northwest Indiana Times , March 23, 2017

Helping the Haphazard College Student
University Business , March 21, 2017

Higher Ed and K-12 Cooperation Boosts Outcomes, Access
Education Dive , March 17, 2017

Challenges Veterans Face when Transitioning from the Battlefield to the Classroom
Phys.org , March 16, 2017

Disturbing Trend of Homeless Community College Students
The Washington Post , March 15, 2017

Study Confirms Alcohol and Marijuana Linked to Decline in Student Grades
Inside Higher Ed , March 9, 2017

The Relationship Between Situational Determinants of Use and Drinking Motives
Blevins, C. E., Abrantes, A. M., & Stephens, R. S. (April 2017). Addiction Research & Theory

Comparison of Two Approaches to Prevention of Mental Health Problems in College Students: Enhancing Coping and Executive Function Skills
Bettis, A. H., et al. (March 2017). Journal of American College Health

Marijuana and College Students: A Critical Review of the Literature
Blavos, A. A., et al. (March 2017). American Journal of Health Education

Safety of a Meningococcal Group B Vaccine Used in Response to Two University Outbreaks
Duffy, J., et al. (March 2017). Journal of American College Health

A Longitudinal Analysis of Stress Among Incoming College Freshman
Garett, R., Liu, S., & Young, S. D. (March 2017). Journal of American College Health

An Investigation of High-Achieving African-American Students Attending Community Colleges: A Mixed Methods Research Study
Gipson, J., Mitchell, D., & McLean, C. (March 2017). Community College Journal of Research and Practice

Lessons in University Continuing Education: A 25-Year Perspective
Hou, A., & Rogers, L. M. (March 2017). The Journal of Continuing Higher Education

The Costs of College Attendance: Examining Variation and Consistency in Institutional Living Cost Allowances
Kelchen, R., Goldrick-Rab, S., & Hosch, B. (March 2017). The Journal of Higher Education

Hope and Adjustment to College in the Context of Collective Trauma
Liu, S. R., Kia-Keating, M., & Modir, S. (March 2017). Journal of American College Health

What Survivors Want: Understanding the Needs of Sexual Assault Survivors
Munro-Kramer, M. L., Dulin, A. C., & Gaither, C. (March 2017). Journal of American College Health

Supporting Veteran Transitions to the Academic Setting: VA on Campus
O'Connor, A., et al. (March 2017). Community College Journal of Research and Practice

Promoting Financial Literacy and Latino Males' Success at Community Colleges
Salinas, C., & Hidrowoh, J. R. (March 2017).  Community College Journal of Research and Practice


SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT)



Indigenous Studies Symposium
May 19 - 21, 2017, Bellingham, WA
Northwest Indian College

May 23-25, 2017, Washington, DC
ACPA: College Student Educators International

Title IX Training & Certification Courses
June 4-8, 2017, San Diego, CA
Association of Title IX Administrators

19th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium
June 5-8, 2017, Emmitsburg, MD
Federal Emergency Management Agency

2nd Annual DC Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Institute
June 12-16, 2017, Washington, DC
National Center on Campus Public Safety

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
June 23-26, 2017, Milwaukee, WI

National Forum on Education Policy
June 28-30, 2017, Coronado, CA
Education Commission of the States

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