Higher Education
Volume 5 / Issue 13
June 14, 2017
In This Issue:
SPOTLIGHT: Summer Driving Risk
Summertime is a high-risk time for all drivers, but especially so for young drivers. More people are on the road during the summer months, meaning more people are driving while distracted or while under the influence. Below you can find resources and news clips you can share with students related to driver safety.    


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Governors Highway Safety Association 



National Academy of Sciences
Community College Research Center

Community College Equity Assessment Lab

Institute for College Access & Success

American Association of University Women

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

For more news clips, visit  Stay Connected on the NCSSLE website!

Pennsylvania State University Seeks to Turn Tragedy into National Leadership Role
philly.com , June 4, 2017

How One Minnesota State Program is Helping College Students Graduate with Nearly No Debt
Duluth News Tribune , June 3, 2017

Most Utah College Students Work While Attending Classes; Graduation Rates a Concern
The Salt Lake Tribune , June 3, 2017

University of California Plan Links First Generation Students with Similar Professors
Inside Higher Education , June 2, 2017

Oregon State University Works to Reduce High-Risk Alcohol Use
The Daily Barometer , May 30, 2017

'I Won't Give Up': How First-Generation Students See College
The New York Times , May 30, 2017

Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students
NPR , May 24, 2017

The Diploma Gap: Growing Costs of an Unfinished College Education
Econofact , May 24, 2017

California Colleges Welcome Revived Federal Pell Grants for Summer School
EdSource , May 22, 2017

Oklahoma Launches 15 to Finish to Increase College Graduation Rates
The Oklahoman , May 21, 2017

Boston Nonprofit Provides Free College Tuition to Active and Former Gang Members
Inside Higher Education, May 19, 2017

Modeling the Mental Health Service Utilization Decisions of University Undergraduates: A Discrete Choice Conjoint Experiment
Cunningham, C. E., et al. (May 2017). Journal of American College Health

Mental Health Service Utilization Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning or Queer College Students
Dunbar, M. S., et al. (May 2017). Journal of Adolescent Health

Health Promotion and Institutions of Higher Education: One University's Experience
Eifert, E. K., Hall, M. E., Gropper, S. S., & Kondor, M. (May 2017). American Journal of Health Education

Inclusive Assessment for Linguistically Diverse Learners in Higher Education
Kaur, A., Norman, M., & Nordin, H. (May 2017). Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education

Examining the Relationship Between Online Social Capital and eHealth Literacy: Implications for Instagram Use for Chronic Disease Prevention Among College Students
Paige, S. R., et al. (May 2017). American Journal of Health Education

Campus High-Risk Drinking Culture as a Social Justice Issue: A Commentary on the Potential Impact on the Mental Health and Well-being of Marginalized College Students
Satinsky, S., Washington, R. L., Pastor, J., & Wagner, A. K. (May 2017). American Journal of Health Education

Meda, S. A., et al. (March 2017). PLOS ONE



June 22-23, 2017, Lebanon, TN
Coalition for Safe and Healthy Campus Communities

Summer Institute on Learning Communities
July 10-13, 2017, Olympia, WA
National Resource Center for Learning Communities

July 13-14, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
July 31-August 1, 2017, Long Beach, CA
Campus Safety

Transformative Conversations: Think Differently to End Sexual Assault
August 9-10, 2017, Sacramento, CA
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Standing Strong: Celebrating the Advocate's Dedication to the Communities They Serve
August 14-17, 2017, San Diego, CA
National Organization for Victim Assistance

Making Waves in Postsecondary Access and Success
September 11-13, San Diego, CA
National College Access Network

September 12-14, 2017, Anaheim, CA
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

September 27-28, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Futures Without Violence

Integrated Advising and Student Supports Institute
October 2-5, 2017, New Orleans, LA
Achieving the Dream

Global Engagement and Social Responsibility: Higher Education's Role in Addressing Global Crises
October 12-14, 2017, New Orleans, LA 
Association of American Colleges and Universities

Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Driving America's Prosperity
October 28-30, 2017, San Diego, CA
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Student Success Institute: Intersecting Pathways with Engagement
November 2 - 4, 2017, Austin, TX
Center for Community College Student Engagement

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