GPACAC Summer Newsletter

May 15, 2013
Greetings from the GPACAC Executive Committee




We have wrapped up a wonderful year full of college fairs, conferences, and most importantly guiding students through the college search process. Included in this newsletter you will find a sampling of the fabulous presentations that occurred during the annual GPACAC Conference, held April 7-9 in Overland Park, KS.


The board would also like to take this time to thank the outgoing Executve Committee members and welcome the new members to the committee. Along with welcoming our new committee members, we'd like to welcome all of our new GPACAC members and member institutions. And last, but certainly not least a huge shout out goes to Karen Chen and Lisa Clay for their SUPERHERO effort on putting together a conference that was out of this world,


This year has certainly been filled with Great People and Great Power of the Great Plains!



Your GPACAC Executive Committee

Great People, Great Power, Great Plains
GPACAC Conference 2013 - Recap

The Superheroes of the 2013 Annual GPACAC Conference, "Great People. Great Power. Great Plains."  had an exhilaratingly fun and educational time!  We had the largest registration for a single conference since 2008 so thank you for everyone's support!  Please make sure to "like" us on Facebook under GPACAC to get some fun and silly photos from our conference and to learn about the latest updates.  Read More

Great People, Great Power, Great Plains
2013 GPACAC Conference
Session Sampling
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Spring 2013 Recap

Parents and students from the greater Kansas City Metro area, South Central Kansas and the greater Tulsa Metro area came to 3 separate GPACAC College Fairs to explore numerous college options. The college admission representatives at each fair were extremely impressed with the quality of students they had the opportunity to visit with during the evening's college fair.  Read More

Book Review
Academically Adrift by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa

How much are students actually learning in contemporary higher education?  The answer for many undergraduates we have concluded, is not much. (p 34).  In a day and age when higher education is being asked for great accountability as to the impact schools are having on students, two researchers have focused one measure that can be applied across institutions that measures core outcomes. Read More 


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