Resource Guides

ACUI produces resource guides that offer valuable information on hot topics in the profession. Check out the offerings below.

 Student Development Series

Student Development Theory Series (December 2013)

In 2013, The Bulletin addressed this gap with a series of essays that review
enduring student development “classics” and introduce some of the newer
ideas circulating among student development and student affairs researchers and faculty.The goal of this series was to provide accessible, current theories that college union professionals at any career stage—from new graduate student to director—can use in practice.

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 WW

A Look at Welcome Week: The Role of College Unions and Student Activities in Welcoming Students (August 2012)

A Look at Welcome Week examines the trends of welcome week as it relates to college unions and student activities. From programming to serving as a hub of information to providing training programs, the beginning of the academic year is key to introducing the campus community to the union and its purpose.

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 CUI

College Union Idea Discussion Guide (July 2012)

College Union Idea Discussion Guide features questions to use in one general session or during a series of conversations about each decade. This framework better enables student leaders and employees to use “The College Union Idea, Second Edition” as a component of larger conversations about the union profession, goal setting, and orientation.

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 SummitReport

Physical Space on Campus (May 2012)

Physical Space on Campus highlights findings from the Summit on Building Community. The report distills what was learned into three overarching concepts dealing with what campus community looks like in its strongest form, developing community where it is needed and not necessarily intended, and overcoming barriers to create physical space.

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 Tech2012

Technology in College Unions and Student Activities (April 2012)

Podcasts, cloud computing, apps, digital signage—how are institutions implementing these technologies? Technology in College Unions and Student Activities provides in-depth information about how campuses are incorporating technology. Check out the member submissions from a multi-media production center to uses for cloud computing.

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 Engaging Global Citizens (cover)

Engaging Global Citizens outside the Classroom: A Resource Guide for Campus Professionals (October 2011)

Reflecting the role of the college union and student activities in educating student for citizenship, the Engaging Global Citizens outside the Classroom resource guide was produced by ACUI and its partners as a collection of ways to promote global knowledge, competence, and community on campus. With overviews of theories, resources, and how-to guides, learn more about ways to engage and advise students with global interests.

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 Cover2011Web

Sustainability Smarts: Applying the Core Principles of Sustainability on Campus (January 2011)

This most recent edition of the Sustainability Smarts series focuses on the three core principles of sustainability: environmental, economical, and social. Sustainability Smarts offers an in-depth look at each one of these principles, providing case studies and research information to support the theory that sustainability is still a growing trend on college campuses.

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 A Career in College Unions and Student Activities cover

A Career in College Unions and Student Activities (June 2009)

Providing an overview the profession, A Career in College Unions and Student Activities introduces career opportunities in the field. Targeted at undergraduate students, learn information about the experiences, benefits, finances, and graduate preparation that should be expected when choosing a career path in the college union.

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 Generation E

Generation E: Students Leading for a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future

In 2009, ACUI sponsored the National Wildlife Foundation's Generation E: Students leading for a sustainable, clean energy future report, which highlights the unique and critical role college students are playing in reforming sustainability programs that lower their campus’ carbon footprint. The resource features 165 campuses and covers 35 categories of creative student effort, detailing sustainable initiatives on college campuses.

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Sustainability Smarts: Best Practices for College Unions and Student Activities (December 2008)

Check out ACUI's Sustainability Smarts, a publication dedicated to sustainability in college unions and student activities. Topics covered include sustainability rating systems, college tours, sustainability blogs, fair trade, green cleaning, and so much more. 

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Updated Dec. 16, 2013