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StudentAffairs.com is excited to announce its new resource-- the inaugural
edition of "Student Affairs Online," an e-magazine devoted to emerging issues
in student affairs and technology.  Edited by Daniel Salter, Asst. Professor
of Education in the Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology,
and Rehabilitation Education at The Pennsylvania State University, this
quarterly publication can be accessed at the StudentAffairs.com home page
(www.StudentAffairs.com).  Some of the articles in this issue are:

*HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE
To gain an appreciation for some of the challenges facing higher education and
student affairs, this excerpt from a larger article by Arthur Levine, President
 of Teachers College, Columbia University, outlines the potential impact of
distance education in the coming years.

*HARDER THAN IT LOOKED: REFLECTIONS OF WRITING FOR THE INTERNET
Online education and training are not solely a faculty concern. Kathleen
Manning, an Associate Professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the
University of Vermont,  shares her struggles and views on designing online
educational materials.

*AUTOMATIC ACCOMMODATIONS: THE POTENTIAL OF ONLINE LEARNING FOR ALL STUDENTS
As we attempt to reach students via technology, we must recognize that our
clientele continues to have increasingly diverse needs. Skip Stahl, Center
for Applied Special Technology in Peabody, MA; and Joyce Branaman, Director
of Academic Support for Students with Disabilities at the University of So.
Maine, challenge us to make the Internet and technology accessible to
students with disabilities. They provide some strategies.

*TECHNOLOGY AND STUDENT AFFAIRS: AN UNLIKELY PAIR
Our best intentions with technology may be thwarted by our abilities to use it.
 Will Barratt, Department of Counseling at Indiana State University,  offers
some insights into why emerging technology may be especially challenging to
the student affairs profession due to the types of individuals who choose this
occupation.

*COMPUTER-BASED HARASSMENT ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES
While empowering, new technology offers a new set of educational challenges.
Sarah Rogerson, a Graduate Assistant at the Center for Women Students at The
Pennsylvania State University,  outlines some administrative considerations
regarding the growing problem of technology based harassment.

*INTERNET RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - COMPUTER AFFAIRS: A BOOMING PROFESSION
Rodney Petersen, Director and Founder of Project NEThics at the University of
Maryland, discusses this evolving area of student affairs practice and
outlines a few elements of a good "computer affairs" program.