Ernest Pascarella, professor of higher education at UIC, will speak on "How College Affects Students: Myths, Rational Myths, and Other Things That May Not Be True." The speech, scheduled for 9 a.m. April 3 at the Levis Faculty Center, is sponsored by the Campus Academic Advising Commission. It is the keynote address of the Sixth Annual Academic Advisors workshop, sponsored by the office of the vice chancellor for academic affairs. The presentation will identify some myths about the impact of college on students that are not supported by the research evidence. He will discuss topics such as student change during college, institutional prestige and educational impact, the impact of two- and four-year colleges, the impact of historically black versus predominantly white colleges, effective methods of instruction, good teachers and good researchers, improving teaching, the impact of faculty outside the classroom, and the separateness of students' academic and non-academic experience of college. For the past 18 years Pascarella has focused his research and writing on student persistence in higher education and the impact of college on students. He has written more than 100 journal articles on these topics and is co-author of the 1991 book, "How College Affects Students," which received the 1991 Research Achievement Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education.