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What do you do at AACRAO, and how long have you been doing it? My official title is Assistant Director of Membership, and I have been here for just over a year. A lot of the work I do in that capa... Read More

Ask the FERPA Professor

Posted on September 23 2014

Dear FERPA Professor, I work in the records department at a fully online institution. Thus, our communication with students is largely via e-mail and phone (from a staff perspective such as financ... Read More

Spotlight on SEM: Emerging Issues

Posted on September 23 2014

AACRAO Spotlight interviews are published twice weekly before major professional development meetings. They feature our conversations with industry experts, highlighting key issues and promoti... Read More

By Ann M. Koenig, AACRAO International Education Services India’s University Grants Commission (UGC) has followed up its recent action forcing the University of Delhi to discontinue its new ... Read More

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Federal Innovation Grants Unveiled

Posted on October 1 2014

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will award a total of $75 million to 24 colleges to support innovations in higher education. The Education Department chose the winners of t... Read More

The crime statistics being released by colleges nationwide on Wednesday are so misleading that they give students and parents a false sense of security. Even the U.S. Department of Education offic... Read More

MOOC fever is cooling, at least among campus information-technology administrators, according to the 2014 edition of the Campus Computing Survey, an annual report on technology in higher education.... Read More

Confidentiality Concerns

Posted on September 30 2014

Advocates say that confidentiality in investigating sexual assault and harassment cases is crucial to promoting an environment in which victims feel comfortable coming forward. So colleges'&nbs... Read More

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The Federal Work-Study Program needs to be revamped to help serve more low-income students and to provide jobs that relate to a student's course of study, according to a new report by the stude... Read More

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education released its annual data set on student loan default rates. The percentage of borrowers who defaulted on their student loans in the past three years ... Read More

The U.S. Department of Education has placed financial restrictions on ITT Educational Services, Inc., due to the company failing to submit financial statements by a mandatory deadline, reports The ... Read More

The Common Application will no longer require its member colleges to conduct holistic reviews of applicants, reported The Chronicle of Higher Education. The policy change will allow schools that d... Read More

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Under a recent initiative, the University of Hawaii at Manoa used a mixed methods approach to identify current institutional peers. Researchers classified a peer and aspirant group that considered ... Read More

Institutions can use cross-cultural theories, organizational maturity models, and business planning frames to analyze their culture and structures. As this author notes, recognizing the intricacies... Read More

A small, public liberal arts school framed student success to drive change and develop a new SEM plan. Their approach, highlighted in this article, demonstrates how a shift in thinking can impact t... Read More

This article presents how enrollment managers can best secure adequate funding for enrollment activities, and as a result, other operating units. The authors present a framework for using return on... Read More

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