The AACRAO Professional Competencies and Proficiencies help members design professional development pathways for career advancement.
consist of the knowledge, skills and dispositions that are necessary for all AACRAO professionals irrespective of their role at their institutions, while the Proficiencies
describe the specific knowledge and skills required to excel in the professions of Admissions, Enrollment Management, and Records & Academic Services.
The Competencies & Proficiencies have been designed to be used in a variety of ways, including:
- Crafting professional development plans for individuals or teams;
- Self-assessment and benchmarking individual professional development;
- Drafting position descriptions and evaluating office functions
We envision the AACRAO Competencies and Proficiencies to be a living resource that will continue to evolve parallel to the demands of our professions in a dynamic higher education environment.
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The Core Competencies describe the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that enable a person to be effective in any position within the AACRAO professional fields of Records & Registration, Admissions, and Enrollment Management.
The sections below identify the Proficiencies needed to be successful in each field.