AACRAO Consulting Blog

It’s all in the SEMantics

Keeping you ahead of the higher education curve is what we do. That includes providing quick and easy access to critical insight and information you can leverage to make better strategic decisions. Our SEMantics blog shares the latest news about the work our consultants are doing with institutions across the nation and the world, as well as the latest trends and developments that impact you. Read our most recent posts here, or browse through our archive by topic or key word.

Call for institutions to join largest ever prior learning assessment study by CAEL and WICHE

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) are joining forces on a new study that builds on a decade of ground-breaking research on prior learning assessment (PLA).

AACRAO welcomes Tina DeNeen as Associate Executive Director

Tina DeNeen, former University Registrar at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will join AACRAO’s executive staff on May 1, upon the retirement of long-time Associate Executive Director Janie Barnett.

AACRAO LEAD Curriculum Workgroup members named

The LEAD initiative, launched at the 2018 Strategic Enrollment Management Conference, will take a multi-pronged approach to identifying and preparing a diverse group of senior enrollment management officers (SEMO) to take on leadership roles in Enrollment Management in North America and across the globe.

Seeking volunteers for the SEM Quarterly Journal Editorial Board

AACRAO is seeking volunteers for the Editorial Board of SEM Quarterly Journal.

"For the Record" episode 1 and "Admit It" episodes 1-3 available for streaming

In the most recent episode of AACRAO's Admit It podcast, James Miller interviews Michael Benitez, University of Puget Sound Chief Diversity Officer and nationally recognized diversity and inclusion expert, on how admissions offices and diversity offices on college campuses can work more closely and effectively together. They discussed such intriguing and intractable questions as:

AACRAO and the National Student Clearinghouse meet to discuss common interests

AACRAO and the National Student Clearinghouse have long been important partners in helping institutions comply with federal regulations and on other significant higher education initiatives.

SEM Quarterly: "Leading through Change to Increase Success and Completion"

In AACRAO’s January 2019 issue of SEM Quarterly, Executive vice president of Access, Learning and Success of Cuyahoga Community College, Karen Miller writes an article titled: “Leading through Change to Increase Success and Completion”.

AACRAO's journals seek authors

AACRAO’s College & University and SEM Quarterly Journals are seeking manuscript submissions for 2019. SEM Quarterly, published by AACRAO, addresses the emerging dynamics of strategic enrollment management, including: executive-level leadership, leading strategies, internationalization, research, academic orientation and current trends.

How to support trans and non-binary students in the admissions and registrar offices

In the second episode of AACRAO's Admit It podcast, host James Miller talks with Dr. Genny Beemyn, Director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, about the needs of Trans students on campus and in the admissions process.

9 career podcasts you didn't know you needed

“If you’re anything like me, you start your day by reading the very latest news in the higher education world: Inside Higher Ed," said James Miller, the host of AACRAO's first podcast, Admit It, in his introduction to the inaugural episode with his first guest, editor and co-founder of that publication, Scott Jaschik.