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.

ASCEND program announced: Standing by our commitment to nurturers of diversity

Increasingly our campuses are looking to their enrollment managers to assist with, or lead, their long-term campus enrollment planning, address budgetary challenges, and meet the demands and expectations of your students, Board members, legislature, and the public.

AACRAO attends GDN Meeting in Puebla

The Eighth Annual Groningen Declaration Network (GDN) Meeting was held in the city of Puebla, Mexico, April 24-26, 2019, at the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), located in the iconic UNESCO world heritage city of Puebla. It was a bilingual event, with simultaneous interpretation being offered in English and Spanish, for the first time since its establishment.

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.