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.

C&U Journal: Innovation to Inquiry: Creating Additional Value from Credential Expansions

AACRAO’s November 2018 College & University Journal features the article "Innovation to Inquiry: Creating Additional Value from Credential Expansions”, which discusses the importance of innovation in the work of the registrar and how sometimes incremental innovation may inadvertently amount to disruption, as was the case with Elon University’s implementation of the Visual Experiential Transcript (Visual EXP).

Taking SEM Home

Karen Miller, Provost and Executive Vice President of Access, Learning and Success at Cuyahoga Community College, and Dr. Brent Gage, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at The University of Iowa, led attendees in discussing how to take SEM home and make a difference - how to apply principles learned to make changes for our students, colleagues, and community.

A better student onboarding process for a competitive marketplace

Montgomery County Community College (MC3) is a two-year college located in the southeast corner of Pennsylvania -- and there are about 75 other colleges and universities in the area.

How higher education can prepare graduates for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

SEM attendees were fully engaged at the Tuesday morning plenary session presented by Janet Hyde, President of Academic Strategies and former faculty at a number of Canadian institutions. Her topic, Post-Secondary Education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, generated thinking and conversation about planning for the academy of 2030.

AACRAO kicks off the LEAD Initiative

With a warmly enthusiastic crowd of over 120 SEM professionals in attendance, AACRAO launched the LEAD Initiative at a Monday night reception at the 2018 SEM Conference. The reception was hosted by AACRAO Vice President for Access and Equity Tiffany Robinson, Assistant Vice Provost/University Registrar at the University of Kansas and AACRAO SEM Advisory Board Member Dr. Tomikia LaGrande, Vice Provost of SEM at Virginia Commonwealth University, along with a diverse set of enrollment leaders.

How predictive analytics brought a leadership team together

Lone Star College (LSC) is a public community college located in Houston, Texas. LSC has six campuses with an enrollment over 90,000 students, 16,000 students enrolled at the Lone Star College Montgomery (LSC-M) campus.

Models for implementing change

The ability to manage change amidst complex cultures is key to successful SEM efforts, writes Diane K. Walleser, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Borough of Manhattan Community College.

A note from the 2018 Baden-Württemberg Seminar

Five days. Six cities. Two countries. Eight educational institutions. Travel by taxi, bus, ferry, train, and on foot (50,000+ steps). Five AACRAO members and ten NAFSA members received a whirlwind introduction to the German educational system sponsored by the Baden-Württemberg government and hosted by the University of Konstanz.

AACRAO launches admissions podcast

Have you discovered the joy of listening to a great podcast, maybe while you’re cleaning, or driving, or exercising? Like books and films, podcasts come in many flavors -- nonfiction, fiction, educational, history, self-help, professional development, and more. And as with other media, it’s nice to have a handful of reliably excellent titles to choose from depending on your mood and listening context.

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