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.

SEM is Team Driven

As a member of a team, you understand the value of working together and sharing ideas, thoughts, and processes to accomplish a common goal. This collaborative effort is integral to implementing SEM strategies on your campus.

The possibilities of partnership

Oftentimes, the relationship between the Registrar and Institutional Research may be nonexistent -- or possibly even adversarial. But collaboration between the two can yield amazing results, as exemplified by the experience at Wichita State University (WSU)

The Gazette: University of Iowa VP warns of 'profound' drop-in student numbers over next decade

In The Gazette’s article, University of Iowa VP warns of 'profound' drop-in student numbers over next decade, the University of Iowa’s Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and AACRAO Senior Consultant, Dr. Brent Gage, discusses the long-term outlook for higher education, which predicts that there will be a large drop in high school graduates nationally by 2029.

Your quarterly edition of SEM Q is now available!

SEM Quarterly provides knowledge and insight into the ongoing evolution of Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) by bridging the gap between theory and practice.

AACRAO's leadership development program accepting applicants

In November 2018 AACRAO began work on the development of a multi-pronged approach to identify and prepare a diverse group of enrollment leaders to take on leadership roles in Enrollment Management in North America and across the globe. Appropriately named, Leaders in Enrollment Advancing Diversity (LEAD)

Inside Higher Ed: Admissions Push: After May 1

Inside Higher Ed features an article that includes AACRAO Consultant and Vice President for Enrollment Management at Frostburg State University, Arlene Cash entitled Admissions Push: After May 1. Cash, along with Kristen Bowers, Associate Dean of Admissions at Cazenovia College,

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.