Annual Meeting 2020

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now closed. The AACRAO Program Committee is reviewing submissions and will send notifications in early September.



Program and Proposals Questions:
Email Seth Kamen, Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair

Other Inquiries: 
Email or call (202) 293-9161

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Guidelines for Submission

AACRAO’s Annual Meeting highlights the scope and breadth of our members' professional responsibilities across all institution types. To ensure presentations are of the highest quality and are applicable to a broad audience, proposals should: 

  • be general
  • present multiple viewpoints
  • represent multiple institutions and institution types (two-year, four year, public, private, etc.)
  • draw from theory
  • be grounded in research
  • focus on trending and 'hot topics'
  • demonstrate practical applications to the profession
  • include assessment or trend data as appropriate
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Suggested Topics

  • Recruiting underrepresented populations
  • Admission’s role in the academic enterprises
  • Professional development, sustainability, and core values
  • State of the economy and the impact on higher education
  • Regulatory issues: accountability, disclosure, compliance
  • Retaining and graduating students
  • Business processes and design/redesign
  • Planning, assessment, benchmarking/performance measures
  • Institution-wide enrollment management
  • Classroom scheduling and optimization
  • Serving distinct and/or non-traditional populations (ie, veterans, LGBT students, native populations, students with disabilities)
  • Financial aid – what staff and faculty need to know
  • Immigration issues
  • Student transfer trends
  • Identifying and working with at-risk students
  • Access and affordability
  • New international trends
  • Transforming data into information
  • Building relationships with and managing expectations of students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, etc.
  • Relationships with state, federal, and accrediting agencies

Corporate Presentations

Sessions are considered corporate presentations when the subject matter promotes a company’s product or if the presenter(s) are employed by an organization offering goods and services to higher education institutions. Sessions submitted through the regular proposal form will be reviewed for appropriate content and may be reclassified as a corporate presentation, which would dictate a presentation fee. For information on corporate presentations and fees, email AACRAO’s Marketing Department or call (202) 263-0287.

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