On-Demand Learning

On-Demand Learning

Self-paced courses aligned with our competency and proficiency framework, AACRAO's on-demand training will build your skills and enhance your resume. 

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  • The Compliance Corner
    AACRAO credential available
    Members: Free | NonMembers: $270

    The AACRAO mini-series of courses in the Compliance Corner provides an overview of federal statutory and regulatory requirements that often fall under the purview of the registrar, admissions, or enrollment services offices on campus. Topics include FERPA Basics, GDPR vs FERPA, Solomon Amendment, Clery Act Basics, Voter Registration, Constitution Day, and Decennial Census.

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  • Core Concepts of Strategic Enrollment Management
    AACRAO credential available
    Members: $199 | NonMembers: $340

    This course provides an introduction to and overview of the foundations of Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM). From these foundations, the applications can then be tailored to the challenges, opportunities, mission and vision of each institutional setting.

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  • Enrollment Managers' Role in Retention and Student Success
    AACRAO credential available
    Members: $199 | NonMembers: $340

    With the cost of degrees rising, and the corresponding pressure on institutions to demonstrate the value of those degrees, measuring and increasing student success is an integral goal of enrollment managers. This course familiarizes new enrollment leaders with the history, tools, data, and campus partners to successfully engage in and lead student success initiatives at a university or college.

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  • Enrollment Management: Environmental Scanning
    AACRAO credential available
    Members: $199 | NonMembers: $340

    The AACRAO Enrollment Management: Environmental Scanning course provides a fundamental understanding of Environmental Scanning within a Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) framework, and how it is used by institutions as guidance for decisions about the institution’s enrollment future. This course provides the what, why, who, when and how in an environmental scan, and how to utilize tools like the Four Approaches to determine the most effective approach at their institution.

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  • Federal Legislative Process and Advocacy 101
    AACRAO credential available
    Members: FREE| NonMembers: $270

    The Federal Legislative Process and Advocacy course provides a breakdown of the federal legislative process, which includes information on how Congress is made up, works, and functions in order to make a bill into law as well as provide insights into the federal budget process. This course also provides helpful insights about how to set up meetings with your Congressional representatives, how to prepare for these meetings and what to expect during these meetings. In addition, the State and Regional section provides tools on how to engage with both state and federal issues, while being in federal compliance.

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  • FERPA Foundations
    AACRAO credential available
    Members: $199 | NonMembers: $340

    This self-paced course familiarizes learners with proper regulatory terminology and compliance practices related to the handling of education records.

    The course is divided into four sections: Assessment, Definitions, Compliance, and Exceptions, and each section will familiarize you with proper regulatory terminology and compliant practices related to the handling of education records.

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  • History and Progress: 400 years of American Higher Education
    AACRAO credential available
    Members: FREE | NonMembers: $270

    This is a broad survey mini-course intended to give learners knowledge needed to identify and describe fifty-four of the hundred and fifty significant events and people in American higher education featured in the book A-Z History of American Higher Education - A Primer for SEM Leaders written by Kimberley Buster-Williams and edited by Dr. Christopher Tremblay.

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  • The International Series
    AACRAO credential available

    The International Series offers a variety of courses specifically designed to support international admissions officers and international credential evaluation professionals in their continuing professional development. The International Series currently offers two courses on the methodology of international credential evaluation, The Fundamentals and Transfer Credit, and eight additional courses on specific countries or systems. All courses in the Series utilize an interactive approach with hands-on exercises providing a real-life evaluation experience through the use of authentic credentials and documents.

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  • Registrar Foundations
    AACRAO credential available
    Members: $199 | NonMembers: $340

    This course provides a basic introduction to the Registrar profession. Each section outlines the basic requirements related to fundamental tasks and the general role a Registrar must play on campus in order to be successful.

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  • Registrar's Self-Assessment
    Members: $199 | NonMembers: $340

    The Self-Assessment serves as a practical guide with which registrars can candidly:

    • survey their own office procedures and staff members;
    • consider factors impacting compliance, customer service, and current practice; and
    • weigh options to formulate action plans and execute procedural improvements based upon their assessments.
    The recommendations found in the Self-Assessment support the implementation of best practices in the Office of the Registrar and are based on a consensus from working professionals in the field. The Self-Assessment is formatted as a set of questions designed to prompt data collection and analysis. Overall, the design mimics the approach a consultant would use if hired to evaluate the operations of a registrar's office, in a cost-effective and easy-to-use format.

     

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  • AACRAO State and Regional Fundamentals
    AACRAO credential available
    Members: Free | NonMembers: Free

    This course provides an overview of how individual state and regional associations (ACARAOs) of all sizes can apply best practices, examples and suggestions on how to develop and improve their organization.

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  • Transfer Articulation 101
    AACRAO credential available
    Members: $199 | NonMembers: $340

    This course is intended for individuals that are newer to the field of transfer and articulation. Although transfer and articulation processes are different from institution to institution, this course provides a basic overview of transfer and articulation requirements and delves into a broad review on relevant trending issues facing institutions today.

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Coming Soon

Business Process Improvement

The AACRAO Series: Business Process Improvement introduces key concepts and methodologies necessary for any professional interested in improving their operations. Key concepts include understanding what business process improvement (BPI) is and why it is important, identifying parts of a process in need of improvement, and who needs to be invited to the party to create a strong team. This course will provide the fundamentals on how business process improvement can be used to effectively manage change.

Records Management

The AACRAO Series: Records Management introduces key concepts necessary in records management in higher education. Key concepts include understanding what records management is and why it is important, identifying who needs to be invited to the party, how to differentiate between different types of records, and the policies and procedures necessary to manage them well. This course will also provide the fundamentals on the when, why, and how of records destruction.

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