Core Competencies


The Core Competencies consist of the knowledge, skills and dispositions that are necessary for all AACRAO professionals irrespective of their role at their institutions. The Competencies & Proficiencies have been designed to be used in a variety of ways, including:

  • Crafting professional development plans for individuals or teams
  • Self-assessment and benchmarking individual professional development
  • Drafting position descriptions and evaluating office functions

We envision the AACRAO Competencies and Proficiencies to be a living resource that will continue to evolve parallel to the demands of our professions in a dynamic higher education environment. If you would like to make a suggestion for a future version, contact us at