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AACRAO's bi-weekly professional development e-newsletter Connect offers timely information, actionable tips, and expert guidance relevant to your career; stories about interesting colleagues doing inspiring things; and news about association services, activities and resources.

Like a virtual, on-demand AACRAO conference-between-conferences, Connect keeps professional conversations alive and helps you stay engaged with the association that advocates for and believes in your career. 

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Advancing Adult Learner Success

May 16, 2022

Learn more about supporting adult learner success and join the conversation.

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Advancing Knowledge and Creating Peer Connections

May 16, 2022

Learn about the professional development opportunities offered by joining the AACRAO Collective.

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Curating your Toolkit

May 16, 2022

Learn how one of AACRAO's current ASCEND members applies broad enrollment management strategies to her unique situation.

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Authentic Recruitment: Trust Students to Sell for You

May 16, 2022

Five steps to build a recruitment strategy that helps prospective students choose the right “Fit.”

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Reimagining Engagement to Support Enrollment

May 16, 2022

Institutions must reimagine recruitment tactics beyond short-term enrollment recovery, embracing modern technology and future-ready solutions.

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First-Time Hybrid Experience

May 16, 2022

A first-timer's perspective attending the 2022 AACRAO Annual Meeting as a virtual participant.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

May 16, 2022

The FERPA Professor answers questions regarding outsourcing and third-party contractors.

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Meet the 2022 Public Policy Advisory Group

May 16, 2022

Learn about the AACRAO Public Policy Advisory Group, who's involved, and how to participate.

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Become an Advocate at Hill Day

May 16, 2022

Apply to participate in this year's virtual event and advocate for higher education policies that impact the work that you do on a daily basis.

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Strategies for Adult Student Re-Enrollment

May 2, 2022

Upcoming webinar discusses best practices and expertise when serving non-traditional and adult learners.

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2022 AACRAO Leadership Nominations Open

May 2, 2022

Learn how to nominate your fellow AACRAO members for open board positions.

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The Power of “Meeting”

May 2, 2022

See the AACRAO 107th Annual Meeting through the eyes of a first-time attendee.

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New Study Focuses on Post-secondary Intentions of Latino and African American Students

May 2, 2022

New SEM Quarterly explores degree transfer, campus retention, post-secondary education, and more.

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The Value of Professional Development

May 2, 2022

Learn more about the AACRAO ASCEND program from member Malia Jones.

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Training Opportunities with AACRAO

May 2, 2022

AACRAO celebrates one year of on-demand learning content and introduces new courses for May.

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Build a Modern Student-Centric Catalog

May 2, 2022

Updating and revitalizing the student catalog to meet the needs of students.

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Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 2, 2022

Learn about AAPI Heritage Month, preview events hosted by the AACRAO AAPI Caucus, and gain additional resources to support your learning and allyship.

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Understanding and Addressing Mental Health Challenges

May 2, 2022

Participate in the upcoming webinar and survey from CUPA-HR.

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Why More Women Are Getting Their Advanced Degrees Than Men

May 2, 2022

Reflect on Advanced Education, Work, and Gender Pay Inequality for Women.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Apr 19, 2022

The FERPA professor tackles questions regarding identity verification.