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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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Ask the FERPA Professor

Oct 3, 2022

The FERPA Professor discusses allowed technology and possible FERPA violations.

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Participate in Higher Ed Research

Oct 3, 2022

Participate in an upcoming survey from the Institute of International Education.

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SEM 2022 Session Highlight | Enrollment Strategy for a Test-Optional Era

Oct 3, 2022

Implementing a SEM plan in real-world situations can be a challenging endeavor; see how one institution found success.

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AACRAO Partners with U.S. Census Bureau: Join the Member Work Group

Oct 3, 2022

AACRAO teams up with the U.S. Census, see how you can get involved in this work.

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Integrating for a Successful One-Stop-Shop for Student Services

Oct 3, 2022

Planning, designing, and implementing a one-stop-shop at your institution.

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Celebrating and Sharing Latinx Heritage Month

Oct 3, 2022

Learn more about LatinX heritage month and find out how you can join in the celebration.

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Digital Transformation and Digital Maturity: Two Important Concepts in The Future of SEM

Oct 3, 2022

An in-depth analysis of what digital transformation can look like and specific steps towards achieving it.

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Growing & Supporting CLR/LER

Sep 19, 2022

See how AACRAO is partnering with two higher ed institutions to finalize their CLR initiatives.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Sep 19, 2022

The FERPA Professor student education record disclosure and allowed exceptions.

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SEM 2022 Session Highlight | Building a data-informed SEM culture on a shoestring

Sep 19, 2022

Implementing a SEM plan in real-world situations can be a challenging endeavor, see how one institution found success.

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Critical Safety, Wellbeing, and Inclusion Issues on Campus

Sep 19, 2022

Understand the critical challenges higher ed institutions face and how those challenges impact enrollment.

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Meet AACRAO's New SEM Conference Director

Sep 19, 2022

AACRAO welcomes past president Jack Miner as the new SEM Conference director.

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Practicing SEM at a Four-Year University

Sep 6, 2022

Examine the practices, strategies, and tactics of implementing a SEM plan at a four-year university.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Sep 6, 2022

Ask the FERPA Professor contributor Dr. Helen B. Garrett provides real-world tips on maintaining compliance.

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SEM 2022 Session Highlight | How Chatbot Nudging is Improving Enrollment

Sep 6, 2022

Utilizing AI & Chatbots to improve student success and enrollment at your institution.

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Understanding Higher Education in Ukraine

Sep 6, 2022

Explore the free AACRAO EDGE Ukraine profile and see a small glimpse of what this resource has to offer.

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Re-Start with the Fall Term

Sep 6, 2022

Enjoy a fresh start in 2022 and learn a few tips from AACRAO Board member Julia Pomerenk.

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Cultivating Leadership

Sep 6, 2022

Position yourself as a future institution leader with this professional development program.

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Providing Support in a Changing World with an Uncertain Future

Aug 23, 2022

Apply for the AACRAO ASCEND Program by September 16.

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Why a Sense of Belonging Matters

Aug 23, 2022

How Fresno State focused on belonging and achieved higher yield and improved retention.