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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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Work smarter, not harder

Dec 1, 2020

Tips for efficiency and "strategic doing."

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Call for Work Group members: Identifying Institutional Best Practices for Transfer Student Success

Nov 30, 2020

Application deadline: December 11, 2020.

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#GivingTuesday: Transform our world

Nov 30, 2020

Ideas about how you can give back to the AACRAO community.

Ask the FERPA Professor

Nov 29, 2020

Are faculty virtual open office hours a violation of FERPA?

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Call for authors: COVID-19 response articles

Nov 29, 2020

College & University seeks stories about professional experiences of the ongoing pandemic.

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Leadership advice from an AACRAO stalwart

Nov 29, 2020

Mr. von Munkwitz-Smith reflects on his experiences with AACRAO.

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Survey: What role could a comprehensive learner record play in college admissions?

Nov 28, 2020

Enrollment and admissions directors, how useful are verified, machine readable digital credentials?

AACRAO's 5 year roadmap

Nov 13, 2020

Our strategic planning process is nearing completion.

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AACRAO & CollegeSource partner to create a searchable institutional policy database

Nov 13, 2020

A resource for referencing norms and benchmarks.

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Questions about compliance and distance learning?

Nov 13, 2020

Get clarification with webinars with the Department of Education and NC-SARA.

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Registrars: 2020 superheroes

Nov 13, 2020

6 important roles and recommendations to protect and defend higher ed.

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Inaugural ASCEND cohort recognized at AACRAO SEM

Nov 12, 2020

Participants receive mentoring, support, and guidance from SEM experts.

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Report & webinar: Best practices for closing and merging schools

Nov 12, 2020

Over the past five years more than 1,200 higher education institutions have closed, displacing nearly half a million students.

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Uzbekistan 2030: Internationalizing higher education

Nov 12, 2020

Join the upcoming webinar, Dec. 3.

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A plastic sabre, a fake mustache, an ersatz tiara: Making magic for ACRAO State & Regionals

Nov 12, 2020

Recent workshops strengthening S&Rs were the bee's knees.

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AACRAO's virtual SEM Conference amplifies call for social justice

Nov 2, 2020

Continue the conversation: Join us for our virtual Annual Meeting in March 2021.

Ask the FERPA Professor

Nov 2, 2020

Is it a violation of FERPA to include student name and ID number in an email subject line?

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AACRAO celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Nov 2, 2020

Learn about our Native American caucus, comprised of members who at tribal and non-tribal colleges and universities.

AACRAO podcast reaches 10,000 downloads

Nov 2, 2020

Hosts of For the Record and Admit It reflect on their experiences thus far.

AACRAO releases report on the Cuban educational system

Nov 1, 2020

Researchers traveled to the country to better understand its unique approach to higher education.