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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. 

Digital Diplomas

You Heard That Correctly. Digital Diplomas Make Print Diplomas Easier

May 3, 2021

New webinar centered on digital diplomas and how they make print diplomas easier.

Conflict Management

Turn Off the Burner: Conflict Resolution for What Steams You

May 3, 2021

Understanding the various types of conflict management approaches and when to apply them.

In their own words

AACRAO Report - In Their Own Words: Perceptions of Training Needs Among and Between Professional Employee Levels

May 3, 2021

Professional Development & Training needs explored through AACRAO member surveys and research.

Book Club

May Book Club - Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

May 3, 2021

AACRAO Book Club to discuss new book by essayist and poet Cathy Park Hong.

SEQ Research

AACRAO Research Looks at Evolving Trends in Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM)

May 3, 2021

Exploring practitioner defined research in strategic enrollment management.

Ask the FERPA Professor

May 3, 2021

The FERPA Professor answers member questions regarding the recordation provision and dual enrollment.


AACRAO Publication: Bogus Institutions and Documents

Apr 19, 2021

AACRAO Releases Guide to Bogus Institutions and Documents which identifies common types of fraud encountered in admissions and registrar offices.

Field Notes Admissions

Field Notes: Collaborating with Campus Partners to Enhance Yield Efforts

Apr 19, 2021

Field Notes contributor discusses tactics for increasing yield in 2021.


Survey Opportunity: Post-Pandemic Mobility

Apr 19, 2021

The Centre for International Education and Exchange is asking for survey participants to explore post-pandemic mobility.


7 Leadership Qualities for Registrars and Admissions Officers

Apr 19, 2021

Understanding and applying the qualities of a compassionate leader.

AACRAO Jamaica

AACRAO Collaborates with the University Council of Jamaica

Apr 19, 2021

AACRAO presents at The University of Jamaica's 16th annual Quality Assurance in Higher Education Week.


New Leadership in AACRAO Caucuses

Apr 19, 2021

New leadership for AACRAO's Black and Women's caucus in 2021.

Policy Update

Update from the Department of Education’s Privacy Office

Apr 16, 2021

Dale King, Senior Policy Advisor, administers the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

FAFSA Simplification

FAFSA Simplification Act: Pell Grant Program Impacts

Apr 16, 2021

An in-depth look at the FAFSA Simplification act, what has changed, what the impact will be on Pell going forward.

Strategic Advising

Support Holistic Advising Across the Learner Lifecycle

Apr 5, 2021

Modernizing the admissions and advising process to create a seamless experience for students.

Strategic Planning

Field Notes - Strategic Planning Framework: Pre- & Post-COVID

Apr 5, 2021

Five strategic planning initiatives for higher education institutions dealing with the impact of COVID.


Microaggressions: A Million Tiny Paper Cuts

Apr 4, 2021

The importance of understanding and confronting microaggressions in real time.

Digital Credentials

Meeting the Moment: A Look at the State of Digital Credentials

Apr 4, 2021

Presenters explore the future of digital credentials and the advantages of adopting blockchain as a solution for higher education institutions.

Transfer Articulation

Articulation Agreements in Action!

Apr 3, 2021

How CSM is transforming Articulation Agreements into Customizable Electronic Student Plans.

Utilizing Student Data to Inform Classroom Pedagogy

Apr 3, 2021

Annual Meeting presenters discuss the importance of using data to facilitate and expand the faculty-student relationship.