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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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Live from #AACRAO2023: Ask the FERPA Professor

Mar 28, 2023

A series of in-depth FERPA questions answered by LeRoy Rooker "The FERPA Professor" and Dr. Helen B. Garrett.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: State & Regional Hot Topics

Mar 28, 2023

Promoting engagement, leadership, and planning with State and Regional ACRAO's.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: How a Cloud SIS Delivers an Unparalleled Student Experience

Mar 28, 2023

Making an online-first approach a reality by focusing on the idea that "everything you can do in an office you can do online."

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Live from #AACRAO2023: Helping Students Overcome Poor Decisions

Mar 28, 2023

"Ban the Box," promoting campus safety, and the complex world of disciplinary considerations.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: The Data Doesn't Lie

Mar 28, 2023

Efficacy through result-oriented and data-driven change.

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#AACRAO2023 Session Highlight: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Mar 21, 2023

Incorporating project management principles and methodologies to effect institution-wide change in process and culture.

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Hill Day 2023: In-person On Capitol Hill

Mar 20, 2023

Advocate and make your voice heard at the 2023 AACRAO Congressional Hill Day.

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Improving Enrollment through Targeted Research

Mar 20, 2023

Examining, reviewing, and acting on the data that matters to improve enrollment at your institution.

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Combining Academic Advising and the Registrar’s Office

Mar 20, 2023

One member's journey and advice in building, defining, and thriving in a new role.

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Implementing and Sustaining your SEM Plan: The Party is Just Getting Started

Mar 20, 2023

What to do once you've created your strategic enrollment management plan.

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Reflections on Change and Community: Bringing Groups Together

Mar 20, 2023

Bridging the gap, promoting collaboration and community in higher education.

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The CLR, “Experience You,” and an Opportunity for All

Mar 20, 2023

Understanding, building upon, and improving the student record to increase student success.

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AACRAO Launches Young Professionals Caucus

Mar 20, 2023

Commune and collaborate with other young professionals in higher education.

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Expanding the CLR/LER Ecosystem

Mar 6, 2023

See how AACRAO is pushing the conversation forward in the CLR/LER space.

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Supporting Non-traditional Student Persistence

Mar 6, 2023

Take a peak inside the latest issue of AACRAO's College & University Journal.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Mar 6, 2023

The FERPA Professor answers a question pertaining to applicants, education records, and institutional responsibility.

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#AACRAO2023 Session Highlight: Records Retention Best Practices: Mandated and Homegrown Approaches

Mar 6, 2023

Read about our upcoming AM2023 session "Records Retention Best Practices: Mandated and Homegrown Approaches"

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Join the Accessibility Task Force

Mar 6, 2023

Assist AACRAO in auditing association products & services with an accessibility lens.

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Meet AACRAO’s New Parliamentarian

Mar 6, 2023

Learn more about AACRAO's Board of Directors and the Parliamentarian position.

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Leadership is for Elevating Others

Mar 6, 2023

What makes a great leader and how do you gain trust in your position?