Connect with concepts, colleagues & community

Subscribe to AACRAO Connect
Questions, comments or suggestions?

Contact the EditorAbout the Editor

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. 

notebook with "2020 New YEar's Resolutions" written on it with 5 numbers, next to a cup of coffee and a pen

5 practical & potent professional resolutions

Jan 13, 2020

Start today and make 2020 the year for career transformation.

GDN banner

Registration open: Groningen Declaration Network Annual Meeting

Jan 13, 2020

The meeting in Delhi will bring together higher education professionals and other stakeholders dedicated to the global mobility of learners.

woman with glasses askew and donut in mouth and stressed look on face looks at computer while boss points at watch

Field Notes: When "do more with less" becomes too much to ask

Jan 12, 2020

Personal and professional wellbeing in the age of enrollment decline.

businessman standing in front of colleagues presenting chart

Take the next step in your career: Present a session

Jan 12, 2020

Developing an idea for a proposal can have many positive outcomes for your career.

AACRAO Board of Directors appoints first External Director

Jan 12, 2020

The AACRAO Board of Directors has appointed Rob Shomaker, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CUPA-HR.

feet in yellow flats at start line with arrow

New job? Start off on the right foot

Jan 12, 2020

A strategy for success for early and mid-career changes.

five smiling people sitting around a meeting table

Make your office the best place to work

Jan 10, 2020

In this era of professional mobility, how do you cultivate and keep reliable, long-term staff?

businessperson sitting at desk with burned matchtop for a head

Stop doing too much

Jan 10, 2020

Set boundaries at work to be more effective and happier.

vault door open

A portal for higher education institutional policy

Dec 17, 2019

AACRAO and CollegeSource partner on Campus Policy Repository.

gavel and scale in law library

Report: Criminal and Disciplinary History in College Admissions

Dec 17, 2019

The workgroup recommends not asking criminal history questions on admission applications, if possible.

feet in a circle around a doodled lightbulb

Talking the talk: 15 lessons learned working with creatives

Dec 16, 2019

professor standing in library

Cultivating relationships with faculty for campus-wide SEM

Dec 16, 2019

Like most things, the solution is simple, but the work is not.

Scholarship Opportunities abroad: Cyprus and Bhutan

Dec 16, 2019

A resource for international enrollment management.

Speaker Joel Zeff headshot next to text that reads "improvise"

1 question you can ask to improve office collaboration

Dec 16, 2019

Shift your perspective to build teamwork and create a positive work environment.

Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars

Dec 15, 2019

Opportunities for study in Germany and France. Deadline Feb. 3, 2020.

board with post-it notes on three sections: do, doing, done

Field Notes: A project management tool for SEM

Dec 15, 2019

A living SEM project management system for multiple, simultaneous, and interdependent projects.

glass piggy bank with a variety of green buildings inside

An alternative to college "choice" models

Dec 15, 2019

A more organic framework for understanding whether and where students go to college.

Team of professionals at table around laptops and coffee cups

Optimization: Aligning technology planning with SEM

Dec 15, 2019

4 considerations for mission-driven, collaborative technology implementation.

pile of gifts with text overlay reading: AACRAO Gift Guide & Giving Tuesday

Top 5 picks from AACRAO’s Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Dec 2, 2019

Join AACRAO Gives for #GivingTuesday, and shop professional development for yourself and your staff.

illustration of three people growing and picking lightbulbs

6 reasons professional development matters

Dec 2, 2019

Opportunities can help new employees thrive, underemployed professionals grow, and lead to promotion.