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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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Field Notes: #IamRemarkable: The art of graceful self-promotion

Aug 23, 2020

Empowering women to acknowledge and share their accomplishments.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Aug 23, 2020

A question of mass emails.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Aug 11, 2020

A military recruiter requests unusual information.

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Mentoring study: Call for research participants

Aug 11, 2020

Understanding what registrars experience in mentoring roles.

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Can higher ed stay relevant to 21st century learners?

Aug 10, 2020

Only if we embrace disruption.

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Meet the new SEM-EP Evaluator, Cié Gee

Aug 10, 2020

SEM isn’t just for enrollment managers, says the Assoc. Vice Provost at UTSA.

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4 ways to improve your writing

Aug 10, 2020

Hone this critical professional skill.

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Strategy in the face of crisis

Aug 9, 2020

Assessment is critical to enrollment management, even during a pandemic.

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Field Notes: Unexpected leadership lessons from COVID

Aug 6, 2020

You may have to let go of what you think you know.

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Census count ending early

Aug 6, 2020

AACRAO urges members to provide the Census Bureau with needed information ahead of August deadlines.

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Protesting during a global pandemic

Jul 28, 2020

Amplifying AACRAO’s commitment to a community where all are valued, heard, and respected.

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What 2020 means for enrollment

Jul 28, 2020

Without a crystal ball, how can enrollment managers make decisions?

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Collaboration as a structured process

Jul 27, 2020

...and other secrets of change management.

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In memory of Edward Devlin

Jul 25, 2020

Ed’s groundbreaking work and advocacy enriched AACRAO and higher education.

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Students' perception of credit transfer experience

Jul 25, 2020

Study shows credit loss usually doesn't bother students. Webinar Sept. 9.

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The racist history of standardized testing in college admissions

Jul 25, 2020

And how to develop a fair and legal holistic process.

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Tom Black announces retirement

Jul 24, 2020

"Tom has been attached to nearly all of the innovative advances in the student records arena since the 1980s."

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The life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis

Jul 23, 2020

Reflections from William Rafael Gil, Director of Government Relations at AACRAO.

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Field Notes: Dismantling oppression, empowering women

Jul 23, 2020

3 lessons learned from a women's leadership development group.

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LER—The Learning and Employment Record for a skills-based economy

Jul 23, 2020

Join the webinar to learn more about lifelong learning records -- and your role in this initiative.