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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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A New Approach to Authenticity in 2022

Feb 7, 2022

What do students need? How can you attract and engage them, and how can you incorporate that into your marketing efforts?

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New Study Looks at Veterans’ College Choice Process

Feb 7, 2022

Learn more about veteran enrollment, graduate enrollment management, Canadian SEM, and more.

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Closed-Loop Marketing in Enrollment

Feb 7, 2022

Learn how higher ed institutions create "closed loop" systems integrating their marketing, admissions, and enrollment strategies.

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20 Ways to Promote Empathetic Leadership

Feb 7, 2022

Learn to lead with empathy and improve communication in the Registrar's Office.

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SEMQ Seeks Editor-in-Chief

Jan 25, 2022

AACRAO's SEM Quarterly seeks a new Editor-in-Chief.

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Ensuring Equity Through Machine-Learning

Jan 24, 2022

Learn how university analysts are ensuring equity and utilizing machine learning to promote student success.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Jan 24, 2022

AACRAO's FERPA Professor examines issues regarding zoom recordings and "student education records."

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Shaping the Future of Public Policy

Jan 24, 2022

AACRAO's Public Policy Advisory Group is now accepting applications.

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Meet AACRAO's Scholarship Recipients

Jan 24, 2022

See how AACRAO is promoting engagement and opportunity for young professionals in higher education.

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Professional Development in the Registrar's Office

Jan 24, 2022

Learn about the strategies and tools used to ensure growth in your Registrar's Office.

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Increasing Member Engagement With Associations

Jan 18, 2022

AACRAO and State and Regional leaders discuss increasing membership engagement and providing resources.

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AACRAO Annual Meeting 2022 Coming Soon

Jan 10, 2022

AACRAO's Annual Meeting is coming in April, learn about the sessions, workshops, and more.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Jan 10, 2022

The FERPA Professor gives advice on utilizing 3rd party vendors and maintaining control of student records.

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Setting the Stage to Empower Learners through Blockchain

Jan 10, 2022

Learn how Scribbles Software enables institutions to utilize blockchain for electronic student records and transcripts.

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The *New Who, What, Where, When and Why for Engaging Gen Z

Jan 10, 2022

Understand how new generations are communicating and learning, and why these new avenues impact recruitment and enrollment.

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Realigning A Registrar’s Office

Jan 10, 2022

Field Notes contributor, Cynthia Suter, discusses her experience evaluating, aligning, and reorganizing the registrar's office.

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Unique Pathways to Leadership

Jan 10, 2022

AACRAO ASCEND participant, Anne Thurmer, discusses her pathway to her current position and her participation in the ASCEND program.

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SEMQ Seeks Research on Impact of COVID-19 on Enrollment Management

Dec 27, 2021

AACRAO's SEM Quarterly seeks contributors focused on student access and success.

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Ask The FERPA Professor

Dec 27, 2021

The FERPA Professor discusses updates and changes to the Solomon Amendment.

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Emerging Issues in the Registrars Office

Dec 27, 2021

Stay abreast of emerging issues in the field, from alternative credentials to disciplinary actions on academic transcripts.