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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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Ask the FERPA Professor

May 3, 2021

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

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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.

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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.

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7 Leadership Qualities for Registrars and Admissions Officers

Apr 19, 2021

Understanding and applying the qualities of a compassionate leader.

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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.

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New Leadership in AACRAO Caucuses

Apr 19, 2021

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

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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).

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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.

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Support Holistic Advising Across the Learner Lifecycle

Apr 5, 2021

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

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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.

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Microaggressions: A Million Tiny Paper Cuts

Apr 4, 2021

The importance of understanding and confronting microaggressions in real time.

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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.

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Articulation Agreements in Action!

Apr 3, 2021

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

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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.

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SEM as a Connector

Apr 2, 2021

AACRAO Annual Meeting session presenters discuss building relationships in the new normal and the responsibility of SEM professionals.

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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Student Support and Retention Approaches

Apr 2, 2021

Recommendations for advising students on how to get back on track.

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Webinar - Successful Recruitment, Retention, and Yield of New Students

Mar 29, 2021

AACRAO, NACAC, and NODA leadership discuss and critically analyze the roles each association plays in the matriculation process.

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Interstate Passport: Streamlining Transfer to Increase College Completion

Mar 22, 2021

A discussion on the background, development, and outcomes of Interstate Passports and its benefits for students and institutions.

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Revamping Your Transfer Visit Program

Mar 22, 2021

Tactics institutions can take to revamp or revitalize Transfer programs.