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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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The Refugee Educational Advancement Laboratory (REAL): A New Initiative at the George Washington University

Nov 15, 2021

George Washington University discusses the devlopment of the Refugee Educational Advancement Laboratory (REAL).

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The New U - Transforming the University Model

Nov 2, 2021

We’re seeing new business models emerge, increased speed and agility, and innovative ways to continuously connect like never before

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Native American Heritage Month

Nov 1, 2021

Learn more about Native American History Month and how you can get involved.

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Meet the Future Leaders of Enrollment Management

Nov 1, 2021

Learn about AACRAO's professional development program ASCEND and meet the 2021 cohort.

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Improving the Registrar's Use of Technology

Nov 1, 2021

Get a preview of the Registrar's Self Assessment and see how your office can utilize it to improve process and efficiency.

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Success Coaching Impacts Community College Student Retention, Research Shows

Nov 1, 2021

Latest SEM Quarterly looks at the impact of success coaching on community college student retention.

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Groningen Declaration Network Holds Annual Meeting

Nov 1, 2021

Groningen Declaration Network (GDN) to hold upcoming hybrid meeting in Ottawa, Canada.

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Congressional Hill Day Wrap-up

Nov 1, 2021

See how AACRAO members became advocates and lent their voices to promote positive change in higher education.

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Field Notes: Are You Exceptional at Handling Exceptions?

Nov 1, 2021

Field Notes contributor Aimee Regoso discusses process development and methodology for handling exceptions.

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Help Refugees and Asylum Seekers Continue Their Education

Nov 1, 2021

An in-depth look at the Article 26 Backpag, how to use it, and examples.

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Mobilizing the Power of Peers

Nov 1, 2021

See how Pacific University implemented its peer mentorship program to enhance the student experience.

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Video Trends Impacting Recruitment

Oct 18, 2021

Explore new ways to boost enrollment, recruitment, and student engagement at your institution.

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International Credential Evaluators – Where in the World Are They?

Oct 18, 2021

A little known but important professional takes center stage in a new international research project.

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Oct 18, 2021

Learn more about LGBTQIA+ Month.

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SEM Session Highlight - What is an Educated Person? Making the Case for Liberal Arts Learning

Oct 18, 2021

Presenter Anne Thurmer outlines her upcoming presentation at the SEM 2021 Conference in November.

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2021 Research Grant Award Recipient Selected

Oct 18, 2021

AACRAO 2021 Research Grant recipient Dr. Angela Brockelsby discusses her upcoming research and goals.

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3 Strategies to Help Your Institution Thrive in a Hybrid Learning Environment

Oct 18, 2021

Gain insight into student needs and how to meet them in a changing learning environment.

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Caribbean Off-Shore Medical Schools

Oct 4, 2021

Upcoming webinar and report explores accreditation and credentialing at off-shore Caribbean medical schools.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Oct 4, 2021

The FERPA Professor discusses rules around dual enrollment and outside access.

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AACRAO Wraps Up 2021 Technology Summit

Oct 4, 2021

See what happened at AACRAO's 2021 Technology Summit.