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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: Working with distinct populations during COVID-19

May 1, 2020

Support student athletes, military students, and students with disabilities through application and enrollment.

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Please respond to IIE surveys

Apr 21, 2020

Open Doors student census & COVID-19 snapshot surveys close in the coming days.

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7 tips for a higher ed job search during the pandemic

Apr 21, 2020

Is it the right time to look for a job? Learn more.

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Providing simple, secure, and efficient transcript services during COVID-19

Apr 20, 2020

COVID-19 is accelerating shift to electronic transcripts. Learn more and join this Friday's webinar.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Apr 19, 2020

Is a recorded Zoom meeting considered a student record?

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Preserving mental health in a time of uncertainty

Apr 19, 2020

Handling fear, helplessness, agitation, boredom with music, gratitude, and other proven mood-shifters.

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Feeling thoughtful? Inspired? Write for an AACRAO journal

Apr 18, 2020

Take this time to stretch your imagination and build your resume.

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AACRAO Black Caucus welcomes new chair Roslyn Perry

Apr 17, 2020

Thanks to past chair, Kristy Goodwin, for her outstanding leadership.

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Guidance for recruiters during COVID-19

Apr 17, 2020

With millions out of work, what can institutions expect, and how can they respond?

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Support incoming international students with academic acclimation workshops

Apr 16, 2020

Texas State University's plan for easing the transition and helping int'l students succeed.

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AACRAO staff share stay-at-home survival strategies

Apr 7, 2020

Lessons learned from three weeks of mandatory telework.

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AACRAO Coffee Break: Admissions & Transfer Crisis Practices

Apr 6, 2020

Resources and guidance for strained professionals.

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AACRAO membership free for 3 months

Apr 6, 2020

Now more than ever, for our students and for ourselves, we must rely on our professional community.

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Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus welcomes new chair

Apr 6, 2020

Tricia Ryan, Director of Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations at San Jose State University, takes the helm this month.

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Transcript practice resources: Name changes, disciplinary actions, and more

Apr 6, 2020

Guidance from the updated Academic Record and Transcript Guide.

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AACRAO celebrates our 2020 award winners

Apr 3, 2020

Honoring 11 individuals for their service to the profession and the association.

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Ever heard of Baden-Württemberg?

Apr 3, 2020

Learn about this year's host city, Ulm, home of Albert Einstein.

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Field Notes: 6 strategies for dealing with conflict at work

Apr 3, 2020

How to handle interpersonal tension.

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AACRAO Coffee Break: Academic Policy in Crisis Situations

Mar 30, 2020

AACRAO Coffee Breaks are webinars held weekly, Fridays at 2 PM (ET).

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8 tips for keeping your team connected from the home office

Mar 23, 2020

Remote work is the new normal, but physical distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation.