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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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Pivot!: Registrars’ tight maneuvers in the face of COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020

There will be no 'return to normal' after this. Could that be good for higher ed?

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Serve on the AACRAO Research Advisory Board

Mar 22, 2020

Learn what board members do. Applications open now.

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College & University Journal announces new editor-in-chief

Mar 22, 2020

Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith will retire this spring; Dr. Christopher Tremblay begins this summer.

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What about commencement?

Mar 21, 2020

Survey results of college and university registrars in the face of COVID-19, and a request for more information.

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Save the date: Baden-Württemberg Seminar

Mar 21, 2020

The 2020 BW Seminar will be held October 18-24 in Ulm, Germany. Applications open soon.

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Help students and others at risk of food insecurity

Mar 21, 2020

Support our AACRAOGives effort at this critical time.

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Protocols during crisis: Can I use an unofficial transcript?

Mar 19, 2020

COVID-19 renews call for AACRAO Pledge for Education, guidance for times of crisis.

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Field Notes: Telecommuting during a pandemic

Mar 18, 2020

10 tips to staying sane and productive.

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International recruitment & study abroad impacts of COVID 19

Mar 9, 2020

In response to the rapidly evolving events surrounding Coronavirus, campuses across the country are suspending staff travel and cancelling some study abroad programs.

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Demystifying the Cambridge International Transcript in the U.S.

Mar 9, 2020

Your input is requested for help standardizing the nomenclature.

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Aligning curriculum development and accreditation

Mar 9, 2020

Webinar: Automating the process of getting input and approvals for a curriculum change.

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Field Notes: Cake, communication, and the hidden costs of emotional labor

Mar 9, 2020

Tips for dealing with difficult feelings in the workplace.

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Asking for a friend: The FERPA answers you wish you knew

Mar 9, 2020

3 common FERPA scenarios and the steps to solution.

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A moving target: 3 big challenges facing international ed today

Mar 9, 2020

How institutions can respond.

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2020 AIEA Conference "Rethinks Comprehensive Internationalization"

Mar 7, 2020

AACRAO presented on our work around the UNESCO Global Convention for Recognition.

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AICE Symposium to focus on International Professional Degrees

Mar 6, 2020

If internationally-educated professionals decide to “go back to school” in the US, what are their options?

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Talking transfer: Equity, access, and mobility

Mar 5, 2020

An interview on the complexities around transfer practices and politics.

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What our students can teach us about social justice

Feb 24, 2020

Generation Z is socially conscious. Higher ed has a responsibility to respond.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Feb 24, 2020

Is a student complaint part of their educational record?

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What you should know about the new California Consumer Privacy Act

Feb 24, 2020

In the wake of GDPR, California has passed comprehensive privacy legislation. Other states will follow.