Connect with concepts, colleagues & community

Questions, comments or suggestions?

Contact the EditorAbout the Editor

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. 

Creating a transfer-friendly institution

Jul 15, 2019

3 changes that helped one institution boost transfer student success.

Appalachian State's Transfer Symposiums dispel myths and build relationships

Jul 15, 2019

The 4th campus-wide Symposium focused on STEM curriculum alignment with 13 community college partners.

Audience questions fuel technology panel at #techtransfer19

Jul 15, 2019

Panelists discussed how tech might actually preserve human relationships, and how it affects students' mental health.


Taking the SIS “back to baseline”

Jul 15, 2019

Staff professional development helped a massive de-customization project succeed.


AACRAO attends ENIC-NARIC in Cologne

Jul 8, 2019

Recognition of refugee qualifications was high on the agenda.


Building the Blueprint: AACRAO Hill Day 2019

Jul 8, 2019

A series of articles from early-career professionals navigating higher education.

Bringing a minimalist ethos to the transfer office

Jul 8, 2019

How one mid-sized institution improved credit evaluation efficiency.

Streamlining transcript evaluations through software integration

Jul 8, 2019

With system interoperation, City Colleges of Chicago improved advising and drastically reduced turnaround time on credit evals.


3-minute mentor: The myth of the 'self-made' person

Jul 8, 2019

The importance of inclusivity and teamwork.


Statewide support for transfer students and institutions

Jul 8, 2019

Coordination and collaboration have elevated the game in Illinois. 


AACRAO's leadership development program accepting applicants

Jul 8, 2019

ASCEND helps you prepare for the next step in your enrollment management career.

Field Notes: The empowerment of accepting the mess

Jul 2, 2019

Navigating competing demands and moving through change is messy. Embrace it.

Eye-opening data about global student mobility

Jun 25, 2019

And facts about the seriousness of credential fraud.

Field Notes: Ready… Set… Advocate! 2019 AACRAO Hill Day

Jun 25, 2019

53 AACRAO advocates had over 100 meetings with congressional leaders. A first-time attendee shares her eye-opening experience.


Scholarship opportunities abroad: Kuwait

Jun 24, 2019

A resource for building internationalization strategies and international enrollment management.


3-minute mentor: Growing your career when moving isn’t an option

Jun 24, 2019

Finding personal satisfaction and directions for development.

Global Recognition in International Credential Evaluation: Is It Possible? Is It Necessary?

Jun 24, 2019

Will the U.S. continue to be a study destination when so many other nations are coming together on credential recognition?

Who you gonna call about academic credential fraud?

Jun 21, 2019

AACRAO International fraud-busters help with identification and response.

Help! I’m new to international admissions

Jun 20, 2019

3 common questions & ready resources for new evaluators

How the registrar is integral to institutional reporting

Jun 20, 2019

Online data reports (a.k.a. “fact books”) can provide insight and visualizations across campus/es for analysis and research.