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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. 


Emmy-award winning journalist Byron Pitts inspires AACRAO 2019

Apr 2, 2019

Higher education administrators are "“living the dream and making dreams happen,” he reminded us. "Bring your boat."


Guide to Best Practices: Articulation Agreements

Apr 2, 2019

Read it here, and join your fellow Transfer Articulation colleagues Wednesday, April 3, at the 2019 AACRAO Annual Meeting to learn more about the guide.

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Evaluating International Professional Degrees

Apr 2, 2019

Download the Evaluation Methodology worksheet to use on your campus.

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Government relations update from AACRAO 2019

Apr 2, 2019

Principal Deputy Under Secretary Diane Auer Jones joined AACRAO Executive Director Mike Reilly for a virtual General Session Monday.

Making Sense of the Mess

Student Digital Experience: Making Sense of the Mess

Apr 2, 2019

Case studies from one university on practical and integrated applications.

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Administrators

Apr 2, 2019

Applying the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to our work as administrators in the higher education field.


Does digitalization undermine trust in the quality of higher education?

Mar 18, 2019

A question addressed in a session at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s International Group meeting.

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2019 Groningen Declaration Network Annual Meeting to be held in Puebla, Mexico, in April

Mar 18, 2019

Registration is open for the conference, which is focused on "Constructing the Global Digital Credentialing Ecosystem."


Join the national conversation: The Learner Record Index

Mar 18, 2019

A conversation on why a national LRI is critical for supporting higher education today and in the future.


Arizona International Educators affirm global leadership in a time of change

Mar 17, 2019

AACRAO International staff member Ann Koenig co-presented a breakout session on using online verification systems in the processing of international student records.


Field Notes: Tips for reorganizing your department

Mar 17, 2019

A look at reasons to reorganize, ways to communicate, and strategies for success.


4 ways to engage faculty in international SEM

Mar 17, 2019

Tips include modifying academic programs, improving teaching practices, and enhancing student recruitment and support strategies.


AACRAO welcomes Tina DeNeen as Associate Executive Director

Mar 17, 2019

The University Registrar, basketball aficionado, and long-time AACRAO volunteer will become the new AED of Meetings and Partnerships on May 1.


AACRAO LEAD Curriculum Work Group members named

Mar 17, 2019

Workgroup to establish the Senior Enrollment Management Officer leadership development program, which will kick off this fall.


Scholarship opportunities abroad: Bahrain

Mar 17, 2019

Building internationalization strategies and international enrollment management resources.


Survey: Sharing information regarding sexual misconduct

Mar 17, 2019

To understand how institutions share, respond, and coordinate information regarding individuals who have perpetrated sexual assault.

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SEM Endorsement Program announces scholarship and seeks evaluators

Mar 17, 2019

Also: Congratulations to the program's 25th graduate, Brad Hales, BYU - Pathway Worldwide.


AACRAO President Tina Falkner reports from round two of Negotiated Rulemaking

Mar 5, 2019

How this process departs from previous rulemaking.


T minus 55 days: Bid Janie a fond farewell in her retirement "book"

Mar 5, 2019

After nearly 50 years of service to higher ed, Associate Executive Director and “heart of AACRAO” is ready for her next adventure.


Ask the FERPA Professor

Mar 5, 2019

Communicating with high schools about students in dual credit courses.