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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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Many new exhibitors bring excitement to SEM 2019

Nov 4, 2019

Exhibitors included AI Chatbots, Scholarships & institutional aid solutions, schedule planner tools & software, enrollment management CRM, strategic marketing firms, credentials platform, transportation management solutions, and more.

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Field Notes: Leadership development cohort kicks off at SEM

Nov 4, 2019

ASCEND will prepare a diverse group to take on leadership roles in Enrollment Management.

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How a road trip (and a flat tire) drove SEM plan success

Nov 4, 2019

One institution's unexpected roadmap to change -- and six practical tips for campus-wide SEM buy-in.

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The Game of Life: Engaging your campus in the student lifecycle

Nov 4, 2019

Step into students' shoes with this board game.

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Support students struggling with food and housing insecurities

Nov 4, 2019

AACRAO will match up to $5,000 in monetary donations through November 15.

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Remove policy and procedural barriers to access

Nov 4, 2019

9 questions to help you find and address issues hindering students and the institution.

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Housing, food, or tuition? The new economics of college

Nov 4, 2019

SEM's opening plenary speaker, Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, discussed meeting students' basic needs with a culture of caring.

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Introducing AACRAO Quick Takes

Oct 22, 2019

AACRAO is offering quick videoconference updates on emerging issues, such as the College Affordability Act. Sign up here.

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Voting for good

Oct 22, 2019

One vote = one donation to a good cause.

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ARSEE 2019 addresses professionalization, technology, compliance

Oct 21, 2019

AACRAO attended our sister organization's national conference in Cancun, Mexico.

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AACRAO Podcasts are back for Season 2

Oct 21, 2019

Admit It, covering admissions topics, and For the Record, covering records and registration, are picking up steam.

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The fast track to advancement

Oct 21, 2019

AACRAO is pleased to introduce the inaugural cohort of the ASCEND Leadership Development Program.

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Survey: Help with a dissertation study for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card

Oct 21, 2019

Survey topic: work-life balance as a predictor of job satisfaction.

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Get familiar with the British "A" and "AS" levels

Oct 20, 2019

Like AP and IB exams, they award advanced credit -- and are becoming popular with domestic students, too.

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Running toward fear

Oct 20, 2019

A counterintuitive approach to leadership.

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Field Notes: Team bonding -- not another day at the office

Oct 18, 2019

A trip to the shore helped this team connect.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Oct 18, 2019

Regarding the sharing of recorded class sessions.

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Scholarship opportunities abroad: Singapore

Oct 8, 2019

A resource for international enrollment management.

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AACRAO meets you where you are

Oct 8, 2019

You're invited! Connect with our thriving online community to catalyze your career.

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AACRAO Book Club launches this month

Oct 7, 2019

The virtual discussion will be held on Tuesday, November 12. Join here for updates.