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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: Unexpected leadership lessons from COVID

Aug 6, 2020

You may have to let go of what you think you know.

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Census count ending early

Aug 6, 2020

AACRAO urges members to provide the Census Bureau with needed information ahead of August deadlines.

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Protesting during a global pandemic

Jul 28, 2020

Amplifying AACRAO’s commitment to a community where all are valued, heard, and respected.

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What 2020 means for enrollment

Jul 28, 2020

Without a crystal ball, how can enrollment managers make decisions?

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Collaboration as a structured process

Jul 27, 2020

...and other secrets of change management.

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In memory of Edward Devlin

Jul 25, 2020

Ed’s groundbreaking work and advocacy enriched AACRAO and higher education.

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Students' perception of credit transfer experience

Jul 25, 2020

Study shows credit loss usually doesn't bother students. Webinar Sept. 9.

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The racist history of standardized testing in college admissions

Jul 25, 2020

And how to develop a fair and legal holistic process.

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Tom Black announces retirement

Jul 24, 2020

"Tom has been attached to nearly all of the innovative advances in the student records arena since the 1980s."

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The life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis

Jul 23, 2020

Reflections from William Rafael Gil, Director of Government Relations at AACRAO.

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Field Notes: Dismantling oppression, empowering women

Jul 23, 2020

3 lessons learned from a women's leadership development group.

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LER—The Learning and Employment Record for a skills-based economy

Jul 23, 2020

Join the webinar to learn more about lifelong learning records -- and your role in this initiative.

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Join WICHE's Interstate Passport Network

Jul 23, 2020

The project enables the block transfer of lower-division general education learning across state borders.

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2020 Census & student privacy: What you need to know

Jul 13, 2020

Has your institution done its part to assist the U.S. Census Bureau in the collection and distribution of student information?

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An emerging issue in international education: Taxing online students

Jul 13, 2020

Investigating new levies in India and Mexico.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Jul 13, 2020

Can you notify people if a staff or student tests positive for COVID-19?

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Interested in ACE's Blockchain Innovation Challenge?

Jul 13, 2020

The deadline has been extended.

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Managing classroom space this fall

Jul 13, 2020

Start with a "living inventory" and establish clear utilization priorities.

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Enhancing degree audit: What the "new normal" should look like

Jul 11, 2020

Expect more from your system.

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Field Notes: 7 budget-friendly marketing tools

Jul 10, 2020

Many are already in your hands.