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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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9 career podcasts you didn't know you needed

Dec 10, 2018

Admit It: Ep 1 explores higher ed as a partisan issue, test optional, enrollment goal struggles, and the admissions director survey. PLUS: 8 other podcasts to boost your career.

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Field Notes: Balancing your career when caring for a loved one

Dec 10, 2018

One higher ed professional offers realistic, hard-won wisdom about working through crisis.

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Aleks Morawski joins AACRAO Winter Institute team

Dec 10, 2018

Understanding foreign credentials is an imperative of fairness and student success.

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Reflections on SEM: 3 catalysts for change

Dec 10, 2018

AACRAO President (and first-time SEM Conference attendee) Tina Falkner shares her takeaways.

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Reverse engineer Strategic Enrollment Management for GREAT outcomes

Dec 10, 2018

Start with the end in mind.

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AACRAO expands relationship with NAIA

Dec 10, 2018

Training, webinars, and publications spring from the organizations’ knowledge sharing.

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Staff development: Practicing what we teach

Dec 10, 2018

Connect professional development with academic programs and processes.

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By the book, by the culture, or by strategic goals?

Dec 10, 2018

What SEM style is right for your organization?

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Meet Winter Institute Faculty Robert Watkins

Nov 27, 2018

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Admitting Vulnerable Student Populations to U.S. Campuses

Nov 27, 2018

AACRAO – IIE PEER best practices workshop helps U.S. institutions have the tools put in place now in order to support the next population of vulnerable students.

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The demand is high. The picture is big. The goal is meaningful.

Nov 27, 2018

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Field Notes: Pairing dual enrollment, transfer credit evaluation & transfer admissions

Nov 27, 2018

Opportunities to cross train staff, improve student outreach, and build important relationships with other institutions.

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Criminal and disciplinary history in college admissions: policies, questions, and best practices

Nov 26, 2018

AACRAO work group holds engaging listening session at SEM to grapple with complex questions.

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"Thank you" from the students you help

Nov 26, 2018

The SEM closing plenary speaker reminded the audience that they are the gatekeepers to students dreams.

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Taking SEM Home

Nov 26, 2018

Principles learned and how to apply them.

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AACRAO hosts visitors from Gulf countries interested in U.S. admissions processes and study abroad

Nov 26, 2018

Participants were sponsored by the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program.

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Lessons learned: Collaborating with IT to leverage data

Nov 26, 2018

The software and teams used by the University of Toronto to get a 360-degree view of students.

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10 questions colleges should ask to understand their retention challenges

Nov 26, 2018

Villanova University student retention officer Brian Galloway offers his insights.

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10 minute mentorship for enrollment professionals

Nov 26, 2018

Common concerns and a helpful strategy for shifting perspective.

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How higher education can prepare graduates for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Nov 26, 2018

Predicting skills and gearing institutions for the future.