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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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AACRAO's leadership development program accepting applicants

Jul 8, 2019

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

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Field Notes: The empowerment of accepting the mess

Jul 2, 2019

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

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Eye-opening data about global student mobility

Jun 25, 2019

And facts about the seriousness of credential fraud.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Help! I’m new to international admissions

Jun 20, 2019

3 common questions & ready resources for new evaluators

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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.

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Is blockchain the answer to all our questions?

Jun 20, 2019

Forget the hype. What problem does blockchain solve, anyway?

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Real stories from Transgender students on campus

Jun 11, 2019

Serving students who wish to update their gender marker, change their legal name, use a preferred name, or designate a pronoun.

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IESC Fellowship applications open for international credential evaluators

Jun 11, 2019

Junior professionals can get hands-on experience and expert mentorship.

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How a Registrar’s Office review can benefit your institution

Jun 11, 2019

The value of a different perspective.

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Baden-Württemberg Seminar participant spotlight: Katrina Brown

Jun 11, 2019

If you’ve ever wondered whether the B-W Seminar would pay off professionally, hear (and see!) Katrina's experience.

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U.S. Commercial Service holds Best Practices for Study Consortia Meeting at AACRAO

Jun 11, 2019

AACRAO is pleased to support the efforts of the USCS in promoting the U.S. as a study destination for international students.


Global recognition in International Admissions and Credential Evaluation

Jun 10, 2019

As times change, can the US international admissions and credential evaluation system stay decentralized and unstructured?

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Field Notes: 5 principles to guide streamlining

Jun 10, 2019

How to make decisions that will improve office efficiency.


3-minute mentor: Take risks; get uncomfortable

Jun 10, 2019

If you're wondering whether the glass is half-full or half-empty, you're asking the wrong question.

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The art of data-driven articulation agreements

Jun 10, 2019

How one school is changing the game to better serve transfer students.