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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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Ask the FERPA Professor

Mar 5, 2019

Communicating with high schools about students in dual credit courses.

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EdUSA and Dept of Commerce to discuss policies on work with commissioned agents

Mar 5, 2019

EducationUSA, AIRC, NACAC, and AACRAO offer two-part webinar.

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Registrar 201 revamped for AACRAO 2019

Mar 5, 2019

Registrar 201 now uses a case study and discussion method based on “Ted Talks."

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IIE Summit: A centennial celebration and a call to action

Mar 4, 2019

AACRAO traveled to New York for the event, which encouraged attendees to ask how their institutions can support the basic human right to education.

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Become an AACRAO Content Coordinator

Mar 4, 2019

AACRAO is seeking volunteers to fill leadership positions developing and delivering content in 6 programmatic areas.

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The subtle art of graduate enrollment management

Mar 4, 2019

The marriage of academia and student success. PLUS: the brave new world of stackable credentials.

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A journey to the cloud

Mar 4, 2019

OSU shares lessons learned during their SIS migration.

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Lesson from Winter Institute: Professional development has no limits

Mar 4, 2019

If you could go back in time and give yourself career advice, what would it be?

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Field Notes: Tips for building meaningful relationships at work

Mar 4, 2019

Strong and satisfying relationships take work. Start today to make a difference in your career and in someone else’s.

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Key Dept of Ed higher ed liaison to address AACRAO

Mar 4, 2019

Come to #AACRAO19 or join via live stream to hear federal relations update, including negotiated rulemaking, accreditation, credit hours and more.

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3-minute mentor: Avoid the comparison trap

Mar 3, 2019

Competition can be debilitating. Learn to build community among peers instead.

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Reminder to complete the Open Doors Surveys

Mar 3, 2019

The deadline for the International Student Census is March 14 and Study Abroad Survey is March 20.

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SEM & Assessment – Count everything that moves!

Mar 3, 2019

No new service or program should be offered without first asking how its impact on student success will be determined.

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Registrars: Solving university crises (since at least 1910)

Feb 19, 2019

How the role evolved alongside the student record. Plus, what the Violent Femmes have to say about it.


Ask the FERPA Professor

Feb 18, 2019

A question about date of birth as directory information.

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USDOJ: Survey on the use of transcript notation on college and university campuses

Feb 18, 2019

Input from institutions of higher education with innovative approaches and any sample policies and procedures are of special interest.

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Showcasing AICE and AACRAO collaboration

Feb 18, 2019

A webinar on the organizations' joint work setting standards in graduate admissions and accreditation.

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AACRAO International supports EducationUSA seminar

Feb 18, 2019

The seminar, hosted at UW Madison, was the first of a series of regional seminars EducationUSA hopes to host around the country.

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3-minute mentor: Compartmentalize and save your brain

Feb 18, 2019

An occasional Connect column delivering bite-size career advice for higher education administrators.

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How can dual enrollment better serve underrepresented students?

Feb 18, 2019

The population that could benefit the most seems to be least likely to take advantage.