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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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International recruitment & study abroad impacts of COVID 19

Mar 9, 2020

In response to the rapidly evolving events surrounding Coronavirus, campuses across the country are suspending staff travel and cancelling some study abroad programs.

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Demystifying the Cambridge International Transcript in the U.S.

Mar 9, 2020

Your input is requested for help standardizing the nomenclature.

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Aligning curriculum development and accreditation

Mar 9, 2020

Webinar: Automating the process of getting input and approvals for a curriculum change.

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Field Notes: Cake, communication, and the hidden costs of emotional labor

Mar 9, 2020

Tips for dealing with difficult feelings in the workplace.

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Asking for a friend: The FERPA answers you wish you knew

Mar 9, 2020

3 common FERPA scenarios and the steps to solution.

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A moving target: 3 big challenges facing international ed today

Mar 9, 2020

How institutions can respond.

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2020 AIEA Conference "Rethinks Comprehensive Internationalization"

Mar 7, 2020

AACRAO presented on our work around the UNESCO Global Convention for Recognition.

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AICE Symposium to focus on International Professional Degrees

Mar 6, 2020

If internationally-educated professionals decide to “go back to school” in the US, what are their options?

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Talking transfer: Equity, access, and mobility

Mar 5, 2020

An interview on the complexities around transfer practices and politics.

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What our students can teach us about social justice

Feb 24, 2020

Generation Z is socially conscious. Higher ed has a responsibility to respond.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Feb 24, 2020

Is a student complaint part of their educational record?

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What you should know about the new California Consumer Privacy Act

Feb 24, 2020

In the wake of GDPR, California has passed comprehensive privacy legislation. Other states will follow.

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Building the Blueprint: A creative soul in a registrar's world

Feb 24, 2020

No matter how indirect your path to higher ed admin, this advice can help you succeed.

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Global colleagues learn international transfer credit at AACRAO’s Winter Institute

Feb 24, 2020

How can one master 196 educational systems in five days?

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Field Notes: The registrar's emerging role in data governance

Feb 24, 2020

Registrars are located at many intersections, positioning them to make a major contribution.

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Pearson Edexcel & BTEC: Designing qualifications for the future

Feb 24, 2020

Free webinar March 4: Learn about academic and vocational credentials for international students seeking degrees in the US and Canada.

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Handling microaggressions

Feb 24, 2020

How women of color in higher education administrators navigate workplace bias.

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8 ways for registrars to foster diversity and inclusion

Feb 24, 2020

Yes, it is your responsibility. Step up.

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Webinar: Help more students find the right classes

Feb 11, 2020

Increase student persistence with streamlined planning & registration.

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Highlighting the work of the AACRAO Black Caucus

Feb 11, 2020

One of our largest caucuses, the Black Caucus is open to any member interested in advancing the black community in higher ed.