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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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Reflections from Winter Institute 2019

Feb 18, 2019

There is no college degree or workshop that will teach us how to do everything. A community of professionals is essential.

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AACRAO Professional Activities Committees to develop more content

Feb 17, 2019

Six new coordinators will support the creation of content for delivery methods outside of the Annual Meeting program.

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How to do holistic admissions legally, efficiently, and effectively

Feb 17, 2019

Integrity, consistency and accountability are linchpins.

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AACRAO SEM-EP partners with Bethel University's EdD program

Feb 17, 2019

“We are thrilled that a four-year university like Bethel University is recognizing the educational value of our training and endorsement,” said AACRAO Executive Director Mike Reilly.

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Field Notes: Communication pointers for those “Do you have a minute?” conversations

Feb 17, 2019

"I don't want to be rude, but no. No, I do not have a minute."

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Commissioned Recruitment Agents: A Policy Shift

Feb 5, 2019

A highly debated topic with many in the field of International Education drawing hard ethical lines on the practice.

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"For the Record" episode 1 and "Admit It" episodes 1-3 available for streaming

Feb 4, 2019

Admissions podcast unpacks diversity on campuses; Registrar podcast explores how the role of the registrar has evolved.

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International credentials: Qualifications Framework (QF) fundamentals

Feb 4, 2019

What's a QF, where are they used, and why? (Plus an explanatory peek at New Zealand's national QF.)

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AACRAO mourns the passing of Wayne Becraft

Feb 4, 2019

The former AACRAO Executive Director (1988-98) passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 11. He was 74.

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AACRAO and the National Student Clearinghouse meet to discuss common interests

Feb 4, 2019

SIS and Compliance Reporting, Veterans, Comprehensive Learner Record, Technology and FERPA were on the agenda

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4 ways for women, and all humans, to navigate bias and insecurity at work

Feb 4, 2019

AACRAO leaders discuss strategies to keep imposter syndrome, glass ceilings, and cultural conditioning from holding you back.

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5 keys to productive transfer partnerships

Feb 4, 2019

Why some partnerships fail and others thrive.

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AACRAO members appointed to CAS Registrar Standards Committee

Feb 4, 2019

In addition to revising the standards and possibly aligning them more closely to AACRAO’s Core Competencies and Proficiencies, the Committee will be updating the Contextual Statement for Registrar Programs and Services.

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Field Notes: Evaluation of military and veteran student credit

Feb 4, 2019

Preferred documents, evaluation lifecycle, SIS input, specialized laws, and resources for credit evaluators.

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What’s next in international higher ed? Possibilities and probabilities for the future

Feb 4, 2019

AACRAO presented at the 2019 AIEA Conference, attended by over 800 SIOs.


Ask the FERPA Professor

Jan 30, 2019

Internship/Practicum verification

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Call for Public Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) members

Jan 30, 2019

Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 1, 2019.


Seeking volunteers for the SEM Quarterly Journal Editorial Board

Jan 30, 2019

To indicate your interest, please respond by March 5, 2019.

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Successful leadership styles: Leading through change

Jan 30, 2019

“Transparency leads to trust, trust leads to collaboration, and collaboration leads to student success."

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Dr. Keith David Watenpaugh to address AACRAO 2019 International Luncheon

Jan 22, 2019

Professor and founding director of Human Rights Studies at UC Davis, Watenpaugh has spent his career supporting the basic human right to education.