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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. 

Ask the FERPA Professors

Feb 19, 2024

The FERPA Professor examines the terms "School Official" and "Legitimate Education Interest" as applied to student workers.

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The Enrollment Manager’s Role in Retention and Student Success

Feb 19, 2024

Key areas you need to focus on to improve and optimize retention and support student success at your institution.

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Dealing with FAFSA Delays: Suggestions for Campus Officials

Feb 5, 2024

Maintaining a proactive approach to upcoming changes and ensuring a positive experience for students on your campus.

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Learn More about the Lunar New Year

Feb 5, 2024

Understanding the history and significance of the lunar new year and how you can take part.

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The Impact of Educational Changes in Florida and the Role of Sociology in Black History Month

Feb 5, 2024

Understanding the impact of recent legislation and how it connects to Black History Month.

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Optimizing the Enrollment Journey - January SEMQ

Feb 5, 2024

Understand and optimize your audience messaging to improve your enrollment journey.

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Highlighting Student Achievement in Higher Ed

Feb 5, 2024

Nominate a student for ACE's Student of the Year award.

Ask the FERPA Professors

Feb 5, 2024

The FERPA Professor answers a question about a court subpoena and FERPA compliance.

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Join Us for our Member Town Halls

Jan 22, 2024

New membership opportunities, updates, and a live Q&A with AACRAO Board representatives and AACRAO Executive Director, Melanie Gottlieb.

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Digital Receipt of Credential Evaluation Reports and International Transcripts

Jan 22, 2024

New workgroup gathering data to further promote how institutions can streamline and secure their international enrollment process.

Ask the FERPA Professors - 50th Anniversary

Jan 22, 2024

The FERPA Professor gives guidance on directory information, consent, and disclosures.

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Host EducationUSA Advisers This Summer

Jan 22, 2024

Boost your international student recruitment and participate in a dynamic and mutually beneficial higher education program.

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Best Practices in Student Success

Jan 22, 2024

Learn new ways to promote and encourage student success pathways at your institution.

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Promoting Community and Collaboration

Jan 22, 2024

See the work being done behind the scenes to ensure your membership experience meets your needs and promotes collaboration.

Explore, Connect, and Collaborate #AACRAO2024

Jan 5, 2024

Explore your opportunities to collaborate, network, and learn from higher education colleagues around the globe.

Admission Processes and Challenges

Jan 5, 2024

Take advantage of the tools and technology available to help institutions manage and optimize their processes.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Jan 5, 2024

The FERPA Professor gives guidance on the case of a breach in treatment records and why those records are no longer exempt.

Understanding the Future of Credentials - Credential Chats

Jan 5, 2024

Take part in the Digital Credential conversation and join our weekly live Q&A Credentials Chat.

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A New Year at AACRAO

Dec 21, 2023

A year of global upheaval reminds us that some things never change, including AACRAO’s commitment to prioritizing learner success in everything we do.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Dec 21, 2023

The FERPA Professor responds to an interesting question relating to the recordation requirement and what to include on student records.