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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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Become the 100th applicant!

Dec 11, 2018

AACRAO's Strategic Enrollment Management Endorsement Program (SEM-EP) will soon receive its 100th application. It could be you!

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9 career podcasts you didn't know you needed

Dec 10, 2018

Admit It: Ep 1 explores higher ed as a partisan issue, test optional, enrollment goal struggles, and the admissions director survey. PLUS: 8 other podcasts to boost your career.

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Field Notes: Balancing your career when caring for a loved one

Dec 10, 2018

One higher ed professional offers realistic, hard-won wisdom about working through crisis.

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Aleks Morawski joins AACRAO Winter Institute team

Dec 10, 2018

Understanding foreign credentials is an imperative of fairness and student success.

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Reflections on SEM: 3 catalysts for change

Dec 10, 2018

AACRAO President (and first-time SEM Conference attendee) Tina Falkner shares her takeaways.


Reverse engineer Strategic Enrollment Management for GREAT outcomes

Dec 10, 2018

Start with the end in mind.

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AACRAO expands relationship with NAIA

Dec 10, 2018

Training, webinars, and publications spring from the organizations’ knowledge sharing.

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Staff development: Practicing what we teach

Dec 10, 2018

Connect professional development with academic programs and processes.

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By the book, by the culture, or by strategic goals?

Dec 10, 2018

What SEM style is right for your organization?

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Meet Winter Institute Faculty Robert Watkins

Nov 27, 2018

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Admitting Vulnerable Student Populations to U.S. Campuses

Nov 27, 2018

AACRAO – IIE PEER best practices workshop helps U.S. institutions have the tools put in place now in order to support the next population of vulnerable students.


The demand is high. The picture is big. The goal is meaningful.

Nov 27, 2018

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Field Notes: Pairing dual enrollment, transfer credit evaluation & transfer admissions

Nov 27, 2018

Opportunities to cross train staff, improve student outreach, and build important relationships with other institutions.

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Criminal and disciplinary history in college admissions: policies, questions, and best practices

Nov 26, 2018

AACRAO work group holds engaging listening session at SEM to grapple with complex questions.

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"Thank you" from the students you help

Nov 26, 2018

The SEM closing plenary speaker reminded the audience that they are the gatekeepers to students dreams.

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Taking SEM Home

Nov 26, 2018

Principles learned and how to apply them.

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AACRAO hosts visitors from Gulf countries interested in U.S. admissions processes and study abroad

Nov 26, 2018

Participants were sponsored by the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program.

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Lessons learned: Collaborating with IT to leverage data

Nov 26, 2018

The software and teams used by the University of Toronto to get a 360-degree view of students.

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10 questions colleges should ask to understand their retention challenges

Nov 26, 2018

Villanova University student retention officer Brian Galloway offers his insights.

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10 minute mentorship for enrollment professionals

Nov 26, 2018

Common concerns and a helpful strategy for shifting perspective.