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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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Audience questions fuel technology panel at #techtransfer19

Jul 15, 2019

Panelists discussed how tech might actually preserve human relationships, and how it affects students' mental health.

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AACRAO attends ENIC-NARIC in Cologne

Jul 8, 2019

Recognition of refugee qualifications was high on the agenda.

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Building the Blueprint: AACRAO Hill Day 2019

Jul 8, 2019

A series of articles from early-career professionals navigating higher education.

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Bringing a minimalist ethos to the transfer office

Jul 8, 2019

How one mid-sized institution improved credit evaluation efficiency.

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Streamlining transcript evaluations through software integration

Jul 8, 2019

With system interoperation, City Colleges of Chicago improved advising and drastically reduced turnaround time on credit evals.


3-minute mentor: The myth of the 'self-made' person

Jul 8, 2019

The importance of inclusivity and teamwork.

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Statewide support for transfer students and institutions

Jul 8, 2019

Coordination and collaboration have elevated the game in Illinois. 

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AACRAO's leadership development program accepting applicants

Jul 8, 2019

ASCEND helps you prepare for the next step in your enrollment management career.

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Field Notes: The empowerment of accepting the mess

Jul 2, 2019

Navigating competing demands and moving through change is messy. Embrace it.

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Eye-opening data about global student mobility

Jun 25, 2019

And facts about the seriousness of credential fraud.

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Field Notes: Ready… Set… Advocate! 2019 AACRAO Hill Day

Jun 25, 2019

53 AACRAO advocates had over 100 meetings with congressional leaders. A first-time attendee shares her eye-opening experience.

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Scholarship opportunities abroad: Kuwait

Jun 24, 2019

A resource for building internationalization strategies and international enrollment management.


3-minute mentor: Growing your career when moving isn’t an option

Jun 24, 2019

Finding personal satisfaction and directions for development.

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Global Recognition in International Credential Evaluation: Is It Possible? Is It Necessary?

Jun 24, 2019

Will the U.S. continue to be a study destination when so many other nations are coming together on credential recognition?

Who you gonna call about academic credential fraud?

Jun 21, 2019

AACRAO International fraud-busters help with identification and response.

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Help! I’m new to international admissions

Jun 20, 2019

3 common questions & ready resources for new evaluators

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How the registrar is integral to institutional reporting

Jun 20, 2019

Online data reports (a.k.a. “fact books”) can provide insight and visualizations across campus/es for analysis and research.

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Is blockchain the answer to all our questions?

Jun 20, 2019

Forget the hype. What problem does blockchain solve, anyway?

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Real stories from Transgender students on campus

Jun 11, 2019

Serving students who wish to update their gender marker, change their legal name, use a preferred name, or designate a pronoun.

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IESC Fellowship applications open for international credential evaluators

Jun 11, 2019

Junior professionals can get hands-on experience and expert mentorship.