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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. 

Digital Credentials

Meeting the Moment: A Look at the State of Digital Credentials

Apr 4, 2021

Presenters explore the future of digital credentials and the advantages of adopting blockchain as a solution for higher education institutions.

Transfer Articulation

Articulation Agreements in Action!

Apr 3, 2021

How CSM is transforming Articulation Agreements into Customizable Electronic Student Plans.

Utilizing Student Data to Inform Classroom Pedagogy

Apr 3, 2021

Annual Meeting presenters discuss the importance of using data to facilitate and expand the faculty-student relationship.

SEM as a Connector

SEM as a Connector

Apr 2, 2021

AACRAO Annual Meeting session presenters discuss building relationships in the new normal and the responsibility of SEM professionals.

Student Support

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Student Support and Retention Approaches

Apr 2, 2021

Recommendations for advising students on how to get back on track.

AACRAO Webinar

Webinar - Successful Recruitment, Retention, and Yield of New Students

Mar 29, 2021

AACRAO, NACAC, and NODA leadership discuss and critically analyze the roles each association plays in the matriculation process.

Interstate Passport

Interstate Passport: Streamlining Transfer to Increase College Completion

Mar 22, 2021

A discussion on the background, development, and outcomes of Interstate Passports and its benefits for students and institutions.

Revamping Transfer

Revamping Your Transfer Visit Program

Mar 22, 2021

Tactics institutions can take to revamp or revitalize Transfer programs.

Bystander Training

Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus - Bystander Training

Mar 22, 2021

Resources and Bystander training from the AAPI Caucus to promote anti-hate and antidiscrimination.

Comprehensive Learner Records

AACRAO Consulting Partnership - Parchment Award CLR Services

Mar 22, 2021

AACRAO Consulting is partnering with Parchment CLR Services to enable higher education institutions to develop and deploy CLR.

Book Club Recap

AACRAO Book Club - "How to be an Antiracist" Recap

Mar 22, 2021

Dr. Soraira Urquiza and Joyce Philip recap our recent Book Club discussion and their thoughts going forward.

Ask the FERPA Professor

Mar 22, 2021

The FERPA Professor weighs in on "directory information" requests and when disclosure is required.

Transfer Efficiency

The Efficiency of the Transfer Function

Mar 22, 2021

Dr. Casey Bullock discusses ways to measure and improve the efficiency of the transfer function.

Leadership and Management

Field Notes: Follow the Leader

Mar 22, 2021

A discussion on leadership styles and when best to use them

Introducing Melanie

Introducing AACRAO’s Interim Executive Director, Melanie Gottlieb

Mar 9, 2021

Gottlieb to serve as Interim Executive Director beginning May 1

AACRAO - College & University and SEM Quarterly: Call for authors

Mar 8, 2021

Contribute to AACRAO’s scholarly research journals.

male college student meeting with male college counselor

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Reviews

Mar 8, 2021

Recommendations for advising students on how to get back on track.

accommodating learning

SEM-EP Accommodating Learners During COVID-19

Mar 8, 2021

SEM-EP adjusts curriculum to accommodate learners during COVID-19.

Online Modality

Field Notes: Serving Students in an Online Modality

Mar 8, 2021

Best practices from a nontraditional campus.

Parchment Award CLR Services - Enabling Higher Education Institutions

Mar 8, 2021

Implementing, designing, and issuing Comprehensive Learn Records (CLR) with Parchment.