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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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Sorry, not sorry: 9 tips for overapologizers

Apr 26, 2019

Strategies and reasons to change the reflexive use of "sorry."

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Taming chaos: Reining in inefficiencies in the office

Apr 26, 2019

Staffing, structural, and procedural changes that worked.

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6 strategies to rethink multicultural recruitment

Apr 26, 2019

Representatives from diverse institutions share tips.

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Is your institution fully deploying available technology?

Apr 26, 2019

Probably not. Institutions often aren’t using all of the delivered functionality in their SIS.

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High-touch entry advising: Impact on conversion

Apr 24, 2019

How one community college boosted enrollment by revamping a burdensome system.

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Black Caucus redefines purpose and builds membership

Apr 15, 2019

The Black Caucus meets together every year to mentor, collaborate, solve problems and celebrate each other.

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Inspiring transformational, authentic leadership

Apr 15, 2019

How to be an emotionally intelligent, inspiring leader.

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Athletic eligibility: Certification best practices

Apr 15, 2019

While the Office of the Registrar might have the responsibility of certifying Athletic Eligibility, it is a collaborative effort that campus partners share.

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International recruitment agents: Friend or foe?

Apr 15, 2019

The value of having representatives on the ground.

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FERPA and Digital Education

Apr 15, 2019

FERPA is "technology-neutral" so long as disclosures are FERPA-compliant. What are some best practices?

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Women leaders breaking down the bias barrier and navigating impostor syndrome

Apr 15, 2019

Common challenges, as well as considerations and solutions, from two AACRAO 2019 sessions.

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Call for institutions to join largest ever prior learning assessment study by CAEL and WICHE

Apr 14, 2019

Seeking institutions that have offered and tracked at least two methods of PLA since 2011. $2500 stipend. Deadline May 10.

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AACRAO and CollegeSource sign five-year sponsorship agreement

Apr 14, 2019

The long time partners in student success promote the Technology & Transfer conference and discuss future joint projects.

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AACRAO proudly recognizes the first recipient of the Nathanson Research Fund for International Education, Laura Parson

Apr 14, 2019

Read about her EDGE research in Hungary, and learn about another research funding opportunity from IELTS (English-language testing).

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Field Notes: Reflections on an admissions scandal

Apr 12, 2019

A member looks back how her campus handled an investigation into a special, "shadow" admissions system for connected applicants.

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Scholarship opportunities abroad: Oman

Apr 12, 2019

Build internationalization strategies and international enrollment management resources.

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First Time at AACRAO?

Apr 2, 2019

Get past the jitters of being new and feel empowered.

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Taking a pledge for education

Apr 2, 2019

Help vulnerable and displaced students now.

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Operation Varsity Blues: Is the Admissions System Broken?

Apr 2, 2019

Is this an admissions scandal? Is the concept of "fitness" problematic? Many questions raised in wide-ranging discussion.

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Selling a Liberal Arts Education in a STEM World

Apr 2, 2019

Liberally educated students can go farther, data shows. Do families know it?