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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. 

Meet new AACRAO President Jack Miner

May 4, 2020

"A challenge we are equal to": COVID, strategic planning, and the search for a new Executive Director.

Black Americans and the student loan crisis

May 1, 2020

Recommendations for institutions and the federal government.

Two perspectives on prior learning assessment

May 1, 2020

Student and institutional feedback on policy barriers and scalable strategies.

Diary of an International Credential Evaluator

May 1, 2020

How the COVID crisis is different than disruptions we've seen before.

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4 transcript and enrollment questions raised by the pandemic

May 1, 2020

Guidance and resources from the National Student Clearinghouse.

Survey: Barriers to supporting underserved students

May 1, 2020

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks practitioner responses, especially in CA, WA, TX, FL and TN.

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Field Notes: Working with distinct populations during COVID-19

May 1, 2020

Support student athletes, military students, and students with disabilities through application and enrollment.

Please respond to IIE surveys

Apr 21, 2020

Open Doors student census & COVID-19 snapshot surveys close in the coming days.

7 tips for a higher ed job search during the pandemic

Apr 21, 2020

Is it the right time to look for a job? Learn more.

Providing simple, secure, and efficient transcript services during COVID-19

Apr 20, 2020

COVID-19 is accelerating shift to electronic transcripts. Learn more and join this Friday's webinar.

Ask the FERPA Professor

Apr 19, 2020

Is a recorded Zoom meeting considered a student record?

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Preserving mental health in a time of uncertainty

Apr 19, 2020

Handling fear, helplessness, agitation, boredom with music, gratitude, and other proven mood-shifters.

Feeling thoughtful? Inspired? Write for an AACRAO journal

Apr 18, 2020

Take this time to stretch your imagination and build your resume.

AACRAO Black Caucus welcomes new chair Roslyn Perry

Apr 17, 2020

Thanks to past chair, Kristy Goodwin, for her outstanding leadership.

Guidance for recruiters during COVID-19

Apr 17, 2020

With millions out of work, what can institutions expect, and how can they respond?

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Support incoming international students with academic acclimation workshops

Apr 16, 2020

Texas State University's plan for easing the transition and helping int'l students succeed.

AACRAO staff share stay-at-home survival strategies

Apr 7, 2020

Lessons learned from three weeks of mandatory telework.

AACRAO Coffee Break: Admissions & Transfer Crisis Practices

Apr 6, 2020

Resources and guidance for strained professionals.

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AACRAO membership free for 3 months

Apr 6, 2020

Now more than ever, for our students and for ourselves, we must rely on our professional community.

Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus welcomes new chair

Apr 6, 2020

Tricia Ryan, Director of Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations at San Jose State University, takes the helm this month.