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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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Restructuring Institutional Aid Programs to Meet SEM Goals

May 1, 2023

Connecting SEM strategies & principles to student recruitment to meet enrollment goals.

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Reviewing A.I. & Examining Skill-based Hiring

May 1, 2023

How will artificial intelligence and skill-based hiring impact higher education in the coming years.

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Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

May 1, 2023

Discover new ways to celebrate AAPI Heritage month in 2023.

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Meet the New AACRAO Accessibility Task Force

May 1, 2023

Meet the newest members of AACRAO's Accessibility Task Force.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

May 1, 2023

The FERPA Professor answers a question from a higher education vendor regarding a questionable request from an institution.

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Ask the FERPA Professor

Apr 17, 2023

The FERPA Professor answers a question regarding record responsibility and control at the point of matriculation.

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Bridging the Common Gaps in Degree Audit and Planning

Apr 17, 2023

Harnessing data to streamline and unify degree audit and planning.

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Creativity in Technology & Transfer

Apr 17, 2023

Leveraging technology and automation to advance higher education.

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The Symbiosis of Leadership and Followership

Apr 17, 2023

A look at the importance of followership skills for both leaders and followers.

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International Student Census and U.S. Study Abroad Survey

Apr 17, 2023

Take part in advancing and contributing to the comprehensive data source on international education.

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AACRAO Releases Mentorship Work Group Report

Apr 17, 2023

Identifying successful mentorship models and discovering best practices to make informed decisions for future mentoring opportunities.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: When is a Degree Not a Degree?

Mar 31, 2023

An examination of qualifications issued by higher education institutions in various countries that are not considered formal academic degrees from the authorities governing education in those countries.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: Spaces Between Black and White

Mar 31, 2023

Navigating the grey area between academic policy, intent, and student success as a higher education professional.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: Boots to Books

Mar 31, 2023

Understanding the challenges encountered by military-connected students and promoting student success in this population.

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Employee Retention & Mitigating Crisis

Mar 31, 2023

Evaluating, researching, and understanding what is happening in the higher ed employment landscape.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: Breaking the Barriers of Microaggressions as an Institutional Norm

Mar 31, 2023

Recognizing and understanding how to address microaggressions in the workplace.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: How Students Experience Failing a Course

Mar 31, 2023

Understanding academic course failure and its impact on future student success.

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Keeping Students on Track to Graduate

Mar 31, 2023

Exploring the degree audit, academic planning, and transfer evaluation tools depended on by more than 2,000 institutions and millions of individuals worldwide.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: File Cabinet for Sale - 100% Electronic Student Record

Mar 31, 2023

A look at one schools' journey in transitioning from paper to digital and lessons learned along the way.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education

Mar 31, 2023

Improving outcomes for students with disabilities in higher education through state legislation.