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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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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.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: Ask the FERPA Professor

Mar 28, 2023

A series of in-depth FERPA questions answered by LeRoy Rooker "The FERPA Professor" and Dr. Helen B. Garrett.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: State & Regional Hot Topics

Mar 28, 2023

Promoting engagement, leadership, and planning with State and Regional ACRAO's.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: How a Cloud SIS Delivers an Unparalleled Student Experience

Mar 28, 2023

Making an online-first approach a reality by focusing on the idea that "everything you can do in an office you can do online."

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Live from #AACRAO2023: Helping Students Overcome Poor Decisions

Mar 28, 2023

"Ban the Box," promoting campus safety, and the complex world of disciplinary considerations.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: The Data Doesn't Lie

Mar 28, 2023

Efficacy through result-oriented and data-driven change.

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#AACRAO2023 Session Highlight: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Mar 21, 2023

Incorporating project management principles and methodologies to effect institution-wide change in process and culture.

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Hill Day 2023: In-person On Capitol Hill

Mar 20, 2023

Advocate and make your voice heard at the 2023 AACRAO Congressional Hill Day.

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Improving Enrollment through Targeted Research

Mar 20, 2023

Examining, reviewing, and acting on the data that matters to improve enrollment at your institution.

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Combining Academic Advising and the Registrar’s Office

Mar 20, 2023

One member's journey and advice in building, defining, and thriving in a new role.

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Implementing and Sustaining your SEM Plan: The Party is Just Getting Started

Mar 20, 2023

What to do once you've created your strategic enrollment management plan.

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Reflections on Change and Community: Bringing Groups Together

Mar 20, 2023

Bridging the gap, promoting collaboration and community in higher education.