AACRAO Journals: Scholarship for our professions

January 27, 2020
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  • SEMQ
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AACRAO member benefits include access to two scholarly research journals—College & University and SEM Quarterly. Learn more about the type of content in our journals—and how you can contribute. 

SEM Quarterly (SEMQ) chronicles the evolution of strategic enrollment management through peer-reviewed original research and thought pieces. The journal categorizes articles into several columns: “A View from the Top,” “The Research Agenda,” “Leading Strategies,” “The Global Context,” Graduate and Professional Schools,” “Cases from the Field,” and “The Buzz.”

Read the newly released issue of SEMQ (January 2020).

Recent topics covered in SEMQ include: peer mentorship, leadership, the completion agenda, student choice, retention, campus partnerships, re-enrollment strategies, nontraditional students, portfolio review processes, and performance gaps.  

College & University (C&U) is AACRAO’s long-running professional research journal, which covers general topics of interest to higher education registrars, admissions officers, and enrollment managers. C&U includes Feature articles (peer-reviewed research-based and expert articles) as wells as Forum articles (commentaries, campus viewpoints, book reviews, and brief research pieces). 

Recent topics covered in C&U include: student choice, financial aid, retention models, online student success, academic fraud, mentorship, leadership, holistic admissions, study abroad, customer service, and transfer. 

Both C&U and SEMQ welcome submissions from AACRAO members and others in the field, including faculty members, graduate students, and higher education practitioners. 

C&U’s submission guidelines can be found here and SEMQ’s are here. For additional information, please contact Managing Editor Heather Zimar



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