• C&U Journal: Innovation to Inquiry: Creating Additional Value from Credential Expansions


    AACRAO’s November 2018 College & University Journal features the article "Innovation to Inquiry: Creating Additional Value from Credential Expansions”, which discusses the importance of innovation in the work of the registrar and how sometimes incremental innovation may inadvertently amount to disruption, as was the case with Elon University’s implementation of the Visual Experiential Transcript (Visual EXP).

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  • Taking SEM Home


    Karen Miller, Provost and Executive Vice President of Access, Learning and Success at Cuyahoga Community College, and Dr. Brent Gage, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at The University of Iowa, led attendees in discussing how to take SEM home and make a difference - how to apply principles learned to make changes for our students, colleagues, and community.

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  • A better student onboarding process for a competitive marketplace


    Montgomery County Community College (MC3) is a two-year college located in the southeast corner of Pennsylvania -- and there are about 75 other colleges and universities in the area.

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  • Episode 1: Classic Interview with Scott Jaschik


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  • November 2018 - The future of post-secondary education


    An examination of the future of post-secondary educational needs, current admissions practices, and trending student topics.

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  • How higher education can prepare graduates for the Fourth Industrial Revolution


    SEM attendees were fully engaged at the Tuesday morning plenary session presented by Janet Hyde, President of Academic Strategies and former faculty at a number of Canadian institutions. Her topic, Post-Secondary Education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, generated thinking and conversation about planning for the academy of 2030.

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  • AACRAO kicks off the LEAD Initiative


    With a warmly enthusiastic crowd of over 120 SEM professionals in attendance, AACRAO launched the LEAD Initiative at a Monday night reception at the 2018 SEM Conference. The reception was hosted by AACRAO Vice President for Access and Equity Tiffany Robinson, Assistant Vice Provost/University Registrar at the University of Kansas and AACRAO SEM Advisory Board Member Dr. Tomikia LaGrande, Vice Provost of SEM at Virginia Commonwealth University, along with a diverse set of enrollment leaders.

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  • How predictive analytics brought a leadership team together


    Lone Star College (LSC) is a public community college located in Houston, Texas. LSC has six campuses with an enrollment over 90,000 students, 16,000 students enrolled at the Lone Star College Montgomery (LSC-M) campus.

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  • Models for implementing change


    The ability to manage change amidst complex cultures is key to successful SEM efforts, writes Diane K. Walleser, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Borough of Manhattan Community College.

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  • Executive Director Update – FERPA Office Restructuring


    Mike Reilly discusses AACRAO's support of the U.S. Department of Education's recent efforts to restructure the office designated to administer FERPA.

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  • A note from the 2018 Baden-Württemberg Seminar


    Five days. Six cities. Two countries. Eight educational institutions. Travel by taxi, bus, ferry, train, and on foot (50,000+ steps). Five AACRAO members and ten NAFSA members received a whirlwind introduction to the German educational system sponsored by the Baden-Württemberg government and hosted by the University of Konstanz.

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  • AACRAO launches admissions podcast


    Have you discovered the joy of listening to a great podcast, maybe while you’re cleaning, or driving, or exercising? Like books and films, podcasts come in many flavors -- nonfiction, fiction, educational, history, self-help, professional development, and more. And as with other media, it’s nice to have a handful of reliably excellent titles to choose from depending on your mood and listening context.

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  • October 2018 - Not Receiving Invitations to our Surveys?


    The results of the excess credits at graduation research project will be released as an article in the January 2019 issue of SEMQ and at a session at the SEM conference in November. A few sneak peek findings are:

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  • SEM Solutions from AACRAO


    In less than a month, hundreds of your professional colleagues will be gathering to collaborate and learn about all aspects of strategic enrollment at AACRAO's annual SEM Conference.

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  • Second-year slump: The honeymoon's over


    "Institutions typically invest heavily in the first-year experience to promote persistence, yet colleges are also experiencing a pattern of attrition in the second year," observed Althea J. Sterling, Assistant Dean for Student Services at Touro Law Center. "The second year is viewed as a period in which students encounter increasing academic, developmental, and social demands, yet the institution tends to provide less support relative to the first year."

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  • Whole-campus SEM planning


    The University of Victoria is in the process of finalizing their strategic enrollment management (SEM) plan, and Jim Dunsdon, Associate Vice-President of Student Affairs, is excited about the way the process has developed and brought the campus together.

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  • 3 tips for building the strongest SEM team possible


    To achieve organization-wide strategic enrollment management (SEM) plan buy-in, two- and four-year institutions are deploying campus-wide SEM teams. A well-functioning team can greatly increase the chances of your plan’s success.

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  • September 2018 - Defining Student Success


    I ran across two articles recently, one in Inside Higher Ed and another by Northeastern University, both talking about how some universities are giving students an Amazon Echo Dot as part of their student package...I am personally “geeking out” thinking about the research to come that will examine the relationship between student success and Alexa (or other similar interface) users to non-users.

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  • C&U Journal: "Want to Expand Global Education? Ask the Registrar!"


    Dr. Rodney Parks, University Registrar and Assistant to the Provost and Alexander Taylor, a Student Information Systems technician, at Elon University, along with Jesse Parrish, Financial Manager in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University co-authored an article in the August 2018 issue of AACRAO’s College & University Journal. The piece, titled "Want to Expand Global Education? Ask the Registrar!”,

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  • University of Oregon offers first-in-nation virtual campus experience


    Traditionally, the campus tour is a powerful recruitment tool -- especially for institutions with unique and beautiful campuses, such as the University of Oregon in the scenic Willamette Valley in Eugene, OR.

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