• Overlooked inefficiencies in Admissions that can impact yield

    05/03/2018

    ​All too often institutions focus efforts, strategies, and resources on the front end of the admissions funnel, thinking that the recruitment and marketing emphasis is the greatest factor in yield and although these areas are crucially important, the same attention and allocation of resources must also be applied to the operational and follow-up emphasis, otherwise spending on recruitment and marketing may be for naught.​

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  • Contribute To Your Profession

    05/02/2018

    ​There are several opportunities to become more involved in the profession, AACRAO staff shared at an Annual Meeting session on Monday afternoon.

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  • Rethinking Advising For Online Students

    04/30/2018

    Online degree programs bring unique challenges for faculty, staff and students. In a recent article in College & University, Rich Simpson, Registrar for the Online and Professional Studies Division at California Baptist University, calls on colleges and universities to do more to support online students’ success by rethinking advising.

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  • Looking back: One year into the new FAFSA filing timeline

    04/24/2018

    As colleges and universities entered into the first year of the new filing timeline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), there were a number of questions and concerns swirling in the minds of enrollment managers as they headed into the 2017 admission cycle.

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  • C&U Journal: "Workspace: The Final Frontier"

    03/30/2018

    ​Dr. Rodney Parks​, Registrar and Assistant to the Provost at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, and Jesse Parrish, Financial Manager in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario and previously the Assistant Registrar for Communications at Elon University co-authored an article in AACRAO’s March 2018 College & University Journal.

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  • New Release! Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Student Body

    03/19/2018

    ​Today's admissions officers need to have mastery over a wide variety of knowledge and techniques in order to help form the entering student populations at colleges and universities.

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  • SEM-EP grad’s home institution benefits from her research and credential

    03/09/2018

    ​Stepping into her role as Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management at Buffalo State in 2014, Erin Alonzo wanted to deepen her understanding of SEM. First, she signed up for the 2015 AACRAO SEM Conference, as well as preconference workshops.

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  • Swirlers, Dualists, Reversers and Traditionals

    03/02/2018

    ​The how, who, what and why of transfer credit practices are making an increasing mark in the higher education arena. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, nearly 10 percent of college students attended more than one institution within the 2014-15 academic year, and 37 percent transferred to another institution within a six-year period

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  • Applications are open for the Comprehensive Learner Records (CLR) project

    02/28/2018

    AACRAO and NASPA invite colleges, universities, and systems interested in developing and implementing Comprehensive Learner Records (CLRs) to apply for participation in the CLR project.

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  • Call for volunteers: AACRAO Workgroups

    02/23/2018

    ​Members make work groups work Through its work groups, AACRAO has provided guidance to its membership on transfer initiatives​, disciplinary notations on transcripts​, and gender identity (coming soon​). These reports are invaluable to maintaining the integrity of our members’ day-to-day work and keeping them up to date on best practices.

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  • February 2018 - Artificial Intelligence and College Enrollment Decisions

    02/23/2018

    Just the American Educational Research Association (AERA) article title “How an Artificially Intelligent Virtual Assistant Helps Students Navigate the Road to College” made me think “Fascinating!” and then about Skynet, the Matrix, and Ava (Ex Machina) all at once.

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  • AACRAO to join the University Alliance for Refugee and at Risk Migrants

    02/14/2018

    ​The first UARRM (University Alliance for Refugee and at Risk Migrants) convening was held February 2, 2018, at Rutgers University. UARRM is a group of researchers, practitioners and policymakers seeking to harness the potential of university communities for the empowerment and protection of refugees and at-risk migrants in the United States.

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  • Is it armageddon?

    02/02/2018

    ​Given the rapidly-changing landscape of higher education over the last decade, many registrars are looking to the future to try to anticipate and understand our profession direction in order to gracefully and efficiently influence and adapt to those changes when they occur.

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  • January 2018 - Swirlers, Dualists, Reversers and Traditionals

    01/29/2018

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  • AACRAO Releases New Mentorship Publication

    01/26/2018

    What began as a series of articles in AACRAO’s journal, College and University, has become a collection of insights and reflections on a variety of mentoring styles and programs. Mentorship in Higher Education: Practical Advice and Leadership Theories features a multitude of wisdom and anecdotes offering multiple perspectives on and experiences with mentorship.

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  • Field Notes: Reflections from an (almost) mid-career Registrar

    01/22/2018

    "Field Notes" is an occasional Connect column covering practical and philosophical issues facing admissions and registrar professionals. The columns are authored by various AACRAO members. If you have an idea for a column and would like to contribute, please send an email to the editor at connect@aacrao.org.

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  • Special Invitation to Upcoming Event on Digital Credentials

    01/19/2018

    ​​AACRAO Managing Consultant Michele Sandlin will be speaking at IMS Global Learning Consortium’s annual Summit on Digital Credentials, at Arizona State University in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 27 – 28, 2018.

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  • Snow, EdTalks, and innovation make PACRAO 2017 sparkle

    01/05/2018

    The members of Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars (PACRAO) gathered on November 5-8 in Spokane, Washington, for their Annual Meeting. The meeting themed “Shining a Light on Innovation” was PACRAO’s 91st annual meeting. Our meeting is always a highlight of the year for the PACRAO membership.

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  • Making SEM personal

    01/02/2018

    It was the summer of 1978, and I was preparing to teach my first semester. I was just hired as a full-time psychology faculty member at Jordan College, a small Wesleyan Methodist, private college in Cedar Springs, Michigan. The main campus at that time included earth-brimmed buildings operating off of wind power, solar energy.

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  • Field Notes: Bursting their bubble: How to have difficult conversations with your staff

    12/22/2017

    ​"Field Notes" is an occasional Connect column covering practical and philosophical issues facing admissions and registrar professionals. The columns are authored by various AACRAO members. If you have an idea for a column and would like to contribute, please send an email to the editor at connect@aacrao.org.

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