• 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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  • December 2017 - “The greatest teacher, failure is.”

    12/20/2017

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  • How a Student Affairs-Enrollment Services partnership leads to whole student success

    12/18/2017

    Post-secondary institutions who are highly engaged in Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) planning understand the value of participation by both Student Affairs (i.e., Student Life, Residence, Advising, Career Centre, Counselling, Athletics, Judicial Affairs, and Accessibility Services) and Enrollment Services (i.e., Recruitment, Admissions, Financial Aid, Scheduling, Timetabling, Registration, Records and Graduation).

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  • Why and how to understand your institutional culture

    12/15/2017

    ​In a SEM Conference session titled “Working Smarter, Not Harder,” Medicine Hat College representatives shared one foundational element of SEM planning: understanding institutional culture. Upon taking her position at Associate Vice President of Student Development, Irlanda Price was tasked with creating a SEM plan -- but realized she first needed to evaluate the history of the institution.

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  • House HEA Markup and Reverse Transfer Legislation

    12/14/2017

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  • Complete College America announces recipients of 2017 Seal of Approval

    12/11/2017

    ​Complete College America (CCA) has announced the recipients of the organization’s 2017 Seal of Approval. The award, established in 2016, recognizes software tools that most effectively promote college completion and student success through alignment with CCA’s Game Changer strategies. This year’s winners are EAB Navigate and Starfish by Hobsons.

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  • Building Our Future: AACRAO Moving to New Location Summer 2018

    12/08/2017

    After 48 years in our current location of One Dupont Circle, AACRAO will be transitioning to a new location in June 2018. At the direction of the Board of Directors, AACRAO has entered into a contract to purchase an office in Washington, DC.

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