Signature Initiatives


  • AACRAO Gives

    Through donations, service, research, scholarships, and more, AACRAO has a positive impact on the communities in which we work, gather, and live as well as the vibrant, diverse community of leaders in our field.

    Learn More
  • Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR)/Learning and Employment Record (LER)

    Funded by Lumina, the CLR focuses on the development and implementation of a single learner record across a broad number of American colleges and universities.

    Learn More
  • Displaced & Vulnerable Students

    The displacement of students, even temporarily, can have a chilling effect on the lives of those impacted. It can also alter the path toward degree completion. Effective and timely assistance for campus communities in addressing the damage done can make a difference in how quickly the challenges for students can be overcome.

    Learn More
  • Global Recognition

    As technology removes the barriers to academic mobility, HEIs must question if the U.S. international admissions and credential evaluation community can and should maintain the current autonomous processes.

    Learn More
  • Groningen Declaration Network (GDN)

    The GDN brings together key stakeholders in the digital student data ecosystem to make real the concept of global digital student data portability. Network participants envision learners worldwide should be able to digitally consult and share their authentic educational data with whomever they want, whenever they want, wherever they are.

    Learn More
  • LEAD Initiative

    The LEAD initiative takes a multi-pronged approach at identifying and preparing a diverse group of enrollment leaders to take on leadership roles in Enrollment Management in North America and across the globe.

    Learn More
  • Re-Envisioning Transfer

    AACRAO is determined to re-envision institutional practices to better serve transfer students. As a leader in the academic and enrollment services space our research highlights transfer policy gaps and spotlights successful practices that drive both institutional and learner success.

    Learn More
  • Signature Initiatives

    AACRAO develops and leads strong advocacy coalitions to benefit the advancement of higher education, higher education policy, and the learners we serve.

Group of professionals around a table conducting a meeting.

Sharing Knowledge and Strategic Thinking

Mar 21, 2022

Learn more about AACRAO's ASCEND program through the lens of its participants.

tiny sapling growing in the space between two brick paving stones

Overcoming Challenges and Building Confidence

Feb 7, 2022

Learn more about AACRAO's ASCEND program and the opportunities it provides.

illustrated businesswomen pushes a red book into line with a set of blue books which are coming out of a laptop screen

CLR Implementation Guide Released

Dec 27, 2021

AACRAO releases implementation guide for IMS Global Comprehensive Learner Record Standard.

laptop sitting on a desk near a window with a calendar and notepad next to the laptop

Re-Envisioning Transfer - A Look Back at 2021

Dec 27, 2021

A review of changes, advancements, and progress made towards Re-Envisioning Transfer in 2021

white and black drawings of heads facing one another with the tops of each opening while arrows point towards the other

AACRAO Members Foster Success Through Coaching

Dec 13, 2021

Meet AACRAO's 2021 ASCEND cohort coaches.

group of business people listening to a speaker

AACRAO ASCEND Program Application Now Open

Aug 23, 2021

AACRAO's Ascend Program Application is now open. Learn more about the program, its goals, and how to apply.

green canvas sneakers standing on asphalt with multiple white arrows painted in jumbled directions

AACRAO initiates "Transfer Student Success" designation

Feb 9, 2021

Transfer Practice Summit to convene in July.

illustration of people sitting around table with colorful word bubbles

Global Recognition Convention - Global Perspectives

Aug 12, 2019

Explore global perspective from the Global Recognition Convention

map of the world in the middle of a maze

Global Recognition Convention - U.S. Perspective

Aug 11, 2019

Learn about the Global Convention on Recognition - The U.S. Perspective

people listening at a conference

AACRAO's 2019 Symposium on Global Recognition

Aug 10, 2019

Learn more about the 2019 Symposium on Global Recognition