Signature Initiatives

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.


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  • Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR)


    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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • Signature Initiatives



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


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Sharing Knowledge and Strategic Thinking

Mar 21, 2022

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

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Overcoming Challenges and Building Confidence

Feb 7, 2022

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

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CLR Implementation Guide Released

Dec 27, 2021

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

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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

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AACRAO Members Foster Success Through Coaching

Dec 13, 2021

Meet AACRAO's 2021 ASCEND cohort coaches.

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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.

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AACRAO initiates "Transfer Student Success" designation

Feb 9, 2021

Transfer Practice Summit to convene in July.

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Global Recognition Convention - Global Perspectives

Aug 12, 2019

Explore global perspective from the Global Recognition Convention

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Global Recognition Convention - U.S. Perspective

Aug 11, 2019

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

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AACRAO's 2019 Symposium on Global Recognition

Aug 10, 2019

Learn more about the 2019 Symposium on Global Recognition