Solicits calls for nominations for the Board of Directors and for the Nominations and Elections ballot from the AACRAO membership, presents a slate of officers to the membership for Board of Directors vacancies and conducts and election for the Nominations and Elections Committee.
Sets policy and guidelines for the association; includes Administrative, AACRAO Annual Meeting hotel and site selection, and all association Task Forces, Work Groups, and Committees.
Develops instruments and procedures to evaluate all aspects of the Annual Meeting; summarizes and reports results to the new AACRAO president by June 30.
Develops AACRAO Annual Meeting program.
Recruit and coordinate volunteers for the AACRAO Annual Meeting.
Recognizes the outstanding professional development activities of AACRAO members through the SunGard APEX Award, the Award for Excellence in International Education, the Distinguished Service Award, the Elbert W. Ockerman State and Regional Professional Activity Award, the Exemplary New Member Award, the Founders Award for Leadership, Honorary Membership and the Thomas A. Bilger Citation for Service.
Makes AACRAO members cognizant of existing, developing, and in-place processing systems; provides services relating to new developments and techniques in hardware, software, and office practices which enhance admissions systems.
Promotes an understanding of the institutional enrollment management concept; develops and promotes effective techniques to predict outcomes and assess results.
Promotes communication and awareness of issues which link financial aid to the recruitment, admissions, enrollment and retention activities in postsecondary education institutions.
Promotes and increases the understanding of professionally acceptable methods of attracting and enrolling various constituent student groups; facilitates the exchange of methodologies and techniques used in recruitment and marketing.
Addresses concerns that pertain specifically to high schools and acts as a medium for relevant discourse and projects.
Promotes communication and articulation between secondary and postsecondary educational institutions.
Sponsors workshops on international admissions; writes, edits, and maintains resource materials in the international admissions area; plans the international educators luncheon at the Annual Meeting.
Composed of five members, IPAC is responsible for advising and determining publication and research needs in the international education field; recruiting and selecting authors and researchers; recommending options for publication-print or online.
Addresses specific and emerging issues affecting international exchanges and international student services at U.S. colleges and universities. Examples of issues include, but are not limited to, recruitment, orientation, housing, and immigration tracking.
Plans and presents programs dealing with study abroad by U.S. students that are timely and of interest to AACRAO members; encourages professional development by planning workshops and producing resource materials.
Provides programming and information regarding articulation agreements, transfer credit evaluation, non-traditional credit evaluation, determination of academic standing, degree audits, commencement exercises, diploma practices, catalogs, academic calendars, and final exam schedules.
Provides programming and promotes policies and best practices relating to services provided to students and faculty in non-traditional education programs and populations including but not limited to adult learners, the military and veterans (including certifications), students with disabilities, online and other distance education programs, certificate programs (both undergraduate and graduate), and learning communities.
Provides programming that promotes improvements in registration techniques, specifically in the areas of registration, orientation, academic advising support, facilities management, and course schedules.
Provides programming and information regarding grading systems, grade processing, records management and retention, credentials fraud, office and records security, transcript practices, enrollment certification, athletic eligibility, student directories, institutional reports.
Assists members in understanding and complying with federal higher education laws and associated reporting requirements.
Mission/Charge: Coordinate activities and sessions that orient members of the association and attendees at the annual meeting. Promote mentoring among AACRAO members to support the success of individuals and to strengthen leadership succession in the organization. Provide mentoring resources, support to new members of the association and new members of the profession, and plan professional meeting sessions. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: § First-time Attendees o Coordinate Session o Arrange Mentors/Facilitators § Oversight of first-time attendees booth § Presenting Annual Meeting Sessions o How to get involved with AACRAO o Navigating the AACRAO website o AACRAOnyms o Professional Mentoring Opportunities
Promotes and monitors professional development opportunities by identifying, recommending, evaluating, and implementing activities as appropriate.
Through its intermediary role in the exchange of materials, information, and resources including professional meeting sessions, promotes maximum professional enhancement for AACRAO members at the state and regional levels. Applicants to this committee should have prior experience in a state and/or regional association before applying.
Networking and affinity group. Open to ALL members.
Networking and Affinity Group. Open to ALL members.
Addresses concerns that pertain specifically to two-year and community colleges and acts as a medium for relevant discourse and projects.
Addresses concerns that pertain specifically to graduate and professional schools and acts as a medium for relevant discourse and projects.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning Intersex Ally Caucus. Networking and Affinity Group. Open to ALL members.
Encourages entry into the profession, identifies opportunities, and promotes the involvement of underrepresented groups in the profession and in AACRAO activities; acts as a forum for concerns of the caucus groups; serves as a channel to the Board of Directors for such groups.
Addresses concerns that pertain specifically to small colleges and acts as a medium for relevant discourse and projects.
Responsible for all issues relating to minority students accessing postsecondary institutions, including graduate and professional schools.
The Women’s Caucus supports professional development, networking, community development, and the discussion of issues specific to all women, including cisgender and transgender women, femmes, and nonbinary people throughout college and university communities. Women’s caucus membership is open to AACRAO members interested in promoting scholarship, empowering, and developing all women and anyone who identifies outside of cisgender constructs in higher education. The caucus encourages leadership development with the goal of continued contributions to AACRAO and throughout the field.
To identify, promote, review and inform the membership of current and emerging information systems technology developments, and related best practices in higher education.
Promotes, identifies, reviews, and informs the membership of research developments dealing with the operations of higher education institutions' enrollment strategies and forecasting.
Develops and assists with the implementation of standards for electronic data interchange for student transcripts, admission applications, and other educational records.
Background:In response to requests from the membership, the Board of Directors requested a review of the role and work of the PACs to explicitly, and formally, include new content modalities as deliverables from the committees. A Structural Review Team:
The Team hosted a webinar to discuss the results and to solicit feedback.