AACRAO Women's Caucus

Our Mission

Founded in 2018, the Women’s Caucus supports professional development, networking, community building, 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.


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Women's Caucus Chair

Laura Remillard CC

Laura Remillard Associate Director of Graduate Admissions | Stanford University

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Your professional development news

LGBTQIA+ Month

Oct 18, 2021

Learn more about LGBTQIA+ Month.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 20, 2021

Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month.

AACRAO Access & Equity Group Selects New Content Coordinator

Sep 20, 2021

Meet our newest Group V - Access & Equity content coordinator, Sasha Suzuki.

SEM 2021 Session Highlight | Accessing Hidden Gems: Discovering Top Students in US Public Schools

Sep 7, 2021

Read about our upcoming SEM 2021 Session - Accessing Hidden Gems: Discovering Top Students in US Public Schools

AAPI Heritage Month

AAPI Heritage Month Events

May 17, 2021

Join AACRAO's AAPI caucus in a celebration of AAPI Heritage Month.

AAPI Watch Party

AAPI Watch Party

May 17, 2021

AACRAO's AAPI Caucus hosts a watch party to engage and discuss the PBS documentary the "Asian Americans."

Book Club

May Book Club - Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

May 3, 2021

AACRAO Book Club to discuss new book by essayist and poet Cathy Park Hong.

Microaggressions

Microaggressions: A Million Tiny Paper Cuts

Apr 4, 2021

The importance of understanding and confronting microaggressions in real time.

Bystander Training

Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus - Bystander Training

Mar 22, 2021

Resources and Bystander training from the AAPI Caucus to promote anti-hate and antidiscrimination.

Book Club Recap

AACRAO Book Club - "How to be an Antiracist" Recap

Mar 22, 2021

Dr. Soraira Urquiza and Joyce Philip recap our recent Book Club discussion and their thoughts going forward.

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February Book Club: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

Feb 9, 2021

Author to speak at the AACRAO (106th) Annual Meeting.

Addressing microaggressions on campus

Jan 25, 2021

How to put a stop to "a million tiny paper cuts."

The wait is almost over!

Dec 14, 2020

AACRAO is excited to finally host Ibram X. Kendi and Joel Zeff -- and bring our Annual Meeting to a virtual format.

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Inaugural ASCEND cohort recognized at AACRAO SEM

Nov 12, 2020

Participants receive mentoring, support, and guidance from SEM experts.

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AACRAO's virtual SEM Conference amplifies call for social justice

Nov 2, 2020

Continue the conversation: Join us for our virtual Annual Meeting in March 2021.

Understanding the college choice process among underrepresented students

Oct 19, 2020

A recent SEM-EP grad explores the research.

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Survey: Community college registrars, please respond

Sep 22, 2020

Participate in a study about collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data from students.

AACRAO celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 22, 2020

How are you supporting Latinx and Hispanic students, staff, and faculty?

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Best practices in digital accessibility

Sep 20, 2020

Ensure your website is inclusive.

Holistic admissions: A just solution at a pivotal moment

Sep 5, 2020

BLM and a global pandemic accelerate the push to test-optional.

Reflections on the 2020 March on Washington

Sep 4, 2020

In this moment, what do you choose?

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LGBTQIA Caucus welcomes new chairs Tammy Johnson and Chris Dorsten

Aug 24, 2020

Thank you to departing chairs Paul McCarty and Holly Halmo.

Protesting 101: Preparation, etiquette, and safety

Aug 23, 2020

Tips ahead of the Aug. 28 March on Washington.

Protesting during a global pandemic

Jul 28, 2020

Amplifying AACRAO’s commitment to a community where all are valued, heard, and respected.

What 2020 means for enrollment

Jul 28, 2020

Without a crystal ball, how can enrollment managers make decisions?

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The racist history of standardized testing in college admissions

Jul 25, 2020

And how to develop a fair and legal holistic process.

Field Notes: Dismantling oppression, empowering women

Jul 23, 2020

3 lessons learned from a women's leadership development group.

Ally or accomplice? How to support Black Lives Matter

Jun 30, 2020

How can we, a national association of education professionals, use our collective strength to create meaningful change?

Pride month: The importance of intersectionality

Jun 29, 2020

There can be no hierarchy within these movements to determine which lives are more valuable.

Holistic admissions expands options during (and after) COVID

Jun 12, 2020

Noncognitive assessments help diversify enrollment and reduce reliance on standardized test scores.

Black Caucus Town Hall: Race in America

Jun 2, 2020

Join us Thursday, June 4, to discuss how we can make a difference.

May Book Club: Invisibility and the myth of the model minority

May 19, 2020

Hosted by the new leadership of the Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus.

Black Americans and the student loan crisis

May 1, 2020

Recommendations for institutions and the federal government.

Survey: Barriers to supporting underserved students

May 1, 2020

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks practitioner responses, especially in CA, WA, TX, FL and TN.

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Field Notes: Working with distinct populations during COVID-19

May 1, 2020

Support student athletes, military students, and students with disabilities through application and enrollment.

Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus welcomes new chair

Apr 6, 2020

Tricia Ryan, Director of Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations at San Jose State University, takes the helm this month.

Transcript practice resources: Name changes, disciplinary actions, and more

Apr 6, 2020

Guidance from the updated Academic Record and Transcript Guide.

What our students can teach us about social justice

Feb 24, 2020

Generation Z is socially conscious. Higher ed has a responsibility to respond.

The researchers in their USC gear.

Handling microaggressions

Feb 24, 2020

How women of color in higher education administrators navigate workplace bias.

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8 ways for registrars to foster diversity and inclusion

Feb 24, 2020

Yes, it is your responsibility. Step up.

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Beyond Safe Zones: Systematizing inclusivity

Feb 10, 2020

Become a true LGBTQ+ ally, wherever your campus is.

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Be the change: You don't have to be a VP

Jan 27, 2020

How Registrar & Admissions at ISU teamed up to advocate for inclusive policy changes.

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Field Notes: Deconstructing ageism in the workplace

Jan 27, 2020

All generations have gifts and blind spots.

AACRAO Book Club recap: The Devil's Highway prompts stories of immigration and understanding

Nov 18, 2019

Fostering deeper connections through literature.

3 stages of an academic success program for athletes

Nov 5, 2019

A pilot program at one school has lead to increased GPAs and graduation rates.

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Field Notes: Leadership development cohort kicks off at SEM

Nov 4, 2019

ASCEND will prepare a diverse group to take on leadership roles in Enrollment Management.

Housing, food, or tuition? The new economics of college

Nov 4, 2019

SEM's opening plenary speaker, Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, discussed meeting students' basic needs with a culture of caring.

The fast track to advancement

Oct 21, 2019

AACRAO is pleased to introduce the inaugural cohort of the ASCEND Leadership Development Program.

AACRAO Book Club launches this month

Oct 7, 2019

The virtual discussion will be held on Tuesday, November 12. Join here for updates.

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ASCEND program announced: Standing by our commitment to nurturers of diversity

Apr 29, 2019

AACRAO seeks faculty and mentors for diverse midlevel enrollment managers.

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Porfolio review: A strategy for admitting diverse graduate students

Apr 27, 2019

Graduate programs often place a disproportional emphasis on GRE, despite evidence that it may be a weak predictor of success.

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6 strategies to rethink multicultural recruitment

Apr 26, 2019

Representatives from diverse institutions share tips.

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Black Caucus redefines purpose and builds membership

Apr 15, 2019

The Black Caucus meets together every year to mentor, collaborate, solve problems and celebrate each other.

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Women leaders breaking down the bias barrier and navigating impostor syndrome

Apr 15, 2019

Common challenges, as well as considerations and solutions, from two AACRAO 2019 sessions.

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Field Notes: Tips for building meaningful relationships at work

Mar 4, 2019

Strong and satisfying relationships take work. Start today to make a difference in your career and in someone else’s.

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How can dual enrollment better serve underrepresented students?

Feb 18, 2019

The population that could benefit the most seems to be least likely to take advantage.

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How to do holistic admissions legally, efficiently, and effectively

Feb 17, 2019

Integrity, consistency and accountability are linchpins.

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4 ways for women, and all humans, to navigate bias and insecurity at work

Feb 4, 2019

AACRAO leaders discuss strategies to keep imposter syndrome, glass ceilings, and cultural conditioning from holding you back.

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How to support trans and non-binary students in the admissions and registrar offices

Jan 8, 2019

The Admit It podcast covers common misconceptions about trans students.

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From cotton picking to college professor

Jan 7, 2019

One black woman’s story of courageous leadership in the academy.

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9 career podcasts you didn't know you needed

Dec 10, 2018

Admit It: Ep 1 explores higher ed as a partisan issue, test optional, enrollment goal struggles, and the admissions director survey. PLUS: 8 other podcasts to boost your career.

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Closing achievement gaps is possible -- and imperative

Nov 13, 2018

SEM's opening keynote, Dr. Timothy Renick, shared the eye-opening paradigm shifts and scalable strategies that revolutionized education at Georgia State.

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AACRAO kicks off the LEAD Initiative

Nov 13, 2018

With a new caucus, working group, Career Navigator, and more, AACRAO is advancing diversity in enrollment leadership.

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AACRAO takes the LEAD on diversifying enrollment leadership

Oct 30, 2018

Identifying and preparing a diverse group of enrollment leaders

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How Georgia State has increased graduation rates and eliminated achievement gaps

Oct 1, 2018

Leveraging data and analytics, GSU now awards more bachelor’s degrees to African Americans than any other college in the nation.

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Are you “deficit-minded” or “equity-minded”?

Oct 1, 2018

Challenging how we perceive and talk about diversity and inclusion.

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Video gaming: The newest college sport

Aug 20, 2018

Athletic departments, recruitment activities, and student services are being transformed by the growing trend toward varsity e-sporting teams.

Documenting AACRAO's commitment to diversity and inclusion

Aug 3, 2018

While this has always been at the forefront for AACRAO, it has not been sufficiently visible in the Strategic Plan.

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Corporate conversation at AACRAO Technology & Transfer

Jul 23, 2018

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Student Identity Work Group gathers input at #techtransfer2018

Jul 20, 2018

Facilitated by Jack Miner, AACRAO’s VP of Finance, a Listening Session was held in Minneapolis to inform the work group of best practices and direction from our membership.

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Field Notes: The five words that can transform your commitment to inclusion

Jun 4, 2018

Diversity is not the same as inclusivity.

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AACRAO Board Report: Policy statement on prohibited bias, discrimination, and sexual misconduct

Apr 24, 2018

The process and product of the board's year-long effort to establish a new policy.

AACRAO Trending Topics Take Over #AACRAO18

Apr 10, 2018

Education, Interrupted: Students in the Crosshairs of Crises, Policy, & Politics

Mar 27, 2018

AACRAO members meet three students affected by DACA, natural disasters, and immigration policies.

Join an AACRAO Caucus: We welcome new members!

Mar 27, 2018

The AACRAO caucuses kicked off the 2018 Annual Meeting in Orlando with a joint session featuring chairs and representatives from each of the caucuses - LGBTQIA, Latino/Latina, Asian-Pacific Islander, Native American, and Black.

Beyond pronouns and policy: Moving toward trans-inclusivity

Mar 27, 2018

First steps & best practices.

Field Notes: Starting points: A multifaceted approach to becoming a trans-inclusive campus

Mar 13, 2018

It's time to change. Start small, do your research, and reach out.

Education, interrupted

Mar 13, 2018

What is higher education's role in the lives of refugees, Dreamers, and other students in crisis?

Call for volunteers: AACRAO Workgroups

Feb 13, 2018

Learn more about the Admissions Career Path, State & REgionals, and Student Success workgroups

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

Feb 12, 2018

Extending our work with displaced and vulnerable students.

AACRAO Caucuses bring members together around common issues

Feb 12, 2018

The Asian and Pacific Islander, Black, Latino/a, LGBT and Native American Caucuses have a major role to play in promoting inclusivity in higher education professions.

Coded language creates barriers to graduate school diversity

Feb 12, 2018

How faculty concerns about "quality" reinforce inequality and racism, and other myths about diversity recruiting.

How to build your creative confidence and promote diversity

Jan 30, 2018

Kevin Carroll, best-selling author and self-styled "provocateur of play," talks to AACRAO about using imagination to instigate social change.

How the University of Saskatchewan is building an Aboriginal nursing workforce

Sep 19, 2017

Innovative "learn where you live" distributive learning program helps recruit and retain aboriginal students.

University of Vermont study explores complexities of supporting transgender students' use of self-identified names and pronouns

Sep 19, 2017

The research outlines steps taken to avoid "erroneous assumptions/binary gender ruling relations."

Credit for prior learning: A huge motivator for students

Sep 5, 2017

How some schools are filling the gaps in adult student services.

Update on AACRAO Board Strategic Planning

Jun 27, 2017

At a June planning meeting in Nashville, the AACRAO Board discussed three broad strategic priorities for the coming year.

6 evidence-based factors to support student success

May 16, 2017

Findings from the Student Support (Re)defined project, with a particular focus on African-American and Latino learners.

Women in higher ed: The journey to leadership

Apr 18, 2017

Many women face a labyrinth of barriers on their path to leadership.

An Inclusive Campus for All

Apr 18, 2017

A Case Study on University-Community Partnerships for Strategic Enrollment of Diverse Undergraduates

Apr 18, 2017

UT Health's Najim Scholars support low-income San Antonio students.

AACRAO's response to roll back of federal protections for transgender students

Mar 7, 2017

AACRAO will continue to lead and help develop in our membership the core competency of diversity and inclusion where we "value and foster an environment that ensures respect, support and safety for all members of their campus and profession ...

AACRAO forms Student Identity Work Group

Dec 13, 2016

The Work Group will develop guidance on appropriate methods of collecting, recording, and reporting of name and gender identity in student record systems.

Diversity and inclusion and the new administration

Nov 29, 2016

Preferred name: a reflection of campus culture at the University of Minnesota, Morris

Oct 31, 2016

Missteps, action and progress.

Access and excellence go hand-in-hand

Oct 3, 2016

How UTEP is increasing standards while serving their community.

Providing services and resources to help guide undocumented students.

Feb 23, 2016

Best practices for LGBT student records

Feb 10, 2016

Considering issues around name, gender, opportunity and diversity.

Recruiting a successful, diverse class

Jan 27, 2016

Challenges and opportunities

Right to autonomy: Should colleges or courts decide how to seek diversity?

Nov 17, 2015

Race, class, and college access: Achieving diversity in a shifting legal landscape

Nov 17, 2015

Authors of ACE's report on admissions practices share their research and insight.

Diversity, higher education, and the law: Can they co-exist?

Sep 7, 2015

Higher education is at a crossroads, and upcoming legal decisions will have repercussions on campuses across the country.

A dream undone? Higher education access and opportunity in a shifting legal landscape

Oct 7, 2014

Survey may help researchers understand how to enroll diverse student bodies.

Addressing the education gap for Latino men

Jul 29, 2014

A research and mentoring initiative at UT-Austin.

Nontraditional students: 2 tools to help them succeed

Jul 1, 2014

Implement assessment-based learning from the registrar's office.

How can college survive?

Feb 11, 2014

Two solutions for financial sustainability in the face of stagnant or declining enrollment.

Ohio State launches scholarship for transgender students, named for AACRAO member

Feb 10, 2014

The Ohio State University recently announced the addition of a 9th scholarship targeting GLBT students--The Jack Miner Scholarship for Transgender Students.

SEC diversity director reaches out to students

Jan 14, 2014

Gibbs aims to get women and minorities into the financial services industry.

Achieving diversity: Is reform enough?

Oct 24, 2013

As national discourse over immigration heats up, states advance Dream Acts

Aug 27, 2013

Out-of-state enrollment linked to decreased diversity

Aug 23, 2013

Eavesdropping on America's Conversation on Race

Aug 23, 2013

AACRAO Research

Registrar Career Profile Report

Registrar Career Profile Report

This report was made possible by the more than 700 U.S. registrars who participated in our survey.

Career Profiles
Professional Development and Contributions to the Field
Registration & Records
Research
The Return to Campus Institutional Plans and Personal Sentiments - May 60-Second Survey 2021

The Return to Campus Institutional Plans and Personal Sentiments - May 60-Second Survey 2021

If, when, and how remote employees will return to work in a more traditional office setting is a trending topic with higher education professionals as evidenced by the above-average number of respondents for this month's survey.

Office Policies, Practices and Procedures
Online and Distance Learning
Professional Well-Being
Special Topics
Systems Management
covid-19
In Their Own Words: Perceptions of Training Needs Among and Between Professional Employee Levels

In Their Own Words: Perceptions of Training Needs Among and Between Professional Employee Levels

This report that surveyed nearly 1,000 individuals hones in on perceived professional development training needs in higher ed.

Professional Development and Contributions to the Field
Special Topics
Professional Development
Student and Employee Vaccination Policies and COVID-19 Vaccination Plans - March 60-Second Survey 2021

Student and Employee Vaccination Policies and COVID-19 Vaccination Plans - March 60-Second Survey 2021

Given the ongoing rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine worldwide and interest in understanding how colleges and universities plan to address inoculation with the vaccine, the March survey focused on COVID-19 vaccination plans for students and employees.

Special Topics
covid-19
Reimagining Transfer for Student Success

Reimagining Transfer for Student Success: The National Task Force on the Transfer and Award of Credit

The National Task Force on the Transfer and Award of Credit offers recommendations and best practices on how to modify existing transfer and award of credit practices to best support student success.

Re-Envisioning Transfer
Registration & Records
Transfer
prior learning assessment
Transfer Credit
Transfer Credit Evaluation
transfer students
Meeting the Moment: Transforming the Digital Credentials Space

Meeting the Moment: Transforming the Digital Credentials Space

The economic and cultural upheavals brought about by the COVID-19 crisis have accelerated the need for an expanded, secure, interoperable, and widely portable approach to the recognition of academic and co-curricular accomplishments.

Credential Evaluation
Registration & Records
blockchain
Credential Evaluation
Electronic Data Interchange
Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 Course Delivery Modalities and COVID-19 Vaccine Plans - January 60-Second Survey 2021

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 Course Delivery Modalities and COVID-19 Vaccine Plans - January 60-Second Survey 2021

The January 2021 AACRAO 60-Second Survey examines course delivery plans for spring, summer and fall 2021; and about requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for students and employees once one or more vaccine is widely available.

Curriculum and Project Management
course delivery
covid-19

A Peek Behind the Curtain: An examination of credit evaluation and academic advising for transfer students at U.S. undergraduate serving institutions

AACRAO has a longstanding practice of providing guidance and research in support of the transfer student experience.

Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

How Students Experience and Perceive Transferring Earned Credit

In this paper, the authors highlight a study by AACRAO and The American Council on Education (ACE) on students’ perceptions about how transfer credit was applied towards academic programs of study.

Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

2020 Stranded Credits Report: Another Perspective on the Lost Credits Story

For this research, “stranded credits” refers to the accumulated credits for which a student is unable to obtain an official transcript due to an administrative hold.

Other Topics
Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

The Ups and Downs of Organizational Change Management: Institutional Readiness, Practice and Individual Experiences 2020

AACRAO has defined the ability to manage change as a professional competency for all higher education professionals.

2020
Research
Special Topics

COVID-19: Enrollment Indicators, Fall Course Delivery, Fall Calendar and Social Distancing Measure Plans as of May 20, 2020

Snapshot Impact Survey #4: This report reveals the results of the fourth survey deployed to capture a snapshot of the impacts of COVID-19 on higher education.

2020
Research
Special Topics

COVID-19: Transfer Credit Evaluation, Official Transcript Receipt & Delivery, Test Score Receipt and Fall Calendar/Sessions Plans

Snapshot Impact Survey #3: This is the third in a series of snapshot reports on COVID-19’s impact on practice.

2020
Research
Special Topics
Transfer

COVID-19: Undergraduate Enrollment Indicators, Impact on Admissions Practice and Fall Course Delivery

Snapshot Impact Survey #2: AACRAO is developing guidance on a range of topics in support of institutions of higher education.

2020
Research
Special Topics

Impact of COVID-19 on Grading, Transcript and Commencement Practices

Snapshot Impact Survey #1: AACRAO is developing guidance on a range of topics in support of institutions of higher education.

2020
Research
Special Topics

Student Basic Needs: Institutional Services and Awareness

For the March 2020 survey, AACRAO partnered with The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University on the March 2020 survey.

2020
Research
Special Topics

Use of, and Interest In, Enrollment Management - 60-Second Survey January 2020

The January 2020 60-Second Survey was designed to serve two purposes.

2020
Research
Special Topics

2019 U.S. Higher Education Official Transcript Practices

This recurring survey serves two functions.

Registration & Records
Research
Transcripts
Transfer

Use of Territory Management - 60-Second Survey November 2019

The November 2019 60-Second Survey inquired about the use of territory management for undergraduate and graduate students.

Admissions
Research

Official Transcript Formats- September 60-Second Survey 2019

AACRAO and the AACRAO SPEEDE Committee are updating electronic transcript data use from research completed in 2011, 2014, and 2017.

Registration & Records
Research
Transcripts

U.S. Chief Admissions Officer Career Profile Survey - August 2019

The AACRAO career profile series consists of reports on chief admissions officers (CAO), chief enrollment management officers (CEMO), and registrars.

Career Profiles
Research

Applicant to Admit: An examination of how institutions admit the freshmen class - August 2019

AACRAO is pleased to partner with NACAC in conducting our first admissions practice survey.

Admissions
Research

An Examination of Prior Learning Assessment Policy and Practice as Experienced by Academic Records Professionals and Students

This brief is one part of a broad landscape analysis focused on policy and practice issues related to the recognition of prior learning.

Other Topics
Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

Transfer Credit Policy - May 60-Second Survey 2017

AACRAO, in conjunction with other higher education associations, is writing a new version of the Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit.

Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

Student Success - 60-Second Survey March 2019

The student success work group was charged by the AACRAO board to investigate, research, and explore student success from the perspective of enrollment management professionals.

2019
Research
Special Topics

Registrar Office Staffing 60-Second Survey - January 2019

The April 2015 AACRAO 60 Second Survey asked respondents to identify the size, composition, name and level of decentralization for the Office of the Registrar.

Office Policies, Practices and Procedures
Registration & Records
Research

AACRAO 60 Second Survey Report Admissions Practice - November 2018

This is the second time we have surveyed our members about their admissions practices, the first was in July 2015.

Admissions
Research

Program Completion Time Limits - September 60-Second Survey 2018

Program completion time limits was the topic of this month’s AACRAO 60-Second Survey (Appendix A).

Curriculum and Project Management
Registration & Records
Research

Alternative Credentials: Beyond the Diploma and Transcript - July 60-Second Survey 2018

AACRAO members were asked about the existence of, or institutional interest in, alternative credentials.

Registration & Records
Research
Transcripts

Registrar Career Profile - 2018

This is the second AACRAO registrar career profile report. The first was completed in 2015 and was limited to U.S. institutions; this iteration was not.

Career Profiles
Research

Admission and Verification of Undocumented Students in the U.S.

The primary goal of this survey was to better understand the processes related to undocumented students that are used by U.S. postsecondary education institutions.

Admissions
Research

Transcript Cost, Type, and Volume - 60-Second Survey May 2018

AACRAO members were asked about the type, volume and cost of official transcripts at their institution in this month’s 60-Second survey.

Registration & Records
Research
Transcripts

Pre-college Programs report - March 60-Second Survey 2018

AACRAO members were asked about the existence and purpose of pre-college programs in this month’s 60-Second Survey.

Admissions
Research

Accreditation and Recognition of International Education - January 60-Second Survey 2018

Institutional accreditation is an important factor for U.S. institutions in determining if credit or degrees from another institution will be accepted.

2018
Research
Special Topics

Use of and Access to Data: Opinions on Institutional Data Practices - November 60-Second Survey 2017

This month's 60-Second survey was a partnership between the American Council on Education (ACE) and AACRAO.

2017
Research
Special Topics

The Use (or not) of Electronic Transcripts - September 60-Second Survey 2017

In 2014, we completed a comprehensive survey with our members asking about electronic transcript use and return on investment.

Registration & Records
Research
Transcripts

Social Media Monitoring and the Admissions Process - July 60-Second Survey 2017

Harvard University made national news recently when offers of admission were rescinded for “at least ten students” based on obscene social media content posted to a Facebook page.

Admissions
Research

2017 Grades and Grading Practices in U.S. Higher Education

This is the fifth iteration of a grades and grading practices publication by AACRAO. The previous versions in 1971, 1982, 1992, and 2004 were produced in a book for purchase format.

Grades/Grading
Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

2017 U.S. Chief Enrollment Management Officer Career Profile

This is the second AACRAO chief enrollment management officer report. The first was completed in 2014 and was limited to U.S. institutions; this iteration was not.

Career Profiles
Research

A Look at Coaching and Mentoring - March 60-Second Survey 2017

The March 2017 AACRAO 60-Second Survey focused on the concepts of managerial coaching and mentoring.

2017
Research
Special Topics

Dual Enrollment from Two Points of View: Higher Education and K–12 2017

While dual enrollment fills a similar student success niche in both higher and K–12 education, the administrative perspectives of these two entities do not always align.

2017
Research
Special Topics
Transfer

Student Records Management Practice - January 60-Second Survey 2017

The January 2017 AACRAO 60-Second Survey focused on student records management practices.

Office Policies, Practices and Procedures
Registration & Records
Research

U.S. Chief Admissions Officer Career Profile Survey - December 2016

This report on the career profile of chief admissions officers rounds out the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) career profile series

Career Profiles
Research

Dual Enrollment in the Context of Strategic Enrollment Management - November 2016

The goals of this survey were to capture a current snapshot of dual enrollment (DE) course and program practices at institutions in the United States.

2016
Research
Special Topics

Miscellany - November 60-Second Survey 2016

The November 2016 AACRAO 60-Second Survey consisted of a collection of mostly unrelated but important practice and/or policy questions.

Other Topics
Registration & Records
Research

Class Scheduling (aka Timetabling) Practices and Technology - Sept 60-Second Survey 2016

The September 2016 AACRAO 60-Second Survey focused on undergraduate (n=701) and graduate (n=386) class scheduling practices.

Curriculum and Project Management
Registration & Records
Research

2017-2018 FAFSA - July 60-Second Survey 2016

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2016, students will be able to fill out the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017–2018 school year.

2016
Research
Special Topics

Survey Participation, Frequency and Topic Preferences - May 60-Second Survey 2015

The intent of the 60 Second survey is to capture on a monthly basis quick practice snapshots which address questions AACRAO receives from members or hot topics in the higher education news.

2015
Research
Special Topics

New Student Registration and Orientation - April 60-Second Survey 2016

This survey focused on two different practices.

Office Policies, Practices and Procedures
Registration & Records
Research

The Impact of Electronic Content Management (ECM) system Ownership on Student Records Management Practice - March 2016

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers undertakes research projects to keep ourselves, and the higher education community informed about emerging practices.

Office Policies, Practices and Procedures
Registration & Records
Research

Class Start Times and Lengths - March 60-Second Survey 2016

In response to the recent Inside Higher Education article about one institution's decision not to offer 8:00 a.m. courses, we developed this survey.

Curriculum and Project Management
Registration & Records
Research

Curriculum Management Practices - 60-Second Survey February 2016

Curriculum and Project Management
Registration & Records
Research

FERPA Training Practices - January 60-Second Survey 2016

The January 2016 AACRAO 60 Second Survey focused on institutional FERPA training practices and measuring the level of interest in an AACRAO-developed online FERPA training module.

2016
Research
Special Topics

Admissions Staffing and Responsibility - November 60-Second Survey 2015

AACRAO survey the size of admissions staff and their collective responsibilities, such as recruiting, application processing and transfer equivalency.

Admissions
Research

GED High School Equivalency Credential Policy, Practice and Perception - October 60-Second Survey 2015

2015
Research
Special Topics

AACRAO Members' Level of Interest in Online Professional Development Topics - August 60-Second Survey 2015

The purpose of the August 2015 60 Second Survey was to survey our members on their level of interest in several proposed and under development online professional development (PD) topics.

2015
Research
Special Topics

Admission Practices - July 60-Second Survey 2015

The purpose of the July 2015 60 Second Survey was to gain a snapshot understanding of a handful of admission practices that were suggested as topics of interest by the membership.

Admissions
Research

Data Quality Practices - June 60-Second Survey 2015

The purpose of the June 2015 60 Second Survey was to gain a snapshot understanding of if and how institutions attempt to manage data quality.

2015
Research
Special Topics

U.S. Higher Education Transcript Practices and Best Practice Opinions - June 2015

The survey includes two parts. In part A, respondents were queried about their institution’s official transcript and related database records practices.

Registration & Records
Research
Transcripts

U.S. Registrar Career Profile - August 2015

Similar to the 2014 AACRAO chief enrollment management officer report, this report details the results of a first-of-its-kind survey conducted by AACRAO.

Career Profiles
Research

Registrar Office Staffing - April 60-Second Survey 2015

The April 2015 AACRAO 60 Second Survey asked respondents to identify the size, composition, name and level of decentralization for the Office of the Registrar.

Office Policies, Practices and Procedures
Registration & Records
Research

Tracking Student Identity Preferences - March 60-Second Survey 2015

The March 2015 AACRAO 60 Second Survey asked respondents to identify how, if at all, their institution enables students to indicate their identity preferences.

Other Topics
Registration & Records
Research

Distance Education Practices - February 60-Second Survey 2015

The February 2015 AACRAO 60 Second Survey asked respondents to identify whether or not their institution offers distance education.

2015
Research
Special Topics

Course Repeat Practices - September 60-Second Survey 2015

The purpose of the September 2015 60 Second Survey was to capture a snapshot of if and how institutions apply course repeat practices at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Curriculum and Project Management
Registration & Records
Research

International Student Recruitment Practices - January 60-Second Survey 2015

The January 2015 AACRAO 60 Second Survey asked respondents to indicate their institutions’ international student recruiting practices.

Admissions
Research

Credit for Prior Learning Practices - December 60-Second Survey 2014

AACRAO recently initiated a series of surveys designed to capture member institutional practice snapshots in 60 seconds or less.

Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

Format of Key Admissions Communications - November 60-Second Survey 2014

The November AACRAO 60 Second Survey asked respondents to indicate the format of key documents used to support the admissions processes.

Admissions
Research

State of CRM Use in Higher Education - October 2014

The aim of this survey was to measure SEM plan use and how current it was across several countries.

2014
Research
Special Topics

Transfer Articulation Practices - October 2014

This survey collected transfer articulation practices from a variety of academic departments to see which "units/departments are responsible for processing transfer credit articulation."

Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

SEM Plan Use - August 60 Second Survey 2014

The aim of this survey was to measure SEM plan use and how current it was across several countries.

2014
Research
Special Topics

Plus/Minus Grading Practices - 60 Second Survey July 2014

This survey highlights the results of the AACRAO June 2014 60-Second Survey on the use of plus and minus grades.

Grades/Grading
Registration & Records
Research

Transcript Practice and Costs Report 2014

This survey was intended to update and expand on the 1997 SPEEDE/ExPRESS study titled, A Business Case for the Electronic Exchange of Student Records.

Registration & Records
Research
Transcripts

Chief Enrollment Management Officer Career Profile Report - June 2014

This survey is the first of its kind conducted by AACRAO and attempts to build a foundation of understanding of the career profile and position responsibilities for the CEMO in the United States.

Career Profiles
Research

Electronic Media Recruitment - May 2014

AACRAO asked respondents to indicate the format of key documents used to support the admissions process. This included hard copy, email, student portal, etc.

Admissions
Research

Transcript Task Force Final Report - August 2010

In April 2008, the Vice President for Records and Academic Services appointed an ad-hoc task force to evaluate the current state of technology.

Registration & Records
Research
Transcripts

Members' Opinions about Transcript Practices, Student ID Numbers, and Name Changes - Winter 2009

AACRAO conducted a survey of its members in winter 2009/10 to determine their practices.

Office Policies, Practices and Procedures
Registration & Records
Research

Registrars' Opinions about Transcript Practices, Student ID Numbers, and Name Changes - Winter 2009

AACRAO conducted a survey of its members in winter 2009/10 to determine their practices.

Office Policies, Practices and Procedures
Registration & Records
Research

Admissions Staffing and Responsibility - November 60-Second Survey 2009

AACRAO explores the use of criminal history screening in college admissions procedures. In all, 273 institutions responded to the survey.

Admissions
Research

Undergraduate Admission Process for Applicants with Criminal Records - November 2009

This report reviews findings from a first-of-its-kind survey conducted by the Center for Community Alternatives in collaboration with AACRAO.

Admissions
Research

Student Information Systems and Degree Audit - Summer 2007

One of two reports from the survey, this report summarizes results for all 509 institutions for which we received responses.

2010-Beyond
Research
Special Topics

AACRAO Registrars Survey: Salaries, Office Location, One-Stop Shops, and Office Functions - September 2007

In September 2007, AACRAO conducted a survey of the Registrar’s Offices at its member institutions on several topics.

Office Policies, Practices and Procedures
Registration & Records
Research

AACRAO Registrars Survey: Office Size by Institutional Enrollment; Reporting Line of the Registrar - September 2007

This is the second of a two-part report on the results of a September 2007 survey that AACRAO conducted of Registrar’s Offices at its member institutions.

Office Policies, Practices and Procedures
Registration & Records
Research

How NCAA Institutions Conduct Student Athlete Eligibility Certification - July 2007

This article summarizes the results of questions asked of NCAA institutions in a survey that was conducted in July 2007.

2010-Beyond
Research
Special Topics

SEVIS Report - March 2005

AACRAO has conducted a survey of its membership to gauge the satisfaction level of institutions of higher education that participate in the federal Student and Exchange Visitor Information System.

2010-Beyond
Research
Special Topics

FERPA/Voter Registration - April 2004

AACRAO conducted a survey of its membership to learn more about how institutions comply with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

2010-Beyond
Research
Special Topics

Admission Practice Snapshot - July 2003

AACRAO conducted a survey to determine how technological changes have affected institutions' use of different types of recruitment media.

Admissions
Research

Online Registration Services 2003

AACRAO recently conducted a survey of its membership to gather information about online registration services.

Other Topics
Registration & Records
Research

Transfer and Articulation State Practices - May 2002

The states are doing a good job of addressing transfer problems in the most traditional form of transfer: 2-year to 4-year institutions.

Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

Member Salary Survey - February 2000

This survey of AACRAO's membership asked members to provide current salary information and to evaluate the importance of AACRAO member products and services.

2010-Beyond
Research
Special Topics

Online Registration Services - September 1999

AACRAO recently conducted a survey of its membership to gather information about online registration services.

Other Topics
Registration & Records
Research

Academic Progression and Institutional Policies

Some institutions responded that they had different minimum GPA requirements depending on the number of credits completed.

Other Topics
Registration & Records
Research
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