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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Steps are needed to ensure equitable policy in the future.
Assessing and overcoming challenges in DEIB through careful planning and strategy.
Planning and leading the way forward while ensuring equitable access to education.
The importance of engaging with peers and your membership and creating an inclusive AACRAO community.
Learn about the ENIC-NARIC Joint Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden and the work being done to improve access to education globally.
View resources, research, and opportunities to engage and connect with your membership in celebration of Pride month.
Understand how varied approaches, viewpoints, and methods can be effective leadership tools, even when they go against common advice.
Discover new ways to celebrate AAPI Heritage month in 2023.
Meet the newest members of AACRAO's Accessibility Task Force.
Recognizing and understanding how to address microaggressions in the workplace.
Improving outcomes for students with disabilities in higher education through state legislation.
"Ban the Box," promoting campus safety, and the complex world of disciplinary considerations.
Learn about, and incorporate, black history month into your work.
Explore tactics, strategies, and best-practices in navigating accessibility in higher education and enrollment.
AACRAO Leadership Development program closes another chapter.
Learn how Minnesota State University incorporates equity into SEM planning and implementation.
Learn more about Pride month, the LGBTQIA+ Caucus, and see how you can get involved.
Learn more about what it means to be loud and proud.
Learn more about Women's History Month and how you can get involved.
Learn more about Black History Month and how you can get involved.
Learn how university analysts are ensuring equity and utilizing machine learning to promote student success.
Learn more about the SEM session "Culture at the Heart: An Integrated Indigenous Approach to SEM Development"
Learn more about Native American History Month and how you can get involved.
Learn more about LGBTQIA+ Month.
Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month.
Meet our newest Group V - Access & Equity content coordinator, Sasha Suzuki.
Read about our upcoming SEM 2021 Session - Accessing Hidden Gems: Discovering Top Students in US Public Schools
Join AACRAO's AAPI caucus in a celebration of AAPI Heritage Month.
AACRAO's AAPI Caucus hosts a watch party to engage and discuss the PBS documentary the "Asian Americans."
AACRAO Book Club to discuss new book by essayist and poet Cathy Park Hong.
The importance of understanding and confronting microaggressions in real time.
Resources and Bystander training from the AAPI Caucus to promote anti-hate and antidiscrimination.
Dr. Soraira Urquiza and Joyce Philip recap our recent Book Club discussion and their thoughts going forward.
Author to speak at the AACRAO (106th) Annual Meeting.
How to put a stop to "a million tiny paper cuts."
AACRAO is excited to finally host Ibram X. Kendi and Joel Zeff -- and bring our Annual Meeting to a virtual format.
Participants receive mentoring, support, and guidance from SEM experts.
Continue the conversation: Join us for our virtual Annual Meeting in March 2021.
A recent SEM-EP grad explores the research.
Participate in a study about collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data from students.
How are you supporting Latinx and Hispanic students, staff, and faculty?
Ensure your website is inclusive.
BLM and a global pandemic accelerate the push to test-optional.
In this moment, what do you choose?
Thank you to departing chairs Paul McCarty and Holly Halmo.
Tips ahead of the Aug. 28 March on Washington.
Amplifying AACRAO’s commitment to a community where all are valued, heard, and respected.
Without a crystal ball, how can enrollment managers make decisions?
And how to develop a fair and legal holistic process.
3 lessons learned from a women's leadership development group.
How can we, a national association of education professionals, use our collective strength to create meaningful change?
There can be no hierarchy within these movements to determine which lives are more valuable.
Noncognitive assessments help diversify enrollment and reduce reliance on standardized test scores.
Join us Thursday, June 4, to discuss how we can make a difference.
Hosted by the new leadership of the Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus.
Recommendations for institutions and the federal government.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks practitioner responses, especially in CA, WA, TX, FL and TN.
Support student athletes, military students, and students with disabilities through application and enrollment.
Tricia Ryan, Director of Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations at San Jose State University, takes the helm this month.
Guidance from the updated Academic Record and Transcript Guide.
Generation Z is socially conscious. Higher ed has a responsibility to respond.
How women of color in higher education administrators navigate workplace bias.
Yes, it is your responsibility. Step up.
Become a true LGBTQ+ ally, wherever your campus is.
How Registrar & Admissions at ISU teamed up to advocate for inclusive policy changes.
All generations have gifts and blind spots.
Fostering deeper connections through literature.
A pilot program at one school has lead to increased GPAs and graduation rates.
ASCEND will prepare a diverse group to take on leadership roles in Enrollment Management.
SEM's opening plenary speaker, Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, discussed meeting students' basic needs with a culture of caring.
AACRAO is pleased to introduce the inaugural cohort of the ASCEND Leadership Development Program.
The virtual discussion will be held on Tuesday, November 12. Join here for updates.
AACRAO seeks faculty and mentors for diverse midlevel enrollment managers.
Graduate programs often place a disproportional emphasis on GRE, despite evidence that it may be a weak predictor of success.
Representatives from diverse institutions share tips.
The Black Caucus meets together every year to mentor, collaborate, solve problems and celebrate each other.
Common challenges, as well as considerations and solutions, from two AACRAO 2019 sessions.
Strong and satisfying relationships take work. Start today to make a difference in your career and in someone else’s.
The population that could benefit the most seems to be least likely to take advantage.
Integrity, consistency and accountability are linchpins.
AACRAO leaders discuss strategies to keep imposter syndrome, glass ceilings, and cultural conditioning from holding you back.
The Admit It podcast covers common misconceptions about trans students.
One black woman’s story of courageous leadership in the academy.
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.
SEM's opening keynote, Dr. Timothy Renick, shared the eye-opening paradigm shifts and scalable strategies that revolutionized education at Georgia State.
With a new caucus, working group, Career Navigator, and more, AACRAO is advancing diversity in enrollment leadership.
Identifying and preparing a diverse group of enrollment leaders
Leveraging data and analytics, GSU now awards more bachelor’s degrees to African Americans than any other college in the nation.
Challenging how we perceive and talk about diversity and inclusion.
Athletic departments, recruitment activities, and student services are being transformed by the growing trend toward varsity e-sporting teams.
While this has always been at the forefront for AACRAO, it has not been sufficiently visible in the Strategic Plan.
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.
Diversity is not the same as inclusivity.
The process and product of the board's year-long effort to establish a new policy.
AACRAO members meet three students affected by DACA, natural disasters, and immigration policies.
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.
First steps & best practices.
It's time to change. Start small, do your research, and reach out.
What is higher education's role in the lives of refugees, Dreamers, and other students in crisis?
Learn more about the Admissions Career Path, State & REgionals, and Student Success workgroups
Extending our work with displaced and vulnerable students.
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.
How faculty concerns about "quality" reinforce inequality and racism, and other myths about diversity recruiting.
Kevin Carroll, best-selling author and self-styled "provocateur of play," talks to AACRAO about using imagination to instigate social change.
Innovative "learn where you live" distributive learning program helps recruit and retain aboriginal students.
The research outlines steps taken to avoid "erroneous assumptions/binary gender ruling relations."
How some schools are filling the gaps in adult student services.
At a June planning meeting in Nashville, the AACRAO Board discussed three broad strategic priorities for the coming year.
Findings from the Student Support (Re)defined project, with a particular focus on African-American and Latino learners.
Many women face a labyrinth of barriers on their path to leadership.
UT Health's Najim Scholars support low-income San Antonio students.
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 ...
The Work Group will develop guidance on appropriate methods of collecting, recording, and reporting of name and gender identity in student record systems.
Missteps, action and progress.
How UTEP is increasing standards while serving their community.
Considering issues around name, gender, opportunity and diversity.
Challenges and opportunities
Authors of ACE's report on admissions practices share their research and insight.
Higher education is at a crossroads, and upcoming legal decisions will have repercussions on campuses across the country.
Survey may help researchers understand how to enroll diverse student bodies.
A research and mentoring initiative at UT-Austin.
Implement assessment-based learning from the registrar's office.
Two solutions for financial sustainability in the face of stagnant or declining enrollment.
The Ohio State University recently announced the addition of a 9th scholarship targeting GLBT students--The Jack Miner Scholarship for Transgender Students.
Gibbs aims to get women and minorities into the financial services industry.
In August 2023, AACRAO created and distributed a 60-second survey to AACRAO primary contacts at U.S. institutions asking for information about institutional governance/decision making and the role of the registrar in this function.
Download AACRAO's latest Research Report: Collaboration, Competition or Convergence?
AACRAO is pleased to announce the release of its most recent report, Serving Undergraduate-Adult Learners: A Benchmark of Institutional Practices, Definitions and Learner Challenges
The February 2023 60-Second Survey was conducted as part of AACRAO’s ongoing search for insights into various administrative-support aspects of undergraduate-class scheduling.
This report was made possible by the more than 370 U.S. Chief Admissions Officers who participated in our survey.
The November 2022 60-Second Survey invited AACRAO members to share how their institution uses degree-audit and/or education-planning technology to support students.
AACRAO is pleased to announce the release of its most recent white paper, The Modern Registrar: Reflections from the Field.
AACRAO is pleased to announce the release of its most recent report, A Comprehensive View of Undergraduate-Class Scheduling Practice, Policy, Data Use, and Technology.
The July 2022 60-Second Survey Survey invited undergraduate-serving members to share how their institution uses tools and data to project class and/or academic-program demand at the undergraduate level.
The July 2022 60-Second Survey invited all AACRAO members to provide their perspectives on what the role of the registrar should be at their institution.
A survey of AACRAO’s list of member institutions provides a benchmark report aiming to advance the knowledge and understanding of how institutions conduct and catalog academic operations and their relation to student success.
This 60-Second Survey provides a research benchmark on enrollment management at the graduate and/or professional levels.
A survey of AACRAO’s list of member institutions that serve undergraduate students addresses the staffing, practice, policy, and technology associated with the admission and recruitment of all three types of transfer students.
This 60-Second Survey analyzes the value and availability of mentor and support programs for newly admitted students.
This 60 Second Survey focuses on registrars' office staff size and responsibilities; it discusses the opportunity to work remotely, vacancies, and the level of difficulty in filling the positions.
A national survey of administrative hold policy and practice answering: 1) How and why are holds used? and 2) What are the impacts on students and institutions?
How and why are holds used? What are the impacts on students and institutions?
This report was made possible by the more than 700 U.S. registrars who participated in our survey.
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.
This report that surveyed nearly 1,000 individuals hones in on perceived professional development training needs in higher ed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the third AACRAO chief admissions officer career profile report; the first and second were completed in 2014 and 2017.
AACRAO has a longstanding practice of providing guidance and research in support of the transfer student experience.
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.
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.
AACRAO has defined the ability to manage change as a professional competency for all higher education professionals.
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.
Snapshot Impact Survey #3: This is the third in a series of snapshot reports on COVID-19’s impact on practice.
Snapshot Impact Survey #2: AACRAO is developing guidance on a range of topics in support of institutions of higher education.
Snapshot Impact Survey #1: AACRAO is developing guidance on a range of topics in support of institutions of higher education.
For the March 2020 survey, AACRAO partnered with The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University on the March 2020 survey.
The January 2020 60-Second Survey was designed to serve two purposes.
This recurring survey serves two functions.
The November 2019 60-Second Survey inquired about the use of territory management for undergraduate and graduate students.
AACRAO and the AACRAO SPEEDE Committee are updating electronic transcript data use from research completed in 2011, 2014, and 2017.
The AACRAO career profile series consists of reports on chief admissions officers (CAO), chief enrollment management officers (CEMO), and registrars.
AACRAO is pleased to partner with NACAC in conducting our first admissions practice survey.
This brief is one part of a broad landscape analysis focused on policy and practice issues related to the recognition of prior learning.
AACRAO, in conjunction with other higher education associations, is writing a new version of the Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit.
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.
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.
This is the second time we have surveyed our members about their admissions practices, the first was in July 2015.
Program completion time limits was the topic of this month’s AACRAO 60-Second Survey (Appendix A).
AACRAO members were asked about the existence of, or institutional interest in, alternative credentials.
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.
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.
AACRAO members were asked about the type, volume and cost of official transcripts at their institution in this month’s 60-Second survey.
AACRAO members were asked about the existence and purpose of pre-college programs in this month’s 60-Second Survey.
Institutional accreditation is an important factor for U.S. institutions in determining if credit or degrees from another institution will be accepted.
This month's 60-Second survey was a partnership between the American Council on Education (ACE) and AACRAO.
In 2014, we completed a comprehensive survey with our members asking about electronic transcript use and return on investment.
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.
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.
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.
The March 2017 AACRAO 60-Second Survey focused on the concepts of managerial coaching and mentoring.
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.
The January 2017 AACRAO 60-Second Survey focused on student records management practices.
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
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.
The November 2016 AACRAO 60-Second Survey consisted of a collection of mostly unrelated but important practice and/or policy questions.
The September 2016 AACRAO 60-Second Survey focused on undergraduate (n=701) and graduate (n=386) class scheduling practices.
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.
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.
This survey focused on two different practices.
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers undertakes research projects to keep ourselves, and the higher education community informed about emerging practices.
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.
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.
AACRAO survey the size of admissions staff and their collective responsibilities, such as recruiting, application processing and transfer equivalency.
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.
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.
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.
The survey includes two parts. In part A, respondents were queried about their institution’s official transcript and related database records practices.
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.
The March 2015 AACRAO 60 Second Survey asked respondents to identify how, if at all, their institution enables students to indicate their identity preferences.
The February 2015 AACRAO 60 Second Survey asked respondents to identify whether or not their institution offers distance education.
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.
The January 2015 AACRAO 60 Second Survey asked respondents to indicate their institutions’ international student recruiting practices.
AACRAO recently initiated a series of surveys designed to capture member institutional practice snapshots in 60 seconds or less.
The November AACRAO 60 Second Survey asked respondents to indicate the format of key documents used to support the admissions processes.
The aim of this survey was to measure SEM plan use and how current it was across several countries.
This survey collected transfer articulation practices from a variety of academic departments to see which "units/departments are responsible for processing transfer credit articulation."
This survey highlights the results of the AACRAO June 2014 60-Second Survey on the use of plus and minus grades.
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.
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.
AACRAO asked respondents to indicate the format of key documents used to support the admissions process. This included hard copy, email, student portal, etc.
In April 2008, the Vice President for Records and Academic Services appointed an ad-hoc task force to evaluate the current state of technology.
AACRAO conducted a survey of its members in winter 2009/10 to determine their practices.
AACRAO explores the use of criminal history screening in college admissions procedures. In all, 273 institutions responded to the survey.
This report reviews findings from a first-of-its-kind survey conducted by the Center for Community Alternatives in collaboration with AACRAO.
One of two reports from the survey, this report summarizes results for all 509 institutions for which we received responses.
In September 2007, AACRAO conducted a survey of the Registrar’s Offices at its member institutions on several topics.
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.
This article summarizes the results of questions asked of NCAA institutions in a survey that was conducted in July 2007.
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.
AACRAO conducted a survey of its membership to learn more about how institutions comply with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
AACRAO conducted a survey to determine how technological changes have affected institutions' use of different types of recruitment media.
AACRAO recently conducted a survey of its membership to gather information about online registration services.
The states are doing a good job of addressing transfer problems in the most traditional form of transfer: 2-year to 4-year institutions.
This survey of AACRAO's membership asked members to provide current salary information and to evaluate the importance of AACRAO member products and services.
Some institutions responded that they had different minimum GPA requirements depending on the number of credits completed.