The association applauds the leadership in the Department of Education and the Department of State in recognizing the importance of our global engagement and the need for a coordinated national approach to international education.
AACRAO worked closely with Congressional offices to ensure legislation increases the flexibility to complete an assessment of student records while still adhering to FERPA standards.
The work of Dr. William Sedlacek has for decades focused on ways to dismantle racism and improve equity. His 2017 book, Measuring Noncognitive Variables (Stylus Publishing), however, includes passages with terminology in direct opposition to our values.
AACRAO condemns the discrimination and hate crimes directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Congress confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's victory early Thursday morning, after the normally ceremonial ritual exploded into chaos as a mob stormed and occupied the U.S. Capitol building.
AACRAO celebrates the swift response of the the higher education community in opposition to the Trump administration's ill-conceived policy that would have required international students to attend in-person classes in the fall in order to remain in the country.
Mike Reilly discusses some concerns about what information institutions will be asked to provide as directory information.
Mike Reilly discusses how institutions can work to provide the U.S. Census Bureau the relevant information needed to complete an accurate count.
Mike Reilly discusses AACRAO's webinar with the U.S. Census Bureau, which provides updates on their modified data collection timeline, procedures, and field operations in light of the pandemic.
Mike Reilly discusses 60 day roster reporting to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Mike Reilly discusses best practices on virtual access of student records and other issues.
Mike Reilly discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on AACRAO and our members.
Mike Reilly discusses the agency's decision to no longer recognize the distinction between regional and national accreditation.
Mike Reilly discusses the College Affordability Act.
Legislation to roll back 2012 FERPA regulations and ensure students' private information is not disclosed to third parties.
Mike Reilly discusses AACRAO's support of the U.S. Department of Education's recent efforts to restructure the office designated to administer FERPA.
Melanie Gottlieb assumed the role of Interim Executive Director in May of 2021, after nearly six years as the Deputy Director. She came to the national office with 18 years as an AACRAO member, with experience in Records & Registration, Enrollment Management and International Recruitment and Credential Evaluation. She has served the association in a variety of leadership roles throughout her career, most recently as Vice President for International Education on the AACRAO Board of Directors. Melanie earned an MA in Information Science from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a BA in History /American Studies from Marlboro College in Vermont.