Inside Higher Ed: Privacy and the Online Pivot
"According to Leroy Rooker...Colleges are allowed to use contractors and consultants for services - including for online instruction - but the contracts need to include stipulations to protect student privacy under the law."
U.S. News & World Report: Ban the Box: Opening the Door to College for Felons
"The majority still do ask the question on the admissions application," says Mike Reilly, the association's executive director.
Inside Higher Ed: Database Comparing Institutional Policies
“Our members...have been clamoring for a searchable, trusted policy repository...” Melanie Gottlieb, Deputy Director of AACRAO
University Business: Test-optional admissions policies advance
"'To be truly holistic,' added Reilly who is executive director, 'you want every piece of evidence that you can get, and the tests can add to that.'"
FloridaInsider: Florida Private Colleges Experiencing a Shrinking Applicant Pool
“'There’s something fundamentally different that’s going to be happening here,' said associate executive director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Tom Green."
WATE Knoxville: Colleges pushed to note sexual misconduct on transcripts
"'It’s a balance of campus safety and recognizing individual rights and privacy,' Reilly said. 'Where’s the balance there? That’s one issue where people fall strongly on both sides.'"
Chronicle of Higher Education: ‘Better, Not Bigger’: As Private Colleges Hunger for Students, One University Slims Down
"...institutions that don’t pay attention to this do so at their own peril," said Tom Green, Associate Executive Director, Consulting and SEM
74: The Mastery Transcript Consortium Has Been Developing a Gradeless Transcript for College Admissions. This Fall It Gets Its First Test
“It remains very promising, and I think it is the direction that secondary and postsecondary schools are going to: a much more comprehensive record of student learning than simply a transcript,” said Michael Reilly, Executive Director
WaPo: Virginia Tech is so popular this year it’s offering financial incentives to delay enrolling
Mike Reilly, Executive Director, AACRAO said "College officials are always trying to hit enrollment targets...But sometimes when they try something new...they might find more students choosing to enroll and have to adjust."
Inside Higher Ed: Credit Where Credit Is Due
"The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers published a policy paper earlier this spring, 'Inclusive Admissions Policies for Displaced and Vulnerable Students.'"
The PIE News: US ushers in huge hike in SEVIS fee charged to international students
"AACRAO‘s associate director for Training and Program Development Annetta Stroud said the rise has the potential to be 'devastating to the US higher education sector'”.
MarketWatch, Inc: High-school students who take college classes don’t always save time — or money
"The bulk of colleges — 92% of public and 80% of private schools — say they have a policy of accepting college credits that students earn in high school, according to a 2016 survey from AACRAO."
Inside Higher ED: Annual Meeting Admission Scandal session makes news
The session was at the annual meeting of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the program for which was set long before the scandal broke. But AACRAO added the session in light of the intensity of the scandal.
Inside Higher Ed: Melanie Gottlieb, Deputy Director, AACRAO, on the closing of Argosy University
"Transferring graduate credits can be a difficult process, because it involves fewer credits than the traditional 120 credits required for undergraduate degrees."
The New York Times: Mike Reilly, Executive Director, AACRAO, discusses college enrollment in light of the admissions scandal
“There is now this notion that admissions is a competitive cesspool, and it’s not.”
Diverse Issues In Higher Education: Michael Reilly, Executive Director, AACRAO, comments on college admissions scandal
The behavior alleged “compromises the integrity of college admissions and reinforces stereotypes that people of privilege can circumvent the rules. It undermines public confidence in our institutions.”
Inside Higher Ed: Mike Reilly, Executive Director of AACRAO, comments on transcript release
Michael Cohen's testimony on President Trump's grades has spurred discussion on student consent concerning transcripts.
U.S. News: AACRAO's work on disciplinary notations
"The guidance from the registrars and admissions officers organizations recommends that whatever policy a school adopts, that it allows for the removal of the notification once a students serves his or her punishment."
Inside Higher Ed: Mike Reilly, Executive Director, AACRAO, on high school transcript fraud
"The college application process is based on trust...When that trust is violated it does a disservice to both students and the admissions process."
Chicago Tribune: AACRAO's work on criminal history in admissions
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in Washington, D.C., is developing guidance on requesting criminal history, expected to be released next year.