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It’s all in the SEMantics

Keeping you ahead of the higher education curve is what we do. That includes providing quick and easy access to critical insight and information you can leverage to make better strategic decisions. Our SEMantics blog shares the latest news about the work our consultants are doing with institutions across the nation and the world, as well as the latest trends and developments that impact you. Read our most recent posts here, or browse through our archive by topic or key word.

Special issue of SEM Quarterly ignites conversations around SEM

by AACRAO  ·  October 20, 2017

​In preparation for its 27th Annual SEM Conference, AACRAO has released a special edition​ of Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly. Over the past five years, SEMQ has highlighted the work of enrollment management practitioners, from distinguished thought leaders, as well as young, emerging researchers in the field. This special issue includes selected articles from the past five years of the peer-reviewed journal, presenting core SEM concepts including:

See How Research is Evolving SEM Practice

by AACRAO  ·  October 16, 2017

AACRAO strives to facilitate the move towards more data driven decision making models by providing a venue for content experts to share their findings with the higher education community. At the 2017 Strategic Enrollment Management Conference in Phoenix, see how cutting-edge research is changing the SEM landscape.

SEM Research: Make better decisions with data

by AACRAO  ·  October 13, 2017

Randall Langston, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Texas Woman’s University (TWU), is a big believer in the effectiveness of well-utilized data.​

“Our success at Brockport-SUNY [Langston’s previous institution] helped us increase enrollment,” he said. “We ended up with record enrollment, a record number of first-time students, and record number of transfer students – all achieved in an environment where students were leaving the state.”

There’s still time to register for a conference workshop!

by AACRAO  ·  October 09, 2017

​Pre-Conference Workshops SEM Institute​ (Additional Fee) – Sunday, October 29 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Writing a SEM Plan​ (No Fee) – Sunday, October 29 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Half-Day Workshops​ (Additional Fee) – Sunday, October 29 – 2:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Inside Higher Ed: Higher Education Groups Issue Transfer Guidelines

by AACRAO  ·  October 06, 2017

In a statement issued on October 6, three higher education associations set forth guidelines on student transfer and the awarding of college credits.

AACRAO, together with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the American Council on Education, base their guidelines on the “essential principle” that every college and university determines its own approach to the transfer of credit.

Growing your international enrollment--panacea or pitfall?

by AACRAO  ·  October 06, 2017

The pressure to find new students keeps ratcheting up and our enrollment marketing strategies have been evolving quickly to keep pace. With demographic shifts, declines in domestic high school graduation rates, budgetary pressures, and—more positively—the growing importance of internationalization to prepare our students for careers in the global economy it is not surprising that international enrollment on almost every college and university campus in the United States and Canada has been rising (in many cases quite dramatically) over the past decade.

I’m a new Registrar. Now what?

by AACRAO  ·  September 26, 2017

Starting a new job can lead to excitement, nervousness, and every emotion in between. For many, it’s an easy transition, but what if you find yourself in over your head?

Update on the Free Community College movement in the U.S.

by AACRAO  ·  September 18, 2017

Since Tennessee first began “Tennessee Promise” in 2015, a two-year program that provides free tuition at a Tennessee community or technical college, five other states along with two California cities have passed and implemented similar free tuition programs to encourage and facilitate college attendance and success.

Inside Higher Ed: Homeschooled Student’s Transcript Might Be for a Cat

by AACRAO  ·  September 12, 2017

According to Inside Higher Ed, the University of Rochester is raising questions about transcript oversight for homeschooled students after revoking an admissions offer. Associate Executive Director of AACRAO Consulting and SEM, Dr. Tom Green is quoted in the article, offering possible solutions for a more broad review homeschoolers’ admissions information, including curriculum, transcripts, GPA and test scores.

Do you know what data you need to reach your enrollment goals?

by AACRAO  ·  September 11, 2017

What is your enrollment goal? That number is one you likely have at your fingertips. But if that’s as deep as your data goes, you’re missing key decision-making information.

“Many institutions focus on the big macro number, like ‘we need 2,000 new students,’” observed Janet Ward, senior consultant with AACRAO Consulting.

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