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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.

New Release! Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Student Body

by AACRAO  ·  March 19, 2018

​Today’s admissions officers need to have mastery over a wide variety of knowledge and techniques in order to help form the entering student populations at colleges and universities.

SEM-EP grad’s home institution benefits from her research and credential

by AACRAO  ·  March 09, 2018

​Stepping into her role as Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management at Buffalo State in 2014, Erin Alonzo wanted to deepen her understanding of SEM. First, she signed up for the 2015 AACRAO SEM Conference, as well as preconference workshops.

Swirlers, Dualists, Reversers and Traditionals

by AACRAO  ·  March 02, 2018

​The how, who, what and why of transfer credit practices are making an increasing mark in the higher education arena. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, nearly 10 percent of college students attended more than one institution within the 2014-15 academic year, and 37 percent transferred to another institution within a six-year period

Applications are open for the Comprehensive Learner Records (CLR) project

by AACRAO  ·  February 28, 2018

AACRAO and NASPA invite colleges, universities, and systems interested in developing and implementing Comprehensive Learner Records (CLRs) to apply for participation in the CLR project.

Call for volunteers: AACRAO Workgroups

by AACRAO  ·  February 23, 2018

​Members make work groups work Through its work groups, AACRAO has provided guidance to its membership on transfer initiatives​, disciplinary notations on transcripts​, and gender identity (coming soon​). These reports are invaluable to maintaining the integrity of our members’ day-to-day work and keeping them up to date on best practices.

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

by AACRAO  ·  February 14, 2018

​The first UARRM (University Alliance for Refugee and at Risk Migrants) convening was held February 2, 2018, at Rutgers University. UARRM is a group of researchers, practitioners and policymakers seeking to harness the potential of university communities for the empowerment and protection of refugees and at-risk migrants in the United States.

Is it armageddon?

by AACRAO  ·  February 02, 2018

​Given the rapidly-changing landscape of higher education over the last decade, many registrars are looking to the future to try to anticipate and understand our profession direction in order to gracefully and efficiently influence and adapt to those changes when they occur.

AACRAO Releases New Mentorship Publication

by AACRAO  ·  January 26, 2018

What began as a series of articles in AACRAO’s journal, College and University, has become a collection of insights and reflections on a variety of mentoring styles and programs. Mentorship in Higher Education: Practical Advice and Leadership Theories features a multitude of wisdom and anecdotes offering multiple perspectives on and experiences with mentorship.

Field Notes: Reflections from an (almost) mid-career Registrar

by AACRAO  ·  January 22, 2018

“Field Notes” is an occasional Connect column covering practical and philosophical issues facing admissions and registrar professionals. The columns are authored by various AACRAO members. If you have an idea for a column and would like to contribute, please send an email to the editor at connect@aacrao.org.

Special Invitation to Upcoming Event on Digital Credentials

by AACRAO  ·  January 19, 2018

​​AACRAO Managing Consultant Michele Sandlin will be speaking at IMS Global Learning Consortium’s annual Summit on Digital Credentials, at Arizona State University in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 27 – 28, 2018.

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